Robservations for February 11, 2016

11 Feb

We face a lot of frustrations in our daily lives, some big and some small. Or do we? Frustration is such a subjective process. Things that frustrate me may not bother you in the least. It is all about how we approach our lives.
Yesterday I had a vehicle run a stop sign, pull in front of me and then proceed to drive 15 km/hr for the three blocks that I trailed them. Instantly my brain took to a dark, bad place; ‘What is wrong with this guy? Doesn’t he look when he drives? Why won’t he look in the mirror? Why is he doing this to me? I am in a hurry. I generated a lot of negativity in my own world. Meanwhile the driver was probably just a little distracted, enjoying the sunshine and the scenery or maybe they had a terrible experience on their mind. I don’t know. What I do know is that they did not plan to slow me down or get in my way. And really, they only cost me maybe 30 seconds of my life. I am sure that they never even considered my mission. Why should they?
So I got over it and myself and relooked at it all. That was a quick reminder of human nature and how we control our happiness.