As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us

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I call these I’m-sorry-for-shooting-the-messenger flowers. Either way, everyone has bad days. Remember that we do not know what battles others are facing.

Be kind, always. 

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Your Bullets, My Impenetrable Forcefield…My Victory

ImageToday was rough, to say the least.

The chaotic moment of the day? Two grown woman shouting their complaints (though they claimed they were not complaining) and attacking me with their words like daggers (though they claimed no attack took place). Let’s just say when you have two mothers and their college aged students who do not appear to be able to think for themselves versus just me, the odds were obviously not in my favor.

Especially when the two mothers decide to go outside and swap stories or perhaps plot what their angle shall be, all is bad in the land of property management. While there were some valid concerns for perhaps one party, it really didn’t excuse their actions of ganging up on the one person listening to their plight. People must learn to not shoot the messenger, no matter how dismal the situation. Coming into the office with a brick wall already built is not going to help solve anything nor is that sour me-against-the-world attitude. Don’t expect to reach a resolution if you are closed minded from the jump. Count to 10 or woo-sah it out, seriously. Be nice people because the way you treat others will come right back to you, ten fold. And yes, I called them out on their bullying. By the time they left, their attitudes were changed, maybe because their mountains were truly molehills. At the end of the day kindness speaks volumes.

End rant.

The Science of Happiness

100 Ways to HappinessIn addition to being a mother, I would have to say that I’m almost a workaholic. From taking care of the kiddos to working my two jobs, then doing little things here I am constantly going going going. Moments of solace do not present themselves often, but when they do I  like to read books such as 100 Ways to Happiness. Books like these are short, compact and easy reads that make reading much more doable for those who don’t have much time to spare. This book is one that provides some wonderful (and I don’t use that word often and mean it) advice on ways to happy habits, a happy body and a happy life just to name a few.

Some of my favorites topics:

– Reduce the “shoulds”
– Look at your upbringing objectively
– Spend time with positive people
– Plant optimistic thoughts

The entire book is worth reading, but those are just a few topics that you know you should take into consideration, but don’t truly do it until someone else reiterates their importance. While I may not have the opportunity to start a novel, I feel somewhat happy to know that I’m taking a few minutes here and there out of my day to read books that will hopefully provide me with the mental tools I will need to live a more happier and healthier life. If you haven’t read it already, definitely check it out.