Anger, fear or any other negative emotion will literally blind you from seeing the positives in your world. Today, on the road from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, I had a man driving very dangerously around me eventually pulling along side my car and shouting at me to move. Now there were a long row of cars in front of me and, I believed a space too small, to move in beside me. But this gentleman seemed to force his way in so maybe I was wrong, although the man who was forced to move out of the way wasn’t so convinced. After this incident I had about half an hour still to drive and let’s just say I was not in the best of moods for the remainder of the journey.
For anyone who has read my blog for any length of time you will know that I always try and see or express a positive side of life. But the remainder of my journey was literally a battle of emotions that kept racing to the surface every time I thought how close the guy came to my car and how dangerous it was. Although it took me that half an hour to calm down I realized how drained I felt. Usually when I sit down to write first thing in the morning I feel bursting with energy and positivity, ready to start the day. I have always been able to see how destructive negative energy can be, and today is a clear example of how I spent, or really wasted, 30 minutes on a person that I dare say once he passed me on the road has even thought twice about the incident. So I am consciously putting this to one side, as I always should, and getting on with my day.
This is not really how I wanted to wrote today as I have been away on business for a few days, which in this region is becoming more and more difficult every day. I was supposed to be going to Jordan next week but with the trouble sparking there and with Syria next door facing a crises I believe I will be staying in the UAE, at least for now. If only everyone could just put this anger to one side maybe there would be less greed, corruption and violence that is at the root of what we see today. All I can do is my part in trying to put a smile on peoples faces and a warm glow in the hearts. Have a creative day everyone.