- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
There are a few people in my life, as in everyone’s, that have done things to me that are difficult, if not impossible, to forgive. With that being said, rarely do these individuals cross my mind because, of course, there is no reason to dwell on the past or the negative things in your life. Nonetheless, the grapevine has a way of making sure that things get around and I can’t help but smile, if you will, when I hear about something negative that has happened in one of these individuals lives. Realize that I would never say or do anything inappropriate or truly “celebrate” their failture, but I can’t help the feeling of satisfaction that I get when I hear these little tidbits of news. Likewise, when I hear that something has gone well in their lives, I may outerwardly celebrate it but, realistically, it negatively affects my emotions – it is difficult to pinpoint why. I understand that this is not something to be proud of, but I wonder if I am alone.
Why, when someone who no longer has any affect on my life, do I have any reaction at all to their successes or failures?
Riddle me this, ladies.