“How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves.” ~Paulo Coelho He used to tell me no one else would love me because I’m damaged goods.
And I believed him. Because I received messages for most of my life that there was something wrong with me. I wasn’t good enough.
Too sensitive. Too weak. Too sickly. Too different. I realize now those messages were passed on to me by concerned parents who saw in me parts of themselves they didn’t fully accept.