Try Peace

Posted: September 19, 2011 in divorce
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International Peace day is Wednesday and I have a challenge for you.
It will truly be the most difficult challenge that you might ever have.
I’m going to ask you to be nice to your ‘X’.
  • Smile.
  • Bite your tongue (usually one of the most difficult).
  • Let a comment or antagonistic comment just roll of your back.
  • Don’t bark back and don’t instigate.
Participate in a day of Peace.
Hasn’t the road been rocky enough?
If you are in constant contact with your ‘X’ it might be difficult to get along, (I mean, after all, isn’t that the reason why you got divorced…because you couldn’t be nice to each other?).
Send them a good morning message. Take them out to coffee. Let them have the kids for a few extra hours or maybe an extra day.
Seem crazy?
Maybe…
But who is the bigger one?
The one who can stomp, and act like a two-year-old,
or the one who is kind and doesn’t get involved in the drama?
Will kindness bring fairness?
No, sometimes it will not. But if your ‘X’ is usually level headed and kind, but is unusually irritated, and angry, because of the divorce, it may just take one act of kindness, one day of Peace, for them to relax and be kind in return.
Per the International Peace Day Website: ‘International Day of Peace is also a Day of Ceasefire – personal or political. Take this opportunity to make peace in your own relationships as well as impact the larger conflicts of our time. Imagine what a whole Day of Ceasefire would mean to humankind.

Peace breeds Peace.
Try it.
What have you got to lose?

Truly,

Amber

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