Today’s quote is all about Family Dysfunction…this is the time of year when it really kicks up into gear. The holidays seem to make it more prevalent than any other part of the year. It is almost like the stress of the holidays really takes a toll on people and creates drama no matter where you turn; not even I am free of it.
I grew up in a house hold where family dysfunction was always the worst at the holidays, for some reason the fights were the worst. When you try to keep it all together and hide the emotions, you add so much stress to yourself; you may not even realize it. You try to make everything perfect, anticipate everyone’s needs, and try to keep the pressure at a dull roar, but for some reason the fighting will come out.
It takes one person to stop the madness. It takes one person to not react and only lovingly respond. It takes one person to say “I love you”. It takes one person to say this is not how it is going to go. It takes one person to change their behavior so someone else can start to change theirs.
One person can make all the difference in the world, if the one person chooses. However, the choice is a huge decision; it does not come lightly. You are literally deciding to take what comes to you, so the others can make a change or calm down. Sometimes, it will take a strong person to be the sounding board, so your loved one can get out all the deep rooted emotions that are erupting. It is not an easy spot to be in; however you will be making changes in your life, along with everyone else around you.
I have truly learned to be the person who wants others to be a peace; I can’t sit by and watch anyone suffer. I will be the one who will take one for the team, so you can get to the root of what is truly bothering you. Sometimes I am left wounded, but the love I have for my family and friends is worth it.
What are you going to do in your life? Are you ready to be the one standing in front of the flames, so you can change yourself and the people around you? Will you be the example that everyone else can follow? These are amazing questions; think about it…what is your answer?
Today be the change in your life that you want to see around you. Allow this part of the year to be the best part you have experienced. Allow all the things you have learned throughout the year be taught to everyone around you.
Have an amazing day my friends.
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