What You’re NOT Responsible For

You are not responsible for the way people treat you.

You are not responsible for what other people say about you, or any lies they might tell about you.

You are NOT responsible for your abuse.

You are not responsible for the things that were done to you in dark and quiet places, or for the scars you carry or for the heaviness that lays over your heart like damp, heavy blanket.

Listen to me. There are plenty of things in this life that you are responsible for…but there are also plenty that aren’t yours to shoulder.

You ARE responsible for your response. For your actions. For the words that escape from your lips. For your thoughts…

And that’s all.

Own what is yours to own.

And let the rest go.