I know what you’re going through, dear …
I know you’re the type of person who cares too deeply for the people around you. You are always so willing to invest time and effort in your relationships. You are not afraid to sacrifice your needs and desires for the happiness of those you love. And you always look for the goodness in others.
Well, let me tell you something: There’re a few people like you.
There are few people who have a good heart as you do. There are few people whose soul is pure like yours is. There are few people who are able to love truly, selflessly, deeply, and unconditionally like you are. There are few people who are not afraid to get hurt like you aren’t.
Honey, you are always willing to help anyone in need. You always find time to give a wise piece of advice, comfort, cheer up, or make laugh the people who need your help and support. You are always willing to listen attentively to the people that don’t believe in themselves and that nobody wants anything to do with them. These are the people you try so hard to help. These are the people you try so hard to remind of their worth.
But, you know what?
These are the people, too, you allow to take advantage of you. They’re the ones you let take advantage of your kindness and generosity. They’re the ones you let hurt your feelings and break your heart. Why?
Because they don’t care about you as much as you care about them. They don’t feel about you the way you feel about them.
That’s the reason why I need you to know that if you continue being so kind and so selfless, you’re going to end up hurt. Because there are a lot of awful people out there. People whose hearts are cold. People who are incapable of loving selflessly and honestly. People who have no problem hurting others. People who are incapable of feeling empathy, compassion, or remorse.
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