As I have said before I am reading the book A New Earth and am lost…don’t know who I am, how I should react, if I should react or to what scenerio is a reaction needed. Makes sense?
Well, today after a long discussion with my friend about this we have both decided that sometimes you just have to put it all aside….. no perfection here! A reaction is exactly what you will get out of me if you succeed in pushing my buttons. Boy does that feel good, even my fingers are typing faster.
So, here is the scenerio that got my reaction, my gut reaction with no holds barred.
I was driving to the corner store to pick up some packaging supplies. Now usually when I drive I am cautious. My kids think I am an over cautious driver but really I am not, I just look out for the other guy and oh yes, I am always getting lost but that is a story for another day.
So I am driving and got cut off by this guy in a pick up truck. My blood boils, I feel anger surging through my veins ( this is totally out of character for me, miss mild mannered person that I am). I try to let it go but can’t. I then proceeded to pull up next to the pick up truck, roll down my window and shout ( at the top of my lungs)” hey buddy, what do you have? A dealth wish?” Where did that come from? The guy rolls down his window, not really expecting to see miss mild mannered me, does a double take, smiles, and ……… apologizes!!!!!! He didn’t even let me get all riled up….just apologizes….. I burst out laughing, said , “no prob” and went on my merry way. So much for not avoiding conflict…..I guess there really are some people in this world that make innocent mistakes, we just have to be open to hear them apologize and explain.