GUEST BLOGGER: May Challenge - W is for Why Me

Monday, June 2, 2014


Meet Shelley Piccirilli!!


I come from a long line of whiners.  My mother and father were both chronic complainers and know-it-alls. I not only embraced these traits, I excelled at them.  At my high school senior banquet, I was runner up to the biggest complainer.  She now has her own very successful business.  There were worse categories to win I think.   I would like to believe that as I matured I handled the “why me” situations with more finesse but that would be a lie.  For me, bitching and moaning is like meditation and yoga for normal people.  What most people find calming makes me crazy.  For example, classical music makes me mental. I also love to get massaged but the rain stick meditation music actually makes me uptight.  I don’t like it.  Not even a little bit.  I would much prefer to hear Creedence Clearwater Revival than tinkly rain sounds.
 
I am fairly certain I have passed these endearing qualities onto my children and possibly two of my three grandchildren.  It can be a hardship when you really do know everything, especially that one time when maybe, just maybe you were wrong.  That happens so rarely I’m not sure why I even mentioned it.

We all go through challenging times – worrisome medical issues, a bad break up, a fight with a friend or family member, financial difficulties or a job we at one time loved (or at least liked) that we now dread going to every single day.  You may have set milestones for your life and realized you’re running behind or they may never happen.  You may be waiting for that one big break that just never seems to come.  Sometimes we are the victims of situations and other times we are the driver who poorly negotiated the curve in the road and drove off course.  We should learn from these experiences but why does everything happen to me??  Whether you feel like a victim or were the mastermind behind problem, you cannot let the “why me” drag you down.  It doesn’t matter how you pick yourself up, just do it.  If whining lifts you up, do it.  Just hope those individuals to whom you complain really, really like you or are related and are obligated to listen.

I have a dear friend who always asks about my family and then tells me I am truly blessed.  And she’s right…  I am blessed with an abundance of good in my life.  But why do I always pick out something when I’m shopping that has no price tag???  Why does this always happen to me?

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