Thinking recently on vacation about "Bullies." These people always seem out of control with their own lives which is why they want to control everyone Else's lives. It's a control thing. One lesson I have learned this year is: One can only control one's own behavior, not someone Else's behavior. If one never says anything negative, no one can truthfully repeat anything negative said. Just breath deeply, rise above the fray and keep on going in a positive direction. Work on this task every day. It's not easy, but it's healthy and right.
From Forget-Me-Not, Forget-Me-Never book:
You ask for something original,
I scarcely know how to begin,
For there is nothing original in me,
Unless 'tis original sin.
Miss Elizabeth "Elsie" Schaefer
June 24, 1906