My family is wonderful. We tend to be an incredibly hilarious and fiercely loyal group. We love each other, and we love our friends. We take care of each other and the people around us as best we can. We give whatever we have to whomever we can. I am proud of who we are, but we do have a pretty frustrating flaw.
We are also brilliant at holding grudges.
This drives me insane. I can't pretend that I don't have this very much in my veins because I am currently trying to loosen my grip on a grudge that I have developed over the past two years that is completely stupid, but I am struggling to let go of. I'm also trying to keep myself from becoming bitter over things that are really outside of my control or the control of people around me.
God give me strength to not be a total moron about my relationships, please. I want to be a better version of myself each and every day, and I know I can't be holding onto anger or frustration and withholding forgiveness. It's counterproductive and unhealthy. Le sigh.
I guess what I need to do is remember the best bits of my soul and who I am, and try to shake out the rest and rebuild.
Here's as a good a place as any to start.