The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: If They’re Talkin’ Smack..You’re On the Right Track!
Quote of the Day:
“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.” ~C. JoyBell C.
The Single Woman Says:
I used to sit around and really worry and fret and obsess over what people were saying about me. The thought of someone talking about me behind my back paralyzed me with fear and insecurity. As a matter of fact, when I first started my column, someone left a really hateful comment about me at the end of one of my blogs and it devastated me. I even saved it so I could look back over it…and what, torture myself? I’m not sure why I saved it…but I’m glad I did, because NOW I can look back at it and realize that the words of hate and jealousy thrown my way from behind the protection of a fake name were written by a coward who had too much time on their hands and so little of a life of their own, they took the time to hide behind an “anonymous” identity and commentate on mine.
Opinions are like noses…everybody has one…and not everyone’s opinion of you is going to be 100% favorable, 100% of the time. And that’s okay. Because guess what? If they’re talking BEHIND your back, you’re obviously already WAY ahead of them! Don’t allow petty to smudge your pretty by letting anyone drag you down into the dirt with them. What THEY SAY about you means nothing…it how YOU FEEL about you that matters. Remember: If they’re talkin’ smack…you must be on the right track. Truly knowing your worth turns the intimidating 747 of someone’s negative opinion into nothing more than an annoying mosquito. And a mosquito doesn’t have the power to ruin your day. Give it a shot of bug spray and be on your way!