That title probably enticed more than half of my readers to take a look at the foolishness Monica has to talk about today. And now that I have your attention, let us pray! Just kidding, this blog will actually talk about being mature enough to not show up for every fight you’re invited to. Hopefully you GROWN folks took that figuratively and aren’t still out here physically fighting. But if not, this can be applied to that also. There does come a time when we have to learn how to ignore the negativity and move forward. This will be hard for some because giving someone a piece of their mind is all they ever do. But for the sake of lowering your blood pressure, how about we focus on ways to avoid constant chaos? Stick with me.
We all have those times when we get drawn into some mess. It could be that we’re on the road and someone cuts you off, so now you have to speed up just to flip them off. Maybe someone said something ugly to you, so now you have to give them a piece of your mind. Either way, we have to stop letting people bait us in like fish on a hook. Stop being the catch of the day! If they want fish, recommend Red Lobster or Captain D’s. You wonder why you’re always stressed, but it’s clear that you are worried about any and every thing that people have to say about you. Elsa on the kiddie movie “Frozen” had the right frame of mind, Let It Go.
In essence, your haters should make you greater. That may sound crazy, but think about it again. Nobody hates on somebody who isn’t doing anything with their lives. Obviously you have something going for you if people are purposely trying to say little slick things or full out egg you on to argue. I always think the person doing the enticing wins when you go back and forth with them. Try something different, something calmer…say Nothing. It’s hard when you have some sailor words lined up and you can’t wait to gift them to that person. Swallow those words and it will be as if you left a person on “Read.” We all hate when a person does that via text. So, no “run up get done up” moments, just live your best life and don’t go back and forth with these folks. Be Sweet.