Words to Live by as I have Learned long ago you CANNOT change another person; it is enough of a struggle to authentically change yourself yet alone trying to change someone else. Focus on being you - that is challenge enough.
February Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. [Matthew (photo: Yosemite Falls by night, Yosemite National Park, California, United States)
I learned the hard way that I cannot always count on others to respect my feelings, even if I respect theirs. Being a good person doesn't guarantee that others will be good people. You only have control over yourself and how you choose to be as a person.
Quote 49 of 365 for "Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you.
Take personal responsibility and quit blaming other people for how you 'react.' If you learn to control yourself and your emotions you can master anything. "You can't control other people. you can only control your REACTIONS to them.