Big family on sofa looking at a terrestrial globeWith summer in full swing, there are usually plenty of opportunities to get together with family.

Family vacations, reunions or simple get togethers over certain activities happen a lot in the summer.  Ah, family.  There’s nothing quite like it!

It’s been said that friends are the family you choose but your blood family is yours whether you would have chosen it or not!

If you are lucky enough to have a family that you adore, it still is common to experience some “triggers” being around them.

If you have a family that does nothing but trigger you, then you have ample opportunity to experience growth.

You may already know by now that nothing is ever about the other person, it’s always about you.

What are they triggering in you?  What does your reaction say about you?

What do your thoughts and feelings about this other person illuminate what is going on with you?

When you look at everything through the lens of “you”, you’ll be amazed at what can happen.

People are just people, doing what they do and saying what they say.

It’s your reaction and emotions around this that bears more scrutiny.

Look objectively within first before you react to your external surroundings.

© 2013 MarBeth Dunn & Destination Empowerment, Inc. all rights reserved

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