This isn't the first time someone has said "enough". Sadly, it may not be the last. But here we are again.
I usually don't chime in too much on political or otherwise charged issues - though those who know me know I've got an opinion for sure!
And I know that when things outside of us become overwhelming, the knee-jerk response may be to act outwards - to fix - to change - to perhaps get angry - and just say, "enough is enough is enough already". I'm not saying those aren't all valid and sometimes very helpful responses. Certainly, I have found myself feeling all of those things at various times throughout my life, and especially have been challenged with them recently.
But immediately I shift focus, and know that even if outside happenings and circumstances are maddening, I must look inside to not only handle my feelings, but also react responsibly and get to a place where I can contribute in a positive way.
Today the song "Man in...
I'll level with you. It was just this past year that I was most recently scolded by my mother. Folks, I'm in my 30's. Tough love. Sometimes though, we just need a reminder from those who know and love us.
You may be asking: 'And what the heck did you do?!' Well. I'll tell you.
I'm the kind of person who wants to help in any way I can, every way I can. I say 'yes' too much (though I'm getting way better at that), and believe in the benefit of the doubt, and want to embrace second chances. This particular time though, I said 'yes' without fully considering the consequences I would take on.
Now sure, sometimes you do a thing just for the simple reason of being self-less, and it's important to be of service. But this wasn't that - this was me putting myself in an unhealthy situation for the benefit of the "what if". I did it because I was curious; because I wanted to believe things could be different this time....