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“Some people take offense like it’s a limited time offer.” ~ Tim Fargo
Don’t take it personally. I didn’t.
In fact, it made me laugh out loud. Then I took three steps back to photograph and tweet it out.
It got me thinking about all the times I take offense at the things people say.
And although words are powerful – and I’d like to think that I am careful about the words I choose – I can’t help thinking that we take far too much personally these days.
Do we step in too much to protect our children and others, thereby stripping them of their power to stand up for themselves?
Yes words have power, but I have power too – power to rise above the words used against me and what I believe to be true.
After all, who knows? Maybe that sign is a message from God to get my attention about something I need to stop. 😀
~ DIANA’S ENORMOUS BOOK OF QUOTES ~
What do you think? Do we need to be more careful with words? Or should we learn to “shake it off?” Or is it a little of both?