So, everybody has an opinion, right?
Most often I think it’s the people that are closest to us that tend to be the most opinionated about our lives.
About how you should parent.
How you should dress.
How you should do marriage.
How you should do things the way that they would.
Gossip can tear apart relationships if you let it.
But here’s the thing, what I am finding is that I can minimize the negative feedback that I am letting into my life.
Because really, if someone has a negative opinion about you, it really is none of your business.
I can count on my hands the people whose opinions of me matter.
It’s a very small list.
If someone has an ill-opinion about you, it’s not about you, it’s about them.
It’s their perception of reality, and it doesn’t have to be your reality.
You can say, ‘no actually that is not true about myself, my marriage, my life, etc.’.
There are so many broken people in this world, who have a clouded sense of reality because of all the pain in their lives.
And so they basically sling trash and ugliness at you.
They project. They think their reality is your reality.
And it is not.
I REPEAT, it is not.
Put a bubble around yourself, your marriage, your family.
A happy bubble that is impenetrable to the nastiness of this world.
Because it is that precious, and worthy of protection.
Protect it baby.
Surround yourself with people who love you, and cherish you.
Who know your heart.
Who give you the benefit of the doubt.
Because life is too short.
It’s meant to be filled with joy.
Surround yourself with people that are live-giving, and not life-sucking.
Peace and love,
PS. I can’t look at this quote without thinking of this song:
“So the moral of this story is: Who are you to judge? There’s only one true judge, and that’s God. So chill, and let my Father do His job”