So a few days ago I found out that someone had been saying mean things about me. I have no idea what was said. I'm not really worried about it anymore but it made me upset at first. I have never even met the person, so how can they have mean things to say about me? I was angry and a little hurt. I always have a hard time when I hear things like this. But. I got thinking about it. And I thought to myself, "Breanne, you've also said mean things about this person you've never met." And I have. It's a really weird situation. The blogging world really is so weird. But I got what I deserved, didn't I? I can't go around saying mean things and not expect to have mean things said about me.
I've tried really hard not to gossip or speak ill of anyone. But let's be honest, I'm a girl. It's nearly impossible in girl world to only say nice things. Because girls are mean. Am I right? I know I am. Girls are mean. We just are. Most of the time (unless you're just an awful person) we are mean because we are insecure. And we say mean things about other girls because we feel threatened or jealous. My mom used to tell me, "The only reason someone is mean to you is because they are jealous." I never believed her. Until now. Because I realize that's the only time I say mean things. When I'm jealous. When I'm jealous of a girl's personality, beauty, humor, body, clothes, etc.
Jealousy is not my friend. Jealousy is not anyone's friend. It brings out the worst in all of us. And we all want to be our best selves, right? So let's get rid of this jealousy of others. Comparison is the thief of joy. Truer words were never said. We are all beautiful. And God loves us all with a perfect love. Aren't we commanded to love one another as He loves us? Here's to trying.
"You can be excellent in every way. You can be first class. There is no need for you to be a scrub. Respect yourself. Do not feel sorry for yourself. Do not dwell on unkind things others may say about you. Polish and refine whatever talents the Lord has given you. Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eyes and a smile on your face, but with great and strong purpose in your heart. Love life and look for its opportunities." -Gordon B. Hinckley