Today is day 2 of melany’s 30 days writing challenge which I started yesterday. Today’s quest is to write about something about yourself that someone told you and you will never forget.
Yesterday’s quest was about 10 things that makes me happy. If you miss this post, here is a link to read about ten things that makes me happy.
I have actually been told some many things about myself which have been negative and positive things. Sometimes I let myself dwell on some negative thoughts about me but recently, I’m starting to learn how to block out this things has they have no meaning in my life.
I’ve actually learnt that when you let things get to you and show the oppressor that you are feeding and dwelling on their negativity, this gives them power and control over you which will eventual consumes you.
So on today’s quest I will be sharing one out of many things I’ve been told that I will never forget.
What someone told me about myself that I will never forget
I was a little young when my grandmother said these words to me. Even though I was young, I knew her words held so much meaning behind it and as I grew older, I’m beginning to see that their more meaning to these words and it can be interpreted in so many angles of life you find yourself.
When she said these words I had thought she was angry about something or she just wanted to hurt me them because I actually did something very wrong that day.
Her words “when you do not take accountability for your mistakes and do what is right, you begin to see little wars as a life threatening matters at that phase of life”
These words are like advice, quote or just some motivational comments but then when I remembered what I did wrong and connect this her comments, I realized she was telling me that no matter what life throws at me, as long as I’m on the right path and I don’t give in to my excuses, I can take anything and I’m stronger than I know.
Recently I shared some past experiences with an old friend. I was waiting to be judged or the usual let the past stay in the past or let to move on but then I got something that made realized that I needed to vent and also heal from whatever is still pulling back to the past.
His words “you have every right to take as much time you need to heal. One thing I won’t call you is a strong woman but a woman of strength. You took your oppression as lashes, heal from it and you are still healing and with all these, you still have space to love and seek for peace. You are a woman of strength“
To them, it’s just comment for the moment or how they feel but to me, it’s words of encouragement and a mantle to help me heal and grow.
Has someone ever said something to you that you will never forget?
Let me know in the comment section.
Thank you for reading…
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