So I got called a “fatty” by someone on Instagram today.
And now, before I go any further, this is not some lame attempt to fish for complements or whatever. It was a bogus remark by a troll on the internet. I deleted it. But not before I went to the guy’s page, andddd it was all shirtless bathroom mirror selfies with his face scribbled out. So there’s that…
I wasn’t really hurt. I was just sorta miffed. Frankly, I was disappointed in humanity that people would seriously be so cruel. Calling a former “anorexic” fat? Who does that?
And I was going to just Shake it Off, a la, Taylor Swift, but I actually thought it was a great opportunity for reflection. That, and when the comment came in, I was writing another piece on what recovery has taught me, so I decided to practice what I was literally preaching. I needed to #AllowMyselfToFeel
Because back in the early stages of my recovery, a comment like this would have derailed me. Sent me into a tail spin. Gone all Britney Spears, circa 2007.
But not this time.
Sure, maybe I was a little stung by it. I mean, come on…no person wants to hear that they’re a “fatty,” but I rationally knew that, no…that’s not true. I’m not remotely close to being overweight.
But I felt my mind going to a place I didn’t want it to go. A place where I was concerned with how I look and my body image and being harshly critical of myself. A place that, though I am strong in my recovery, is still my one area of vulnerability to ED and his dirty tricks.
I needed to reground myself. So I turned to the Word.
And opened up to today’s readings. And wouldn’t you know…it was exactly what I needed to hear.
Ephesians 6: 10-20. AKA, putting on the armor of God.
“In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all the flaming arrows of the Evil One.” (aka ED)
When I read that this was today’s reading, I literally laughed out loud at just how amazing God is and how He gives us just what we need, when exactly we need it.
I mean, come on, God. You’ve outdone yourself here 🙂
But it’s true. Everyday, whether it is in the form of a cruel comment from a cowardly troll on the internet, or a flat tire at an inopportune time, or a detour in our life plan we hadn’t anticipated…there are flaming arrows literally hurling towards us. All the time.
These things make us take our eyes off of the Truth, or worse…doubt in God’s goodness or perhaps even existence. It is a battle out there.
One that I am grateful I don’t have to face alone.
I was reminded tonight of the importance of “suiting up.”
I don’t have to tell you the climate of our culture and our political system right now. After this election, we’re all going to have to truly put on the Armor of God and stand firm in our faith and trust that God’s goodness will prevail, even if it is not reflected in the fabric of the society around us.
This comment tonight, it was a little gnat. A pesky fly that, perhaps was the canary in the the mineshaft of things to come. A little preparatory nudge from God that I can’t be lackadaisical in my faith. In my readiness. In trusting in the Truth.
This isn’t some Braveheart battle cry, I promise. War paint and kilts don’t do nothin for this figure 😉
God can use everything for good. Even hurtful Instagram comments. He can use anything as an opportunity for growth. For teaching. For communicating His love. We just have to seek His word. Show Him where it hurts so that He can heal and help us grow.
Because I promise, He’ll answer loud and clear. We’ve just gotta seek to listen.
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369 responses to “Internet Trolls”
Only a moron does that! I’m old enough to be your dad but you are stunningly beautiful… He’s a man who hates himself…
Haha thank you so much. You’re kind to say that:) yeah trolls are just that…trolls! Thanks for your encouragement and kind words. Big hugs to ya xox
Maaaaan, I won’t say what I’m thinking LOL!! Hugs … They are everywhere.
Hahha I appreciate your support. Yeah just gotta brush off the silly meanies and focus on the truth. Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
That dude is a moron not worth your time. You’re beautiful!
Thank you for this:) you’re so kind to say that! Yeah gotta pay him no mind. Glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox
You’re not fat! Just say’n. Stay suited up!
Thanks Dr. Rob. That’s kind of you to say:) yes! Suited up!! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
Thanks for reading my post today too. God is good! Blessings!
❤️🙌❤️🙌❤️🙌❤️you’re so welcome
Amen! Whenever I feel self conscious, I go into prayer and worship mode or read the Word and it makes me feel better! God really does show up when we reach out.
Hi Emily! Thank you so much for this. So true! He is just waiting for us to reach for Him. Because He loves saving us. God is good! Hugs and love xox
Turning to the word is always the best answer. We often forget to trust in God first and let the world fall away from us. We often times believe what we hear from the world and yes lately it has been so toxic it was bringing me down and putting me into such a foul, dark mood. I remembered that God in the end is in charge and we should turn to him and away from that garbage. It has lifted me out of that darkness and back into his light. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks friend. Yeah gotta focus on God’s truth and love. Not a silly internet meanie. So glad it’s lifted you too:) big hugs friend xox
Unfortunately, the world is full of idiots, and because they are too insecure to go out and show their real faces, they lurk online. You did the absolutely right thing, acknowledge your feelings and then “sat up”! Good job, gorgeous!
Hi there friend! Thank you for this encouragement. You’re right-internet meanies are unfortunately a thing. Thanks for your kind words! Hugs and love xox
Many blessings to you!
I always wonder what went so wrong i a person’s life that they would wake up and say “Hey! Let me see if I can push someone over the edge of a cliff today!” I would say “Who raises a person like that?” but, sadly, society has a big say in it these days. It’s become “Lord of the Flies” like out there! Put down the game controller and read a book.
