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Opening Yourself to the World

Be open to the world, let people in. Closing yourself off because you’ve been hurt in the past will not help you get over the issues you’re facing.

It might seem scary – believe me I know – but it’s so worth it when you get to experience life without fear or regret, enjoying the time you spend with others without constantly thinking about who’s going to hurt you next.

Open yourself and let people in your life (if it feels right, of course), and don’t stop yourself from experiencing the wisdom and different perspectives others can share with you.

What are some of the best lessons others have taught you? Let me know in the comments 😊

9 thoughts on “Opening Yourself to the World Leave a comment

  1. I agreed to be a bridesmaid for a friend that I wasn’t even really close with. Before I knew it I was committed to going to the engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, dress fittings, making wedding crafts..it seemed never ending. The morning before the wedding, the bridal party gathered together in the back yard for pictures. I forced a fake smile. I was frustrated and burnt out. I couldn’t wait to finally be able to break away from the chaos of the the wedding crap and just hang out alone until it was time to go to the church. Then something happened. When we were done with the photos, the bride walked away first while my foot was on top of her dress. I ripped the brides dress. I died inside. I ruined the wedding. I looked at her with such shame and guilt. She looked at the dress and said “It’s ok.” and kept moving. She didn’t yell at me, she didn’t melt down and have her family gang up on me and tell me that I’m the worst person in the world. She said “It’s ok.” And it was. It changed my whole outlook on life.

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  2. My mom always taught me to do my best in life and she said to always remember I am just as important as the next person. I try and remember those words because it’s easy to feel inferior to others for one reason or another, especially nowadays.

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  3. When I was eleven years old my granny, who basically helped my parents raise me while they were working, pasted away and it really put a hardship on me as a young child. I began to build a wall against people who cared about me dearly. As I built this wall I became distant to my other family members, I didn’t allow myself to get close with people. I shut out the fact that these people loved me so much I was hurting them by not letting myself show affection anymore. I went years shutting people out and just making myself think it would hurt less if I were to lose them, because I wouldn’t feel “close” to them. It took me losing two close family members to realize that I was hurting myself by not letting people love me, and in that time I learned a very valuable life lesson to let people in and let people love. I am so thankful for this lesson because I now love so much and experience so much more with the people I love the most!

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  4. When I was about eleven years old my granny, who basically helped my parents raise me while the were working, passed away. This put a hardship on me as a young child, and I began to build a wall against everything. I started to push people I loved away, because I thought it would not hurt as bad to lose them if I were not “close” to them. All those years I pushed people out and lost time to make memories and show people how much I really loved and cared about them. It took me losing two more very close family members to realize I was hurting myself worse by not letting people in and not letting them show me love or myself show them love. I learned a very valuable life lesson, because now I make memories and I love people so big and show them I care. My lesson is that no matter if you are afraid to lose someone, you never really lose them if you make memories, because they will always be there with you in your heart and mind. My life has been forever changed now that I am able to love and move forward.

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