“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can’t hurt me.” Oh yes they can, and now I view everything that happens as a lesson learned, and I try not to repeat any unpleasantries.
In the meantime, although I try to appear as if I have everything under control, I still can’t escape the sting of some unmistakable harsh words, fused with the detrimental reactions that often accompany them. I have even told myself and others I wasn’t hurt in the process.
I strive to take some situations like a big girl, although deep inside I am truly hurt by something said, and my pride is shattered. But, that doesn’t mean I wallowed in the muck. So, don’t get it twisted, I am not soft, I just don’t make a bigger fool out of myself by continuing to talk if I am caught, “red-handed” or not. I learn my lessons and build from there; it’s easier and it saves time.
“A successful man is one who can lay a foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” David Brinkley
Thank you, Lord, for all you do. In Jesus name, we pray.
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