Misery Loves Company

Why is it that miserable people want others around them to be miserable too? Why is it that what they accuse others of, is what they themselves are doing? Is it possible for them to understand that embracing other’s happiness is a way of bringing happiness into their own lives? Is it possible for them to look in the mirror and really see themselves?
I have no answers. I wish I did.
I do not understand ghastly deeds, or conniving, underhanded behavior. I cannot imagine the motivation. I can only imagine how sick it would make me feel to be purposefully mean and ugly to others.
People who bully – have been bullied – but they don’t know what to do about it or how to stop the cycle. I am saddened by such low behavior, but I don’t know what to do about it.
My parents taught me to take the high road. I remember telling my children that often times when you reach down to pull someone up, you get pulled down instead. It’s like gravity – you go down easier than you go up. We need to help others, but it is easier to behave nicely when you hang around other people who behave nicely.
Be nice people!
On a bright note, editing and rewrites of the novel are going wonderfully. I am very pleased with the improvement. I can’t wait to begin sharing it with you.
Rain, rain, rain keep on coming. I hate to hear of flooding, but I am so grateful to know our pastures are getting needed moisture to go into the winter. The calves had their best weaning weights in three years.
Congratulations to Malala!!! She won the Nobel Peace Prize for her education advocacy for children. She is the youngest recipient ever, and it is well deserved. Her bravery alone is something I admire to my very core. To top it off – she is so nice!

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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