Saturday, April 19, 2008

The best thing about the retreat

I've believed for as long as I can remember that people don't like me very much. And I've been ok with it for the most part. Well, that belief was destroyed at the retreat, not by any specific thing that happened, but just because spending a weekend with 11 women who really like me (we all like each other) healed something very deep inside. That feeling of being loved and accepted was so powerful and wonderful it made me want to roll in it -- that's how great it was and is!

Ok, NOW we're heading to church. Have a great weekend everyone!

5 comments:

Brit-Man said...

I can't believe you used to feel that way. You are without doubt one of those people that has an amazing inner self.

I'm glad you're able to feel better about it all now :-) :-).

Best wishes.

Matt

Anonymous said...

I understand that thought I feel it myself way too much of the time. I think most of the time I just try to not think about it but it's always in the back of my head. I'm glad you realized it's not true, hopefully I'll get there some day also. Stacy

Irene said...

I went through something similar. I personally think it has something to do with bad experiences that we just can't shake off from our past, where our self esteems are bruised. Through time I've learned that we all go through crappy experinces that mess with our heads, and that loving yourself for who you are will change that "nobody likes me" thing in our heads. It is nice to receive some validation from others, though, that others really do enjoy being in your presence. I know I've enjoyed being in your presence!

I'm glad the retreat experience was very healing for you. :)

Evelyne said...

I can relate too. I'm SO glad that you were able to go on that retreat and realize that you ARE wanted and loved and needed. We here in blogland couldn't do without you!

Laurie said...

Me too, funny that so many of us feel that way - I'm so glad you're not one of us (in that way!) anymore. Congratulations.