Advice

What You Allow

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A person can only treat you in the manner in which you allow. You teach others what you will and will not accept. It is up to you to demand respect and manners. Sometimes we tend to forget this fact and get upset at people for how they end up treating us. Leaving us feeling ignored or forgotten, talking to us any kind of way. However, you taught the person what you would accept.

You cannot be upset at what you have chosen to tolerate.

So when you are first confronted by something you do not think is acceptable or right, do not simply ‘put up with it’ in the hope of avoiding confrontation too early in a relationship or seeming too picky. If you do not like something in the FIRST instance, you let the person know. You DO NOT accept it to be nice.

You have the right to demand the treatment you deserve and if the other person is not willing to accept it then you have the option to leave. Don’t waste your time on someone who will not accept the kind of treatment you want for yourself. If they are not willing to meet your request then they were not for you anyway.

You shouldn’t have to fight to be treated how you want and deserve to be treated; No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from. I guarantee there is someone who will give and respond to your needs in the way you want. Also remember to treat yourself with kindness, respect, and love. A great deal of the time we treat others better than we are willing to treat ourselves. Do not be a villain to yourself, you should be your own number one cheerleader.

Only you can truly fathom just how amazing you are.

You’re the sole witness to each moment of graciousness, kindness, and generosity you perform. Only you can truly testify to the magic that you bring into the world around you. If you do not feel that way, you have yet to realize it within yourself. So the next time you are trying to berate yourself for something, consider whether you would tolerate someone else saying the same thing to you. Be kind to yourself. You are wonderful.

 

©JustTalkingShep 2019

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