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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Pettiness serves no purpose

Hey Dolls, when someone does something to you whether in person or online or in passing or through gossip I know it can be extremely difficult not to react but try it... Don't react.

We can not right another person's wrong. We can speculate as to why they behave as they do but what would be the point? It would be like a hamster going around his wheel.

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I use to tell my daughter all the time to just try to understand that not everyone was going to be happy with her accomplishments in Martial Arts. Plenty of those dads were gonna be bitter that she beat their sons. That they would perhaps even go as far as to say the calls were unfair or that she "just got lucky". The truth is people who are down on themselves find it easier to attack others. I still tell her today, don't diminish your light because someone else wants to remain in the dark. 

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Don't fall into their negative trap breathe, focus and keep pressing on. We must all find our own purpose.

Always stress free xo,


  1. Seems like you are "always stress free for real". I tend to let petty stuff get me down. I love the encouragement you give to your daughter, especially the part about being in the light.

    1. Hey Zan, hope all is well thanks for stopping by. Stress free is so rewarding for me it's best road if we want longevity and peace :) glad you enjoyed read xo :)

  2. Mari--
    I LOVE the TRUTH in this post! Thanks so much for this GREAT reminder.
    PS--- I LOVE your blog!

    1. Eileen! Welcome and thank you. I needed it in my life and thought it would be good to share glad you liked :) hope to see you here more often :) have great weekend

  3. Something I strive to work on and through damm near everyday.I often find myself feeling and internalizing other people's pettiness which in turn causes a negative reaction on my part either towards them others around me or deeper still myself. Thanks for your wonderful posts and deep insites on these things we encounter in life.

    1. John welcome back, in time we learn that what matters is that person looking back in the mirror and we begin to let go of old ways that serve no good. We can only be responsible for ourselves. Thanks for commenting :)


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