Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Keep It Real Tuesday

About Mean People

I have many good people in my life. So many. I can't even count. They're online, and also in real-life, a true, authentic support team of friends and family.

These people lift me up. They see my worth. I am enough just this way that I am. Because of who I am.

And so the things they say and the things they think and do will hold more weight with me than what comes to me from others.

This means there is no room in my life--especially right now, but from here on out--for those who will talk about me with no truth in their mouths. For those who will judge my character. For those who will take advantage of a woman's feelings or vulnerability, and make like they're sincere when they're anything but.

This is me saying, How dare you?

And this is me saying, Shame on you.

This is me saying, I will not give control over my feelings to those who don't deserve it.

Capiche?

I thought so.

19 comments:

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Been here.

You're cool in my book, lady.
~ Wendy

Sky said...

I like it! Any suggestions on how to effectively purge the others?

Jenn Greenleaf said...

You're awesome, and I mean that - I wish I had the strength to tell the mean people in my life to drink a can of shut the hell up. I tend to believe the negative remarks more than the positive ones for some odd reason. It seems more real..I don't know. I'm not going to hijack your blog with my own thoughts!! LOL xoxoxoxoxoxox You're a very strong woman, and I'm so happy to be a part of your (online) life. I hope it stays that way for a long-long time. <3

the domestic fringe said...

Good for you Janna!
Blessings,
~FringeGirl

graceunderpressure said...

We are 100% justified in Christ. Detractors may take it up with Him. :D <3

Kathryn Magendie said...

Did someone hurt you - Let me at'em -- erggh! ...

Well, like Wendy said - you are way cool . . . and you are wonderful, and giving, and beautiful, and have such a light in you from within that shines to without. You are amongst my favoritest of all people.

Glynis said...

*Applause* Well done for standing up for yourself. May you find rainbows in your clouds. x

Liza said...

Well said!

Wayne K said...

I can't imagine someone doing that to you. Tell us who it is so we can hate them too :D

<3 <3 <3 to you

kimmi said...

Goo, Janna!

I've addresed this subject on my blog long ago. Life is just too sweet--too short to let these types take up free rent in your brain. They're hurtful because they are trying to compensate for their own small life and misery.

Keep on keeping on, sweet lady. xx

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh yeah. As Wendy said, been there, am there. Keep keeping it real:)

Jessica Nelson said...

Eeek! I'm sorry you're having to deal with people like that. Yuck. *hugs*

Linda Hoye said...

Grrr...people with too much time on their hands usually. Hugs to you my dear friend.

Travis Erwin said...

Want me to sit on 'e, for you?

Capri K said...

A very good realization to come to!
Praying for God's wisdom and perspective to help you know who to cut loose.

Karen said...

You are right, you control your emotions. It's hard to do-but possible. Good for you!

Beth Hallman said...

Amen

Deb Shucka said...

Good for you! Love your spirit.

Janna Qualman said...

I really appreciate everyone's support. Truly. You are the people I give weight to, and I appreciate you all. Thanks for being here for me. <3