Hi friend, thank you so much for this. You’re right…people can just be meanies. But you’re right-gotta just brush it off because the truth is that their mean remark is no reflection on me. Thanks for the encouragement. Hugs and love xox
Obviously, you are a BEAUTIFUL Woman, inside and out. This man sounds like he has some heart wounds. Always remember this, “Hurting people, hurt others.”
It’s sad, but true. When people hurt others, it’s because they have been hurt by someone, sometime. And sad to say, usually, to try to make themselves feel better, they try to tear others down.
Forgive him. Pray for him. Because even though he was mean, he is still a creation of Father God and cherished by Him. If only this man knew this,…
Thank you so much. Wow what a kind thing to say and my goodness this is such a powerful perspective. So true. I need to pray for him. Because obviously it makes him feel good to hurt others. He needs a friend. And compassion. Thanks for this beautiful wisdom. Hugs and love xox
You are wise to rely on such a powerful source of strength. I have been going through something that I’m not ready to talk about and let me tell you in my anxiety and stress, I almost forgot. Then yesterday morning I got this poem that read more like a prayer and the damn broke, I cried and let it all out. Later my sister sent a prayer that was like having her comforting me and I cried some more and all the while I prayed along with them. Help came in many forms, and I know who sent them. I have others helping me carry this load now and what a blessing. The battle is not over, but God is in control.
So you did well gong back to your true source of strength as I had to.
Thanks Jolie:) I really appreciate this. You’re right-Jesus is the ultimate source of strength and truth. I’m so glad you were able to have that release. I will definitely keep you in my prayers and heart. It sounds like you have a pretty awesome sister. Hugs and love xox
I do. She’s amazing.When we lived together, we would take walks in the park and we would read a scripture or up building story and then say a prayer together. I miss that. We now on complete opposite ends of the country.
oh that’s awesome. Perhaps Skype?? Or a phonecall when you’re on a walk? That’s my mom and I do 🙂
Well, she lives in the dark ages and is not techno so can’t Skype, but we can talk to each other, so that works.
Grasping for that BBB attention and traffic, sadly he only knew how to put someone down to get a response. Fatty? BB? Pleeease. Michelle says it best.
Thanks friend. Haha, you’re kind to say that. Yeah, gotta just brush him off and focus on the positive 🙂 Big hugs to you xo
And thank you, for the hugs. Enjoy your Friday.
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People are idiots and our society has become so vain! You’re beautiful.😉😘I just wrote a post on why I quit Instagram…it’s also because of things like you mentioned. Social media is just so exhausting sometimes. Anyways, great post! XO 🤗💕
Thanks Jay:) that’s so kind of you to say. Yeah-it can definitely be exhausting! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
I surely hope you are basking in the glory of YOUR strength tonight. What a phenomenal post, and you obviously have learned something about mindfulness, no? You also wore the Belt of Truth! If you wanted to REALLY suit up, you could actually forgive this person…wear the Breastplate of Righteousness and stand up for this weaker person (NOT a judgment, just sayin’ 🙂 Stand tall, you have defeated a mighty dragon in your life Warrior Woman! I can now die happy…
Hey Rob, what a kind comment. Thank you. Yes! The belt of truth! I would have loved to get more into the meat of that passage but I decided to just stick with the shield! Thanks for the encouragement. Grateful for you:) Hugs and love xox
There are just so many individuals that have “zero” class in this world it is hard to fathom.
Thanks Dr. George. Yeah, it is a bit of a head scratcher. Why can’t people just not be a meanie!? hah hugs xox
It’s amazing that I read this tonight, as I literally was just thinking (after my Bible Study time) that God speaks to me this way. Some people hear him speak to them, I hear him by things I hear and read. Like, I will open a devotional for the morning and it’ll be exactly what I needed to hear that very moment. And THEN I will hear the same message in some obscure way all day long. And I say, “I hear You”. I don’t know if that makes ANY sense at all but that’s the best I can do to explain. So then, I read your post and, once again today’s message from above to me again is reinforced. Same message I’ve heard all day. Amazing. God is amazing. And, you are amazing too. Cruel people are desperate for light and his comment probably got him more attention than he deserved. (You looked him up right? I so would have too…) but that’s just it, they’re empty. Anyone who is just mean for the sake of being mean is just empty. So shake it off yeah. Then say a little prayer for him. 🤗
Sending you hugs and all the compliments in the world!
Hi Amanda! Oh wow, that’s so awesome! It’s true, when we’re looking for it, God will tell us what we need to hear! It makes TONS of sense! I’m so glad that you can hear the loving voice of the Father. Yes, He is amazing 🙂 Yep, gotta pray for those that are hurting. thanks for this beautiful encouragement! hugs xox
For some reason your post made me think of this part from Lord of the Rings (hopefully the video shows/plays):
Your unwavering faith in God continues to amaze and inspire me. Stay strong love! Internet trolls gonna troll. Badasses, like you, gonna…badass? 😂
Aw, thank you so much 🙂 Trolls gonna troll! haha that made me smile:) thanks again. Big big hugs to you friend. Happy almost Friday! woo! xox
You’re welcome! I’m glad you appreciated my joke, I’m never sure if I’m actually funny or if I’m the only person who thinks I’m funny. 😛 Happy Thursday evening! XD
Oh my gosh I so loved it ❤️❤️❤️
Aw thank you!
