Given up on because I could not believe in myself, that I could do it?
You see, I enjoying helping people to see their situation from a different way.
I remember writing an encouraging note to a lady who was having a horrible day. When I saw her passing by, I gave her an encouraging thought that I had written on a napkin. She read it and it brought tears to her eyes, she was so happy that I had taken time to write her something. Something that helped her to change her way of looking at her situation. It brought tears to her eyes because she thought I was the only one who understood her.
Her friend later told me, that it was 'nice of me but that it was something her child could have wrote'. I had a lot of respect for them, but her friend's thoughtless words really hurt my feelings, I was embarassed.
I stopped writing encouraging notes, those little pick-me-ups, or those 'thoughts of the day', to the people who were having a bad day.
Jealousy is an awful spirit to have.
It was a mistake on my part to allow her friend's opinion to affect me like that. I stopped helping people.
Don't make the mistake I did. I missed tons of opportunities to encourage others.
Reject the Rejection. Use negative people as practice to Improve yourself.
~ Miss J