Is that your final answer? 9/14

While I was at a playground last week, I found myself in a conversation with another mom that was quite unpleasant.

I had mentioned to her that Clay (the boy I nanny for) and myself had just come from the marina where we checked the crab trap.

Her eyes rolled and she was inquiring which marina did the boys have their boat. When I said Scituate..she literally said “Oh they are those people.”

The woman was just insistent that people who had money were very clicky and that “her daughter” would never be friends with the “rich kids.” She said the rich kids would never accept someone like her daughter who likes “punk rock music”.

Her daughter is 6 years old.

And then my funny brain kicked in. Rather than get into it with her…and how limiting I felt her belief was for her and her daughter…my brain just said “Is that your final answer?”

I did not say it out loud…but just the thought brought me comfort and levity.

And then I realized…there is no final answer on anything. Those opinions, situations, problems, issues are always in a state of change.

The only final answer that I would be willing to give is love and god- which to me are the exact same thing.

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

23 thoughts on “Is that your final answer? 9/14

  1. Yes. Ignorance is a short stick when you should have a long pole. You feel sorry for them but they could grab that long pole anytime they decide to. God/Love is the only unchanging One, you are so right. He is wise. People, not so much unless he gives us wisdom.😃❤️

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    1. I was just happy that I didn’t pounce and attack…because what good would that have done? All I could see was one person with some blinders on that hopefully one day will broaden❤️and of course god allowed me to laugh about it as well. I am not perfect and never have been💕💕

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      1. No one is perfect. You did good. I cannot tell you how many times God gave me humor to prevent a fight. We can grow great strides when we avoid fights because those willfully ignorant people will not be better by it and we certainly won’t. You did good. God helps us.😃❤️

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      1. Not always. Not everyone is in progress. It’s nice to assume that & I guess we should assume that, but the truth is, some people are stationary & they’re not going anywhere. & that’s OK.

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  2. His love is indeed everything Danielle. And yes, those hard bits too so we ‘can’ see and understand one side by being able to see the other side too. They both make us ask those questions within, as you did in allowing yourself to stop and see that you had already been where she now was 😀❤️🙏🏽

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    1. Yessss ❤️and I was really happy to have a silly moment about it – not take her or myself to seriously. I have been there and I probably still am there in some of my beliefs – so no need to get angry ❤️just move through as lightly and pleasantly as I can❤️💜❤️

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  3. It’s sad to see anyone holding themselves back and limiting their life. Hopefully the daughter will grow into her own despite her mother’s limiting beliefs. I love your response even if kept to yourself. Thanks, I will keep this in my mind.

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