Recently, I have had too many opportunities to be reminded that I am not for everyone. Many people do not like my personality and many feel that I am too overbearing, that I insert myself where I am not wanted, that I have too strong of opinions, that I am too much of a perfectionist, just too much. It’s hard to hear and be reminded. I have a good heart and I never mean to hurt people. I am always trying to be helpful and honest. I like honesty and sincerity. I have tried to be different so many times, but it’s not who I am, it’s not sincere. That leaves me where I am. I’m not for everyone, and sometimes it hurts. Painfully hurts.
The truth is, it is okay, and we’re not supposed to be “liked” all of the time. We all get chances to learn, grow, and to be hated. It can be a good thing. It does not take away the pain, but it can help us face it. We are better when we do not pretend, and when we do not try to imitate or be someone we are not.
My biggest hope is that all of us can step back sometimes and try to see others hearts. Perhaps that person whom you think overstepped, or over performed, or inserted their opinion, was actually just trying to help. Maybe they are having a bad day. Maybe they think what they are doing is good, helpful and correct. If we can all step back and think before being offended, that my friends would sure help bring peace to us and to others.