I have tended to always take people at their word and believed they would not hurt me intentionally. This belief over the years has caused me grief, tears and hours of depression. Now, in retrospect I realize that they were not the villains but I was my own worst enemy. I chose to hear what I wanted to hear and not the words they were saying. It is remarkable how we can deceive ourselves. Living on false hopes and creating situations in our minds that are not feasible. Please, don’t misunderstand that dreams are not wonderful and aspiring to your full potential is a goal to be attained because they are. But remember to just dance to your own beat and not the beat of others.
Today, I am finding ways to once again trust my instincts and when that little hair on the back of my neck takes hold of me, I listen and look at my surroundings. It has led me to some safe, wonderful, true people and friendships… I have turned my red light to green, but I’m also watching for the cautionary yellow.