people who have been with me long enough will remember my run-in with my sister.she got upset when i suggested some ways she could help me while countering yet another suggestion for mindfulness. I have nothing against mindfulness, but i offered up other options that I thought would be more helpful and had been working to lift my mood. after brooding over it for a couple of weeks, i ran head-on to the thought of acceptance. almost immediately I got over the butt-headed response she gave.
later in the day, i related the happenings of the day to a friend. paraphrasing her response, she said, “that sounds like she wanted a clear conscience but not give you enough time to plan for it.” i replied,”my sentiments exactly!”
in consultation with Mary, we decided not to go. I sent her an email, so she wouldn’t have to worry about us showing up or not showing up. at least my sister coils go with a semi-clear conscience. sigh.