A Quote Can Make You Stronger.
I love a good quote. Whenever I see or hear one, I have to jot it down immediately not to forget it. I believe that a good quote can make such a difference. It can lift you up and give you a positive attitude whenever you need a pick-me-up. It can guide you through a rough day or week, heck, some can even guide you through life.
A good quote can make you feel so much stronger. It can encourage you to believe in yourself and not listen to what others say. Because words of others can be cruel. And hurtful. And they stick with us for a very long time. I am 40 now and I can still remember some of the hurtful things that were said to me during my school time. They don't hurt anymore and the sting they used to cause when thinking of them is long gone - but the words are still there, somewhere in the back of my mind. Stuck in there for eternity.
I believe in being respectful. It has always been one of the most important virtues to me. Respect and also honesty. I find it hard to understand why most people are so disrespectful. And whenever someone treats me with disrespect, I struggle accepting that it's just the way people are now. It hurts to be confronted with such negative behavior.
Just yesterday I had this encounter at the grocery store. Someone wanted to cut in line. I asked that person politely to wait for his turn and reminded him that I had been there before him and already waiting for more than 10 minutes. After all I am a working mom with a child at home waiting for me. I don't have the time for that kind of bullshit - please excuse my French. That person went on about how I could be so impudent and that he had never experienced such rude behavior. Excuse me? You were the one to cut in line. Not me. I had been waiting there just minding my business before you came along.
I decided that such a person wasn't worth my breath nor my time, I told him exactly that and turned away from him to keep on waiting patiently for my turn, with him behind me in line where he belonged. I cannot deny having the warm feeling of satisfaction over putting that person in his place right then and there. I couldn't help but grin and it lasted all the way home.
Don't let others step on you. Don't let them belittle you. Don't let them tell you what to do or how to be. Don't give them control over you. Don't waste your time with them!
Now, tell me, do you have a favourite quote? Please do share it in the comments! Thanx.