Turning a negative life event into a postive one takes courage. Now most of you are probably saying yes and thinking of the positive nature of the situation.
I had an occurrence that was so negative that I could feel my life being sucked away. I felt I was becoming someone I could not be proud of or even like. This person who affected me is a bully and I did not have the tools to defend myself even though I tried. I was told I was too nice as if it is the worst thing a person can be. The crazy thing is this happened to me as an adult, not too long ago.
And even though I was so unhappy I can look back on that time more objectively and realize I learned from that experience. I was taught skills that have helped me in what I am doing now. I am no youngster but I believe no matter what our age we can learn and grow, that is precisely what happened to me.
So I made a life changing decision. I changed my environment because I knew that person was not going to change. And that person hasn’t really changed, she continues to bully although it was finally brought to her attention. But I can only change myself and I am at a point where I can finally say thank you for being a mean bully to me and to forgive.
I have become a happier person, I like myself again and I am entering into a phase of my life where I can be creative and my own person. Had I not allowed myself to be bullied and then taken the necessary steps to change that I would never have embarked on this adventure of having a shop where I can sell my creations and writing a blog. So for that I thank you and can only pray you don’t treat others as badly, as they may not have that strength that I found deep within myself with God’s help. Part of growing as a person is to learn by the past and help others so they feel they are not alone. Life is good.