Letdown of Life

Letdowns in life happen for many reasons, in many ways.

I am realizing that life is going to run its course and things are going to happen that we do not want to happen. Things do not always go right.

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I have noticed I continue to let people down from time to time even when everyday I am trying to be the best possible person I can be.

I hate this about life. I do not want to let people down, hurt them or disappoint them.

And that in turn disappoints me.

I do not know how to change this from happening though…maybe it is just a part of life that happens from time to time.

We cannot please everyone all the time.

And there are times when things just do not go as planned. You let someone down when we believe we are handling things right.

Just the other day at work, I saw something I thought was not right and chose not to get involved, but this was wrong. How it is wrong, I do not know, except that I was told I was wrong.

I am leaving it at that yet slightly uncomfortable since three friends confirmed I did nothing wrong when I confided in them about this incident. I even questioned maybe they were just saying this, but no way, they would have told me if I was in the wrong.

It sits uneasy that I let my supervisor down. I work hard for myself and no one else, but it is never in the plan to let down a coworker. I guess it all no longer really matters, but that I have to just accept I let people down and I will not let it get me down anymore.

Letdowns are going to happen. I am human and life happens.

So…

I guess it is all in how I look at things once they happen. Instead of fighting my disappointment, I need to just let it go. Let go that I was a let down in that moment. It does not mean I am a let down as a person or in life.

I am proving to myself these days that the mind is a powerful thing. And in what we tell ourselves, we believe. So in this time of disappointment, I am telling myself it is a part of life and the sooner I let it go, the sooner it will blow over.

The email received today from the Brave Girls Club was perfect timing – how did they know?

Dear Wonderful Girl,

Making progress is amazing! Making great progress for many days, weeks or months in a row is a fabulous feeling, and sometimes we think that we can go forever without making big mistakes and falling down.

Remember, sweet friend, that a big part of the progress is the mistakes that we make — the times that we fall down — the stuff we sometimes call failing.

If you were going along great and then you messed up, or something came along and messed you up, don’t you dare even think about quitting! All you’ve got to do is pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start over again tomorrow.

This is a part of life that is going to happen over and over again; it does NOT mean you are a failure, it does NOT mean that you are never going to get there; it does NOT mean that you deserved it. It just means that you are a living and breathing human being and that you are completely normal.

It is going to be ok, lovely. It really is. Tomorrow is a new day. You get to start over. And if you mess up again, there will be another new day right after it. Just do your best.

You are so loved.
xoxo

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