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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s easy to focus on our mistakes—to reflect with 20/20 hindsight and berate ourselves for what went wrong. Bring your awareness to a mistake you’ve made over the past year. Unveil one positive lesson from that mistake. How can you actively use this lesson moving forward?
I am positive I have made several mistakes this past year. However, the biggest and most currently painful mistake is expecting people to treat me like I treat them. This is not just anyone that I am speaking about, it is someone that you would expect would want to treat me special.
Each morning I wake up wanting to make this person feel loved, but day in and day out I am hit with the realization that they just do not feel the same or want to do the same for me. For years I kept on turning the other cheek so to speak, giving without expecting anything in return. Right now I am feeling that continuing to do that is just a load of crap and a waste of precious time!
Due to my current situation I am like a bird in a cage. One of these days someone is going to open the door to this cage and I will fly away. Not to search for a new nest or a new bird, but to be free to be happy. If that means alone so be it.
The one positive lesson that I am learning from this mistake is to not make the same mistake again, ever. I pray that I have learned this difficult and sad lesson.
During December I am joining the Reverb 2011 Project. Some of my posts will require much courage as I will be answering as truthfully as I can, brutally honest, reaching deep within my soul, something that I have been refusing to do for years.