I loved this post from my friend Tara so much, I’m going to share it with you all. Such great words. Changing our perspective from negative to positive is a life changer for sure.
Today I’ve been visiting with a friend, who is fighting hard the mindset of a victim. Don’t get me wrong, she has enough in her life to feel persecuted and put upon by, but I really hope she doesn’t lose the battle. This is what I wish I had said.
My sweet friend,
You are not a victim. Not every arrow you see flying through the air was meant for you. Duck. Don’t let it land on your heart and make you bitter. Sometimes arrows hit targets they weren’t aiming for. Don’t be that person who walks around accepting the direct hits, none of which were meant for you. Sometimes people are who they are, without considering how it affects other folks. Inconsiderate? Yes. Intentionally cruel? Alas, no. Sometimes it just “be’s” that way.
I remember an episode of Gilligan’s Island when a “witch doctor” made voodoo dolls of the castaways. Supposedly…
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