Happy Sunday, Blogland...yet again! :)
Either way, I'm okay with the small detour my blog content is taking on weekends. Especially after all the positive comments and messages about last week's post, which was similar...seems you all enjoy it! :)
While at the same time, finding things like this out may also help confirm thoughts, feelings and decisions that were very difficult for you to make at a certain time in life, though you know were the right ones for you. All despite catching glimmers of disrespect and negativity prior in someone, which put you off, wore and even broke you down over time. Decisions further confirmed with more knowledge.
That said, it seems that only once you gain the ability to step outside of yourself and situations can you obtain a clearer view. More so when things are told or pointed out to you over time that others found off putting and disrespectful themselves, be it simple social graces and etiquette or beyond. Then, once time has passed, and you are more removed, you can see how the way others perceived things and felt in given situations align with your own.
Now, even though in the moments when you are made aware of certain comments or instances, it can be hurtful to hear or realize, they are also so healing and reassuring! Life truly has its own way of unfolding, and sometimes it is best not to question it. As well as remember to trust yourself, your instincts, feelings and heart a little too.
In the end, it all comes down to, in the words of a hit song by Aretha Franklin, R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Respect as a person, with your thoughts, your action and especially your comments! Remember that words can hurt the most. Be even more aware when the comments, actions and looks you make are being misunderstood or misread by so many...perhaps it is telling you something.
Ultimately, I think it all comes down to how you think and view things in life, and negativity can really alter one's perspective! Always respect yourself enough to see this within yourself and make the change. You always have a choice, but it has to be your choice in the end.
In the words of Ellen DeGeneres, whom I love, "Be kind to one another!"