A reminder: there’ll always be somebody who will despise or literally hate you, no matter what–no matter what good you do/have done, no matter how sincerely kind you’ve been and are.
They’re hell-bent on trying to make you the bad–your being fully present with an open heart and upright actions of good intentions.
That person is “petty”–by a person’s own choice to be small internally.
You’re a real team player in resolving matters and getting a job well done when not of that pettiness exhibited by others.
Petty in the dictionary is: 1. “of little importance; trivial. 2. of secondary or lesser importance, rank, or scale; minor”… So why hold what people say or think to/in the utmost of importance?!
If thrown into competition, you don’t have to attend. Step out, scram–you’re better than that and so is your time–let ’em mock and laugh at you if that little of them that they choose to be.
You know what you’re working on to build your dream into the complete reality; in the steady works of it.
It is more than that that you’re more than this–so choose it. Don’t care whatever is being said that you know is incorrect–not every wrong calls for your exhaustive correction, clarification, value.
Busy yourself in your passion(s) of work, creating, small business–or whatever it is that causes your heart to beat with that spark of ingenuity and gusto!
(I remind myself of this at times) This is more than a pep talk, if it’s needed. We all need an uplifting reminder now and then. Not a know-it-all; an equal supporter.
Time goes by quickly. We have to keep track of what is truly important, and who really is important to us.
People resort in throwing around labels onto others if they just don’t like them–or don’t even attempt to understand a point of view or meaning about a person–or if they’re intimidated by what others do that is successful, fulfilling. They want to call people “toxic” or “mentally ill” but aren’t they toxic/possibly mentally ill for thinking that they’re so ‘it’ while attempting to destroy people with words and damaging alleges and hostile actions–passively or aggressively?–
We do that to each other, don’t we. All of us. Each one of us–at least in our thoughts if not outwardly spoken.
That silent treatment is abuse, also. It’s the attempt to say silently that the other person has no relevance.
If he or she or they were healthy, would that person or people be in favor of destructive involvement, division, separation, abuse, bullying, name calling, ostracization…gossip?? If they were really honest with themselves, with others, would they actually let it be known that they are limiting themselves by trying to limit others in life? Yes or no?
Honestly, they would refrain from meanness, altogether, whether in just words alone. They would be genuine about truth, not the petty truths when it comes to people they despise because of issues in themselves.
They wouldn’t be filled with hatred and put on the airs of humanity, pretending to be ‘humanitarian’ while they are abusive individuals–even if just by tongue, hypocritical word of mouth.
Those petty truths might be vain imaginations of what others said but didn’t–never even thought of speaking.
Often what people say of others is simply the petty truths–because we don’t have time to waste on what people say about us yay or nay.
We have but just a vapor, a slit in a window to peer through with how quickly time does fly. We have choices to make, not get caught up in whether or not anybody accepts us, wants to or not; or if they ever cared to see us as any value that we’ve brought forth and gave/did out of graciousness.
We have just a moment in time. We don’t waste it in foolish places if we’re wise. We busy ourselves with our minds, our actions, our hearts in all those right places where we know we ought to work and speak. Where we ought to spend our days until each task and service is complete.
And our dreams.
People miss out on what genuinely matters when they want to hate proven by their intentional words and actions of hatred–
the petty truths of nothingness.
Let’s live while we’re here, no matter what, despite whomever.
Authentically you, no imitation; as well as myself, flaws and all. But there’s everything good about aiming to do our best and being the best of ourselves; and we should at least seriously try.
That is truly caring about this life we have here, about other people, not just about ourselves and what we want.
This is when having age on your side helps!–you know who you are, what you want, what you’re called to do, where you’ve been–and where you’re going!
You know what’s behind you.