Have someone ever said anything to you about yourself no matter how long ago that you have never forgotten about?
Well, for today’s challenge, I have to write about just that. What someone had told me about myself that I never forgot is that I was selfish. Yeah, selfish. I have never thought of myself being that because I have always put myself last. My needs and wants would take the back seat to another person’s needs and wants.
The thing is whenever those people, (because there were a few) would call me selfish, it always came from the fact they couldn’t get something out of me. It would leave me bewildered that a person could call a person selfish when they can’t have their way. Long story short, I had to learn to not take what people say to heart. And to be there for those who are deserving of my time, attention, support, and love. I been called so many things and was treated worst than a dog and I had to shake the feeling to care so much. I know I’m not a selfish person or mean and now I had worked on putting those people in a box and shipping them off somewhere far away. Sigh.
I don’t want to make this post long, but I will say that I am not a selfish person and that I had to learn to practice self-care and self-love. Those are a few of my main problems. I had to learn that not everyone is going to rock with me and that I have to stop being a people-pleaser because it is draining. Toxic people are just that- toxic and you must understand that most people are bonafide narcissists. If someone calls you selfish is it after they ask something of you that you don’t have and/or couldn’t give or do? Think about it.
Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for Day 3.
P.S. I almost didn’t want to do this post for today there was so much I wanted to say. I wanted to vent, but I held it off. Whew!