Thanks but no thanks.

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Negative Nancy, who needs her? I could seriously go without Debbie Downer and don’t even get me started on Bitter Betty. Does anybody else have a person or two in their lives that always sees the worst in every situation? The person who says the things you just don’t say and then they write it off as “constructive criticism” because they clearly do not know the difference? The person who not only rains on your parade but like, gets the hail, lighting and thunder going too? The person who is never ever satisfied… With life or their job or their earnings because they want more that they can’t enjoy what or who they have at the moment. Like, even if the glass is almost full… That person is complaining about how there’s a sip they won’t get to have? Or when you’ve done well, they suggest that you could have done better? Or when you are finally confident in something, one thing… They take it and downgrade it or throw it in your face with a negative connotation? It’s quite sad. I feel like those people in our lives are always the ones we try the hardest to please but what I still am yet to figure out is why? These are the kind of people who will never change. Literally, they are incapable of ever being satisfied. I mean, satisfied in any aspect. They spend their whole lives picking apart everything they come across and even if you go above and beyond for them, it really is never enough. I hate that I stand at 26 years old and there are still people like this that I let have the time of day. I guess with time I have learned to have less tolerance for it, but Jesus, is it ever draining. I can’t even take it personal because it’s obviously rooted from other situations or past experiences but if I don’t take a stand then who’s to say it’ll ever stop? We can’t change these people but we sure as hell can change their place in our lives which in turn will change how we feel about their opinion… Which ultimately will result in us not caring for it at all. I guess my rant makes me sound a little crazy but I need to jot it down so that when I look back I can see how far my life has come from where it was with NN (Negative Nancy, duh) always in my ear. Here on out, ear plugs on and the only opinions that matter are the ones that come from a good caring place. πŸ™‚ xx

14 thoughts on “Thanks but no thanks.

  1. It’s a shame how a few negative people with negative intentions can bring a person down. No matter how many times you try to get them to see the brighter side of things, they always look at their glass half empty.

      • I have had to do the same thing a few years ago, and the only regret I have had was that I didn’t do it sooner. Stay wise and happy. πŸ™‚

  2. You will always find one of two of those around wherever you go. You just have to try and distance yourself as much as possible. Just keep being the optimist and maybe some of your being positive will rub off! πŸ™‚

  3. Their negativity drains you quite alright…like you already pointed out..I think the best thing to do is accept the fact these people may never really change…so quit trying to make them see sense, they will only drain you further and dampen your joy…and do make that move, change their place in your life…give them less and less attention…remember, whatever you focus on grows, so surround yourself with Positive Paige, Happy Halle, and Cheerful Caley… πŸ™‚

  4. Loved this article! I was literally nodding my head in approval to many of the things you pinpointed here, especially the line “Or when you are finally confident in something, one thing… They take it and downgrade it or throw it in your face with a negative connotation?”. Just yesterday I had an encounter like that and sad thing was that it was a family member. But I’ve decided to put a filter on my mind and see those kinds of people as sediments and residue! I love your blog! Keep inspiring!

    • Thank you ! I wrote it after I had it happen to me with someone I somehow consider a great friend. Needless to say, I’ve rearranged my priority for this person since the occurrence. If we don’t respect ourselves enough to defend ourselves, why should they right? Glad you could relate! Looking forward to reading your blog.

  5. Its hard to focus on the positive all the time. I agree people say the whole crowd could be clapping but sometimes its easier to focus on the one Boo.

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