My friend Susie’s comment on my last post got me thinking. I have had many gifts of friendship throughout my life. Why would I would focus on the one that rejected me?
A Course in Miracles would call it the “ego.” That force that wants to keep us in hell right here on earth, right here in our own minds. No matter how happy we may be, it finds a way to cut into that happiness in an effort to convince us of something that can never be true. It wants us to believe we are separate from our Source. The more peaceful we become, the more viciously it attacks.
Today I will take some time to run through all the friendships I currently have. It is a big circle, expanding every day. I will offer up gratitude for all of them. Thank you Susie!
Perhaps this experience is preparing me? Social situations have always been fairly easy for me. They are scary for Riley. She officially enters school later this month and perhaps this little ego flare up is just what I needed to not only understand her feelings, but also to be able to ask her the right questions if a social rejection occurs.