The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. [Ralph G. Nichols]
My day yesterday went from disappointed to disgusted. In myself and with myself, respectively. Though I don’t think respect was anywhere in the equation…
When I have a “meltdown” all I seem to hear is everyone telling me how I should feel and what I should DO [and worse yet, what I should have done] when really all I want is someone to NOT run away from my melting down self.
Had someone taken the time to really listen, as I am DOing through my writing this morning, that someone would have learned I know very well what I should have done and that I chose NOT to DO it BEcause it is just NOT in my nature anymore to BE a bitch-on-wheels.
Is it so much to BE a little kinder?! To ask how I am and then LISTEN when I tell you?!
In place of that I heard plenty about how I should allow for all sorts of things round so many corners that I canNOT possibly see no matter how closely I look.
It might BE elusive, but there is Gratitude in here. I promise you.
I love you, Currie