Very true indeed, as the saying goes, “No one has the permission to hurt us, unless we allow them to.” Do not be bothered by any offending remark as long as we know deep in our heart that it does not speak the truth of us … and if it does, know deep in our heart that we, too, have the power in us to change it.
Thus, it shouldn’t also offend us too. In fact, thinking about it, we should be thankful to the person for pointing it out; for he or she truly wants what is best for us even at the price of offending us. Someone who loves us dearly is not someone who goes along with us on everything, even when we are wrong. The person who truly loves us would not be afraid to point out the mistake to us and help us to be the best version of us always.
“So many of us make a great fuss of matters of small consequence. We are so easily offended. Happy is the man who can brush aside the offending remarks of another and go on his way.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
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