past tense: overlooked; past participle: overlooked
- 1. fail to notice (something).”he seems to have overlooked one important fact”
Have you ever felt overlooked?
It makes you feel small and insignificant.
It makes you feel less than.
I try really, really hard to not overlook people. Really hard.
So when I realize that I have it gets to me. I overreact and bend over backwards to right the wrong.
Sometimes that works but sometimes it doesn’t and those, my friends, are the times when I just feel horrible.
I have to move on and know that I have done all that I can do but it still niggles at me because I know how it feels to be overlooked. I have been many times and my sensitive self always takes it to another level. I am silly about things like that sometimes. The thing is I know I am being ridiculous at times. I can only do what I can do. I can apologize and move on.
Sometimes that moving on is just as important as the apology. In many situations it is so important to just accept that a mistake was made and move on.
How are you at moving on? I’m discovering I am not great at it. You would think that by this age I would be but I still need more work in that area. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them. Leave me a comment and Comment for a Cause for Muddy Sneakers.