Gosh if you are a fatty I must be a whale. Haha. People feel
Stronger behind the keyboard. He’s a weak guy.
haha oh gosh…Yeah, it doesn’t take much strength to make an anonymous mean comment. Thanks for the encouragement. Hugs to you xox
“I needed to reground myself. So I turned to the Word.” This could have been your entire post. I have been reminded several times in this week that the Word IS the weapon we all need in this world’s adversity! Just love, love your posts!
Hi Nanette, thank you so much 🙂 Yeah, there is true strength in Him. Thank you so much for your encouragement. Hugs and love to you friend xox
Wonderful in every way! It is awful when people say things that we know are not true. If we allow it to, the devastation can be overwhelming. But you’re right faith in God can so get us through. And in those really bad times when we do not feel loved by God, I have found that family can really make the difference. Peace to you.
Thank you so much! You’re right, gotta not dwell on it, and instead focus on God’s truth and my faith in His goodness. You’re right…family is awesome 🙂 hugs to you xox
As always, listening is better. My comments are there. 🙂
Great! Thanks Jeff. I’m out with my friends for dinner now but I’ll get back to you when I get home! Hugs and love xox
Hope dinner was good and you make it safely home!
Good post Caralyn, sucks to hear that you went through that. I used to have a friend who would call his girlfriend “fatty” all the time. I guess some people are just plain stupid or simply inconsiderate of other people’s feelings.
Sometimes, I really wonder how you come up with some brilliant artistry mixed in with enjoyable writing. For example, putting in that Braveheart reference made me lol. It’s just pure genius.
Keep fighting the good fight, hugs.
Thanks Psy, I really appreciate it. Yeah, it makes me sad to think people would be so mean. haha glad you liked the Braveheart reference 🙂 I do try to keep it light when I can 🙂 big hugs to you friend xox
Hey there Glamour Girl, the minute you lower yourself to a troll’s playing field, you have allowed yourself to be a victim… That’s what taking the High road is all about. It’s deflecting the shot like you own the playing field…. Your Instagram, Your Blog, Your content, Your feelings…. Your Determinarion and Your Faith. True Beauty has little to do with physical appearance and is the exclusive domain of the heart… And you’ve got it in spades, baby. Inner strength is mind muscle, sheer will and self-love. It is founded in Christ and nurtured by dialogue with the “Man”. Next time, the stronger response is to merely leave the troll “deposit” there as the trophy it is… Without even a thought. You’ve got this, now own it and grow from it. Cheers!
Thank you so much Michael. This really made me smile 🙂 So true, gotta remember Who gives me my worth and value and keep focused on that Truth. Thanks again for your kindness. big hugs xox
I will never understand people who put negative comments on the internet. Do they not realize that it reflects more on who they are as a person then what ever they’re commenting on. Seriously if my 10 yo niece can understand tpnot to put any unnecessary, potentially hurtful comments online I’m sure he could learn that too.. 🙄 I’m glad that you didn’t let his comment bring you down ☺️
Hi Johnnielynn, tank you so much for this kind reflection. I know, it’s a headscratcher. It makes me think, “can’t we all just get along??” hehe hugs xox
How you handled this incident is inspiring. You are precious and beautiful and You are a daughter of heaven.
That’s so kind of you to say, Julie. Thank you. Yes, I have to remember the truth and whose I am 🙂 hugs to you friend xox
God is good all the time. May you continue to feel the love of God surround you. <3 <3 <3
Yes! ALL the time! thanks for this beautiful reminder 🙂 hugs to you xox
That’s terrible. Imagine spending your time searching the internet for people brave enough to share their struggles, and then trying to hit them where they might break? What a complete jerk. Glad you deflected it with a blog post :).
Hi friend! I know, it makes me really sad to think about. That person must be sad. Thanks for your encouragement. I appreciate it more than you know 🙂 hugs ox
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We all need to keep the armour on when hurtful things fly. Gotta feel sad thought for people who only get kicks out of being mean and vile to beautiful spirits out there!
Thank you so much for the reblog! Hugs and love xox
Such a powerful blog post. Bravo for being able to not revert back to your old mindset and staying strong!
Thank you so much! Yeah, gotta stay focused on going forward, not backwards into destructive thinking. I appreciate the encouragement. Hugs xox
Awful, brush it off. Not even worth it.
Thanks Boheme. You’re right…not worth it 🙂 hugs xx
Cyber bullies are everywhere and I’m glad that you did not let this one get to you. Congratulations! I get at least one cyber bully a day on one of my social media’s and you have to learn to be thick skinned. They’re just lowlifes who have no life.
Thanks Billie. Yeah, thick skinned for sure. I appreciate the encouragement! sending big big big hugs xox
Way to be grounded in the Word! Keep standing, Caralyn.
