"It was never between you and them anyway."

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. 
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. 
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” 
― Mother Teresa

I've been noticing frustration lately with things and people that I really don't think should cause me that much stress. I get caught up in someone's "tone" and respond to their snarky or critical or presumptuous way of speaking and want to claw someone's eyes out.

Fortunately, taking a few deep breaths has saved many an unsuspecting speaker's eyeball. 

When we're in situations or around people that drive us crazy, we have options, you know? Are we benefiting in some way that makes that person's presence worth it? If not, bail. I'm not even kidding. 

We live one life, after all. If you spend a year or 5 years of it trapped in an office with people you can't stand then you have wasted that year. Yes, you've got one more job experience. Yes, you can add writing experience to your resume. Yes, there are TONS of other opportunities that could give you the same experience and same portfolio builders in a way that you actually enjoy doing it. 

That's freeing, eh?

Also, don't get me started on good leadership. I may not be a great leader, but I've worked with and for great leaders.... As you probably know, it's not difficult to tell the difference. Addressing tough issues is essential. Having difficult conversations or sharing criticism in a kind, productive way is an art. Someone should offer a class in it....

Anyway, off my soapbox. I just got fed up with myself for allowing petty, nonessential things to affect my mood, my outlook, and my life. 

Too much brilliance and fabulousness happening these days. Ain't nobody got time fo dat.

With renewed zest,
Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!


  1. "or writing for privileged, uppity East Coast-ers for no good reason then you have wasted that year." hits pretty close to home.. ;) Wonderful post as usual.

    1. I wrote this rant a few weeks ago and missed the overly critical tone of my post about "kindness." Oops. #lifelessons

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