Overall, I aim to please. I am definitely a “yes person.” To a fault usually. People are always telling me – “you have to learn to say no!” I’m not very good at it though.
So it’s hard when people criticize you when you’re always trying so hard to help them, and to be the best person you can be. It’s easy to get your feelings hurt when you’ve tried so hard, and done so much, only to have someone look past all of that to what you DIDN’T do, and point that out. It really takes the wind out of your sails and can be very discouraging.
What we need to realize I think is that some people are born criticizers. Some are born complainers. Some are born with a negative attitude and will die that way. And some, unfortunately for us, are all of the above.
So the question is – why in the hell do we keep trying to please these people? What’s wrong with being who you are, doing the best you can do? Those who love you and appreciate you will continue to love and appreciate you. Those who don’t, can lump it.
So going into the weekend, have a good one, have fun, and be the best you can be. Not for all those Bitter Bettys and Negative Nancys, be your best – for you, and those that are worth the effort.