Thank you Venessa 🙂 That’s so kind of you to say. Gotta build our house upon the Rock 🙂 hugs xox
I hate that that happened. But so proud of you for the way you handled it, both internally and externally. Keep it up. You’re beautiful, and a masterpiece by God Himself. 😉
Thanks Kristin, that’s kind of you to say 🙂 Yes, it’s so awesome to know that God hand crafted you and I! hugs xox
Beautiful lady, let me tell you that I have had a weight problem (the opposite of yours, just eating too much for comfort and any reason really) and most of my family is large. I am normal weight now because of God’s healing and help and strength, like you. But because of this journey of healing and discovering healthy life and serving God internally first and then outwardly, I, and I am sure from your blogs you also are mature and much stronger in the Lord as a result of going through trials and fires and struggles and re-temptations, etc. And I have found that maturity is a choice. Obviously this idiot chose to be an idiot and not mature, in fact shrink further into oblivious and gross stupidity of the lamest kind, so I would inspire you to remain the strong woman you are on your remarkable and extraordinary journey in the Lord. I know you through your words and I will tell you as another purveyor of words that you impress me. That is not easy to do, and please keep your chin up proudly resting in the loving arms that brought you so far in your journey and will continue to hold you always until the temporal is gone and the eternal remains and then keep on holding you. 🙂 Much love in Him!
Hi Tony, wow thank you so much for this beautiful response and encouragement. It seriously means so much. And thank you for sharing part of your story. You’re right…maturity is a choice. And amen to that. The Lord is good and will always hold you and i in the palm of His hand. Hugs to you friend xox
Hugs right back. Nice to be loved right along with you by our Creator. Cool how journeys go. 🙂
We talked about that Ephesians passage tonight at a home group! One guy pointed out that everything is defensive, and the only offensive weapon is “the Spirit, which is the word of God”. That was an interesting view for me.
Hi Taylor! Oh awesome! Yeah it’s such a powerful passive. Yes!! So interesting! hugs xo
I avoid talking about any physical things with a person who has eating disorders because I’d rather not trigger any issues. (When I read “ED,” I think of something else.) Your troll is the opposite of that. He probably doesn’t think you’re fat any more than the rest of us do. He just wants to push your buttons. I’m glad you didn’t let him do that.
What I hear in my recovery is “Suit up and show up.” That is, do the work of recovery and get the rewards. One reward is that I have few buttons left to push. I’ve disconnected most of them. Keep suiting up and showing up. You’ll get better and better rewards.
Hi Billy, thanks for this. You’re really wise to act that way. Yeah, gotta just not let that meanie get to me 🙂 Suit up and show up…i like that a lot. Thanks for sharing 🙂 hugs xo
You just had a wabi sabi moment… an event that helps you see where you are at and the distance you have tread! ; ) Keep on shining!
thanks Julie! Wabi sari…I like that 🙂 I’m going to start using that phrase! thanks for the encouragement! hugs xo
This is so great! Thanks for sharing this! I really struggle with being reactionary to what people say and think about me, and this was a great reminder. Stay strong! You’re doing great!
Thank you so much. You’re right! What those meanies have to say doesn’t define who we really are. Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
So well written! Thankfully you can see through the trolls.
Thanks friend. Yeah-they’re just that…trolls. Ain’t got no time for meanies! Haha Hugs and love xox
I am sorry to hear someone wrote that – it is awful and untrue! I too wrote a post about this very subject. I read many interviews with self-proclaimed trolls, and they all spoke at length about wanting to get a “reaction.” I am glad you can put on the armor and be shielded from that nonsense. XO
Thanks Rhiannon. Yeah gotta wear that armor and stay focused on the truth! Thanks so much for the encouragement! Hugs and love xox
Hang tough Kiddo, stupid trolls . . .
Thanks so much:) I appreciate it. Yeah gotta shake em off. Hugs and love xox
You are intelligent, wise, thoughtful, smart, gentle, beautiful in and out, and kind, to share your life with us. And you are even sharing it with others who have no class or respect.
We know that our God can use anyone and anything to draw people to Himself. Even when some troll looks at your sight, and comments, perhaps he has read it first, and sees what Jesus Christ has done and is doing in you, and through you. You have planted seeds in God’s Garden, and Holy Spirit carries on from there.
Now, to what I had planned to write. You show tremendous Holy Spirit Strength, and wisdom, by turning to God’s Word when troubled. Many people turn to other things, such as anger, depression, oppression, rather than God.
Thank you again for openly sharing, and being a blessing. Thank you for your encouragement by example as you write. Thank you as always, for allowing the Light of the world, Jesus Christ, shine through you, and brighten many corners of this world.
God Bless you,
Hi George, oh my gosh this is such a kind comment. Thank you. That is my. Ingest prayer: to plant His seeds. Thanks for being so encouraging. You’re a blessing to me! Hugs and love xox
That Full House GIF is so appropriate, nice. Trolls gonna troll, they can’t help it. Glad you had that armor ready.
Haha thanks Damion. Yeah, the best armor is His armor:) Hugs and love xox
Hi, You are a beautiful person and just the way God Made you. don’t let these kinds of bully people affect you in any way. You are doing a great job, so sick people will want to attack you. Keep up the great encouragement to others. GOD Bless You.
Thank you so much for this. You’ve really touched my heart with your kind words. Hugs and love xox
Triggers can come at any time, triggers that could be devastating. For me with depression, a word or phrase, or even a smell can bring everything back instantly. For a long time triggers were fearful, unnerving. But over time God has now made the triggers signs of His gracious love and redeeming work. Thus, I am still watchful for them, but they no longer are stumbling blocks. It appears the same has happened to you.
I am so happy to read this blog today. God’s continued blessings in your walk in faith in Christ. Your beauty is a depth of soul and body that God has redeemed.
