Sometimes situations are difficult and we are unsure of what to do. This is when having faith and believing in yourself, or the lack of faith and confidence shows.
When we are presented with situations we do not agree with or that we are uncomfortable with. We need to be strong. Reminding our selves that we still need to treat others with respect, even if we feel they do not deserve kindness. We need to remember to hold ourselves to a higher standard. Dishing out nastiness when we are dealt nastiness, will not teach others a lesson. When you are unkind to someone all you are doing is lowering yourself to their level and showing your lack of maturity.
We need to trust our guts and remember that we can always walk away. We can choose to take the higher road and search out a reasonable solution. Is any situation (outside of defending and protecting our children) worth degrading ourselves? Is it really worth letting go of your values? There is always another option. Even when you feel like you have exhausted all options, this is when you grab the road map and find another route.
When you are aggravated, try to remind your self of the definition of insanity! 'Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. ' - We can't change others - We can offer our knowledge or opinion, but we can't force others to change their views or ways. Take a breathe and if you need to, walk away. Walk away from the situation and try to look at the situation from a different prospective. Are you seeing things clearly? We can all sometimes get stuck in our ways and maybe some of the fault lies on us?
Finally, our happiness and dignity is worth more than an argument or stress; and worth way more than being miserable. We all need to have faith and believe that we are enough. We can handle anything! We are built to conquer and prevail. We need to look within ourselves, hold our heads high, and remember that we are God's children. He will protect us and when one situation does not work out, trust that there is another waiting for us.