Are You Blaming Me?
Now that ski season has begun, I feel so frustrated that I don’t know how to ski! I’m going to blame it on the place where I grew up where it would only snow in some of the high mountains but we don’t even have any ski slopes. Also, I’m going to blame it on my parents! Darn it!!!! If only they would have invested the money that they DIDN’T HAVE, then maybe I would be an expert skier traveling in the Alps and in the Rockies. I would likely be much happier now. I’m very upset about it!!!!!
It is easier for me to blame it on THEM rather than be honest and focus on why I never had the self-motivation to learn how to ski as an adult. Truly I am not a sports person and as soon as it hits 71degrees outside, I am already freezing and simply the lack of interest that I have for sports is the reason why I never learned how to ski!
But it seems to be part of the human nature to want to point the finger elsewhere for our own “failures” (if you even want to call it that). We blame other cultures, genders, races or our own relatives for our unhappiness in life. … We also blame people for making us unhappy the moment they disappoint us. How would you like facing yourself when you have let yourself down? Ouch! Ouch! That’s when I would rather look to the other side and pretend that it didn’t happen. “Outta sight. Outta mind."
In a few weeks many of us are going to start making our New Year’s resolutions and we should do something like we do in Spanish grammar:
I blame… You blame…He blames… We blame… They blame…
Instead of these ways of conjugations for the verb blame, I am going to change it to “I did my best."
I did my best… You did your best… We did our best… They did their best… That will help us to take full responsibility of our actions.
Blaming is in the past and it is a waste of time to go there because we know that we cannot change anything. I am going to check what I asked Santa Baby for last year. I know that some of the things in that wish list did come true! This year I am going to become more daring and make that list a little longer… Maybe if I keep being a good girl, my wishes will be granted. After all Santa Baby knows that I have a crush on him and his piercing blue eyes.
This has been a challenging year and the future looks uncertain but isn’t this always what we say at the end of every year? Life IS challenging and the future IS (always) uncertain… If Santa could just hold me in his robust and comforting arms and tell me that everything is going to be okay, I would believe him and I promise that if my wishes don’t come true, I won’t blame him.
I want to wish happy holidays to all of you and I am going to share one of my wishes with you.
My wish is that all of you continue to support us by shopping with us and continue making Goler one of the best shoe stores in Santa Fe!