Yesterdays #reverb10 prompt. It's a day late, but I think you can forgive me?
December 5 – Let Go.
What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?
I let go of the word "Family".
That sounds bad, doesn't it? It's not as bad as it sounds, I promise.
I let go of the word "Family" because I've discovered that just because you share some common DNA with certain people, it doesn't make them any better, kinder, or more caring and trustworthy than the average Joe. For the most part, almost all of the big, painful betrayals that I've experienced in my life have been at the hands of family members. Are there some family members that I wouldn't trade for the world? Absolutely. But there are also quite a few who just aren't worth keeping in my life. I've gotten to a point where I feel like, no matter who they are or what relation to me they have, if someone brings more negativity to my life than they do positivity, they have no reason to be a part of my world. I refuse to let anyone, anyone, cause undue stress or drama in my life. Life is too short to let people, even family, rain on my parade.
Do you have family members that you'd rather not associate with?