I am trying to decide how much I want, I need, I MUST have these shoes. It's my birthday Friday. It's Christmas Saturday. I have to get them. Right?
Yeah. I gotta.
In other news, a minor Christmas miracle. Remember when I posted about my frustration with myself for becoming so easily annoyed by one of the girls in my new circle of friends?
Lots of you offered advice (and even one lecture, SUSAN!), and it was all stuff I knew. All stuff I'd told myself. A lot of stuff I'd even tried already.
But sometimes there's just something about hearing it from someone else. So I made a renewed effort. I prayed harder, I tried to be more honest with my self about my issues with her, I avoided her when I could but looked for the positive and prayed for more empathy when I couldn't.
And lo and behold . . .
A breakthrough. It was a small thing, but for the first time we had a situation where it was just the two of us, and people . . .
She's a totally different person when it's just down to two. Her energy changes. She relaxes. She is more reflective and less frantic. She is . . .
Human. More than tolerable. Maybe even likable.
And rather than being proud of myself, I feel glad that I got a chance to know her a little better, to see a true glimpse of her, because Heavenly Father softened my heart and then blessed me with a new friend for Christmas.
Merry Christmas to you all!