May 4, 2012

disappointment

Sometimes things don't go as planned. Just when you think everything is in order you get thrown a fast ball and you have no choice but to deal with it. It's frustrating those fast balls. They come out of nowhere and you have no choice but to deal with it.

Disappointment takes place because of many things, factors, and situations. It could come up because of how a friend treats you, a work situation not working out like you'd like it, or family members treating one another unkindly. All are extremely frustrating and you wish they wouldn't happen, but they do.

So how do you manage after the fact? Do you let it get under your skin, frustrating you to no end? Do you get angry and lash out - blaming the person for their wrong doings?

I like to think that karma is a b**** and though that may seem harsh, that is the truth. As a Christian in all honesty I have such a hard time turning things over to God. God says revenge is his and yet as humans it is hard for us to let go or move on for that matter. But we have to, otherwise disappointment turns into other horrible emotions and turns inward, threatening to consume us.
 For me I have to turn over my disappointments over to God daily. I have to ask myself - is this worth for me to get upset over? Am I letting this person win if I'm allowing this to ruin my day? Well yes, I am. We have the power to not let things disappoint and bother us, if we choose to let it go.

So how do you let go of disappointment? You don't let it consume you. You have to be at peace with the situation. This may not happen right away, but it will happen in time. Part of leaving disappointment behind is opening new doors through new activities that will help you grow. Loving a person despite their imperfections but still having respect for yourself is important too.
This also includes being honest with loved ones, letting a friendship go, moving on to find new work ventures, or whatever else you may be going through. It's hard yes, but necessary.

Necessary for growth and necessary to leave disappointment behind.

Disappointment... I don't know about you, but oh how I wish that it wouldn't come up just when I feel that everything is going fine.


9 comments :

  1. This is a really great post and I can really relate to it. Something that has helped me is the idea of having no expectations-which is so hard and sometimes unrealistic! But I also realized that I can't change people and when I let go of that and accept for them the good and the bad, it just makes life easier lol.

    Disappointment still exists though and it sucks...but I think I'm learning to let it go easier. Thanks for the reflective post :))

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  2. Great subject, but you also learn from disappointment as well.

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  3. Love this post girl!
    I just wrote a paper about this...sort of. That we need negativity in our life to enjoy and appreciate the good life has to offer too (the happiness etc).

    It's something we all have to deal with, and it's sad. It does however shape us and teach us lessons, and I believe it's vital to a healthy life. if that doesn't make sense, blame it on my classes ;)

    xoxo

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  4. All so true. Wish you all the best with giving it to God.

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  5. Disappointment is one of the most dreadful things, but we all experience it. Hope you're okay girl!

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  6. Hey Sierra, I hope you're doing alright. I know how hard it is to go through disappointment. I had a situation about a week ago, but you know I'm resilient...I can spring back and move on. Thanks for the thoughtful post!

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  7. I hope you're ok and not experiencing a particularly disappointing situation right now! I'm here if you ever need to talk or vent :-) Love ya, girl! xo

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  8. I can definitely apply this post to my situation right now. It is very hard to let go of things that might be bad for us, but sometimes it is necessary. It is so important to give everything over to God...so He can make our path straight!

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  9. Hello dear Sierra,

    Disappointments are truly difficult at times to bear but I also believe they bring us lessons. Many of us have faced disillusion far more times than we would like to. I think once we do leave them in God's hands and leave room in our lives for honesty and truth we can only move forward from there.

    Thank you for posting such a genuine heartfelt post hon!

    Big hugs,

    XO

    Maria


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