Do No Harm But Take No Shit
My sister, if you're struggling with a painful relationship or difficult decision, these words are for you. Perhaps this decision, relationship or situation is incredibly raw or painful. Perhaps you're heavily invested emotionally and simply don't want to rock the boat. Perhaps in your mind just accepting things as they are sounds way better than standing up for yourself.
I'm here to lovingly remind you that you deserve better.
Take a moment to savor these words. Read them over and over if needed. Sister,
Do not harm,
But take no shit.
What does this mean? This means that it's okay to stand up for yourself or people you love. It means that it's okay to have boundaries and standards in your life. It's okay to say no and it's absolutely okay to be honest.
In doing so, we can be kind, compassionate and graceful, but we do not need to be a door mat.
Whether it's a professional or romantic relationship, a disagreement with a friend, a big decision weighing on your shoulders or something completely different, remember these words.
Remember that having standards only scares away those who are not willing to respect you. Do no harm, be kind, have compassion and be authentic, but also take no bullshit.
You've got this.