So.....I must admit....I really do like it when people like me:) Don't we all really want to be liked? I mean just liked, not judged, not criticized, not even loved......just liked. It almost feels like this should be a right at times, particularly when you feel like you try hard to be nice to people.
I always imagined when I got older that this was a given. You think when you are young that when you get older people are mature, people have logic, and most people have enough experience to try and not judge too quickly. Fortunately this is the case more often times than not.
So I have this neighbor.....
And this neighbor....
JUST doesn't really like me.:):(
Quite frankly between myself, this blog, and all who know me I am not sure this such a bad thing.....but again....not being liked can be a bit hard on the ego regardless age and maturity.
I had a conversation with this neighbor not too long ago that was really quite shocking. It was one of those conversations where I walked away and thought ....."Did that just REALLY happen, and did he REALLY just say that to me?"
Now I don't think he reads my blog, but if he does this may be a good entry for him.
So I found this quote recently......and I LOVE IT!!!! It may need to be my theme for the year. I need a yearly theme....and this needs to be it!
My new favorite quote by Mother Teresa.
The bottom line.....no matter what we do, no matter how hard we try, it never is between you and them. And there will ALWAYS be someone who doesn't approve with what you do. It is important to do good anyway.
Someday when my kids get older I want them to remember this quote, I want the quote ingrained in their capable little heads.
JUST TRY YOUR BEST, keep your blinders on (as my Mom would say) and DO GOOD ANYWAYS!