We all remember the way we are treated and the way that other people make us feel. I will never forget the name of the boy in 5th grade that called me "fat girl" or the time I was 14 years old and riding my bike in my bathing suit when a car full of guys shouted out the window "Go back to the beach whale!". I am grateful at this point in my life that I am now able to recognize the insecurity in the kind of people that go out of their way to hurt or harm others. I take a moment and feel sorry for them and I go on with my day. I just wish we could all support each other a little more often instead of tearing each other down.
We've all been hurt before and we've all hurt others. I try with each day to be even more of a woman of character and goodness, and though it can be hard for anybody to do, I strive to be a positive influence and experience in the life of anybody whose path I am fortunate enough to cross. We are all human beings and we're all searching for love, acceptance, answers, and more. It is our own choice to decide the kind of person we want to be, and I am doing my very best to be a smiley face at the end of each person's sentence :)
Have a beautiful week and try your best to bring others up with you!