Annoyances

So, we all have annoyances. Mine have been coming out all over the place lately. Go figure, it's at a period in my life where I'm trying to become a better, more positive person. Hopefully letting them all out right here, right now will be a good way for me to release the negativity and move on.


One of the most prominent things bugging me lately are my parents. I'm sure that will sound just horrible to a lot of people, but it is true. I don't hate them, and we generally get along, but lately it's been a struggle. They both have a tendency to do thing that I cannot stand. For instance, I'm sort of OCD about my bed. I change and wash my sheets every couple of days, change my pillowcases every day. I just NEED a clean bed. Then my mom lets all the dogs in (we have 5) and the three big, dirty, hairy, shedding dogs jump on my bed. There were literally chunks of dog hair on my bed. Things like that get to me. While it may seem petty to most, it's just a peeve. I have endless examples, but this would end up being an incredibly long blog, so I'll spare you.


People that get in my business. I am very, very picky about who I let into all of the things going on in my life. In fact, there are about three people I can do that with. They're all people I know will support me. They can somehow keep an unbiased view on anything I tell them, and love me regardless of the decisions I make. I guess where I'm going with this is, I made an attempt to let another person into that little circle of complete trust. I have found though, that they aren't like the other three people. They won't talk to me about something they don't agree with. Just get mad and say we should change the subject. This person also doesn't make much effort to hide disdain for a special person in my life. I love my friends, and for the reason that they can accept my beliefs and decisions. I shouldn't have to avoid certain topics of discussion with a friend. This is when I distance myself from them. When they continue to get in my business is where my annoyances kick in. Take the hint that I don't want to talk about it and leave me alone! Please :)

Yes, there's another thing that has been bothering me lately. This is going to be incredibly vague, so if I were you I'd just skip to the next paragraph. I just need to get this out. I've witnessed how hard it is for someone to share with another person, something they believe. Especially if this something they believe is basically anything BUT Christianity. The fact of the matter is, not everyone believes the same things. We all have the power to think for ourselves, though we can accept guidance from God. If we listen. Some people choose to do so, some choose to rely solely on 'facts'. I'm going off on a tangent. My point is that everyone should be respected for their beliefs. No one should be shot down or torn apart. Believe what you believe, let everyone else believe what they want to believe. There's a difference between trying to show someone your religion, and trying to completely deface theirs.

Lastly, little things have been bothering me. People who tell me how to do my job differently. My own indecision. Living so far away from my boyfriend. The Chargers sucking.



Ok, so on a slightly positive note, I feel a lot better now that these things are off my mind. Staying positive isn't always easy, but it's necessary. Otherwise I'll turn into some bitter hag, and nobody likes that! I can be mad for a little but it's always important to keep moving forward. I don't believe there is a single thing to gain from focusing on the negative aspects of your life.

5 comments:

The Singlutionary said...

I agree with you about the religion/beliefs stuff. That used to really bother me. When I was growing up, I grew up in a very unpopular religion. People wold flat out tell me: "That is stupid" or "That is wrong". People would still say that to me but I've found ways to lessen the blows.

What I have learned is that the best way to illustrate the wonderfullness of your faith, no matter what it is, is to simply live your faith with grace and love and generosity.

Some people are resistant to organized religion (I am sometimes one of these people) and some people lack faith all together and have a hard time trusting anything that isn't "fact", like you said (I am not one of these people but I do bump up against them sometimes when they simply can't understand why an intelligent person, like myself would do some of the things I do). These folks are NOT going to get any closer to god or religion or faith if people get in their face about it. But letting them see the blessings in your life will bless them too.

f1trey said...

.5 cents here.....I dont subscribe anymore to the let live concept for religion..thats the thing that gets little girls married in the middle east...girls held by sexual predators for 18 years and so on and so on..the bible is NOT a barometer for good deeds..if it is it has failed miserably and gods people are 2000 years later are still idiots.....

kelleidoscope said...

Singlutionary- I agree wholeheartedly with what you said. Arguing won't get either party closer with God- all it does is anger everyone. I'd love to go back and forth forever to try to convince someone of what I believe, but it won't get me anywhere. So like you said- the best way to show someone about your faith is to live it. :)

f1trey- I wouldn't necessarily blame the bible for the frailties of men. There's no argument as to whether certain things in some religions are wrong. But it is the fault of God that His words are being twisted into mans liking? I don't think so. I've never read the entire bible- so I couldn't argue every point of it. But I appreciate your input.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I think the best is to show unconditional love to others, be the light of the world...easier said than done though LOL* We are all fall under "work in progress" I guess...

kelleidoscope said...

Of course :) Easy to say.. not so easy to do.