Friday, March 29, 2013

It's Not About Me

My brother, Dan, has a lot of sayings, and one of the most instructional ones is, "I't's not about me."  It's become a great tool for me, especially when I'm worked up about something happening to me personally, which usually involves some version of my hurt feelings.  Examples?
  • When someone doesn't reply to a text or email
  • When I'm excluded or misunderstood
  • When I'm treated rudely
It's not about me.  None of it.  And because it's nothing I can control, I know what I need to do.  My response to the situation is my very delicious choice - it's all mine.

And on this Good Friday, reflecting on "It's not about me" seems very appropo.

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