Updated: Apr 16, 2021
Treasured by God!
"You've got to learn to leave the table when love's no longer being served." ~Nina Simone
I've excelled at trying to convince others of my value. As a result I put up with things I shouldn't have to be accepted where I didn't belong and stayed places way too long. Let me be clear I knew my value but spent too much time trying to get others to see it, accept it, and celebrate it. Somehow I thought that was my job. It's not.
No more! That means my tolerance level for abuse, mistreatment, being taken for granted, taken advantage of, not keeping your word, trying to get over, using me/my gifts, and more is over. It also means I will step away quicker. Not going to stick around hoping for different results.
If you say you're going to do something, do it. If you're not going to do it, for whatever reason, have a follow up conversation to set new expectations. Don't act like you didn't say it or think I can read your mind. Your broken word begins to chip at the relationship.
As I get older I have given myself permission not to participate in drama or cosign dysfunction. It's okay to walk away while wishing people well and without assassinating their character. Just because it didn't work for me, doesn't mean it won't work for you. So, my experience is my experience. It's not about being right or being wrong. It's about being where you're celebrated and not tolerated.
Be Encouraged! ❤