It’s time for a change to happen in some of my personal relationships. I am more than tired of biting my tongue. I no longer want to deal with the innuendoes. The problem is causing me much unwanted grief. It has gone on for too long now.
I have a wonderfully varied group of family and friends. I accept them for who they are. I expect them to accept me and my own beliefs in return. I have ties with people who are atheists, agnostics, Jews, Catholics, Buddhists, Christians, spiritual non-affiliated, etc. It matters not to me, what faith or lack there of anyone has. It just matters that people are kind, caring, and accepting of everyone while causing no harm.
Last evening, in a fake overture of extending a kind remark, someone was cruelly degrading my beliefs. I immediately balked at what they said. I could hear their smug sense of superiority. Before the situation became volatile, I ended the conversation. I would never tell someone they were practicing their beliefs in an inaccurate way. I would never tell someone they should do what I do or believe what I believe. So why do some people feel it is OK to chastise me for how I practice my beliefs?
Maybe if I were one who believed in retribution, I could hit them on the head with a balloon full of water. It might wake them to the fact that they were hurting my feelings. If I believed for one minute that it would be an effective way to stop the comments, I would seriously consider it.
Perhaps a simple, “You are certainly entitled to your opinion.”
mind love miserys menagerie – time-for-change
three things challenge – problem, much, own
daily word prompt – overture/ balk
three things challenge – before , effective, longer
mma word of the day – volatile
word of the day – hit
mind love miserys menagerie – the end of the road
three things challenge – evening, replace, smug