Thieves don’t break into empty houses…

I saw this the other morning during my usual peruse through Instagram (thank you word porn) and it kind of stuck with me.

Someone once told me that when you’re happy you’re at your most vulnerable because people see what they need to attack to bring you down.

I mean think about it.

In all the movies/books, when the bad guy wants to knock the good guy down he aims for the things that make him/her the happiest. The place they find joy.

So what does this mean?

In order to protect our happiness do we need to stay silent? To keep the things we love and value the most a secret?

Have you ever received (or bought yourself) an expensive piece of jewelry? Something so beautiful (and expensive) that you only wear it for special occasions and then keep it locked up, hidden away, so nothing happens to it?

🙋🏻‍♀️ I know I have. Lol

Come to think about it… I have a necklace I bought myself after I finished my Vet tech course.. back in 2012… still sitting in a lockbox because those fancy pricey necklaces come with flimsy chains and I’m still paranoid to break it and lose it.

Almost forgot about that little thing…

More to my point!

I worry more about breaking it and losing it than actually enjoying it?! What is wrong with that mentality?

Social media leave us open to all forms of criticism. You write something, it’s broken down by literary bugs who critique your work more than your editor.

You post a picture and BOOM! You’re analysed by a million eyes saying something about YOU doesn’t make THEM happy.

Or, you talk about a career move, new business venture, and are immediately hit with thousand critics explaining the ways you could/ will inevitably fail by stepping out on that limb.

So what do we do? 🤷🏻‍♀️

Do we share our joys and try to mentally prepare ourselves for the stone throwing or do we just live half our lives a secret because we can’t handle/don’t want to deal with the drama of it all?

….

I’m sure I had a point when I started this… but now I’m just off in thought.

Let’s leave this open-ended shall we

I don’t have an answer for you, so I won’t pretend I do. Instead I’ll just leave you with those questions.

Comment below your thoughts. I have to approve everything, so if you want to say something but not have it public, just let me know. I got you.

J

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