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Friday, August 24, 2012

Are you perfect?

Thankfully, I am NOT! And lately I have begin the work of becoming myself!!

There came a time in my life ~ back in October 2000 ~ when I had had enough of the verbal and physical abuse from my sister. When something in her life went sour, she took out her aggression on those around her and I was frequently in that path.

I walked away from the drama and the person that created it! I did NOT need that much stress in my life...besides I still had the stressor of my parents.

Instead, I surrounded myself with people who made me laugh. I forgot about the bad and focused on the good.

I learned to love the people that made me happy and tried to pray for the one's who did not.

Life is much to short to be anything but happy.

Falling down is part of life, but getting back up is living!!!!!!!!

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  • SAMI199
    It is a hard thing to do-been the healthiest. Here's to Good friends that make us laugh & love of us warts & all.

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    2426 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/29/2012 9:47:12 AM
    CONGRATULATIONS on taking control of your life and liking the person you have become!!!

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    2430 days ago
    Good for you, Annie, proud of ya, gf. You've put up with way too much from that sis of yours over the years, sometimes it's best to leave it in the dust of the past where it belongs. When people don't treat you right or only say or do things that make you feel less than in any way, you don't have to stop loving them, per se, but you can make the conscious choice to not have them in your life in any more damaging capacity. That's what loving yourself is all about, and when you love yourself, you will not accept that kind of treatment from people, be they family, friend, or whatever. Keep walking that path, it's all growth to my way of thinking.
    2431 days ago
    Not only that, but I believe that in many ways, you ARE who you surround yourself with. The attitudes and the support (or lack there of). I have removed toxic people from my life too. (After I out-grew the idea that I could change them) Maya Angelou once said; "When someone shows you who they are, believe them".

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  • LYNNA1968
    Congrats on taking control of your life & the people you allow in it! emoticon
    2431 days ago
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