I find it easier to stay silent when there’s trouble brewing. That’s why you find me not always posting because I need to process what’s going on and deal with it myself. While your support means so much to me, when I am wrestling with stuff, I go into a little cocoon for a bit.
But there’s trouble brewing. Unrest and people are on edge more than usual. I’ve been watching friends and extended family members argue on social media to such an extent that it’s quite frightening. And they’re outing secrets en masse, taunting those with whom they’re related. And for what? Because they’re frustrated with life.
I stay out of the fray. Quiet here in my own little world. I take care of my sons and myself. That’s it. I’m not looking for trouble. I don’t want to be in the midst of that low vibrational mess.
Am I aware that there’s turmoil? Yes. I’m not an ostrich sticking her head in the sand. But I’m also not one to engage in a word battle that isn’t mine. The offending relative is older and set in his ways. He’s posting things that are a little wacky. I’ve seen them, but I scroll on by. Not my circus. Not my monkeys. But another family member took offense and the gloves were off. It escalated on social media.
He’s written some ugly things in the past as well. I’ve seen the digs about other relatives that weren’t true. Sure, I screen-shotted them as evidence for future reference if needed. But he’s a narcissist and I don’t give my time nor energy to those people anymore.
My point is don’t go looking for trouble. You can find it from anywhere these days as it feels like it’s everywhere. But it’s a choice. Your choice to engage in it or to repeat to yourself…Not my circus. Not my monkeys.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay peaceful. Don’t trouble trouble.