Day Twenty-Four of Self Love Challenge

 

portrait-of-madame-f-edouard-louis-dubufe

Day Twenty-Four Challenge – WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU WISH SOMEONE WOULD SAY TO  YOU?

In the last blog I wrote about a friend I’ve known my whole life who disregarded my feelings and withheld the truth. I wish this particular friend would say that she is sorry for disrespecting me and being untruthful. If it’s not genuine however “save your breath.” I’ve always been very opinionated and vocal around those I feel comfortable with. I’ve received criticism in the past for being too brutally honest. I believe honesty is always the best policy.

I wish the man I spoke of in day twenty-two of challenge would say sorry for his treatment of me. I also wish he would say, “I love you.” I  don’t feel that day twenty-four’s challenge is productive for me in the self-love challenge. It would be nice to hear the words you wish someone would say but you’re wishing for words that might never be said.

I am a firm believer that you cannot base your happiness on the outside would. Happiness has to come from within…from the decision to be happy regardless of what is said or done. I try to be realistic in my expectations and wishing for these words is unrealistic for me. Hoping and wishing can and will probably lead to being disappointed.

“Do you ever want to run away and start over? Wipe the slate clean. Being all over again with a blank canvas? It’s okay, we all feel that way sometimes. It doesn’t mean you don’t love your life or the people in it. It doesn’t mean that you wouldn’t give your last breath to see them happy. Sometimes when we yearn to be selfish, it means we have been selfless for too long.” – Lang Leav

marquise d'aoust by edouard-louis dubufe

Artwork credit – “Portrait of Madame F” by Edouard-Louis Dubefe (one of my favorite paintings) and Marquise d’Aoust by Edouard-Louis Dubufe

 

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