Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Finding the balance
This post was prompted by concern over a friend, but as I wrote it I realized it applies to me, my own self also. And probably to everyone else too. We are all far more alike than we realize.
Thanks to M.S. for planting the concept in my head in the first place!
If your kindness is rejected, it does not mean you are unkind.
If your creativity is belittled, it does not mean you are not creative.
If your loyalty is dismissed, it does not mean you are not loyal.
If your fears and worries are not comforted, they are no less real.
If your encouragement is rejected, it does not mean you are not supportive
If your generosity is never enough, it does not mean you are ungenerous
If your gentleness is met with abruptness, it makes you no less gentle.
If your sympathy is taken for granted, it is no less precious a gift
If your knowledge is dismissed, you are no less wise
If your honesty is challenged, you are no less truthful
If your tenderness is mocked, it does not mean you are weak
If your strength is dismissed, it does not make you weak
If your sensitivity is criticized, it does not make you insensitive
If your patience is deemed inadequate it does not mean you are impatient
If your love is rejected, it does not mean you are not lovable, or loving.
"An it harm none", you have a right to be in the world just as you are. No one else has the right to define who, or what you are.