Every Day Teaches Us Something New

i-am-strongWhat a topsy-turvy week this has been.( My blogging schedule – both for posting and reading others’ posts – is haywire because of it.) I found out this week I was duped by someone I trusted, big time. My first reaction was to blame myself, and to question how I could have been so stupid. Thankfully, three strong and wise women in my life reminded me that the responsibility lay with the other person, and that trusting a person and wanting to help is not a license for them to take advantage of you. One of the women texted me this photo quote to reinforce this notion, and also to remind me that life is full of lessons, some good, some not so good, but each one makes us stronger, smarter, and more resilient – if we can get past the  pain and blame. If it helps even one of you today, I’m glad to have shared it. If you’re a man reading this, just change the word “woman” to “man”. Have a terrific day!

18 thoughts on “Every Day Teaches Us Something New

  1. I’ve always believed there comes a moment in any type of relationship where you find out all you need to know about someone.
    I guess you had yours. Thank goodness for those around you who helped you understand it was not your fault.

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  2. Sorry to hear you had such a topsy turvy week Kim but … you survived, even amidst the drama and angst. We never stop learning do we. But thank God for supportive friends who help us get things in perspective. Take care.

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  3. I am very sorry to hear about that hurtful episode, Kim, and hurtful indeed it must have been. Some things cannot be philosophised away, much as we might wish it were so. Trust is a beautiful thing, a gift given. If others discard our gift, it brings on our pain, yet the loss remains the other’s. The pain passes; the loss does not. Hold tight to your goodness.

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  4. I’m so sorry that someone violated your trust, Kim! That can really hurt, and leave us doubting ourselves because we trusted them in the first place. But as your friends pointed out, you did nothing wrong…the person who abused your trust did. I’m glad you have people to help you through this and are able to see that it is indeed a growing experience. I hope it makes you appreciate those who are worthy of your trust even more! Take care, my friend!

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