Thank you for this Rich. I appreciate this powerful perspective. You’re right-they’re opportunities to recognize His love. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs and love xox
Besides being physically beautiful, You are blessed with a beautiful spirit and are submissive to God. There will always be someone to try and knock you back. Stay strong dear sister and keep wearing your armor. “Do the people think that they will be left to say, “We believe,” without being put to the test?” (Surah 29:2)
Thank you Ilyas, wow what a kind thing to say. Yes-gotta keep that armor in and my eyes on God. Hugs and love xox
You are a fatty!!!
You are: Fabulous
You are: Amazing
You are: Talented
You are: Thrilling
You are: Youthful
Love reading what ya write, keep up the good work!
Hahah oh my gosh this made me smile:) thank you so much! You’re the best! Hugs xox
No..you’re not fat… but you are very phat. I’m dating myself, I know, but I couldn’t resist! =p
Haha thanks Dan😂 oh my gosh this made me literally laugh out loud! I appreciate it:) have a great night! Hugs xox
Just returned from an amazing time in the word, studying in seminary…and through the teaching combined with a little inspiration, I stumbled upon this Life line: Life’s situations are God’s initiations.
Life and its many almost meaningless attacks on us can in God’s amazing grace be turned into phenomenal blessings. So edifiied(church word for intense encouragement) by this post as I am seeing God just increasing in your life and pouring out in your post. Preach on👍🏻
Hi Chad! Oh my gosh I love that! Life’s situations are God’s initiations. Wow. You’re right-they’re an opportunity for God to rush in and do what He does best: uphold/save/love/(insert word here) Big hugs xox
Not sure if it was already noted but when you look at the armour of God, do you see what’s not covered? The key is, we are to keep pressing forward.
Hi Brad! Wow thanks for this awesome insight. So true-gotta keep pressing forward trusting and resting in His goodness. Hugs and love xox
I’m with you Caralyn!
Aw thank you Lennart! You rock 🙂 hugs xox
You are a perfect. That troll attacked you based on his imperfections, that said, sometimes you pity them cos they have issues and move on.
Thanks you for this Sarah. Yeah I’ve got to show this guy some compassion-clearly he needed to hurt someone else because he himself is hurting. It actually makes me feel kinda sad. I appreciate your encouragement! Hugs and love xox
Yeah, you’re welcome. That’s basically it. Hugs.
Dear princess Carolyn, that troller even forgot to start with nasty as in nasty fatty 🙂
But aha the devil is a liar, he’ll never beat God to it as far as one of his is concerned.
Yes the reading from Ephesians which was so timely for both of us in different respects, is a constant reminder of what we’re up against.
Am a spiritual retreat and I learnt this yesterday: We are always more discontented with others when we discontented with ourselves.
Loads of all
Hi Marie! haha, you’re right! It could have been a lot worse! hehe And wow what a profound lesson you learned yesterday – we are always more discontented with other when we are discontented with ourselves….so true. love that. thanks for sharing! hugs xox
I love the last bit, we are always discontented with others when we are discontented with ourselves.
Oh, my gosh, yes! We must always be prepared. Thank you so much for this post. I’ve been struggling lately with my feelings of anxiety and stress has been getting to me too. And when that happens, I turn to food as comfort. Thank you for the reminder to turn to God, rather than to the food. I’ve had a few life detours lately and I sometimes don’t do well.
Love your blog and your writing! Thanks for writing Truth.
Thanks for this Calista. I’m sorry you’ve been going through a rough patch recently but you’re so right-turning to God is the best remedy. Thanks for stopping by and for your beautiful encouragement! Hugs and love xox
We all have things in life the blindside us every so often. I just keep thinking that this is my story and it’s my job to tell it. It might just help someone who’s going through something similar. Maybe, just maybe, someone will find hope in it. 🙂
I love that thinking. Very powerful and so true 🙂 ❤️
If you read Isaiah 54, you will see that anyone attacking you will fall over you. Recently, the premier of my province and former mayor of my city, called me “clueless” on Twitter. Her bitch pack entered the fray and had a field day ridiculing me. They were really cruel. I then took a picture of an official letter and proved them wrong. The premier was awarded the title “world’s best mayor” about a decade ago. Her arrogance and haughty pride had embarrassed many on social media, so many times. Now this: with the help of an “unresponsive” (according to the premier) minister in national parliament, we managed to solve the problem within aweek. Her Twitter account has become so quiet that people discuss it widely. I also want to inspire you as readers to be the kings, queens & prophets you were called to be, even if you are, like myself, someone with limited means and no social standing. You can still make the world better for His children. We rule with Jesus, as His aides, not needing any status endowed by man. We know, after all, who we are in Him. From this, a huge opportunity fell into my lap. I will report on my blog over the next two weeks. Some better understanding will come when reading On Behalf Of The Disabled on my blog Awethentiq.wordpress.com Don’t be discouraged by the rice kernel minded trolls; they only use their intellect to its absolute maximum capacity. But you are so much smarter than them all combined. Now, like Gideon the coward who hid in an empty wine tank, go in His power and save your nation.
