3-Day Quote Challenge: Day Two

05.05.2018

Welcome back to day two of my 3-day quote challenge! If you haven’t already, you can take a look at day one here.

Today’s quote is one of my favourites and I think of it quite often:

This quote actually helped me when I was in recovery. I struggled a lot with the idea that whatever weight I’m at, there’s always going to be someone who dislikes it.

It was quite difficult to work through. There were times where I just couldn’t see a way forward because no matter what I decided to do, I knew there was always going to be someone out there that would have something negative to say about my body.

I’ve seen people being bullied for being fat. I’ve seen people being bullied for being thin. If you’re somewhere in between, there are still plenty of people out there just waiting to tell you what’s wrong with your body.

How on earth was I meant to recover and be happy in my own body when so many people would just hate it?

That’s where this quote comes in.

Basically, you will never please everyone, and there will always be someone who doesn’t like who you are or what you’re doing with your life. Does that mean you’re wrong and you should change? Probably not. It simply means you disagree with each other, and that’s ok.

It’s a good lesson to learn and it’s even harder to put into practice. Even now, I get nervous about posting certain things online because I know there will be people with hurtful things to say.

But all I can do is be the best version of myself I can possibly be, and if people don’t like that then that’s absolutely fine.

I would now like to nominate another three bloggers for this challenge:

1. Fractured Faith Blog

2. Sophie Harris @ Purrpale

3. Maggie @ Dreaming of Guatemala

-Holly

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3 Comments

  1. When I first read that quote a while back, it really changed my perspective on things! It really doesn’t matter how great we try to be for others – there will always be those individuals who do their best to bring us back down. Back in 2014/15 when I was visiting different churches in my area, I was completely neglected by my peers because I was too quiet. They apparently took my shyness of being in a new place as meaning that I had no desire to talk to people 😦 which meant I never became friends with anyone. That situation is what inspired me to reach out to whoever I meet and have conversations with them. Those teenagers inability to talk to me encouraged me to do my own talking, and it has helped my social anxiety so much. ❤

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    1. I know what you mean. I’m also quite shy with new people and many people mistake it as me being snobbish or not interested in them and their conversations. I’m glad you were able to turn it into a positive 😊

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