You Can Choose How You Respond.

You can’t choose how people behave towards you, but you can choose how you respond.

The article below is a powerful reminder of that.

In a nutshell, it states that you can learn from hurtful people how you DON’T want to be.

People come into our lives for a reason. Some stay for years and some stay for five minutes. There are lessons in the way that they treat us; they can inspire us, motivate us, and help us be our best self.

Then there are the toxic ones, who teach the hardest lessons of all. The lessons sink in after hurtful episodes; cutting remarks, and emotional manipulation. Sometimes it takes years, and if you’re lucky, sometimes the lessons are quick and easy and you learn them before much damage is done.

It’s easy to want to strike back, yell and get revenge. The best thing that you can take away from this article is to step back, get a little distance and perspective and let the lesson sink in, and then make the pledge not to be like them.

An Empowering Way to Respond to Hurtful People – by Rachel at Hands Free Mama

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