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Over the years, I have learned a lot about people – and to this day, what continues to baffle me how many people look for the negatives in every situation.  I feel like those people are determined to find something wrong or bad just to have a reason to complain. To make things worse, they then spread their negativity around like a terrible virus. This is not a new revelation for me. I have known and studied many people like this over the years, but when it hits close to home, being someone who I’ve spent a lot of time with, it still surprises me. I happen to have the opposite outlook on life. I almost always look for the good in every situation. If something happens I don’t approve of or I disagree with, I either let it go and go on about my day or I try to…

Occasionally, I have moments when I want to run away. It’s not that I want to pack everything up and go off the grid. When the urge to run comes up, I now realize that it is a feeling I get when I want to avoid something or someone. In my head, I feel like running away will make the uncomfortable feeling go away. Avoidance shows up in a few ways. For example, some people say that they feel like they want to simply sleep through it. I know the feeling well. Running away is about control For me, when the urge strikes to run away, it is usually about something that I cannot control. Learning that I cannot control everything has been a big chunk of my personal development journey. Accepting “what is” takes conscious effort. I admit that I sometimes feel weak when I step into acceptance. I…

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