Wednesday, May 21, 2014

It just makes me sad

I am feeling sad today. I cannot go into details to protect the guilty but suffice to say I have learned something about life and myself in the past twenty-four hours.

I have learned that just because everyone else thinks someone is a good person doesn't mean they are.

I have learned that my boundaries are more important than the needs of another.

I have learned what I have always known intuitively - children are not as resilient as we think they are.

I have learned that you can, in fact, fool some of the people all of the time and that is not ever a good thing.

I have learned that children can be let down and the adults around them do nothing.

I have learned that what I thought was true about my helplessness in a situation is, in fact, not true.

I have learned that making a stand means losing friends.

I have to learn if I am brave enough anyways.

I have to make that phone call, and set up that meeting, and damn the torpedoes.

"I shared my
feelings today
there were
no survivors"

Robert Wilson Dark Side of the Brain

2 comments:

  1. I connect to your comment about boundaries. We (or maybe just I) am willing to alter boundaries to appease others far too often. I hope doing the brave and right thing will ease the sadness.

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  2. Thank you Sarah. I have made the call and set up a meeting, and I am learning to say no. The sadness is ebbing....

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