Okay with that now out of the way, let’s chat a minute about this topic so you know what I am trying to share with you.
Have you ever been in a situation where you feel that even though you are talking, nobody is really hearing you?
What about a situation where you are really not asked for your thoughts, or asked as an afterthought?
I could go on about the many different things that could make you feel like wanting to SCREAM or in my case to BARK to be heard and considered.
Instead let’s talk about when it is worth putting in the extra effort and when it is just better to let it go.
If you know that your opinion or thoughts on a matter are not going to be really heard or not make a difference then let it go, why waste the energy. The only time I would say to make your statement anyway is if you are being wronged or hurt by the actions or feel used or taken advantage of in some way. I mean let’s be honest nobody is going to stand up for you but yourself sometimes. Now it might not change anything but you can feel better knowing you expressed your feelings. Here is an example: So the Labbies that live next door (I think I told you about them) bark all day and most of the time I just let it slide but after a whole day of it I must stand my ground and let them know this is unacceptable now yes I know this will not change anything and tomorrow we will do it all again, but I feel better for getting it out.
On the other hand I am not super crazy about vegetables but my humans insist on putting them in my food, now yes I could BARK and carry on about this but it would not change anything and besides I know they are doing out of love and the desire to see me stay healthy, so in this case I let it go and sometimes I eat the vegetables and sometimes I pick around them. Sometimes you just have to let it go and just ignore something that is not your most favorite thing to enjoy the love and peace in life.
So next time stop and think SCREAM (BARK) or just breath deep and move on….
Till next week. Emmy