If there’s one thing I hate, it’s being misunderstood. It seems that it has been happening to me a lot lately, and I am realizing that people are quick to assume the worst. How could it be possible that someone would think that I have ill intentions and want to cause harm? At the end of the day when I look in the mirror at myself, I know that I am good person and that I am constantly thinking of others. So why is it that someone else wouldn’t see this?
My husband attributes it to the fact that I have dealt with some crazy people lately, and that you can’t make rhyme or reason with minds that are just not screwed together correctly. I wonder, however, if people in general are just inherently pessimistic.
The other evening, we suddenly heard a loud boom coming from outside. My husband happened to look out the window just in time to see that someone had shot off a home-made firework, but the next morning, our neighbor called to ask if we had heard the gunshot. We both found it amazing that they had naturally assumed something so negative without having any proof. They were completely sure the boom had come from a gun even without knowing all of the facts. It is a perfect example of the crazy mindsets I have been dealing with lately, and truly, it leaves me feeling discouraged and exhausted.
My song of the day today is Coldplay’s “Fix You,” which is a beautiful piece of music that focuses on fixing someone’s sadness when they have been let down. The lyrics are great:
” And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can’t replace
When you love someone but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you”
In a couple of circumstances lately, I feel that my love and kindness has “gone to waste” just as the song says, and those disappointments really do leave a hole in my heart which will need some mending. Coldplay understood this, and that is why the song rings true with me today. Here is a link to their beautiful song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI-o25K6B-E. I hope you enjoy it as I go and get out a needle and thread for my disappointment. Fortunately, I have some very strong thread.