When I know I’m being hard on myself or the people around me I have found a great way to approach and change this less then attractive and mean spirited aspect of my personality.
I pretend like I’m dealing with my dog.
I have infinite patience with my dog, I never say mean things to my dog, I approach my daily relationship with my dog and all it entails ( ha, ha, entails, get it? ) with positive energy instead of dark and fierce negative Jupiter force windstorm speed ( they clock them at 384 miles per hour) type energy.
When I’m with my dog, my phone is never with arms reach and when we are out I never answer it or use it unless he does something super cute and I need a picture of it to share with my Facebook friends who like Hamish more then me.
I’m actually okay with that because he IS pretty darn awesome.
When I envision what the best Anita Marie is like, I go full circle and at each point in that circle see a different Anita Marie with all her various talents and entertaining sideshow type quirks, I always want to land on and be the person who has learned to be a better human from her dog.
That person is actually a good person. I’m proud to know her.
So if it can be said about me that I treat my friends and family like a dog- I will know with absolute certainty, I’ve done good.
Daily Addictions Prompt: Circle