This is my 400th post, and as this year comes to a close, I have to decide if I will keep Motivational Monday or move on to a new thing like I did last year:) I might, just might, do something like Fiction Friday as I do write short stories, erm that I never show anyone. You are free to respond in the comments with any ideas.
I have been thinking about this post most of the day and wrote it in my head a few times, but what I want to talk about is who you are. I believe people should accept you the way you are. If you are head strong, and you have ALWAYS been that way, why should it come as a surprise if you don’t give in to whatever others want you to believe. If they are your friends or loved ones, they should value that trait as they always have, and not try to change you. When someone tries to break down the core of who you are, it comes across as them saying you are not good enough. I don’t care who they are. This is unacceptable to me and hurtful.
If you know what is in a person’s heart and you know how that person has lived their whole life, but suddenly you dislike them for one comment they make that goes against your personal beliefs, and you no longer like them, then that is on you. I’m going to use a somewhat real situation that many people are faced with. Honesty. If you have a friend who has always been honest with you and you ask them a question, do you blame them for their answer? I read something yesterday that made me think of this. Sometimes, the truth hurts. There are many people who wrap their false beliefs around them and hide under whatever pretense they feel like using for the day. Saying they have “Always” done this or that, but you know the truth. Chances are, so do they.
So I end this year with the motivation to keep on being real. Being honest. Living life as best I can and navigating through uncharted waters at times. You aren’t always going to agree with me, but that’s okay as long as you don’t try to change me. My experiences have shaped me and only I know how that feels…so as much as we say we don’t what it’s like to walk in another man’s shoes, remember, we don’t. 2014. The year to be you.