I woke up at 4 am this morning with a heart that was hurting and a mind racing with thoughts of a lesson that I’m forever learning: “when someone shows you who they really are, believe them.”
The actions of someone towards you shouldn’t be ignored. If they treat you as if you don’t matter to them, believe them. If they make another person a priority over you, believe that you are not a priority. If they tell you all the things that are wrong with you, believe that that’s the way they feel about you.
People’s actions let you know if their words are truth. They let you know where their loyalty lies. They let you know whether you’re a priority or not. They let you know that the people who don’t care about them are more important than the person who does care about them: YOU!
Sometimes we simply don’t want to see what is right in front of us. We make excuses for the person who hurt us, we believe that they won’t do it again, and we believe that they do care about us even though their behavior has shown us over and over again that they don’t.
We don’t want to see the truth because we know how much it’s going to hurt.
And then the day comes where you have no choice but to see the truth. It’s the day you have to remember to give yourself all of the things that they can’t or won’t: love, respect, compassion, understanding and loyalty.
Everything begins with you.
And that means that you have to stop making everything about them.
“Don’t be someone else’s slogan because you are poetry.”
Don’t allow yourself to be treated like a slogan.
You deserve to be treated like poetry.
It’s a good thing.
Wishing you love and light,