As I was walking down the hall at work, the morning announcement came on. Some days I miss it but today what I heard really got me to thinking. I understood what was being stated and I wanted to share with as many people as I could. There were many positive affirmations throughout this announcement, however only four words remained with me Be Better Not Bitter. There is often a difficult process that we go through after someone has hurt us or something has happened.
Depending on our response after the incident determines rather we will become “bitter or better”. I love this statement because it is giving us a choice in the matter and often times we choose the latter and that is to be bitter. Being bitter is defined in Merriam- Webster dictionary as an Adjective… (often used for emphasis) painful or unpleasant to accept or contemplate. Also noted (of people or their feelings) angry, hurt, or resentful because of one’s bad experience or a sense of unjust treatment. Best definition because it is true we feel a certain type of way and it dictates our life, behavior, emotions, and thoughts. The emotion felt can be a part of the learning experience, however it should never become a part of who you are and what you desire to become. Situations will arise where hurt and disappointment will be involved this is certainly unavoidable in life especially as we grow personally and professionally.
Being bitter will not elevate you nor will it change what happened or how “they” did it because we learned in a past blog “eggs can not be unscrambled”. Take charge of your emotions and manage them properly do not allow others to push buttons and manipulate your thoughts and emotions. Learn to Relax, Relate, and Release.