Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Reminders to let go

Yesterday I had quite an unpleasant exchange with a person in a retail establishment. I tried to explain something to her, and she wasn't listening—she just continued being fairly rude and judgmental about the situation. I left with a bad taste in my mouth. And I'm not proud to admit, I spent too much time afterward stewing over the exchange. I should have simply dropped it from my mind. There was no point wasting my time nor my energy when I had plenty of other things to do (including to write this and my other blogs for the week!).

The woman in the store needed to take a chill pill. She also needed to give a care to customer relations. But I also needed to heed my own words, words I know I've written several times in these blogs: Let go, let go, let go. I couldn't change what had happened. Stewing about it did absolutely no good. In fact, it stole some joy from what was otherwise a beautiful day. The weather was lovely. I'd been out with friends. The work I had to do once I arrived home was all work I love doing. So why did I even give another thought to a retail employee's attitude?

I'm going to take this situation as another reminder to me: Let go of the small stuff. If I can't change it, accept it and move on. Let it go. Don't let a small situation loom so large in my mind. Let go, Sonia. Move on.

Ever have that happen? Let it go!

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