Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. ~ Matthew 7:6, King James Version
The years have taught me much about myself.
I have learned that my heart cares too much; that my soul is fragile; and that when I get hurt, the pain cuts deep and scars permanently.
So for all those people who have deceived me, used me, cast me aside like a Dixie cup or used gum, and maligned my good name:
- I don’t hate you. Truth is, these days I rarely give you a second thought.
- And I forgive you.
- And I am not bitter. Just tired.
- And I STILL do not want you in my life.
Well, I choose to pick up my precious pearls–my heart, my soul, my tender nature–and only share them with those who can appreciate their true worth, rather than leave them lying in the mud and muck to be trampled under the feet of the narcissistic, the selfish, and the crazy.
That is, I choose to embrace with my whole heart that I am worthy.
Call to action: What has the years taught you about yourself? And by the way, where are your pearls?