Saturday, January 5, 2013

Lesson learned

I often wonder why we say that it is good for us to learn lessons in life by going through them?
2012 however has taught me another lesson and that is to trust my instinct when it comes to people.

Over the years I have stopped doing it as I thought I should always try and see the best in people first.

The lesson I have learned is that don't trust what someone tells you and not check for yourself, I have been told one thing and another was the truth and it has cost me a considered amount of money.
Money I could have spend on my family and not on someone else's travel ( if you are reading this, yes I am talking about you, hope you sleep well at night).

I now have to make a decision on where to go from here as I have been advised to take it further.

2013 is going to be a new start, a more assertive me, lots of visits to my grand babies and spending quality time with friends and family.
Forgot  another trip to the US with a couple of friends without having to stroke someones ego and paying for them too.
Feeling better now that this is of my chest, thanks for listening.

Happy sewing to you all
Christine




20 comments:

Paula said...

I usually do not comment much on blogs but your heartfelt post hit me.
The pain you must have in your heart has to unbearable. You have endured so much in the past year. I do hope letting it go and getting it off your chest will be bring you comfort. We each learn lessons everyday and some are just plain hurtful.
Now that you have stopped holding it in I do hope you can get past the pain and the hurt. Hold in your heart the people that love and care for you. Let the sunshine in.
Hugs to you. May you find much comfort in the New Year.

Yvonne said...

Sometimes it is good to tell what is "on your chest" as we say it here in Holland.
I have a quote hanging that says: 'No matter how badly people treat you, never drop dow to their level, just know you're better and walk away'
I hope your next trip to the US will fade away the bad memories.

Wendy said...

Hope your trip to the US is a great one and that you have loads of fun and shopping time while here...and we do learn from our mistakes and I think it helps to make us wiser in our hearts even though our minds might already know a truth...

Kathie said...

sounds like a hard lesson in mho....
sorry.

Christine M said...

I hope 2013 will be a great year for you Christine.

Kate said...

Well Christine, you're not alone. Sometimes we only learn things the hard way. Better than not learning lessons at all....Best wishes for a really nice 2013!!!

Christine said...

Thanks Kathie, but I guess I will be stronger for it and check, check and check and might not be so trusting anymore
Hope all is well at your end
Christine

Christine said...

Thanks Wendy, I do love travelling to the US, I think it has wonderful places to visit and see and great people too.

Christine said...

Thanks Yvonne so true. Hope all is well at your end and you have a great 2013

PatchworkRose said...

My Philosophy is to always learn from something no matter how bad. I always trust my gut instinct. If something feels wrong it usually is.Besides your gut instinct Senses the type of person. It is one of natures instincts. Some of us have a stronger gut instinct than others. My husband would not be alive today but for my gut instinct despite three other opinions. Don't be hard on yourself. Embrace each day and find something good in it. Be positive and assertive and enjoy life family and friends.
Take Care
xxLynne

Christine said...

Your right, glad to hear your instinct served you so well and all is good.
Have a great 2013

Jessica said...

I am glad you are going back to the US, go and make some fantastic memories so you can leave all this rubbish in the past!

Julia said...

So sorry you had to learn the hard way Christine.
I'm learning to harden up, now that I'm on my own...
Enjoy your next trip to the states..
As the saying goes,"once bitten, twice shy"
Julia ♥

Janet said...

I do feel for you Christine, it sounds like you can put this behind you by getting it off your chest and your kindness gets rewarded in some other way. Another trip sounds very exciting.

Cathy said...

Glad you have that off your chest and hope you are OK....enjoy those grandbabies!!! xx

BevBSews said...

Christine, I love reading your blog and just wanted to thank you and let you know that I'm thinking of you. I hope you have a wonderful 2013

Christine said...

Thank you Bev, hope all is well at your end you too have a wonderful 2013

Christine said...

Cheers, hope all is well at your end

Shabby Quilt said...

Sorry to hear you had been burned by a friend. Hope you can be strong and move on. Don't let it destract you from enjoying others.

Christine said...

Thank you....