I am sitting in my office at 1:00 am. I have been here for three hours. I have gotten distracted on Facebook, Pinterest, Apple!. I sat down three hours ago to write a blog post, I am just now starting. I have had a very fun, crazy and exhausting week! I am currently feeling a bit frazzled by all that I have going on in my lil family life! The only logical thing I can think of at 1:00 in the morning is to re-post a post of mine that I really enjoyed writing and did not get seen by many people, except some of you long time readers of mine. So forgive my lack of a “fresh” post today and enjoy an oldie but goodie!
The Maturity Of Babies…
Knock, knock, knock….giggle, giggle….”NONO! You can’t come in Bug!” I peek around the blue curtain in my office to see my 16 month old baby knocking on her older sibling’s door. She simply babbled something slobbery and sweet, turned around and crawled away. “Bug” as we call her squealed with delight as she found a doll laying on the floor down the hall from her sibling’s room. She had already forgotten the rejection of her siblings shutting her out. She was happy as could be with her new found treasure and purpose. Her purpose being to fully inspect and explore this new toy that lay in front of her. “Bug” was happy as a bee in a field of daisies!
I understand completely why her siblings shut her out. They did not want “Babyzilla” coming in and destroying the imaginative games they were creating. It made complete sense to my as to why they shut the door. What really impressed me was how easily my baby was able to shrug off the un-acceptance and go discover something else. She may not even know what the feeling of being rejected is to even be upset about it. How innocent is that?!
What happens between baby and adulthood? Most people, if not all, have dealt with rejection at some point or another. The more rejection a person experiences the more it can cause them to become negative. Rejection chips away at a person’s confidence and creates feelings of unworthiness. Some people allow it to effect them so much that they just sit at the shut door and cry, hate or become bitter for the rest of their lives. Some will feel sorry for themselves, eventually move on and expect the next door to shut. Then there are the people who are like innocent little “Bug”. They look at a shut door and decide it’s not worth their energy to hang out looking at the door, feeling bad or being angry. These people decide to move on and find the next adventure to explore. Many of the people who move on in optimism will, at some point, find the success they are looking for!
Life is a hallway of doors opening and closing. How do you react to a door when it shuts? Do you sit, cry and bang on the door? Do you sit and stare at the door like it just ruined your life so you settle for mediocracy and never move on? OR do you look at a shut door and decide it’s not going to stop you from enjoying your life so you move on to the next door that is open for you? I suggest you really take a look at your life and see where you are sitting. Do you have a door in your life that you need to walk away from? Are you in front of a shut door crying? Maybe it’s time to look down the hall and find a new adventure waiting for your exploration!
Strive For Progress!
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