Speaking Up

Today I put into practice something that I’ve been reading about and thinking about… speaking up. Today I felt confident enough to talk to someone who had hurt me. Just a few months ago, I would have just tried to swallow my anger and hurt and “let it go” for the sake of peace. But, I know now that I have value as a person, my feelings are legitimate and it’s completely okay to expect a certain level of respect… and who knows? Maybe if I speak up (in humility and love), it’ll help the other person in ways that I can’t even imagine (maybe the person who hurt me will treat others with more respect in the future).

It sure felt good… it felt right. I have a lot to learn and I’m sure it’ll be a bumpy path, but I’m loving these small victories.