Thursday, 19 February 2015

Motivation Thursday

The above is something we all should strive to do, however, standing tall and not allowing others to break us isn't always easy.

I am one of the luck ones, as in I am part of loving family, no abuse to be seen of anywhere and even though I have 4 younger siblings I have never been jealous of any of them. Envious at times yes but jealous never.

My parents never made me feel like I wasn't good enough, or that they thought one of my siblings was a better person, they love each of their children the same but differently also, this is because they accept that we are all different people.  We all have different personalities and that is ok with them.

As a child I hated school, I was picked on and teased for no reason just because and as such I hated school, didn't stop me going every bloody day though. I lived in my own world, it was like I had a bubble around me and the words and actions of others just bounced off. I remember thinking at times one day school will be done with and I will not have to see these idiot ever again.  Now that doesn't mean I didn't have friends at school I did but they were school friends not hang out with during the weekend of after school type friends, if that makes any sense.

I think many of us who develop ways of protecting ourselves from those who would like to break us in some sort of way, this I think is natural and helps us get through the difficult times. What is truly sad is that for some people life in its whole seems to be a difficult time and that as I said is truly sad.

I have always been one to go about my life with a smile on my face and I hope in my eyes and heart and yes at school there was times I was smiling to hide the pain of school, but many of us have done that I suspect. 


Janie Junebug said...

Many have tried to break my soul. I am still here, and I'm not leaving.


Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, dear Jo-Anne! Thank you for posting this. I believe it will help others in the same situation. We all have different ways of coping with unpleasant people and circumstances. Clearly you found a resourceful method of getting through school by ignoring the critics and keeping your sights set on the day when school would end and they would no longer be part of your daily life. You are very fortunate to have such kind parents who love all of their children and don't play favorites.

Good night to you, dear friend Jo-Anne, and have a happy Friday!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Jo-Anne,
We all should always look at the sunny side of life and just ignore all the toxic ones that cross our paths in life. They foremost are jealous of us and mainly because of our positive attitude.
Blessings to you,

CWMartin said...

Points about school well taken. I dealt by making sure they laughed at stuff that didn't bother me if they laughed at it.

Rita said...

You are a survivor. I think it helps for people to read how someone made it through years of bullying. *hugs*

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Well that is good I happen to like you

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Yes I know I am lucky not everyone have such great parents and siblings. High school sucked but it could have been worse if I had let it

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Yes I agree, strangely enough in high school I use to think that the idiots were jealous of me for some unknown reason

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Yeah I get that

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Thank you I have always just got through life by going with the flow

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