Have you ever been at home with a plan that did not include anybody else, and then the door bell rings? …and rings…and whoever it is at the door just won’t let up off of the bell? “Ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong…”
You hear the bell and you are trying with everything you’ve got to get “ready enough” to get to the door…”ding-dong, ding-DONG, DING-DONG…” By now, you’re yelling…”ALRIGHT!” or “WHO IS IT?” but they can’t hear you because of the damn bell…“DING-DONG….”
That’s how you sound to the people around you when you won’t let things go. When you wear pain like a garment and make sure that everybody sees it!
The same mental and emotional aggravation experienced by that damn bell at the door when you want it to stop but can’t get to it, is what friends and family experience whenever you go to that hurtful place in your past.
In the beginning they were sensitive to you and heard your cries:
“I can’t believe he cheated on me…”
“They fired me…and I was doing the best I could…”
“The white man got his foot on my throat…”
“But, I’m a good person, why did this happen to me…”
“I’m a single parent…”
“The devil is a thief…he’s so busy…”