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Not mine. Still... do no harm.

by lillybrook on March 21, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I heard something troubling about my 3-year old's father yesterday. We haven't had contact with him for well over a year, yet -- for some reason -- people who know us both still give me the report. I don't mind (don't need to know, but don't take offense) but yesterday, someone told me something that might make his life harder than it already is.

I don't need to win. I don't need to be right. I don't need him to suffer -- and this bit of news made me sad. There is nothing I can do, but I am trying my best to send positive energy into his world (but take no action; this is not mine) in the hopes it will make a difference.

Ah, life.


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