Wednesday, November 18, 2009
(Continuation from the day before Yesterday) And Knowing when Not To (Keep Your Mouth Shut) 2
Overlooking wrongs done to you is one thing when done to promote family cohesiveness. It is another if it leads to encouraging bullying and the like. If someone is consistently wronging you, careless with your possessions, then I am not in favor of “forgive and forget”. When someone recently took possession of a piece of furniture that I had loaned them, using it NOT as I had agreed to, than I DID speak up. Also, it is important to stand up for your children’s rights.
The other day, I was speaking to a family member, and they needed a scrap of paper to write something down. They grabbed a small sheet that Ricki had in front of her, and Ricki protested: “That’s mine!”
“Return it,” I told that family member, “it IS hers. She won’t respect your rights if you don’t respect HERS.”