Friday, January 1st, 2021
Welcome to 2021!
Friends— After much thought and prayerful consideration my One Word for 2021 is Exasperation. I could have used words like [Comfort, Happiness, Joy or Patience]; these are the “antonyms” for exasperation and the benefits of little or no exasperations. I chose exasperation because it is debilitating to me and my health. I could blame 2020 for my feelings that is not my truth, although 2020 is fully deserving of many faults. I want to be cautious and not cause alarms for my family and friends regarding my feelings of exasperation. I try not to exhibit my displeasure of people and things except for those I trust and unfortunately that is so unfair to them. Sure, we all are accepting of those close to us and we all need to vent from time to time but if my behavior is effecting me, I can only imagine how awful it is to be among my most trusted. So, I am sorry.
It is all the little things that pile up day after day with no true resolve.
Things that irritate me:
— People parking in spots that are illegal
— People throwing trash out wherever they are
— Reporting wrong doings with no resolve
— Don’t get me started on local or national government
— Lazy people
— Failing to take responsibility
Exasperation captures the sense of feeling frustrated at the unexpected ineptness of others, especially when one fails repeatedly to get a purportedly obvious or simple point across.
I have also chosen an anchor verse to help me navigate 2021 as I know there is no cure for the exasperation I feel based upon how others act. I can only change how I react to those actions. My happiness is just as important as everyone else, not more and not less. I wish to pursue things that bring me Comfort, Happiness, Joy or Patience in 2021. I hope you will continue to travel along side me and my prayer is that you will be blessed along the way.
“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
Wishing you all the very best in 2021!
~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.