Everyday, no matter where I go, I find individuals who live in constant misery. They swim in their own waters of low self-esteem, envy, jealousy, and stress. I guess society has named these individuals as “drama-whores”, but this name only brings to light part of their inner turmoil.
Have you ever had coworkers, friends or even family, become your biggest supporter during extreme difficult times in your life? When you heart is breaking and you feel as if your world is crumbling all around you? These people are there for you during your worst. They comfort, help you, and may even take control of your decisions, but once your crisis is over, they either disappear, act as if there was never a bond between you, or appear as if they are upset with you?
This is what I see all around me. I seriously believe the old saying is true, “Misery Loves Company”. I listen and I observe. I see those who make it their daily goal to snuff out others’ inner lights. What I can’t figure out, is if they do it because they think their light will burn brighter when they destroy others, or if they just want company to swim with them in the waters of misery. Maybe some do it subconsciously, aren’t even aware of their actions.
There really isn’t a solution to stop these individuals and for strangers or coworkers, we are not really in a position to be emotionally supportive. Since we can’t avoid them either especially at our places of employment, the only thing that we can really concentrate on, is ourselves.
We need to focus on our own spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. From now and into the future I plan to do just that. During my own self care, I will send out a little wish and prayer that my positive energies will spread or rub off on those individuals as well.
I will protect myself and my light from being snuffed out. I won’t fall in their lake of misery. I will not drown. I will always reach for my own light of happiness.