Wow thank you so much for this. You’re absolutely right-we need to focus on who we are in Him and let the rest just be brushed off. I’m so sorry you had to endure that. People can be mean and it says a lot more about them than it does about you:) looking forward to reading your piece. Big big hugs to you friend xox
I am so glad she finally chose the right moment to show who she is. 🙂
It is just so triggering for someone with an eating disorder to be told that they are fat you did really well to overcome that nasty untrue comment. The last time someone told me I was fat I was 22 and went on an instant weight loss programme. Your faith is so strong I wish I had that certainty in my life but I do have my recovery community which gives me a lot of strength and support. 🙂
Thanks Caroline, I appreciate you sharing this. Yeah it definitely hits a tender and vulnerable area. I’m so glad you gave that community. That’s so great. 🙂 supportive relationships are so important. Big hugs to you friend xox
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What a beautifully written post. Unfortunately, I’m still at the ‘scream-wail-cry-self-harm-part’ but your post was so inspiring that I’ve bookmarked it. You have come such a long way.
Yeah, ‘fatty’ is a horrible thing to be called, ED or nor. But actually? There are far worse things in life than being fat, aren’t there? I mean: it’s more insulting to be called stupid. Lots of people may not feel like that, but it’s true. No brain or a little bit of extra weight? Logically, I know what I’d pick.
I don’t share your faith, so I can’t sure in some of the words you used.
But this is a beautiful post. Thank you.
Hi friend, wow, thank you so much for our kind words. So true — there are far worse things, and that is a great perspective to remember 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! have a great weekend! hugs xox
I love the internet it allows us to do amazing things like blogging but the people who mis-use it let give it a bad name x
Hi friend, you’re right. It’s a shame that such an incredible tool can be used for meanness. Thanks for stopping by! hugs xox
clearly this guy wasn’t confident himself if he was scrubbing his face out of his own pictures! Something I’ve learned since recovering is that there is more to me than how I look… and if people are judging me on how I look that says more about how shallow and skin deep their characters are anyway! Often they aren’t people worth hanging out with (sadly).
I think you look great 🙂
Hi friend:) That is such a powerful lesson that you’ve learned. There IS a LOT more to us than our appearance 🙂 i love the way you articulated that. thanks for the encouragement! hugs xo
Amen to all that! With God on your side there is nothing that can harm you. I came to the startlingly realisation that those who look to hurt or undermine others are often the most vulnerable themselves. Keep the faith.
Hi Rob! So true, God is the ultimate protector! Yeah, this guy must have been hurting. My heart goes out to him. Thanks for stopping by! hugs xox
Reblogged this on Awethentiq® and commented:
Internet Trolls are as part of our lives as bad drivers and graffiti. We must adapt or die, learn how to deal with them. It sometimes is a good opportunity to expose that person, or to let it pass unnoticed. Don’t let it get under your skin. Here is to being attacked without reason. If you read Isaiah 54, you will see that anyone attacking you will fall over you. Recently, the premier of my province and former mayor of my city, called me “clueless” on Twitter. Her bitch pack entered the fray and had a field day ridiculing me. They were really cruel. I then took a picture of an official letter and proved them wrong. The premier was awarded the title “world’s best mayor” about a decade ago. Her arrogance and haughty pride had embarrassed many on social media, so many times. Now this: with the help of an “unresponsive” (according to the premier) minister in national parliament, we managed to solve the problem within aweek. Her Twitter account has become so quiet that people discuss it widely. I also want to inspire you as readers to be the kings, queens & prophets you were called to be, even if you are, like myself, someone with limited means and no social standing. You can still make the world better for His children. We rule with Jesus, as His aides, not needing any status endowed by man. We know, after all, who we are in Him. From this, a huge opportunity fell into my lap. I will report on my blog over the next two weeks. Some better understanding will come when reading On Behalf Of The Disabled on my blog Awethentiq.wordpress.com
Don’t be discouraged by the rice kernel minded trolls; they only use their intellect to its absolute maximum capacity. But you are so much smarter than them all combined. Now, like Gideon the coward who hid in an empty wine tank, go in His power and save your nation.
Thanks for the reblog, friend! hugs xox
Always so much worthy of a reblog, put so much better than I ever could have.
You already know you’re beautiful inside and out so no need to go there. Two things:
One – whenever someone leaves a comment like that it’s because their own life is so miserable and messed up that they have to spread their disease to other people to feel good. I used to think that was just something people said to dismiss trolls but I’ve come to understand it is very true after knowing a lot of people like that. He was also probably drunk.
Two – when you start getting haters it’s because you’re doing something right. 🙂
Thanks so much for this. You’re right, hurt people hurt people. My heart goes out to him. And haha, either that or I’m just an easy target 🙂 hahah jk jk, that’s kind of you to say. Thanks again xox
anybody who tells the truth is an easy target!
Isn’t that the truth!!
Trolls are always just scared cowards. I need to follow your example.
Hello again friend! thanks for reading my posts this morning! yeah, gotta just brush it off and pay it no mind. Thanks for your encouraging words:) you rock! hugs xox
What an amazing demonstration of your strength in God. Interpreting this Troll’s comment as a reminder from Him about your own faith and strength is really inspiring. I hope whoever that person was sees your reaction and knows he too is loved and should only put love out there in the world.
Hi Whitney, thank you so much for this 🙂 Yeah, God is able to use anything to teach us and remind us that He loves us immensely. Thank you so much for stopping by! hugs xox
Leading a small group last night and at the end, we’re all just hanging out and one of the girls in my group goes “Oh my gosh! BBB just posted”. Everyone then proceeds to pull their phones out and read this post. 🙂 keep it up girl.
hahah oh my gosh!!!! this seriously just made my day! I am smiling so big right now 🙂 thank you for sharing that with me 🙂 You rock, Nate. Have an awesome weekend! big hugs xox
haha when it happened I was like “there is no way this is real life”. Thanks! Hope you have an awesome weekend too!
