The Uncreative Mind Speaks

Ron Weasley’s advice

Daily Prompt: Quote Me

I love my family but I hate living with them. Others may think what I go through at home is a normal part of being in a big family, or any family for that matter.

I’ve been living with my family for more than two decades now and yet I have not learned to accept how they are. Constant bursts of temper, taunts, mockery, and arguments happen often. True, we have plenty of good times and fun times. But for me, negativity hangs around the house. I can’t get away from it unless I am not in the house. Plus, I never feel like I belong. And that bothers me so.

Harry Potter has a similar situation living with the Dursleys. (Although he has the worse end of the stick). With all that he goes through at Privet Drive, Ron tells him: Don’t let the muggles get you down.

And that is what I strive to do. I keep that quote in mind to help me stay sane in this house. I remind myself that I am in charge of my happiness, that I am stronger than I think, that I should not allow others to ruin my day. I remind myself that there are other reasons to be happy and that I should look forward to these other causes of joy.