You may feel unwanted or unworthy to some, but you are priceless to another. Don’t ever forget your worth. No matter how good you are to people, there will always be those who criticize you, and some of those people will desperately seek to tear you down.
Take the high road, smile, ignore them, and carry on. Also remember, people tend to criticize the best or what they are jealous of! Critics will often attack those they feel threatened by.
The toughest battle we ever have to fight is the battle to be our best self. Not this person or that person’s best, but your best. As you’re fighting, not everyone will like you; many will disagree with what you have chosen for you. Sometimes people will call you names because you are “different” and that is perfectly fine. The things that make you different are the things that make you, you. The right people will love you for it.
It is your life, not theirs. At the end of the day, you are the one that has to live with you. Make sure you are hitting your pillow at night with joy, feeling accomplished because you are being the best you that you want to be, for you
The above was taken from a blog; James Wilson – Faith, Family and Fitness. I encourage you to find it in Facebook and follow it. It is full of wisdom and practical tips for healthy living. I reproduced it here because it was the sentiment I wanted to convey this week, and I don’t think I could have expressed it more succinctly in my own words. It also reminds me of one of my favorite songs I’ve been listening to lately; “Riptide” by Sick Puppies (the acoustic version). I love it because recently I have been criticized by a well-meaning friend who is way out of line. Find it on “You Tube” if you get the chance.
Today you are YOU. That is TRUER than true. There is NO ONE alive who is YOUER than YOU! – Dr. Suess
P.S. Happy Presidents Day! I think it’s pretty cool that they named Abraham Lincoln after my favorite college town! :)