As I pondered today about the new year I got to thinking about all the mean girls in high school. You know the ones. The ones who made fun of others if they were different or didn't have money.
I remember a few years back I hosted a retreat weekend and there were some new people there I had not met before. I was friends with a gal that was VERY artistic and had ADHD. Those people never bothered me. I had friends from all walks of life, eclectic, weird and popular. Except for the mean girls, I didn't care for the mean girls.
Anywhooo, these women whom I had never met before had gone to school with my friend and let me know that she was not the kind of person they wanted to hang with. WOW, if they had only taken a minute to talk with her they could have found out what a very talented person she was. She was very insecure and always needed approval for her work, but the child in her needed that reassurance.
They were MEAN girls. Still after 20 or more years out of high school and they couldn't/wouldn't take the time to get to know why she was a little weird. Little did they know she had been molested by a family member and went into a shell. Little did they know her hair was so thick she had to wear it up everyday to keep it out of her eyes. Little did they know they were part of the problem, not the solution. I had a lot of acquaintances in high school. I could say friends, but I only had a handful of good friends. The ones I trusted, had something in common with and who I could tell my darkest secrets to.
I'm still that way today. I have a lot of people I call acquaintances. Weird, eclectic and ADHD. Those kinds of people don't bother me.
So to all the MEAN GIRLS who still exist....move on, cuz this girl doesn't have time for all that.
Have a great New Year and resolve to make a weird friend in 2018.