You, who would detract, pull down, stunt and otherwise destroy, be aware that you can't reach me. I will not allow your stifling atmosphere and your harmful tremors to permeate my exterior seeping poison, slowly breaking down my interior.
I refuse to build a protective, thicker skin though. I will feel the stings of the arrows, but I will not falter.
I will only gather more strength, more confidence and more determination from your attempts to break me.
I will learn more about myself. I will learn more about other people. I will take notes to remember how these quiet attacks have made me feel; so that I will not make others feel this way.
You are not the first, nor will you be the last, who has tried to topple me.
I am strong. I am genuine. I am fun. I am smart. I am creative. I am faithful. I am determined. I am confident. I am.
I will not take another minute of my precious time to think about, discuss or work out why. I will not hold you in contempt or direct ill will toward you; that will only allow the venom to spread; allowing you to take me down.
No, I will simply move on. I will seek out joy and inspiration and peace and encouragement that uplift and construct ideas and build spires reaching for the sky.
What will you choose? Over and out...