.....Is for the guilty.
I recently celebrated a couple of major milestones in my life, retirement and my 50th Birthday strangely, people who attended my Birthday Party were few in numbers which demonstrated who my REAL friends were and many of those invited did not R.S.V.P and many who said they were attending didn't, nor did they take the time of a couple of minutes out of their lives bother to even pick up the phone and say they couldn't after all.
It comes down to respect, these people have little or no respect for me as a person it would appear. Even though I went out of my way to do things for them over the years.
As a result I am very disheartened and somewhat annoyed that I invested myself into these people and their lives, yet the feedback I have been getting is that they are somehow annoyed at me because word has gotten back to them about how pissed off at them I am.
These are the people who let me down and they are casting guilt upon me? Strange isn't it the guilty blaming everyone else instead of themselves.
As for my retirement party, many of the people I served with were not invited as the party was held in the Officer's club. don't get me wrong, it was a great night but I feel guilty about not being able to have those who were subordinate to me attend, they understood but it does not lessen my guilt over that, but I do not blame that on others or expect them to change.
The point, don't throw stones when you live in glass houses because if you do you will be homeless.