It’s so easy in life to blame others for your hurt. To wonder why people “hurt” you and instead look at the things you can control in your own life. Often hurt is the tale of two stories and often, by making choices, people get hurt or mad, so then you have to deal with the consequences.
You can either choose to let the actions of others impact you, or you can let go and find peace. For some reason it seems easier to assume the worst in people than to look for the good. A lot of people who don’t know me, and some who do, have questioned my motives on why I ever wanted to be a Councillor.
For the last week or so I’ve spent time trying to justify who I am, and why I do what I do. However, the reality is that we are only really answerable to ourselves. When you lay your head on your pillow at night can you close your eyes knowing you did what was best, right and with good intention? If so then you can sleep soundly. No human is perfect, least of all me, but only if we really try to love, forgive and let go will we ever truly rid ourselves of the “washing machine tummy”.
I went to Edinburgh, to the parliament today; and while I was nervous I was ok because I know who I am. My family knows who I am. I even managed to squeeze in a selfie…. and tonight I can rest soundly!