Armor of God, is a great idea. Thomas Hauser said that a man that has seen violence will surely guard others from it. That is you. My friend, a blacksmith said iron alone is heavy and brittle it takes constant pounding and folding to gain strength and become hard. That is like faith, faith is a Damascus blade which is part iron and part Earth. The word of God is iron and each day we become less brittle.
Hi Kenzie! wow I am in awe at these metaphors. such powerful powerful thinking. I love that about the Damascus blade. You’re right, God is forming us, and what a beautiful journey that is. Thank you again for your kind words. Hope you have a great weekend! hugs xox
Are you close to The Holy Church of The Apostles on 26th and 9th? They have a cemetery I can’t seem to find. I don’t even know if their still around.
I haven’t heard of that church but I’ll definitely look into it 🙂
Found it. I forgot how big that place is, Manhattan. I, appreciate it.
Haha yeah it’s a BIG apple! Haha🍏🍎🍏🍎
Yeah, it’s a soup kitchen I guess it would be at the bottom of the apple. Their cemetery is pretty.
Oh how awesome. I’d love to check it out:)
It’s a bit of a staple. The cemetery is open monthly.
As an official old person (or one on the verge, at least), I both appreciate and am dismayed by the behaviors the internet empowers. On the one hand, all sorts of actual (not trolly conspiracy nonsense) human wisdom accumulated for anyone to access from anywhere with a computer and a wifi (or ethernet) hub. On the other, all of the private junk that must have resided quietly between many pairs of ears over the millennia can now bubble out and inflict itself on any part of the world that it chooses. It is a Pandora’s Box dilemma – once opened, we have the knowledge of what was contained but want to banish the imps that escaped. How to have one without the other? I’m not sure there’s a way that comports with the ideals of democracy, free speech, etc.
As reflected by others, your particular troll (good news – you have your very own troll! bad news – they are not likable in the cute, fuzzy-haired way one might have hoped) is simply acting out and reflecting their own state of being. I play an online game with thousands of players from around the world. A vast majority of those players behave quite well but there are “act-outers” who inflict their insecurities and failings on others.
Do not for an instant think that their comment had anything to do with your “being” or your appearance. Do not go to your dark place(s) – ever – because of the actions others take.
Kind regards, MSOC
Hi MSOC, wow, what a kind comment. Thank you for this powerful encouragement. You’re so right – it’s Pandora’s box. We have access to so much info — I mean, heck “Googling something” is an official verb! But yes, it comes with abusers of that “power.” I’d take a troll with blue hair and a gem in its belly button any day! haha (remember those dolls from the 90’s?) haha my sibling had one I think 🙂 Thanks again. hugs and love to you xox
Troll dolls appeared in schools around the U.S. the mid-60s and apparently were a Danish toy design. For some reason, they came in a model that had a hole in their backside so you could impale them on the eraser end of your pencil (I wonder if anyone bothered to ask the trolls how they felt about this!). So, young’un, I remember those dolls from the, erm, ’60s. I was still young then 😉
Otherwise, you’re welcome as always. I wish I could express myself more concisely but it doesn’t seem to be “me.”
Haha ❤️ that’s so funny! Yeah I bet they had a pretty strong opinion 😂😂🤓 thanks again friend xox
Focus on what God thinks of you but take time alone and quite to see if you, deep down, accept it as truth or just acknowledge it without believing it. That’s what I go through when the arrows start flying.
I am sorry you had to experience that but God knows have to use the bad to make it a lesson for us.
Love you sister, you are right where your supposed to be, your WordPress family loves you and we have your back
Thank you so much for this, my friend. I am so just humbled and blown away by the friends like you who really do have my back. My heart is so warm right now. You’re right…God will use anything and every to teach us and reveal His love. Thanks again. big hugs xo
Oh… so much this. I really needed this. I am trying not to sob in my office at work. I’m getting hit with quivers-worth of flaming arrows right now. I needed this. Thank you.
Hi Julee, oh I am sending you the biggest hug and box of tissues through the computer right now!! I’m so sorry that you’re on the receiving end of those dang arrows. Hang in there. It’s hard to see in the moment, but God can and will use all of this junk for good and to ultimately reveal His immense love for you 🙂 You’re a rockstar and i’m sending massive love your way! (And also keeping you in my prayers 🙂 )
Spot on! Brilliant! Just whatI needed today as well … the Armour of God – here UK our country, too, is now needing us to trust God and wear the armour (“Brexit” – weird … and very odd…) – what a world! Thanks for this…
Hi Mari! thank you so much for this. Yeah, i feel like all over the world, things are a little politically and culturally sh-sh-shakey! Glad this resonated with you:) big hugs xox
Sounds like that guy has some issues of his own. Good for you for turning a negative comment into something more positive.
Thanks Birdy 🙂 Yeah, my heart actually goes out to him…hurt people hurt people. Sending big hugs your way! xox
I hate that particular breed of troll. You’re beautiful. Love this post! <3
Aw, thank you so much Emily, that’s really kind of you to say. Yeah, anonymity can breed a lot of meanies… hugs to you!!
And to you 🙂
People who are not happy with themselves don’t like people who are. You are beautifully made.
