We are not victims

This is such a true principle.  How often do we give people power and control over us and let them influence how we respond or what we think?  People will say and do things that may directly impact us…but the one thing that they cannot take away from us is our ability to choose how we respond.

My choice is to not be a victim…what about you?

Most of us believe that we have
been betrayed by someone outside of us –
in other words someone has done something to hurt us,
been dishonest or broken a promise made:
some trust in some concept was broken.
Indeed someone may have taken an action
that took only their needs into consideration,
they may have not followed through on a promise made,
and they may have not told you the truth.
But their actions have nothing to do with you
and have everything to do with them.
That’s why no one can do anything TO you.
They can take actions that involve you that you may not like –
But you are not a victim, no way, no how.
– Sheri Rosenthal


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