It was just a normal evening and it started off just fine till someone wrote something about me that I considered a slight on my path on the WWW!!!
Immediately, I got on the phone to chat with the certain so and so and he kept insisting that he didn't mean it the way I interpreted it to be...he went ahead to tell me in clear terms that I shouldn't make a mountain out of a molehill.
He did the wiser thing by not replying when I talked to him and I was left fuming...I mean...the cheek of him right?
//Chinese sign for patience//I went back to the WWW and read the said "infuriating and annoying statement" again and I thought to myself...it's not that bad...actually...it wasn't an insult and if I read it sloooowwwwllllyyyy it was actually meant to be a compliment...ish!
I blame my reaction to the naija movie I just watched .... "Omo Ghetto"...go figure! I think sometimes, I take on the character of the main actress in a movie for at least some minutes after viewing it and this was the case on that faithful evening...so you can imagine my state of mind when I was reading it.
Anyways when I'm wrong...I do not hesitate to admit that I am although on some occasions I find it a bit difficult to do so...but thankfully it wasn't the case that day.
I apologised and just left it as it was...
when I didn't get a response back for over 12 hours, I thought I should check to ensure my apology was accepted...you know it is one thing to apologise and it is another for the other person to accept your apology... thankfully he did... we ironed it out and moved on...
This incidence got me thinking...I may have easily earned myself an enemy for life by my action if it was another person with a different outlook to life entirely(Okay I may be exaggerating but you get me).
I chastised myself and thought I should have just taken about 10 to 24 deep breathes and L-I-G(Let It Go) or I should have waited for the effect of the "Omo Ghetto" movie to wear off and then I should have read the said message again!:D
So moral of the story is...patience... a heavy dose of it is needed for healthy living... some may argue that overdosing on it may lead to stupidity but really....it is a much needed virtue... some fights are unnecessary and a waste of energy and no you don't have to react to everything...sometimes you should just let go and let God:)
Plus some confrontations are totally irrelevant and unnecessary even if you were slighted and you're like me that you just have to get it off your chest almost immediately ... take those deep breathes my dear and I promise you...you will be alright;) it works!
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