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Oct 12, 2018 01:26:31   #
ChocPieMom
 
I have outgrown many things. I have outgrown relatives who gladly offer criticism but not support. I have outgrown my need to meet my family’s unrealistic expectations of me. I have outgrown women who wear masks and secretly rejoice at misfortunes. I have outgrown shrinking myself for men who are intimidated by my intelligence and outspoken nature. I have outgrown friends and family who cannot celebrate my accomplishments. I have outgrown people who conveniently disappear whenever life gets a little dark. I have outgrown those who take pleasure in gossiping and spreading negativity. I have outgrown dull, meaningless conversations that feel forced. I have outgrown those who don’t take a stand against ignorance and injustice. I have outgrown trying to please everyone. I have outgrown society constantly telling me I’m not beautiful, smart, or worthy enough. I have outgrown trying to fix every little flaw. I have outgrown my tendency to fill my mind with self-doubt and insecurity. I have outgrown trying to find reasons not to love myself. I have outgrown anything and anyone that does not enrich the essence of my soul. I have outgrown many things, and I’ve never felt freer.”

~Chanda Kaushik
 
Oct 12, 2018 01:42:21   #
peppered (a regular here)
 
ChocPieMom wrote:
I have outgrown many things. I have outgrown relatives who gladly offer criticism but not support. I have outgrown my need to meet my family’s unrealistic expectations of me. I have outgrown women who wear masks and secretly rejoice at misfortunes. I have outgrown shrinking myself for men who are intimidated by my intelligence and outspoken nature. I have outgrown friends and family who cannot celebrate my accomplishments. I have outgrown people who conveniently disappear whenever life gets a little dark. I have outgrown those who take pleasure in gossiping and spreading negativity. I have outgrown dull, meaningless conversations that feel forced. I have outgrown those who don’t take a stand against ignorance and injustice. I have outgrown trying to please everyone. I have outgrown society constantly telling me I’m not beautiful, smart, or worthy enough. I have outgrown trying to fix every little flaw. I have outgrown my tendency to fill my mind with self-doubt and insecurity. I have outgrown trying to find reasons not to love myself. I have outgrown anything and anyone that does not enrich the essence of my soul. I have outgrown many things, and I’ve never felt freer.”

~Chanda Kaushik
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And those are reasons why we don't let many people in our lives. Dogs and 2 friends, family when necessary.
Oct 12, 2018 01:53:43   #
Bleeps
 
I have forwarded this quote to my friend, who badly needs to heed the advice, thank you....
Oct 12, 2018 02:25:06   #
Knitted by Nan
 
ChocPieMom wrote:
I have outgrown many things. I have outgrown relatives who gladly offer criticism but not support. I have outgrown my need to meet my family’s unrealistic expectations of me. I have outgrown women who wear masks and secretly rejoice at misfortunes. I have outgrown shrinking myself for men who are intimidated by my intelligence and outspoken nature. I have outgrown friends and family who cannot celebrate my accomplishments. I have outgrown people who conveniently disappear whenever life gets a little dark. I have outgrown those who take pleasure in gossiping and spreading negativity. I have outgrown dull, meaningless conversations that feel forced. I have outgrown those who don’t take a stand against ignorance and injustice. I have outgrown trying to please everyone. I have outgrown society constantly telling me I’m not beautiful, smart, or worthy enough. I have outgrown trying to fix every little flaw. I have outgrown my tendency to fill my mind with self-doubt and insecurity. I have outgrown trying to find reasons not to love myself. I have outgrown anything and anyone that does not enrich the essence of my soul. I have outgrown many things, and I’ve never felt freer.”

~Chanda Kaushik
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I love your post, thank you .




Oct 12, 2018 03:07:03   #
wendyacz
 
Hear, hear, well said!!!
Oct 12, 2018 05:23:30   #
no1girl (a regular here)
 
My rules also!!!!
 
Oct 12, 2018 06:33:59   #
laurelarts (a regular here)
 
I truly agree with this and took those steps years ago. It is true freedom.
Oct 12, 2018 14:13:51   #
Pocahontas (a regular here)
 
Many of us need to heed this and make it our mantra...thanks for sharing...now I'll share with someone I love.
Oct 12, 2018 18:49:27   #
Emerson116
 
Me, too
Oct 12, 2018 18:53:43   #
Gail DSouza
 
So true!!Will share with my friends!
Oct 13, 2018 10:32:46   #
SueFerns
 
All good if you can do them. I’ve done some!! Thanks for sharing
 
Oct 13, 2018 10:52:55   #
sandj (a regular here)
 
Someone I use to hang around more often that I would rather not go out of my way for anymore. Said to me "We should hang out more." Perhaps I went in another direction, lol. 🌟
Oct 13, 2018 10:55:12   #
Alpaca Farmer (a regular here)
 
Applies to me too. Took me 70+ years to learn this.
Oct 13, 2018 11:01:18   #
lizzie91001
 
Oh, don’t I wish! But it’s hard to outgrow the negativity that comes with the mental-health struggles of your closest family members. You can learn to survive and maybe even be happy, but walking away won’t “enrich the essence” of the soul.
Oct 13, 2018 11:05:25   #
dauntiekay (a regular here)
 
I think as you grow older you begin to realize a few things because you have been around the block a few times--well said!
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