Just spitballin’ here, but it’s something that I think may help someone out there today, I know it does me. Someone else can be really, really good. Having someone else to blame for my mistakes, or having someone else take my responsibility makes my life so much easier. It’s so nice to be able to point my finger at someone else and let go of all of my pent up frustration that is spilling over. Having someone else to handle the burden of all of my past hurts and mistakes, someone else to take the fall or the pain. I love to have someone else close by that I can just yell at and abuse with my temper and blow off a little steam on. It really is quite nice… for me… Then again, maybe that isn’t the right use of someone else. Maybe God put someone else in my life for me to bless, and to help me to see from someone else’s perspective.
Someone else can really help me to see clearly when I am emotionally involved. Someone else can help me to keep a proper perspective. True that someone else can help me bear my burdens and responsibilities but they can’t have them completely. My experience has taught me that one of our biggest faults is our inability to see or admit to… our faults, weakness, you name it. Someone else can help us with that. But we need to let them in and let them speak. You see we can all become volatile at times, and lose our ability to reason. This is where we really, truly need someone else.
Who is your someone else? How have you treated them? Are they simply the kind of person that will join you in your delusions or do you have someone else to balance your pain filled opinions? See, who the someone else is really matters. We need someone else to tell us like it is, where the dog died so to speak. We all need someone else to listen to our heartaches without judging, but ready to lend a hand.
One last thought… if you continue to treat someone else like excrement, or continue to blame someone else, or load on someone else your responsibilities, don’t be too surprised to find that you have no one else.