21 – You have NO idea what is up with other people

Hey Mama, Happy Monday, and I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend. And if it’s still going, keep having fun. This is Mama’s Daily Dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. Mama’s Daily Dose is… “you have no idea what’s up with other people.” Let’s get moving, before we get interrupted. 

We’re all basically living in our own worlds in our own minds, we’re all focused on what we need to do to take care of ourselves, to take care of our immediate family and what is important to us. And no matter how much you think you know, about another person; we will never fully understand because we can’t really get in someone else’s mind. I mean, even with our kids.

I can totally know what they’re going to say next, or I can anticipate their needs. But I don’t fully know what’s going on in their mind all the time. I look at my almost four year old now in the car, and he just like stares out the window. Like he’s really thinking of something. And I always say I wish I knew what was going through his mind right now.

But I also have an excellent story. That happened a couple Monday’s ago that exemplifies the fact that we have no idea what’s going on with other people. And I had a bit of a rough morning, I’m trying to leave, go to the gym, I’ve already driven back to the house like three times to get something that was forgotten, and I start driving out again. And my three year old goes, Oh, I forgot my purse, and he has this little purse that he loves that has his money, and keys and a ball and other random things in there. And he just he starts losing it in the car. So I stopped the car, I go in the turn lane, and I have my hazards on on this relatively busy road. And then I go to turn around. And as I was turning, I saw a bike coming up the hill. And it was totally my fault. I had gone in front of him. We weren’t in any danger of a collision, but it was definitely my fault. And I rolled down the window and I was just like, I am so sorry. And this guy looked me straight in the eyes and just goes, “F you, f you” and just start screaming. And I’m like, I’m I’m really sorry, it was my fault. I take full responsibility for the fact that it was my fault. And he bikes on still swearing and things like that. 

And what I realized was, he had no idea what was going on in the car with me and my kids and what had happened before that situation and I have no idea what happened with him before that situation too. Maybe he did almost just get killed by another car. Maybe he had an argument with his spouse, who knows what was going through his mind, I have no idea. So this whole situation just basically proves that we really will never know the full story of someone else. We can only see what we can see. So have some compassion for people because we have no idea what they’re going through. And the same thing with them. They have no idea what we’re going through. 

As always, thanks for tuning in. And Hey, if you’re enjoying this podcast, give me a five star review with a little message on there too. If you don’t enjoy it, then just keep moving on. Have a great Monday. Have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.

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