Sometimes, storms aren’t about us.
Sometimes, friends or loved ones will attack us for no apparent reason.
They’ll fuss, fume, and snap at us. When we ask them why, they’ll say, “Oh, I’m sorry. I had a bad day at work.”
But we still feel hurt and upset.
Hold people accountable for their behaviour. Don’t let people treat you badly.
But don’t take the storms in their lives personally. These storms may have nothing to do with you.
Seek shelter if necessary. Get away from curt friends until they have time to calm down; then approach when it’s safe. If the storm isn’t about you, there’s nothing you need to do.
Would you try to stop the ocean waves by standing in the surf with your arms outstretched?
Say whatever. Let the storms blow through.