New Year's Resolution 2008
Some people are blessed with the natural ability to not be concerned when someone doesn't like them. I am not one of those people. I care if someone doesn't like me. I really, really care. I wish I didn't - but I do. What's more, if someone doesn't like me because of a misconception that I can do nothing to correct, it eats away at me. I don't normally do resolutions at the start of a new year, but in 2008, I am going to do my best to go against my instincts. I do NOT make my decisions lightly, and I will stick by them, no matter how wrong a person may think I am. Moreover, if that same person takes what little information they have and decides to pass judgment on me, not even bothering to get the whole story...there's nothing I can do to change that. I can show that person Christian love to the best of my ability, but ultimately, they make their own decisions. I am a good person. I am an adult. I make my own decisions, and I will let other people do the same - even if it's hurtful to me. However, I refuse to put any more emotion into a relationship that is deleterious to me and me marriage. And that's MY prerogative.
Happy New Year.