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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

One of those days...

Ever have one of those days where you feel like everything you say
is misinterpreted from how you meant it? 

In trying to encourage someone today, well it just didn't go the way I had hoped.

I also came across an old message (don't you love that?!) from a blogging mama I admire.  She nicely but pointedly told me how we are not competing.  All I have ever done is leave nice and encouraging comments, ugh.  

For the record I am thirty-five and truly can say I only compete with myself...I am my own worst critic, but I never look to anyone else to see what I should accomplish.  I just look up.  

There is more, but I'll save it {no pity party today!}.

Being the sensitive person I am, I would tend to shut down or feel like I should keep my mouth closed.  I truly try to think about what I say, how I say, how it would make me feel, etc. before I say it, but no matter how well meaning and well versed I have no control over how it's received.

It's such a good reminder to me, to stay the course.

I have quit social media a few times because frankly I just don't want to deal with people's opinions, or should I say opinions from people who don't think them through first. 

But then I realize who gets to win in that scenario.
It's not me.

So, I will keep on doing things with the best of intentions.  
Keep smiling, keep trying {unintentional song lyric use, sorry!}, even if it stinks sometimes.

Do you ever have one of those days?!

Take care my friends!


  1. So Sorry Michelle, some people can be so opinionated. I am sensitive too, so I can imagine how you are feeling. Sending you a big hug!

  2. Oh Michelle....I hear ya. I am really sensitive as well, so I feel your pain. I cannot imagine anyone thinking anything you said not to be said with love and the best of intentions.

  3. Sorry to hear I know how you feel hope you r feeling better


I so appreciate your sweet thoughts and thank you for sharing. I always try to reply whether it be to your email or on one of your blog posts! Wishing you a wonder*filled day! Michelle

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