Celebrate yourself, even if no one else will

Devon plans a celebration.

Devon J Hall

To anyone looking at me from the outside they may think that I am strong and that I can handle anything, but the truth is I’m just so used to being disappointed that I’ve learned how to hide it.

Tonight I went into one of my favorite chatrooms to see some of my online friends laughing at the fact that one had humiliated and scared off another. It occurred to me that I used to do that a lot – I used to bite people whenever they tried to be nice to me because it was just easier than letting one in. It also occurred to me that I often set myself up for failure – knowing it’s coming makes it easier to deal with. It makes it easier knowing that I won’t get what I want because I’m used to that.

So when I saw a teachable moment I took…

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