So I am typically a sensitive person, meaning it doesn’t always take much for my feelings to get hurt. Well…. THIS is an area that I am currently working on, and trying to ‘grow’ in. Trying to toughen my skin up a bit I call it. Part of me is fine with my sensitivity, because I believe it helps me be a caring and empathetic therapist, BUT another part of me doesn’t like it, because I HATE getting upset, and allowing the actions of other people to upset me.
So I am reading Joyce Meyer’s Book: Power Thoughts which is a book to help readers understand some things they can think ‘on purpose’ to live healthier lives, and the 4th Power Thought is: ‘I am difficult to offend’ …. lol I seriously have to laugh out loud for that one, because this is an area where I could use some growth! So… needless to say I underlined soooo many statements from that chapter, and have marked pretty much every one of the pages within that chapter.
I figure I’m not alone on this one (needing to improve how easily offended I can be) so I’ll use the next week to talk about this subject more.
So, for today I’ll ask you this:
- What does it take to offend you?
- How do people or things that offend you affect your mood and your day?
- Would learning how to become ‘harder to offend’ improve your life?
Think about that today and perhaps it will serve as a motivator to learn how to stop being easily offended. I know it does for me… I figure we can learn to do this one together!!! :)