The way people treat you is a reflection of their inner self and character, not yours.
You may choose to be a good person, a kind friend, an empathetic listener, that doesn’t mean your kindness will be reciprocated. That is merely your choice. The choices that you make may let you sleep at night in peace knowing you are doing good or prick your heart like a little thorn knowing you are in the wrong.
You may be the shoulder to cry on for people in your life that doesn’t mean when you need one there will be people around to be that for you.
The people who you may travel across the oceans for will not necessarily cross a street to be there for you when you need them. Sometimes even if you give someone all your patience, love and support they can still choose to be indifferent or even impudent towards you. That is their choice.
Don’t break your heart just because someone else doesn’t have one.
Don’t fall from grace just because someone else chooses to do so.
Don’t stop being kind just because someone doesn’t appreciate it. Someone might, someday.
Don’t stop being you just because someone else can’t handle your magnificence.
Don’t stop shining just because someone tries to dim your light.
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