Nope, Not Me!


I am awake, I am alive, and this morning I am smiling as I think to myself, “Nope, not about me”.

I think we have all done it a time or two or ten. A person leaves a convo early or doesn’t call when they said (or you thought) they would. We take it personal. Self esteem can plummet. Anger can spike. Relationships can end.

But then you talk and you ask and you find out something you had forgetten – that others have a life. That sometimes (if not, most of the time) it had nothing to do with you. And if you are really lucky, at this point you get to laugh and continue on enjoying this friendship, while you giggle silently at the idea that it was ever about you.

The lower the self esteem, the more often we think others are talking about us, ignoring us, avoiding us, or (gawd forbid) don’t like us. With confidence comes freedom from those thoughts. And for our friends, well, they get the freedom to have a life, even if it means sometimes they forget to call.

So this is me, wiser, shaking my head at my silliness, happy that those I care for DO have a life.

Food for thought my friend. Just remember, it’s probably not about you.



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