"How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you."

“How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.”

(via thelovejournals)

I really needed to hear this tonight. I thought I was doing someone a favor and they stabbed me in the back. When this happens, I have a tendency to want to get back at the person but I know that isn’t helpful.

Tomorrow I will have to see this person and I want to focus on making them feel good. Not a very exciting proposition I know but it’s the way I was raised. I don’t want to live with a me who makes people feel bad. With all that I am and all I can try to be, I want people who come into contact with me to feel good. Of course, there is a time to stand up for yourself but I don’t think I am anywhere near that with this person. They actually are pretty sad and need my help not my chastising.

Have you been in a situation where someone stabbed you in the back when you helped them? How did you deal with it.

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Author: Damien Riley

I'm an online diarist, blog film critic, & podcaster. My views on films and life are often 'left of center' on, but I have respect for other viewpoints. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.