There are people in our lives that, due to genetics, we are required to associate with. It isn’t always easy and I have a low tolerance for drama, so I tend to pull away when the proverbial “sh*t hits the fan.” I simply want to live my life in peace and steer clear of the craziness. I’ve had my fair share of moments that I have created which caused pain upon those that I love, so I feel obligated to stay at least within arm’s length. I must say though, at times my empathy gene is nowhere to be found. Those are the moments that I know I am of no help to the drama creator and it’s best to limit contact. When experiencing these difficult moments in life, like a magnet, I migrate to that which brings me joy – my children and grandchildren. I feel whole when surrounded by my loves.