I always choose to be the bigger person by responding with kindness, taking the kill them with kindness attitude or I just don’t respond at all and take my mom’s cliché’ advice, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.” I don’t think you can go wrong either way and I have avoided a lot of drama by taking these approaches. Now my daughter will disagree with me and tell me that I should take a stand and say how I feel and maybe sometimes she is right but I just don’t have it in me. I am the mediator…the one who always tries to make sure that everyone else is happy and ok. I will admit that I have suffered at times with hurt for my silence but that is the price I pay for being a selfless person and I truly believe that one day I will be rewarded for my kindness, compassion and empathy. It may not be here in this life but it will definitely be in the eternal one.