April 19, 2013
sweater, tee, skirt, bag: thrifted, loafers: target
Perspective is a beautiful thing. A few nights ago, Rob and I were conversing about a comment that someone had said to me that kind of struck me the wrong way. I was feeling a little offended. I knew it was silly and I knew that I was choosing to be offended, but for some reason it hurt me and I couldn't shake it off.
While I was telling Robert about this comment, he then said: "Oh. Well to me that actually sounds like a compliment." and continued to open my eyes to how that comment could be taken in a positive way.
Isn't it refreshing to see things from another person's point of view? Sometimes my view is blinded by my feelings and I'm not thinking clearly. I was being offended for no reason. This experience reminded me of a talk given by David A. Bednar tilted "And Nothing Shall Offend Them." One quote that struck out to me was this:
"When we believe or say we have been offended, we usually mean we feel insulted, mistreated, snubbed, or disrespected. And certainly clumsy, embarrassing, unprincipled, and mean spirited things do occur in our interactions with other people that would allow to us to take offense. However, it ultimately is impossible for another person to offend you or to offend me. Indeed, believing that another person offended us is fundamentally false. To be offended is a choice, we make; it is not a condition inflicted or imposed upon us by someone or something else."
Doesn't that just say it all?
Thanks hubs for always helping me become better.