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Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Tribute to the Crazymakers



I was thinking yesterday about yin/yang, sunshine and rain. About how one could never appreciate the good without having lived through the bad. And now, I'm going to say something that no-one expects from me. I am thankful for the crazymakers that I've had to endure!

I've had long-term relationships with crazymakers. I've had literally years of suffering through their drama, not seeing a way out. I used to think there was nothing I could do about it if we were related. That's just how it was, they were a crazymaker, I was their (enter relationship), suck it up and deal.

Well, no longer. I've ended those relationships. And I am much happier for it. But the stark contrast of life then and life now is more evident to me because of knowing them. So I am thankful. The world would not be the same without crazymakers.

But since I am thankful and those experiences have helped mold me, will I go back into a relationship with one? No Way! But I will run into them in my life. I will have to deal with them-- at arms length. I will always wish them well and hope they can find some happiness and health in their life, but I will not take the project on.

What surprising thing are you thankful for?

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

(((((((((((Robyn))))))))))) What a great perspective. I am thankful for every single thing that has 'gone wrong' in my life. It is extremely difficult to be sincerely thankful for some things, but if it were not for those disappointments, I would not be where I am today. I like where I am and who I am. I have all the 'goods' and the 'bads' in my life to thank for that!

TheHappySoul said...

Wow... crazymakers. I totally see your point of view, but not sure I am at the point where I can be thankful for them. I do learn from the encounters, and they make me a stronger person, but not so sure that I'm glad they entered my life. Some of them have left some very deep scars that I still need to repair, so maybe after I accomplish that I will be thankful. Kudos to you, though! So glad you have learned and moved on!

*hugs*

designsbykari said...

I have a rotten ex-husband, a truley horrible relationship...but that experience made me who I am. It made me stronger than I ever expected of myself. I learned that I can do just about anything I put my mind too. It also taught me that while not perfect, I am a good mother...a present parent. Even more, it's the small things in life that are important and valued.

I too salute the crazymakers and wish them well, well away from me! :)

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