I’ve realized that I don’t have to react to every bad thing that happens to me in life. I don’t have to react to all the drama and chaos going around me every single day.
I don’t have to react to those that hurt me. I’ve realized that perhaps the best sign of maturity is walking away instead of giving them a taste of their own medicine.
I’ve realized that the time and energy I waste reacting to every bad thing which happens to me drains me and prevents me from focusing on the good stuff in life. It prevents me from being grateful for all the blessings God sends my way every day.
I’ve realized that I don’t have to react to everyone around me. Because I understand that not everyone will like me, that not everyone will accept me for who I am, and that not everyone will treat me the way I deserve to be treated, and that’s fine.
I’ve realized that not reacting to every bad thing that happens to me doesn’t mean that I am okay with it. It only means that I’m determined to rise above it. It means that I’m determined not to let anyone drain my energy anymore. It means I am choosing to prevent other people from filling my life with drama. Because I have no time for that.
No! Not reacting to every person who is trying to take advantage of me or put me down doesn’t mean that I am okay with it. It only means that I know who I am, that I know my worth, and that I won’t let what others think of me change the way I feel about myself or lower my self-esteem.
I don’t need to be surrounded by people who make me feel like I am unlovable, weak, and worthless. I don’t need to be surrounded by people who are only interested in taking advantage of me and playing with my feelings. I don’t need to be surrounded by people who are incapable of building healthy, loving, and happy relationships.
I’ve realized that there’s no point in trying to please everyone around me. I don’t have to try to meet other people’s expectations. I don’t have to live my life the way others expect me and want me to live it. Because if I want to be happy, I have to live my life in accordance with my own values and principles.
You see, I’ve realized that reacting to every little thing that bothers you actually enables someone else to have power over your thoughts, emotions, and actions.
Undoubtedly, you can’t control what others think or say about you or how others treat you. But, you can control the way you react to those around you and to everything that happens to you. You can manage your thoughts and your emotions. You can control your reactions.
And last but not least, I’ve realized that even if I react to everything that happens to me, that’s not going to change anything. It’s not going to make people all of a sudden treat me with kindness and respect. It’s not going to make people accept me and cherish me for who I am.
Sometimes it’s simply better to let go of people, let things be, and not to look for answers and explanations. Because not reacting to every bad thing that happens to you is a prerequisite for living a truly happy, healthy, and fulfilling life.