I really really really don’t like unhappy people.
This often imposes some level of discomfort because they live among us and are unavoidable. Now I’m not referring to the people that have real cause for their “temporary discomfort” and have a living expression of their sadness as a result of tragedy. I’m referring specifically to the chronically angry, sad, resentful, or otherwise purposely grumpy people. For them I have very little compassion or understanding but rather contempt and disgust. These are the bottom dwellers and parasites that feed on the life joy of those around them. They always have a reason to be the victim. They look for and cease upon each and every opportunity to complain and sew seeds of discord. They are the ready made salt deposit waiting to fall in a wound. They leave a trail of disaster, wrecked relationships, pain, frustration, backbiting, deceits, etc… And that for starters…
If you know what to look for, these people are so easy to spot because they seem to leave evidence all around them that clearly reveals their presence. Their friends have to watch what they say around them for fear that they may hurt their feelings, or bring on a temper tantrum of whining and self imposed victimization. Their loved ones live suppressed lives and are incapable of having the freedom to express their desires to do do or be different, to try new things, or to meet new people without opening themselves up to ridicule. Their children either retreat into themselves and really never embrace all the joys of growing up or they plot and plan to experience the oftentimes negative extremes of life whenever they can escape the purview of their victimizers.
I pray for them often hoping for their deliverance from themselves. I wish and want for their freedom from their own chains. I look for windows of opportunity to free them if they are open for rescue. However I refuse to allow them to bring me into their world. Sometimes allowing some time and space away from these folks is a simple prescription that brings about immediate results.
In the end we are personally responsible for our own happiness, and to settle for anything other than complete peace, fault can only be placed on ourselves. You see, it is imparative that we purposely live a life of purpose, seeking out and taking full possession of our own happiness. It’s only then that we can also infect others with our commitment to living a joy filled life.
Good luck on your journey….