Most people do not realise the power they have over others just by what they say. They do not realise that words can hurt a person. They are so blinded by their own hurts and insecurities that when they receive a kind word or a compliment they take it up wrongly and then just blast the one saying it with unkind and hurtful tones. I am a person that has never forced myself or my ideas or religion onto anyone. Today I told a lady via Facebook that I compliment her on having a disabled child and that the good Lord choices special women to look after His special children and that I would keep her in my prayers as she is having a hard time being alone as she is separated and that she has said that her loneliness was forced on her and not by her on choice.
Well, did she blast me back saying that I must not force my religion on her as she is an atheist and I must not tell her how to live her life and that I was insensitive and blah blah blah….. I felt a tinge of hurt as I thought I was being nice (evenly I was not, according to her) but I threw back to her that I choose not to take her words into my heart or head.
It is times like these that really try one’s strength and wisdom.
One has a choice whether to take the words said to heart or to just release them and not allow them to take up space in your head. If this had happened a good few years ago I probably been so nasty back at her and I would have let this brood inside me. Fortunately, through trial and error, I have learnt to let things slide. Why waste the time and effort over somebody you do not even know.