Monday, November 08, 2010

Day 8: Someone Who Made My Life Hell

As much as I could speak of some of the trials of high school, and yes, some of the comments still come easily to mind, the fact is that I would much rather not dwell on that sort of unpleasantness. I refuse to give power - particularly to ONE person - to have such a detrimental effect on my mental health and well-being! I will not allow my life to be made into any kind of "hell", and if anyone treats me in such an abhorrent way, I will end the relationship if possible, or simply distance or remove myself from the toxic behaviour.

This is, of course, not to sound self-righteous or as if I never have any unpleasantness in my life! But the truth is, besides high school bullies, I've never had an awful boss, or a terrible, malicious gossip, or a cruel "friend" in my immediate vicinity. I've been pretty blessed this way, and I am thankful for it.
I hope if you have such a person in your life, that you can make it right, find a way to get out of the situation, because I believe that things can and will be better. Oh, and if I've ever inadvertently been that person to you? Please, feel free to set me straight!
Today, I'm spending time with someone who makes life better:

Somebody's in Trouble!
(Click through to see on flickr.)


Jen said...

Oh man, when I get to blogging this day ... I hope I have as much grace as you do!!!

Have fun with Robyn!

Tirzah said...

Hi Bob! :) I love this picture of her and I'm glad you have such fantastic friends that are always there for you!