“Oh, life is like that. Sometimes, at the height of our revelries, when our joy is at its zenith, when all is most right with the world, the most unthinkable disasters descend upon us.” – Ralphie Parker, A Christmas Story
This has been an amazing and utterly fantastic weekend! The competition was wonderful yesterday. Today went very well! Our “instructional cheer” program was an overwhelming success . . like to the point that I was worried a little bit about so many girls today out on the field. But it went great!
Then I was in Meijer’s getting groceries. Ah, the grocery store. Actually, I usually enjoy grocery shopping. Yes, I’m one of “those” people who enjoys it 😉 Tonight I ran in to a person whom I usually have no problem with.
I’ll make a long story short here and just sum up the conversation with this – there are some people in this world who will just never consider me good enough. It doesn’t matter what I do, what I say, or what type of person I am; I will just never be considered “good enough” for some.
I’m ok with that. I’ve accepted that. Those are logically not people who I choose to spend my time with. Those are people that my husband and children do not wish to spend time around either. And we are all ok with that. Others like to judge those choices. To those people I say, “Good luck to you.” Tonight at the store, to the judging person, I just smiled and nodded. It was the polite thing to do, I suppose, towards a well-meaning, but completely wrong individual.
I started to let her get to me. When I made a comment to the hubster. He actually laughed because the implied statements were so far from reality. His laughter got me snapped back in to the right frame of mind. I won’t let one person’s misconceptions bother me. Shortly after that decision to let that mess go, my phone started dinging with encouraging and positive words from my cheer coaches!
Tonight I am thankful for letting go of the negative and holding on to the positive . . . I can do that. It takes work sometimes; but I can do that 🙂