I really should call him…
We have to get together…
I feel guilty for not inviting them over…
Why do I have to call him?
Why do I have to initiate the plans?
I’ve never been invited over!
Why does someone feel the need to actually make you feel guilty for their inability to take action? When they are in the wrong, why do they turn it around on you? I’m tired of people making you feel this way. The guilt you put on youself for not being able to make everybody happy is exhausting. How can someone else make you feel like such a failure in life because you’re not acting or doing what they want you to do? Is it their goal to tear you down because you’re happy and they aren’t? If you aren’t included, maybe there is a reason.
There are friends and family members that go months and even years before seeing each other and they don’t make each other feel that way. That’s unconditional love or friendship.
Have you ever been in a relationship where you clearly know you are in the right, but they make you doubt yourself? They know what they are doing wrong, or maybe they don’t. The only thing that makes them feel better is making you feel worse. They’ll call you names, give you the silent treatment, shut you out, and make you feel like you have no right to be thinking of yourself or your happiness. “You’re selfish”, they’ll say. You’ll start to believe them and wonder what’s wrong with you.
I’m Selfish? I should be doing more.
Am I selfish? I thought I was doing all I could. I would like to have some time for the things I want, but I guess I should be trying harder to make others happy and trying to fix their lives.
I think I might be selfish. I’m finally making the choices I want and doing the things I want.
You know what…
I deserve to be happy, to have it all, to put myself first. There are things I’ve been through, lives I’ve lived, relationships I’ve survived, and things I’ll never share with anyone. Nobody knows what another person is experiencing or where they might be in their life, or what they can or cannot take on at that moment. This is my one and only life, and my time is getting shorter and shorter. I don’t want to take life for granted. If there is something I want, I’m gonna go for it!
People, live your lives with no apology! Don’t let anyone make you feel less than you are. If you feel it in your heart and bones that someone is wrong, believe it. Be happy, know you can do it all, with no apologies.
JUST BE YOU!
4 thoughts on “Living my Life”
Great stuff, thank you for posting. Mr Midnight, Sir Winston and I over at the “Gilmours Nice Place” blog, enjoyed reading. 🙂 Kind regards, purr purr and meow from the three of us.
It’s not selfish! It’s called being an adult! Feel the way you need 2, let people be miserable if they want!
Great article as usual. Keep up the great work.
Great observation. Well done as usual.