Mind Your Own Business!

When was the last time you got offended? What happened? We’ll come back to that thought. In the meantime, I’ll share a time when I was offended. We had this neighbor that was hmm…how can I say it, meddlesome? …yeah, that’s accurate. She would come over whenever, stop you as you were walking to the mailbox and talk your ear off with the gossip of the neighborhood. She was always out front so you couldn’t ever go outside without getting bombarded by her. We were okay for a little while. We were nice, lended a listening ear because we just thought that maybe she was lonely. But then things took a downward turn. She started making up ugly things about us and telling them to the neighbors. She would accost our friends in our driveway as they came to visit us with her tales. She would scold my kids and come in our backyard when we weren’t home to see our dogs and then tell people that we were terrible owners because left our dogs OUTSIDE. Can you even believe it?! A dog, outside?!  (and the funny thing is – we have a super spoiled chihuahua that really was an indoor dog 98% of his life – but she’d find the times when he was outside and stop on by) Anyway, things were getting out of hand. This woman was driving me bonkers! We put a lock on our gate and my sweet husband talked to her a couple of times about boundaries and such but still her actions persisted. I would have thoughts like, “Geez, this lady is making me crazy! Who does she think she is? We don’t do __________ (insert whatever she was accusing us of that day), Why is she targeting us? What did we ever do … Continue reading Mind Your Own Business!