The past few days I've heard things that boil my blood and temper. I've heard how someone was mistreated. She made a decision to move her child to another school and someone else spread gossip about why she made that decision. The gossip tainted her reputation as someone who's unforgiving - the ABSOLUTE opposite of her temperament!!! She's one of the most forgiving and long-suffering people I've EVER known!
This person would be considered someone "too kind" - too soft-hearted to be aggressive when someone runs over her boundaries in life. I wanted to fight for her stepped-over boundaries, but I can't do that, can I? It's her life and she's the one who has to fight for it.
I just realized last night how important it is the ability to fight for our set-up boundaries in life and not to give in when people "demand" us to do something that we didn't really want to do simply 'coz we didn't want to hurt their feelings. It's not good if we let other people corner us with unnecessary guilt and outrageous demands, don't you think so?
I have this one question popping in my head the other day: Why does sometimes a pattern occurs in life? Is it because one's supposed develop more patience after one faces plenty of similar problems? Or is it because one's supposed to learn to BREAK the pattern?
I guess it all depends on the case and the "pattern", eh? Life, oh, life...
P.S. The other day I made a 2011 Calendar with "Images of Lapland":