We’ve all met Charlie Brown’s and we’ve all been Charlie Brown’s. If someone in your life is continually letting you down……then you don’t have to play with them!!! If your focus remains on their behaviour and how they have to learn to ‘play nice’ then you are focused on what you don’t have control of rather than what you do have control of. (This fact is always easier to see in other people’s lives, by the way.) Whenever you are faced with an annoying situation or person, you will be much happier if you focus on the part of the dynamic that you have control of, which is yourself. Trust yourself first. Let them earn your trust. You can love Lucy. You can keep talking to Lucy. You do not have to play with her unless she has proven to you that she is compassionate about the impact her behaviour has on you.
YOU have the power….don’t give it away!