Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Better Me Epiphany ~ Own It
People can be our greatest blessing and our greatest curse. We spend everyday with each other and no one is an island. Sometimes we are around the greatest and most uplifting people and sometimes we are are surrounded by mountains of negativity. I believe we should always choose our influences and make every effort to surround ourselves with the best people, but sometimes that just isn't possible. We are all forced to be exposed to people that sometimes we normally wouldn't be around. They could be coworkers, church members, friends' friends.... the list goes on. These situations can be intimidating and draining and imminent. So what do we do?
I believe that our best way to combat this and enjoy a life cast with characters that we didn't pick is to own every situation that we are in. That means knowing who you are and not letting anyone or anything convince you otherwise. It doesn't require you to be abrasive or dominant. You just have to be sure. So the next time you are in a situation and there is someone there pumping you with negativity, belittling you, or being just plain rude ~ you have to make a concious decision. You have to say within yourself "I Know who I am and nothing will convince me otherwise".
So.... so what if they don't respect you
YOU RESPECT YOURSELF
So what if they tell you that you're unlovable
YOU LOVE YOURSELF
So what if they say the sun is sour and the earth is nothing but mud
YOU SEE A BLESSING IN WARMTH AND WALK ON SOLID GROUND
With this being said we don't have an excuse for the things said or done to us. Those things don't matter because we know better
Better Me Epiphany: No one else has the power to dictate who I am or how I feel. My indentity lies in what I choose.