Bonjour, mon ami! How are you today?
Have you ever had someone tell you to lower your standards? Or that you were high maintenance because you maintained your personal standards despite peer pressure?
My favorite passive-aggressive, insecurity inducing comments (#ShameShame):
Who do you think you are? -- I'm God's child. Who do you think you are?! Do you know? You should probably find out, by talking to God, or at the very least talk to yourself (#InnerTalk, #Prayer, #Meditation).
Why are you trying so hard? -- I'm not trying hard. I'm fucking awesome all the time (#ByMyStandards, #DontNeedYourApproval) and you can't handle it. You need to do that internal work to learn how to love yourself (#IPrayForYou).
Don't be this A-hole, the person who tears people down with words. These types of people hate on others because they hate themselves and don't want others to be happy when they are unhappy. Don't let hateful words imprint on you (#TeflonBitch).
Don't be the person who intentionally stomps on people's joy for living. Some people do enjoy their lives. Some people do like who they are (#Me). If you cannot catch their contagious light and joyful energy, then pray or meditate (#DoTheWork).
I really wish others would like themselves enough to maintain their own set of standards. My standards are set in place because they make me happy, they help guide my life for me, and they help maintain the bar that I will accept for myself. I do not accept hate. I do not accept aggression. I do not accept negativity. I do not accept abuse of any kind. I do not accept anything that I think is detrimental to my happiness.
Set and maintain your own standards (#JoySprites). God says you're worth it, you know you're worth it deep down inside. Trust and believe in God's purpose for you: you are loved and he has blessed you to live.