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June 30th, 2007


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08:26 am - A little sad
I find myself a little sad this morning for all the wrong reasons.

I was not invited to a particular social function that some of my friends were. I do not blame the hosts of the event for this. They had many guests, many of them from out-of-town and their home is only so big. Not to mention that food and drink for that number of people had to be overwhelming. I know they agonized over the guest list.

And if I had been invited, I would have been unable to attend.

So it's silly, you see, to feel like this. To be sad that I wasn't included in a fun event that I would have been unable to attend in any case. I report this feeling to help exorcise it.

There will be another function that I will be able to attend some of this evening. That will also help me move past this feeling. For now, I'll rustle up some breakfast.
Current Music: Empire State Express - Son House - Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Son House

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From:prettymuchpeggy
Date:June 30th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)

Feelings are Feelings

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I have often found out about parties after they happen or even have been specifically not invited. This doesn't make the people doing the inviting "bad" at all. They had their reasons, but they should also be ready to accept that there is going to be hurt feelings when people feel excluded.

Feelings are feelings and sometimes it hurts more not to say anything. Sometimes one is left with the misconception that one is not wanted when one is not invited instead of knowing the reality of the real reasons. Sometimes there is no misconception at all. Sigh....

I hope you feel better. I am sure in your case that they had good reasons.
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From:jbru
Date:July 1st, 2007 07:59 am (UTC)

Re: Feelings are Feelings

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I do feel better, thanks. My initial post was a reaction to having this feeling and not liking what I thought were the reasons for the feeling. I didn't think I'd been excluded, if anything, I thought the hosts showed they knew me well because I'd be unable to attend all the events anyway. I think I was down a bit anyway and hearing about the fun just triggered the sadness as a tangent.

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