Today’s topic for the May challenge is to reveal something someone once told us that we’ve never forgotten.
The first thing I thought of when I read this topic was
Have I had bangs for the majority of my life? Yes.
Do I have a large forehead? Maybe, but why should a small comment like that make me self-conscious about my forehead every day of my life?
It’s so easy to remember all the negative things we hear throughout the years. People often remind us of our short comings, our imperfections, and our offenses. It’s these types of moments that I never forget and moments I wish I could forget. They’re harmless comments but are remembered and creep back into my mind most often.
I’ve heard a bunch of good things over the course of my life and I do remember them but it’s almost as though my weakness, my shortcomings, are the things I hold on to.
I have flaws. I certainly know that I do but I don’t want to remember all the bad things people have said to me or even about me.
It goes all the way back to Dr. Seuss:
“Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
Here we are
We are shining stars
We are invincible
We are who we are
On our darkest day
When we’re miles away
Sun will come
We will find our way home
If you’re lost and alone
Or you’re sinking like a stone
May your past be the sound
Of your feet upon the ground
So let’s all not mind, carry on, and forgive and forget.