A mix of thoughts, experiences, flash fiction, poetry and humor of Ann Bennett.
Ah, if only it worked this way! I still feel just awful even if I believed (at the time) the person deserved what I gave them.
I know, I know, this is difficult to achieve.
If things were only this easy...Awesome job with the prompt!
I think I could have been more poetic or been more creative. Its just advice. Ugh, so much, what to choose,I took the prompt too literally. Read much better on others.
Ann - so with you on what you have written - wonder if we are similar in age? ;-)
We probably are plus I taught school for thirty plus years. Intensive people working is what it was. You get a lot of self control dealing with the "parents". Kids for the most part are more flexible.
I tell myself that every morning when I wake up, by the time I am in bed again, guilt is as heavy as the darkness around me. Meh!
Guilt is something I feel easily too. I never understand people who like to dish it out.
I will need to read this again tomorrow. And the day after. And again in 3 days. And so on. I am so guilty of wanting to be liked by everybody that I forget my self respect at times and choose the need to be liked even by people I do not care for. Thanks, I needed to see this!
That's the advice I DON'T need!!!Good one!
Taking the high road is something I strive for daily but most often it's the toughest road to walk because sometimes you just want to sink down to someone''s level and let them have it. Well done.
That high road is difficult when the mud on the low road looks so cool and inviting. But we should still strive for that elevation, you are right!
My husband is awesome at taking the high road. Things are much more black and white to him. Certain things are just wrong in his book. It doesn't matter why you might want to do it, if it's wrong, it's wrong. I've learned a lot from him, but he's still way better at it than I am. :-)
This is timely for me too! As one who's been served more guilt than I possibly have room for, I think the time has come to say enough is enough! Thanks for this!
Ah,taking the high road!Am still learning-a long way to go but am getting better at letting go & have less of guilt to deal with.Awesome use of the prompt Ann:-)
Great philosophy. This is one of those that is hard to follow though. Good pov though.
I hope that one day I can make it this easy. It should be but my nagging thoughts always get in there and complicate things!