Every now and then, something comes along and kicks me down, causing me to re-evaluate my life, my choices, my actions, my decisions. And I’ll be honest...my first instinct is to FALL APART.
Actually, if I'm really honest, I just up and decide to quit EVERYTHING.
Withdrawal has ALWAYS been my first resort, but...ultimately, I realize I am stuck. I can’t hide forever. At some point, I have to pick myself up, dust off the grime and carry on.
Sometimes it is hard for me to remember that not all people are the same. While external diversity is a given, I tend to expect all of humanity to aspire to certain core character traits. Kindness. Respect. Honesty. Dignity. Integrity.
Well, all I can say is...don’t get caught sleeping in the wolf’s den, my friends. As it turns out, while these traits are often expected in a friend, they are not always reciprocated. Some people really just are HORRIBLE. And apparently, even I am not always immune to the sheep's disguise.
What can I say? You live. You learn. But, when it involves my (extremely resilient) children, it takes ME a little while longer to bounce back. I am nearly there.