I feel like I could have written this. I remember being teased as a kid - surprisingly a couple of them are now my closest friends.
When I got older, I found out the time I started being teased was the same time one of the girls had been told her mother had cancer.
Hurt people hurt people, is something I try to remember.
We are all worthy.
After recently releasing some co-dependent behavior from my partner's drinking, I have been empowered in owning my space - no matter what verbal or emotional cues are sent my way. Doesn't mean it doesn't hurt sometimes, but I don't let it go in circles in my thoughts like I did at one stage.
Al-anon was extremely helpful for me at the start of my healing journey.
Thank you for gifting me a moment of reflection. I am smiling - knowing how far I have come the last couple of years.
Reading words like yours here, brings comfort that others are working a similar path.
I still get teary at times when somebody pays me a kind compliment - that feeling of worthiness still hits some buttons, but I am getting better every time.
Thank you for being you.