Challenges #209-#212: Sorry folks!
Hello you lovely people. I’m home now, and have been for a few days. It has been crazy and stressful and wonderful and all that jazz. I’m bummed that I’ve been getting a little lax on posting. So I’m hoping that’ll stop as I get settled into Montana (where I’ll be on Saturday).
Late one night, as I was lying in the grass looking at the stars with my long time best friend, he began talking to me about a new approach he has had on life. He has decided to embrace everyone, regardless of their personality, habits, and actions. Everyone is just trying to live their life as well as they can, trying to make themselves happy, to find friends and succeed. People do it in different ways, he said, and sometimes those ways are annoying or mean or strange—but they are still people.
I find that there is a particular group of people that I tend to judge quite harshly—the giggly, pretend-to-be-dumb girls that love to scream and talk in a really high pitched voice. I really need to take a lesson from my friend—I need to embrace those screechy girls because truth be told, I’ve probably missed out on some friendships because of my judgmental attitude towards them.
Challenge #213, August 2, 2011: Embrace everyone. Accept people’s actions as simply them trying to do what is right for them. Don’t be annoyed by people, don’t be hurt, and don’t think you’re better than anyone. Just embrace every single person. And if there is a particular group of people that get on your nerves, work especially hard to accept them.