Like most other democrats, I’m still thinking about Michelle Obama’s speech at the democratic convention last night. I’m feeling more peace of mind watching the democrats in action than I did watching the republicans….I’m one of those people who sits through and listens to each side of the argument as a confirmation in my own mind that I really believe what I think I believe. I often wonder if others so that too and if they do, how can everyone not see the difference? That’s it for politics.
After years of begging and whining about him giving me an architectural arch in my houses, he did the best thing possible…an arch in the wall in a craft room he is building for me.
With my people pleaser mentality, I take it personally when I’m not respected. It takes a long time for me to actually decide that I’m not willing put additional energy into working on a relationship. I can count on one hand the times I’ve actually verbally put an end to a friendship….said…okay, I’m done….maybe it has actually only been once that I have stood up for myself and decided to not have any contact with that person and made it clear that they understood. I have backed away from relationships but usually keep an open line because once I care about you, I always care about you but just don’t need to be a part of daily drama. I can’t figure out if I just get too enmeshed in friendships…a personality quirk….or if I’m just afraid someone will not like me. A recent conversation has sent me over the line. I’ve been struggling this week trying to figure out how I feel, what makes me feel the way I do and what I’m going to do about it. The only thing I Have figured out is I will no longer allow someone to disrespect me, I will not accept cruel verbiage and I have weighed the value of that friendship in my daily life. If you read my blog and have an opinion, I Would really like to know how you deal with friendships that go south and/or how you respect friendships.
Oh. And while I was typing this, spilling my guts, I think Baxter helped himself to tuna from my bowl. Oh well…Meow
Until next time…..