It’s hard to love unconditionally. I admit it. I can do it for my kids. I can do it for my family, but with my friends, coworkers, and battle buddies it can be a challenge. One thing I learned about loving unconditionally is that relationships are more about what we think about that person than sometimes the relationship itself.
I think back to a time when I was really upset with my friend. I thought that she had dropped the ball and she had. I was frustrated, upset and emotional because we were friends. I thought for sure that she was prioritizing other people above me. I felt awful.
Then I spoke to her and she told me what happened. She had made a mistake for sure, but she hadn’t put me last on the list as I had thought. The situation hadn’t changed, but how I looked at it had. This turned on a light in my head that how we interpret a situation has a lot to do with our happiness and unhappiness – not just the situation itself. Choosing to see the bright side, choosing to give the benefit of the doubt, choosing to think that maybe someone isn’t about you can make a lot of difference in your overall daily happiness.
Remember…happiness is an inside job!
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