No one is perfect… we all make mistakes, we do things we wish we could undo, and we say mean things–I am one of those people who ALWAYS thinks about what she says before saying it, but lately, I think I have been acquainted with some individuals who only seek to hurt me.
Before I divulge anything further, this is not meant to bash, but as I have mentioned , this is MY personal blog, an outlet for me to discuss MY feelings–if those people wish to read it, then so be it, but this is me and I shouldn’t have to change for anyone. This is a letter to myself, when I have a down-day and need a pick-me-up to remind me just how blessed I am…
Though you normally tend to focus on the positive people, situations, and genuine goodness that encompasses your life, sometimes there are–indeed–others that seek to bring you down and make you feel bad… whether they mean to or not, you cannot influence their decisions or what they say, but YOU can choose how to respond to those difficult situations and only YOU can change the way it makes you feel and what you take away from it.
There are people in life who just cannot simply be happy for others–they downgrade people to make themselves feel better, they say mean things to feel superior, and they lie because they cannot explain the truth, but in reality, those are the people who need the most help.
They can say nasty, deceitful, and VERY untrue things about you, but this only makes their credibility seem worse than it already is. They think they hurt your feelings?? Well, you know better and they are wrong. You have God on your side and He knows the truth… He knows that they are liars and people who only attempt to better themselves by making up false accusations in the hopes that someone will actually listen to their sob story. You have taken the high road on so many instances with these difficult people that have come in and out of your life and have yet to address the ludicrous comments–and you will continue to do so until this whole mess is over and done with. They want you to respond to their little games and don’t give them the satisfaction… I wouldn’t dream of it.
In time, this whole situation will be behind you, you will have learned life lessons from this ordeal, and you won’t have to hear from these unkind people anymore… until that time, you can confide in real friends and family, and most importantly, you can pray, because God listens to your prayers and guides you to get through the hard times.
What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger and what goes around comes around. You have strong faith in your family and friends–those who do truly love you– and to “those people”, you can only say ‘I feel sorry for you and I will pray for you’. I can forgive and forget and move on with your life and I hope one day you can move on with yours.’
“People will always talk about you, especially when they envy you and the life you live. Let them… you affected their lives, they didn’t affect yours”
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”