Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 8: Someone who has made your life hell or treated you badly

Seriously - don't we all have someone who has made our lives hell or treated us badly? I have several, but it's always best to focus on the positives in life rather than the negatives. Unfortunately, one of those negatives is one of my own siblings. She is difficult, to say the least. She sees only the wrong in others and never in herself. She was a difficult child and is a difficult adult. You have to want to get along with her as she doesn't make it easy.

She has recently chosen to cut me from her life (yet again; this is not the first time) and I have to say that I'm really totally fine with it. I told one of my brothers that I was through playing her games. I wouldn't exclude her and I won't avoid places where she might be. If she chooses a different path, so be it and best wishes. Life is too short to waste time and energy on people who have no concept of rational behavior and treatment of others.

It's also nice to not have to look over my shoulder and analyze every action and every word out of my mouth to make sure that they can't be misconstrued.

Refreshing...

8 comments:

Kristen said...

You can love someone without having them in your life regularly - that is my motto. PS - the scale hit the road a long time ago- for some reason it wouldn't give an accurate reading??

jojo said...

my sister and your sister could be sisters!

Pat said...

I think you have a healthy attitude about your sister. You can't change her feelings about you; so be it. Life goes on.

SkippyMom said...

Pretty much when anyone asks me anymore I say "I have a sister" without mentioning my brother - I mean what is the point. He just doesn't exist nor will he ever - in our world.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Is your sibling my mother? Seriously! But I agree, cutting out the negative people can be so healthy for your life.

Silver Strands said...

Ugh. And you're right - life is so short ... fill it with those who lift!
oxoxo
Denalee

Nancy said...

I agree. Life is just too darn short.

Thisisme said...

I agree totally. These people just play with your head. You have done the right thing.