Who? Me?

“Aha!”

“When someone tells you who they are, believe them the first time.” Maya Angelou

I get it.

Well, maybe I always got it, but I didn’t translate it to my own life.

I was looking for that person who did me dirt.  I was watching for the mean one, the stingy one, the cruel one… I wasn’t looking for my co-dependency.  I wasn’t looking for the way I excuse those I love and make it my fault.

I wasn’t even looking for the way I live with things until they become normal.  Or how I delay or avoid taking care of myself in order not to hurt the person who is hurting me.

Wow.

I’m walking taller now.  This realization has touched me profoundly.  My self-worth is showing as I walk through my day.

I guess this is what “aha” means.  I am changed in a moment.  I will never be the same.

Life Student

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