This has been me this week...
My heart is heavy today. Very heavy. I do my best to keep to myself, to not get into the affairs of others and to mind my own business. I'm not perfect and I do often have to catch myself. But if a child or another human isn't being neglected or abused, I really believe we should keep to ourselves. If we do find ourselves always meddling in the affairs of others, I think we need to reassess our own lives to make sure we aren't avoiding our own problems.
It's especially hard when you have a family member that is constantly criticizing you and constantly finding a reason to put you down. I honestly believe that negative people believe that they some how have not received something from life they feel they are entitled to. Not that they should actually work at happiness. God forbid. And because of their deep rooted self hate, they choose to take it out on others or to attack or find bad in everything. Of course, this is my opinion. My blog can have my opinion right?
I need to have a positive word with myself, that in order to deal with very difficult, negative and spiteful people, we must decide that we should instead feel sorry for these people, that they feel the need to cast doubt, judgement and hate on others. That we need to pick ourselves up and decide that THESE negative and hurtful behaviors aren't going to be part of our own personalities and fight hard to not be the person we gather so much pain from.
This particular person, attacks me or puts me down often. It's hard to hold my head high. It's hard to remain positive. I am only human. And the attack is often on one of my children.
I should not have to defend myself constantly. So I don't. People will believe what they want to. I just need to carry on. Put on my big girl panties and seek the best revenge... which is... To be happy.
So... On to my happy place.... :)
This is what Hannah and I started and the paint must be put on with a stick!! So it takes time and we still aren't finished!! Our Thanksgiving Craft.