What Just Happened!

I am constantly surprised by the reactions of others when something good happens to me. Just today I checked my email to find out that I had won concert tickets. My daughter is with me when I open the email. She gets excited and so do I. She asks can she go with me and I say of course. It turns out my sister and I have already purchased tickets for the same concert for the very next day, they are really in the nose bleed seats however. I get excited and call my sister, instantly she is ticked off because I said I was taking my daughter to the one I had won. Maybe I shouldn't have called her at all. I consider her probably to be my best friend. I can see that she would be upset, but she should have just been happy for me.

A few months ago in graduate school another friend of mine got upset when I received a passing grade and she did not. She was so upset that I could not enjoy the accomplishment and feeling of satisfaction I should have been able to enjoy. I am not talking about glotting but just plan satisfaction with my accomplishment. I know that I would have been happy for me. I might have been upset but I would have kept it to myself.

I'm just frustrated. I'm surprised and upset about being made to feel guilty for good fortune that has happened to me. I am sure I will feel better in a little while and wish that I had never written this. I am just venting right now.

2B4ME 2B4ME 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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I can understand your frustration and disappointment. Just consider it a part of the human element.

Well I'm very happy for you! I win lots of contests but that's because I know I can't afford alot of the luxuries so I enter more than others. Karma can be a good friend at times so long as you are good to her.

Good for you and your happiness darlin'!


People will always share your food, drink and money, when you want to share your concerns or your happiness, you are in a crowd of one.

these people are are only listening as long as you are telling them, what they want you to be saying to them

Hope you enjoyed the trip out.