Do you ever feel caught in the middle? It could be that your close knit group of friends have divided through a fall out and you are expected to choose a side even though you don’t want to. Maybe it’s your parents. A bitter divorce has left them fighting for your attention and you simply can’t please both of them. What about your own children, what do you do when they have fallen out so badly that should they be left in the same room together it would most likely result in an assault charge. Being stuck in the middle is a horrible situation. It doesn’t matter what you do it always leaves you feeling like a traitor. One party spends your time together putting the other down and trying to convince you to join in and then the other does the same. A simple solution would be to ignore both of them, leaving the warring couple to their own devices but when it’s your own flesh and blood it’s not that simple. You love them both dearly and hate to be divided between the pair but nothing you say or do can change the situation. It’s a tough thing to go through and all you can do is hope and pray it soon resolves.
Are you the type of person to bottle your emotions? I am. Sometimes dealing with hard situations is too much and the only way of coping is to push it all to the back of your mind and ignore it. The problem is that they have a way of sneaking out. You feel them pushing at the edges, usually when you’re in a moment of quiet. While you’re busy it’s easy to tame the emotions, your mind is occupied. Sometimes you even create things to do knowing that if you stop for a moment, even just to sit down and relax your mind will start wandering. Bottling emotions is a temporary solution. I sometimes think that one day I may explode from the mass of cast aside turmoil held behind the temporary walls that I have erected around them. The pressure builds each day but the thought of letting them free and dealing with it is far too frightening. My stubbornness to remain strong and not give in to the weakness that I fear it will cause, may just be my downfall. Have you ever felt like this? Did you find a solution or fall apart under the pressure?
Have you ever felt torn over something or someone? Perhaps a loved one has caused turmoil in your life performing an act that has hurt you so deeply things will never be the same. Other family members have witnessed your pain and tears and also fallen victim to the spite of this person and disowned them as a result of their actions. Time moves on, the hurt doesn’t fade. You miss them like crazy and would do anything to see them despite the pain they have caused you. The rest of the family tell you to forget them and that you’re better off without them, but you can’t. Opportunity arises and contact is made, apologies are given and they want to see you. What do you do? Your family who have supported you through this won’t approve do you go against them after all they’ve done? Your heart is divided and there is no easy solution in sight but all you know is that you want to see this person that you brought into the world. You remember the nights you spent comforting them when they were ill. You remember watching their school plays and their face light up at Christmas. What do you do when you’re torn between your own child and the rest of your family?
Envy, a strong feeling of jealousy. We all envy something. Maybe you envy your friend. Perhaps you think she has the perfect life. Her good looks and happy smile, complete with an adoring husband just may send you sinking into the depths of jealousy where your mind fills with nasty thoughts and turns your friendship upside down. Tame that green eyed monster for a moment and think about it. Is her smile genuine? Or can you see the edges faltering? People are good at hiding what truly lies behind their smile. It is possible that she may even envy you and really, is her life better than yours? Perhaps instead of obsessing over others, you should look within and see what needs changing in your own life in order to achieve happiness. It’s easy to want what others have but the likelihood that you would be content even if you were able to obtain it are very slim. Several quotes spring to mind, the grass is always greener on the other side, money can’t buy you happiness. Try this quote, I think it sums it up 😀
I don’t normally slam companies but these really pushed me to my limit! I have always ordered from this company and have never had the need of customer service until recently. I ordered trainers for my kids but only received part of the order, the other kept showing “at the service centre.” After a week I’d had enough I contacted the delivery company by a live chat and all they could tell me was that the parcel hadn’t been scanned in quite some time and that they could only assume it had gone missing. They advised me to contact who I ordered it from and that was all they could say. I contacted sports direct by email explaining what I had been told but didn’t receive any reply. Seven emails later I was getting frustrated. There was no live chat or contact number listed on the site so I hit Google. Several useless numbers later I finally got to talk to someone who promised they would look into it and let me know. A few more days later, still no word. I sent a very nasty email informing that I would be taking the matter further and accused them of theft. No sooner had I sent the email, I received a reply informing that they are very sorry for the delay and will be resending the order on next day delivery as a gesture of good will. Still waiting!!!!!
They are a complete joke of a company. Clearly they don’t follow their orders up and just send them out hoping for the best an absolute disgrace and I think it’s fair to say that I will never order from them again! Anyone who has had the same problem I’d love to hear from you and for those who can’t find a working number, here’s the one I got through on you have to wait in a queue but someone will eventually answer: 0870 333 9400
Wrath: anger, violence, vengeance, punishment. We all at one stage have suffered from this sin. Whether you have felt the need to enforce it or have actually committed some form of wrath it’s all around us. It’s more than just anger and would have to be an extremely serious situation to feel the power of wrath. Unfortunately the human race have a knack for making someone that mad that they wish to punish you and extract their revenge. Have you ever despised someone enough to deserve your wrath? I have, but then when you’re a parent it releases the animal inside you when you feel that your children are being threatened. It burns inside and all kinds of hateful thoughts fill your mind, taunting and pushing until you feel like you’ll explode if someone doesn’t pay. Don’t fall victim to it, a strong person is big enough to walk away and let karma do the rest.
These days most of us talk by text, whatsap or Facebook. It’s a quick and convenient way of talking if you don’t have time to actually hold a conversation over the phone but do you really know who you are talking to? These days most couples tend to know each other’s passwords for Facebook but there are also devious partners. Perhaps you don’t approve of your son/daughters partner and they know it. You may be thinking that you’re talking to your child when really they are away from their phone and their shunned significant other is impersonating them to cause trouble in an already rocky relationship. Maybe you’re a friend and think that it’s your bestie on the other end asking odd questions which suspiciously appear to be seeking information about things they should already know. It really is hard to tell who is tapping away at those keys when you can’t see or hear the person on the other end . Has this ever happened to you? If so I’d love to hear from you 😀