My dating life is slow again. There are potentials but then for one reason or another it just fizzles out. We never get to go on a first date. The last one was this guy that seemed like a great match for me. We had exchanged emails so great that I was tempted to copy and paste on my blog. Then, all of a sudden, nothing, just a deafening silence!
It is a mystery to me why somebody engages in conversation and/or long emails, seems all interested and then all of a sudden they disappear. No “good bye”, no “I changed my mind”, nothing!
In the past I would have emailed/called and questioned them. In the past I would have needed closure. I would have spent countless hours analyzing and searching for answers. Now I just think to myself: “Thank you”. This acceptance is one of the benefits of experience, pain and growth.
I realize that knowing the answer wouldn’t change the fact that the person has chosen to go away. I now try to devote my time to more worthwhile activities instead of dissecting a futile situation. I am still baffled but I know better than to look for answers where there is none that will make it okay for somebody to just walk away without a word.
All I know, and the most important lesson here, is that whatever reason they chose to walk away it has nothing to do with me. It is about them and what is going on in their lives.
I actually decided to take this it as an act of kindness. They realized that we wouldn’t work out in the long run and they decided to go away and leave the path free for another person that will be better suited for me. How awesome is that? Heartache averted!!
I take this opportunity now to thank every person that comes into my life for the lessons and experiences. I thank the ones that choose to stay, but I thank the ones that choose to leave even more!
I realize I am not for the faint of heart. I can be aggressive and not afraid to speak my mind. I wear my heart on my sleeve. Therefore, it will take time to find the right person for me, the person that will find that a good thing and will not be intimidated. I am searching for a needle in a haystack, but I am never afraid of impossible propositions. It will make the rewards that much sweeter.
Each guy that walks away leaves the path clear for the right guy to come along. Each guy that leaves means progress, one person closer to the right person. Each experience is also making me enjoy more my single life and realize how awesome it is.
Today I am celebrating this new improved me! Here is for a healthy attitude adjustment! It is not what happens to me, it is how I perceive it and how I react to it!!
“These are the few ways we can practice humility:
To speak as little as possible of one’s self.
To mind one’s own business.
Not to want to manage other people’s affairs.
To avoid curiosity.
To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.
To pass over the mistakes of others.
To accept insults and injuries.
To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.
To be kind and gentle even under provocation.
Never to stand on one’s dignity.
To choose always the hardest.”
― Mother Teresa