AN UNCOMFORTABLE UNEXPECTED SITUATION
I’m very close to all my siblings. I do whatever it takes to make sure my relationships remain intact with each of them. There are six of us and scattered throughout the USA. A few days ago, out of ‘left field” I received a text from one of my brothers. He said “I don’t want to talk to you anymore”. That was it, nothing else in the text. I tried calling, but, he would not take my call. I went over and over in my mind and heart regarding our last conversation. Nothing was said that was out of the ordinary. I felt as if I’d been punched receiving that text from him. I was totally clueless as to what the issue was that seemed to be bothering him. I COULD HAVE reacted out of the hurt I was feeling. However, I CHOSE not to react (NOT and easy choice but one I knew would be of greatest benefit) and just leave it be. My heart “felt” so hurt. Today, he called me to apologize. He said he had been going through some difficult things and said he was sorry for taking it out on me (I’m the oldest). I asked him why he took it out on me. He said, “I knew you’d forgive me.” WOW! It was as receiving a great gift. I’m also very thankful that I did not REACT out of hurt and emotion. Actually, that would have been the easiest thing to do, yet, I recognized the danger in doing so. It may not “seem” fair regarding some things we go through in life. Yet, taking the “high road” reaps great benefits. Our “feelings” can change like the wind, up one day and down the next. Being anchored in my convictions to do whatever it takes to keep my relationships with my siblings intact, indeed, is a strong foundation. If this helps only one person…it was worth going through the momentary heartache as it was a great lesson to me. :heart::womanhappy:
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Joyous I appreciate you posting it again. Maybe one of these I’ll get lucky and hit that 75,000 mark (yeah right)!!!!
Posted in Talk Among Yourselves
12.08.15 12:26 AM