“Sure, something unpleasant happened! That was then, this is now. There is no need for you to remain a victim.” – Until Today
No one wants to be the victim, right? If so, then why do we become one over and over and over again? The moment we begin to ponder the wrong done to us, we become a victim. So how do we avoid this trap, knowing that unacceptable situations will occur for the rest of our life? Rather than wanting, hoping or trying to get them to change, we take action. We have power over (1) our expectations, (2) our unhealthy words, attitudes and behaviors, and (3) our continued participation in dysfunctional situations. We can avoid becoming the victim when we take consistent actions on all three fronts, and in the order of 1-2-3. When I replace expectations with gratitude for however things turn out, invest daily in my spiritual and emotional well-being, and detach from toxic situations, ILML!