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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou

This is my submission to Debbie’s Forgiving Friday  series, where she writes about and invite others to share their thoughts on  Forgiveness, Self-Love and Personal Growth.

I took my blogging seriously about two years ago when I started populating my website but despite promoting my blogs on Social Media, sharing posts on my personal and website pages activity was slow and very few people who I consider myself close to actually read my blog. At first, I was put off by the lack of interest by persons who I thought would really support my work, the people’s whose opinions I really valued. However, the people I’ve received the most feedback were people like you, my followers. Some of you I don’t know personally, I have never met and shared nothing in common with the exception of wanting to share our stories and motivating others.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
~Maya Angelou

The point I’m trying to make here is that the people you least expect to support you are the ones who will. The years have taught me some tough lessons. Among them, people will distract you, they will disappoint you and some may never support you. Through all aspects of my life, a lot of my support has come from friends who have become like family and a lot less from family who are no longer my friends. Know this, there are people who will offer guidance, who will hold your hands when the going gets tough and carry you when you’re not tough enough. These are the people who deserve to be in your tribe and ride on your train. Treat them well! Remeber support is a two-way street.

~Happy Friday

©Etta D. Richards