I Can’t Stay Mad at You
Do you hold grudges or do you believe in forgive and forget?
I’ve been known to harbor some ill-will for a short time. Always getting over it though, maybe that’s because I have an “I don’t care” attitude.
Original, I know.
These days, I try to stay pretty calm. On the rare occasions when I am angered, or disappointed by someone; an internal mechanism kicks in and I detach. Realizing that it is not worthy of emotion.
From the person.
Whatever it is.
I’ve always been wary of others, but truthfully I’ve had to practice this type of consciousness. I was not always this way and it is still something I work on daily.
See, the passion I contain will try to seep into all aspects of my life, and in order to not get burned out, I must decide what is really worth the energy.
Rude, nasty people, only wanting to destroy? Not worth it. Conflict over the same issues with the same person? Not worth it. Putting things into perspective saves me lots of energy, thus never really accumulating grudges-I simply never allow most things to bother me deeply. I will cut someone off before I let them make me mad.
Oh but when I have actually managed to accumulate a grudge…deep sigh
If it’s something I cannot easily forgive then, in my mind, I’m upset for a good reason. Either you have completely betrayed my trust or acted selfishly with no intent on trying to find common ground.
That leaves me with no option but to forget you ever existed.
That’s why I can’t stay mad at you.