Thursday, March 24, 2011

"..... those who matter don't mind" (repost)

I had to re-write the following post because in the original I sounded like a crazy person. It has just been a rough week and I got a little emotional- I think we have all been there :)

Oh “friends”. They are out there waiting to judge when they don't like something about your life. I doubt that my "friends" are reading this blog. OR maybe they are…. just to point out differences in opinion on something I say or how it is delivered. At the very least they are probably not blog followers- to do so would give me the satisfaction of having someone appreciate what I say. I am my own worst critic so please "friends" save yourself the trouble. I have plenty of real friends, as you all do I am sure and they love me for me. Those who judge need not apply.
So anyway, here I am being uncharacteristically (haha my husband and mom might disagree) bitchy and I do apologize for that. BUT I will not apologize for being me. I might give occasional unsolicited health advice- I can’t help it, it’s what I was trained to do. And I know a lot of random crap- what biology teacher doesn’t?? It doesn’t mean I think I am smarter than you- I promise I am not. I feel strongly about raising happy and healthy children and of course I am going to think my methods are best suited for our situation- if you parent differently, that is fine- I am not judging you.
And for the record, I wish all of my "friends" success. Unbelievably huge amounts of it- and happiness too- and tolerance. We can't be all things to all people, try as we might!

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."                                       -Dr. Seuss (probably)


judejo said...

I always loved that quote because it's so "right on"...Sometimes it's hard to get in that mindset, but when you find it life gets much easier...Keep blogging...Love reading it all!

Jo said...

i need to rewrite this post- i sound like a crazy person :)

Alicia said...

I feel like I need to hear the the quote and the happy healthy children

Jo said...

honestly alicia, it is not even a good story. my mom called to ask what was going on and i realized in my recounting that it probably sounded really dumb.... just one of those times when all the tiny things from random people that rub you the wrong way come to a head into one big overreaction. i don't like when people don't like me for no reason!!