I was taking to someone close yesterday and said:
Next week is our 40th wedding anniversary! Can you believe it?
The person I was talking to said:
Yes, you have mentioned that before.
It made me feel deflated and sad.
Perhaps I need to talk to people like that.
But, talking to someone like that makes me feel bad.
What do you do?
Do you let people insult you after you have been kind to them?
Are you rude back to them?
Do you stay away from them?
I am always hurt when someone is rude.
Being rude to anyone is discounting them, to make yourself feel better.
Thank you for listening.
Love you more than candy.