Thursday, March 15, 2012

Taking steps to get over myself

I made it to work yesterday but it took some major talking to myself.  I never settled in though and it was one crises-rush-urgent situation after another.  I left 30 minutes early because I just couldn't stand it.  Funny, but I'm not so much dreading it today.

I need to get over myself.

I need to listen a little closer to the struggles of others and see where I can be of service today.  Not everything has to be grand, making the coffee and holding a door open can start a ripple.  Asking about someones' mother, or high school senior could give another person an opportunity to vent a little.  Listening to others may be just what God has in mind for me today.  Actually, anything would be better than listening to myself again today.

8 comments:

Lou said...

One foot in front of the other.

Thinking of you.
XOXO

Mary Christine said...

Sounds like a recipe for a better day. Hope it is good
:-)

Syd said...

Start that ripple, Pammie. Hopefully, it will turn into a wave to carry you gently.

Lulu said...

This is exactly what I needed to read today!

I'm in an uncomfortable situation of having to wait for good/bad work news and it's had my head buzzing for days--and it's all been about me me me me...to the point that when a friend got some unrelated good news yesterday, I could only be half happy for her because part of me indulged in ugly envy of her good fortune.

Today I'm going to set Me aside and let things be about other people. What a relief!

Thanks!

Patty said...

Right there with ya sista!

Marcia said...

I wish I could sit down with you and vent about a thing or two!! But then again, I need to get over myself too...

Ellie said...

Listening to others may be just what God has in mind for me today. Actually, anything would be better than listening to myself again today.

Wow.

I really, really needed to read that. I think I've needed to read it for years.

Annette said...

Just for today....

I hope your feeling better today. I wish we lived closer too....we would be tearing up some neighborhood sidewalks!