Why do some people insist on treating family like servants and strangers like honored guests. Everyone at the Oaks is always telling me how much they love my mother but she is so mean to my sister in law. All I hear are complaints; complaints I know have no merit. In fact, the complaints are all accurate descriptions of herself, e.g., inconsiderate (refuses to call, refuses to fix answering machine, refuses to carry cell phone). What crime did my poor s.i.l. commit? She couldn't get a whole day off to carry the Knuckle to a funeral. She took three-four hours off but that just wasn't good enough.
What is the lesson here? What does my mother's death-defying grip on a life she doesn't seem to value have to offer?
- Embrace gratitude as the pure energy form it is.
- When she hits the rant re-play extend your arm. You won't hear her and she won't notice.
- Evaluate and pick your own retirement home so it is your choice.
- Don't blame other people for your failure to communicate
- Get a mirror
I feel better now, do you?