Feelings… Nothing More Than Feelings…


I got my feelings hurt this week.

Which is fine, after all, I’m a big girl, I can handle it and be okay.

But it does make me wonder why I’ve bothered to spend the last years defending this person to anyone who voiced a criticism.

I guess I expected I would be exempted from anything hurtful or thoughtless they would do.

I was wrong.

But was I wrong to defend someone who wasn’t present to defend themselves? I don’t think so.

All I can do is express my disappointment and move on.

Which is what I’ve done and will continue to do the next time it happens. And it’s gonna happen again, just because I’m a sinful person who always falls short of my intentions, and because I live in a world filled with other people who fall short. 

Because I’m a big girl and I know feelings come and go and they don’t make good barometers of how others, God, my family, and my dogs see me.

As long as I keep the kibble coming, the dogs like me just fine. I’m not too sure about everyone else.


  1. :-( sorry you were hurt. Sadly it happens and you know why. And you are right feelings are not a barometer! :-)

  2. Well said...I completely understand. And the kibble part holds true in my life, too!