Monday, March 14, 2011

Do as I say, not as I do??

Eleanor Roosevelt is right… when she said
'No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

And I have told my children, as well as some friends, this very
quote. Yet when some one made remarks that made me feel inferior,
it flatten, sadden me and I felt humiliated. So why didn’t I
follow my own advice? I don’t know.. I guess because it
was a friend. So to be publicity down dressed.. it hurt.
I take it from strangers, easily, because they don’t know me..
but a friend? It cuts to the quick.

So now I am trying to put it in perspective. Was the person having
a bad day? Don’t they know the sharp words hurt? If I was having
a bad day, I would think I would have apologized for my words. But
then again, I wouldn’t have made the remarks in public in the first
place, I would have emailed them.. so we could understand our words,
not in a public form. Yes, I am a work in progress.. putting into
perspective of how I feel. See if the words still seem hurtful after
the hurting is over.

I sure will have a different perspective when I get ready to says
Eleanor’s words again.

1 comment:

Margie's Musings said...

A true friend would not deliberately hurt their friend. Perhaps that person is not a friend after all.