Letting Go of Hurt

I have spent the past few weeks feeling hurt and have allowed bitterness and resentment permeate my soul because of a family member’s actions on Facebook.  I won’t post the details on here in case that family member happens to read it, but basically it boils down to my brother and I got snubbed in pictures and it’s just a continuation of being snubbed and treated like “The Others”.

It finally dawned on me that this person has no idea what they did and they are living their life the same way they always have and meanwhile here I am sitting in misery wondering what the heck I did to deserve this.  What kind of crap is that??

Letting go of resentment, bitterness, anger, hurt, etc., is very, very, VERY difficult.  But it’s very, very, VERY healthy.  It has nothing to do with the person who wronged you, but everything to do with you.  Forgiveness is like a gift to yourself saying, “It’s okay…you can let this burden go.”  And, in the end, it truly is a burden being let go.

So, with all of that being said, I’m going to try hard to let it all go.  If my family member is going to continue to live their life and continue to do the things they do, I can’t change that.  But I CAN change the way I react and take the hurts and snubs and etc.  So….here’s to letting go.

North Carolina & Ohio Bound!!

Tomorrow morning I’m leaving with my mom and Sneaky (the much loved and well-traveled stuffed snake) and we’re headed to North Carolina to see my brother and sister-in-law for two days and THEN we’re headed up to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio for a big ol’ family reunion.  In order to prepare for said road trip, I had to create the following…

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Please, please, no applause really….

Happy trails!!

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