TODAY I WILL BE MASTER OF MY EMOTIONS.
This last week has been quite a week , emotionally and physically. Thank goodness this does not happen to often. I have worked very hard on “Think before you speak” but this incident happened at my son in laws piano recitals last weekend. These recitals are quit intense because my daughter is a perfectionist just like her mother and everything has to be just so. These 2 recitals have approximately 250 people and they come with all the bells and whistles, dinner, pictures, the works. I have suggested to leave out the food and just have coffee, tea, lemonade and deserts. She doesn’t want to hear about changing anything because she feels that this is their marketing strategy. It is their Music school, so they can do whatever they like. The students bring guests and they are so impressed with the whole setup that they also want to take piano lessons. These recitals happen twice a year. They don’t need more students because they have already a waiting list. Dennis and I arrived at 9 am to help with the setup. Dennis sets up the sound system which is a critical part of the recital. I was the stage manager, photographer an all around gopher. Now lets get to where everything got emotional. Everything was over around 6:30 pm, but it wasn’t over for us.The place needed to be cleaned etc., so they would get their deposit back. One of the students parents was helping in the kitchen and her daughter was playing on the piano, for approximately 20 minutes, the same song over and over while we were cleaning. I was so exhausted by that time that I asked her in a nice way if she could stop playing and Dennis was also exhausted and ask her to stop. She stopped. Five minutes later my daughter stormed in the hall and yelled at me, how can you tell her to stop playing. This is a music school after all. You better go and apologize to that child. I did! I was very upset that my daughter yelled at me and that that she did not even take the time to find out from what had happened from her mom and dad. The point of this story is the lesson I learned from this whole event that I took everything very personal. I Couldn’t sleep for days because it bothered me so much. By Wednesday I got sick and I am still in bed. I don’t get sick, ever! I have been very lucky. I know that I attracted my sickness by focusing on the negative that whole week and could not let go. My daughter wants to come over next week to talk. I have already let things go. I want to stay healthy and not attract more of this. Life is good and I always keep my promises.
Here is your weekly quote!
ANGER IS A WIND WHICH BLOWS OUT THE LAMP OF THE MIND!