The Road Less Traveled

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When things don’t go your way how do you respond? Do you pout? Feel sorry for yourself? Do you use it as a learning opportunity? Well, I can say that I have done all of the above. Yesterday, my husband and I did not get to go to Alabama like I was hoping we would. I got so upset that I couldn’t even see straight. I wanted to so badly yell and scream at him because I felt like it was all his fault. He started to get upset to and it made me stop and think about how unfair I had treated him in regards to this whole incident.. Many might agree with my side of this but that is not what I am getting at.

I decided to stop before I said something I knew I would regret. I took the road that I know is not traveled as much as it should be. I took the advice of my mentor and stopped thinking about how I felt wronged and realized that I needed to focus on my husband and the pain he was in. Did I do everythig right? No. Did I try to take the alternate route in the whole situation? Not the whole time. Could I have done better? Absolutely!

The main point that I am trying to make here is that if I had made it a habit to actually follow through with all of the lessons I have been learning then the whole situation would have gone much better. The road less traveled in relationships is usually the right path.

Don’t do what everyone else does, try to work through your issues. I promise you will become better for it.

Be Strong and Courageous

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