Jada Pinkett-Smith’s Most Inspirational Facebook Posts
“I had an incident with a girlfriend yesterday who could not follow through on a task she had said she would handle for me. Needless to say, I was disappointed and soon found myself engaging in some kind of disconnect mode from her. Immediately, I had to step back to catch myself in order to remember that this woman is my friend whose love ALWAYS delivers. This thought brought me back to an “in the now” state of mind which illuminated that all this negative emotion was connected to past childhood disappointments which had absolutely NOTHING to do with the present circumstances. In that moment, I realized that our past can have too much influence on the present, and that emotional maturity must make room for disappointments from those who truly love us and are consistently looking out for us.
Being disappointed is an inevitable part of life, and I had to find my “in the now” adult mind to not take it so personally that she could not deliver on the task, and take responsibility for my own emotional immaturity.
Thank you for the lesson”