Dear Brave-Hearted Girl,
It’s not an easy thing to learn, but the truth is that not everyone has your best interests in mind. Not everyone has the best intentions.
People do terrible things to other people sometimes. Some people make mistakes, but others act in flat-out intentionally terrible ways that hurt and threaten to destroy us.
Brave Girls love everyone anyway and forgive everyone anyway…but they also protect themselves and others from destructive people and situations. That can mean choosing to stay a distance away from destructive people, or if that’s not possible that can sometimes mean creating that distance in your own head, and refusing to let what someone else does or says affect or hurt you.
Brave Girls stay in the light and make brave choices to keep out of the darkness. Brave Girls get back up when they have been hurt…and they move forward to help others who have been hurt, too…and perhaps most important of all, Brave Girls always courageously stand between the destructive and the innocent.
You are brave and you are loved. You can do it.
(pass it on…)