Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thoughts On Thursday

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I sit here, thinking.
Why do people act the way they do ?
Seriously, why ?
 
There is someone in my life who causes trouble all the time.
Each time they do it so quietly and only to me.
The kind where it's just normal for them to talk that way.
 
Each time, through the years I've known this person,
I am shocked and think about what just happened.
 
Always, it would be me looking bad,
 if I reacted to what they said or did.
After many years of this, I finally stood up for myself.
 
This person just happens to be in my extended family.
Each time I would mention that I wanted to tell this person to stop, I was told that I would be
causing trouble if I said something.
 
Years have gone by.
Nothing changes.
Only this time, I said something.
The storm is brewing.
I have caused trouble.
 
I drink my coffee and think
how proud my own Mother would be of me.
 
So there you nasty person.
Leave me alone.
Stop sending me notes
after what you said to me last time we saw each other.
 
Peace.
I do not want that kind of person in my life.
I want nice.
I want quiet.
I want peace.
I do not have to put up with this anymore.
 
Just saying ...
 
~ JC ~

5 comments:

missy said...

Life's too short..I totally agree..Good for you..

Kea said...

Good for you! There are some people who are toxic to us and unless WE change our approach to/with them, nothing will change, because they certainly won't. Absolutely it causes a huge kerfuffle, especially when it's family (extended or not). But stick to your guns, don't back down, ride out the storm. Because let's face it, life IS too short, as you only too well know.

(((Hugs)))

Laoch of Chicago said...

Excising toxic people is always a good life choice.

Brian said...

I agree and good for you, you don't need that stuff!!!

Judy said...

Congratulations!!! Putting up with it is anything but peaceful, so go for it!!!

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

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