If you're not careful, what you meant to be an innocent comment can quickly turn into extremely hurtful words when they fall on someone else's ears. People can't read your mind. We don't know what your intentions are when you speak, we only hear your words and the tone in which you say them. And when you call back to talk more, we don't know you're thinking about saying the very thing we are hoping you'll say so we know you aren't trying to exclude us or put us down. We don't know you don't hate us. All we know is you hurt us...repeatedly. All we know is you're supposed to love us but you make us cry. All we know is when you're around, we don't feel like we're good enough.
I won't get too far into it because I don't want to get into specifics, but please, people, be kind with your words. Understand that everything out of your mouth can bring life or death to someone's self esteem or love for you. Everything has a consequence.
~until next time
Working a full time job, raising two daughters, attempting to have a social life, trying to make my family proud, and trying to make myself proud are things I do every day. I'm now beginning my journey of giving. This is step one.