I had just met her, but we struck up a conversation and before I knew it, I was bombarded with a barrage of "poor me's," "ain't it tough's," and "life is hard's."
I can remember, in the past, having those kinds of conversations and unknowingly, taking that energy with me and not understanding why I felt funky for the rest of the day.
On this day, however, I noticed, with great awareness, how far I'd come...
I have a time in my life that I can look back on and recognize a similar mindset like this lady. My life was a mess, to be honest. I focused in on what wasn't good in my life, which was my job, my car, my house, my bank account. Nothing surrounding me was really anything I liked.
What I have come to learn is summed up so greatly by Ernest Holmes:
I knew I had done that for my new friend, however, with an awareness expanding in leaps in bounds because of my classes at CSLCV, I was able to walk away from it clear of any negative feelings, get into my car, and once again, be moved to tears at the overwhelming joy of finally driving a car I love!