Who’s Your They?

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Life gets a whole lot better when we learn to turn down the volume of “they”.

What will THEY think

What will THEY say

What will happen when THEY find out who I really am

Who is your “they”? Which actual human beings have opinions that matter to you?

Write down their names.

Not groups of people, like “church” “work” “family” “friends”.

Actual names of actual people.

Now ask yourself how many of those people are tiptoeing through their life because of what YOU would think about THEM?

My guess is your list just pretty small.

Like, real small.

You are 100% free to disagree with me on this, and I can hear it. And I’m going to go ahead and tell you my list can fit on a 1”x1” post it. It’s literally three people.

My “they” is three people.

It’s not because I don’t care about people. I care very much! So much that the weight of disappointing people was at times almost paralyzing. And I just knew I couldn’t go on like that.

So I took a few years and some very deep breaths and figured out who is on my list. Who is my “they”. You know what the most beautiful surprise was? Every single person on that list is someone who would love me no matter what. So they really aren’t even a “they” after all!

Wherever you are, wherever you go, know you are so so loved. Tag someone who needs to hear this today💗

xo M

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