Monday, July 4, 2011

Driving me mad

I would rather be taking a nap right now, in fact I am still in the napping position in case this impromptu post frees up my ZZZZZZZ's for me.

Unfortunately, my over-active helping gland is currently brain-storming remedies for someone's issues.

Have you ever observed a person/friend/loved one? The general direction of their life? Saw greater potential. And you want to step in? But you just don't know what to say or how to say it.

I know I have a bit of a helping tick. I see problems and my first impulse is to start offering solutions. But part of progress/wisdom is realizing which problems are mine to solve and which aren't.

Trust me, this particular problem stands right on the border of is and ain't (as in their dilemma indirectly affects me, but their life in general does have implications in mine).

And I know although our lives intersect, every one's path is different. And yes, we may see people could benefit from the wisdom we've accumulated along our paths. But perhaps they must accumulate their own insights and war stories.

What if the very thing that took me 2 years to learn must take them 10 years? What if they learn a different lesson altogether? Because we certainly can't download our experiences into someone else's psyche.

And just maybe the greatest thing one can do in a situation where a learning curve must be tread, is stay out of the way. If they want Roadside Assistance, they'll ask.

And the person they ask may not be you/me at all....hmmmmmmmm. Something to think about.

And I'm still not drowsy....but at least it's off my brain. Happy July 4th, everyone :o)