I hate doing these! I’m afraid you won’t understand, and that frustrates me! I thought you might examine the true context of these words if I put them all in a sentence for you. We can’t stand to face up to these words because they reveal dark cracks and crevasses within our ‘dark side’, and feel like admitting it, or not, one only need to push the right buttons long enough, before these traights manifest themselves outwardly, in the form of retribution, violence, or you run. So these emotions give us a surge of adrenalin, giving rise to the fight or flight mechanism within.
The problem lies in that we tend to classify these emotions as ‘The evil within us all’. Yet that’s just simply not the case. We back away from them though! It doesn’t take a whole lot to turn Dr. Jeckle into Mr. Hyde! In turn, others might feel that they must hide, just to get away from you! Yet these feelings give our bodies massive amounts of strength to do nearly impossible tasks! They allow us to defend ourselves, when all else has failed!
I’m not saying we should go out and go berserk on someone because our coffee got cold. I am saying that in the midst of it all, we’re like a pressure cooker. If we can’t let the steam out somehow, we’re gonna blow, and some innocent chipmunk will get his brains knocked out! I’m just saying that This Christmas, instead of strangling the dog Christmas morning, as a foreshadow of things to come, fight these things with forgiveness, bravery, and patience!
Let everyone’s transgressions be forgiven, and just go ahead and allow people to be themselves… Turn their once considered slobbery, mush filled, sentimental, hogwash, into a deeper understanding of the true merits behind things like kindness, love and consideration! Leave the financial part behind you… Don’t even let it enter you mind! Embrace the TRUE spirit of Christmas, and I guarantee something magical will happen to your personality! Something wonderful!
You will no longer feel frustrated because you feel you CAN’T do something, but will use patience to over-come the problem, returning a sence of triumph and achievement instead! You will no longer bicker with your wife on a constant basis, producing fear. Instead, you will own up to your duties and responsibilities to her! In return, she will love you in a way that you’ve never been loved before! And finally, hate will dissolve when you realize, that in application of the other two means, you stop looking at others as ‘disrespectful’ and ‘out to get you’, making this Christmas, one you’ll remember always!
A very Merry Christmas to one and all! Now… I must go find tiny Tim, and make him work his ass off :O)