These are four of the most comforting words that have been life changing in my little world. I was burdened by trying to care for and about everyone. It became all consuming and somehow I had it in my head that was the only way to be a “good person”.
Because of some very unfortunate comments directed at me, I had some decisions to make. I had to let go of some things. I had to remember that there are people in this world who simply don’t know how to be civil and I don’t have deal with it. I can make a choice to simply “not care”.
I went to a great seminar where we explored the joy of really not caring about things that used to consume our feelings and thoughts. You take that insult, slur, hurtful words and put it right where it belongs “Right back at you, sister” and then you really stop caring.
People have no more influence over you than you are willing to give them. So thanks for screwing up my life just enough to teach me that I need to make certain to make good decisions about what and who I choose to care about. Life is too short to “care” about hateful people. Help them pack and send them on their way. God Speed.