“Do not waste yourself in rejection; do not bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Good morning, Mummy”, said little Fatima.
“What’s good about the morning?” screamed her mother. “My friend, go get ready for school. Can’t you see you’re late already?
You stand there telling me ‘Good Morning.’ Nonsense!” she added dismissively.
Her tail between her legs in disappointment, shame and fright, Fatima drifted off to prepare for school and what appeared to be another day of disappointments.
Once in a while, we meet people who kill others’ affection for them. It’s common in homes, especially among parents; it occurs in workplaces too.
Yesterday I witnessed a Manager tell his subordinate “I don’t need it!” in response to a simple show of admiration and respect.
My friend, are you in the habit of rejecting people’s sincere affection for you? Be careful, because someday you’ll long for it only to find it has evaporated.
And you, dear reader, have you experienced rejection lately?
Don’t worry. It does not mean you’re not good enough; it merely means the person failed to notice what you have to offer.
After all, beautiful things are rejected all the time by people who can’t afford them.
Come to think of it.
Closed doors do not decide your fate; they redirect your path. Therefore, keep moving – all diversions in life have a purpose.