Hi friend, thank you so much for this. You’re right, I need to remember Who made me, and just stay focused on that. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! hugs and lots of love xox
Whenever some troll tries to get to me, I just remember that person wouldn’t have the gumption to say it to my face and not just behind a computer screen. Pfffffft to that guy
Hi Alleh! thank you so much for this awesome insight. You’re right…anonymity can breed a lot of meanies. Gotta just brush it off and remember the truth. Thanks for your encouragement! have a beautiful weekend! hugs xox
You are so beautiful not only on the outside but in the inside as well… I can’t believe anyone would ever say anything negative about you!
Hi DutchMama, thank you so much! oh my gosh what a kind thing to say 🙂 So glad you stopped by! hugs xox
It is amazing how God gives the support and words we need at the right time. I also received the dreaded “you’ve gained weight” statement this week. So many bloggers have since posted about how they deal with such comments. And anyone with a eyes and a mind knows that you are beautiful inside and out!
Hi Kat, thank you so much for this. Yeah God will give us the grace to get through those triggers! I’m sorry you can personally relate! At the end of the day, we’ve gotta just remember the truth and what’s important:) sending massive hugs!
Individuals behind such comments have issues of their own, so we cannot take them seriously. It reflects who THEY are! Power to you for your strength and recovery!
Thanks Patricia! Yeah, mean remarks reflect more about the sayer than the sayee:) thanks for the encouragement! Hugs and love xox
Some people you really gotta wonder, do you really have nothing better to do than this? Even if it were true – which obviously it’s not – so what? Are you so superficial and have such low self-esteem that you have to attack a good hearted person to feel good about yourself? I feel sorry for you.
Thank you so much for this David. You’re right, hurting people hurt people. It makes me sad. My heart actually goes out to him. Thanks for you encouragement. It means a lot:) Hugs and love xox
That is such an awesome testimony of using “evil” (for lack of a better word) for good. You can’t control what mean people think or do, but you definitely CAN always put on the armour of God…which is a great reminder for everyone, myself included! Keep on being yourself, you are beautiful inside and out!
Thank you friend. What a kind thing to say. Yeah, His armor is the best defense we can have! God is good! Hugs and love xox
The Christian should stay uplifted even when they’re being drug through the mud.
Thank you for sharing. Always encouraging.
Thank you for this Tahlitha:) yes, there is hope in Him! Thanks for stopping by. Hugs and love xox
You should be so proud that you have got to the point that you are so strong that you can brush these comments off! Thanks for sharing this, it would have been easy to keep it secret and let it eat at you. I hope the response to this post just confirms that the word fat has no power over you. You know that being fat is not the worst thing in the world, and you know that you are of a healthy weight. You’re an awesome girl!
Thank you so much Sarah! What a kind thing to say:) yeah gotta just let it go! What others have to say have no power! Thanks for the encouragement:) Hugs and love xox
You’ve got the right idea girly 🙂
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Thanks for the link up! Hugs and love xox
Amen sister, totally agree on that part about the political mess and needing to stay hopeful.
Thank you so much, friend. Yeah, we definitely need a big dose of hope right about now! thanks for stopping by! hugs ox
Wow, that comment on the troll’s part reveals a total and complete lack of creativity. They should be pitied for their narrow, shallow, and unimaginative existence.
haha yeah you’d think he could come up with something a little more creative 🙂 haha but seriously, Anthony, thank you for your support. It means a lot. Hugs to you friend xox
Great post! Guard your heart for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 I am so thankful you were able to look at this in the perspective it needed.
Thanks Melanie! you’re so right, we’ve got to protect our hearts 🙂 thanks for the encouragement! hugs xox
Way to go! God always has our backs in times of need, and all other times as well. He never allows us to face anything we cannot handle.
Thanks Alex! I appreciate this encouragement. So true. He always has our backs! Hugs and love xox
You are amazing. I’ve picked you for the Blogger Recognition Award! Check out my post for more details! http://wp.me/p81dqN-5z. Happy Blogging!!! You are an inspiration to us all!
Oh my gosh thank you so much! What an honor! Big hugs xox
Way to go!!! What a wonderful and inspiring post. Have yourself a truly blessed day!
Thanks Lee! That’s kind of you to say:) glad it resonated with you! Hugs and love xox
We don’t know each other but I can see that you are definitely not fat. You are quite lovely. If you saw my picture me you would know that I am fat. Always have been. But I am also a lovely person. That makes us alike😬. Trolls are bullies. Ignore them.
Aw thank you so much. You’re right-gotta ignore them and focus on the truth. So true! it’s what’s in our hearts that matter! 😊😊😊😊hugs to you friend xox
Trolls can be so cruel. Good for you for “suiting up!”
Hi Jacob! Yes, they can be so cruel. Gotta brush em off and remember the truth! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
Right back at you.
Your comments in relation to GOD’s Divine Words of Scripture Are the highlight of your gifts shared here. May our Heavenly Father through Jesus, continue to guide your dear heart as you spread the good news about our Heavenly Father’s soon to begin on earth Kingdom and His Divine Plan, continuing always to be a light that shines before men “that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). God bless you.
Thank you so much for this. Yes, His word is so life giving and really shines a light on the truth. Thanks for the encouragement. Hugs and love xox
Thank you. Blessings.
Dear friend, in return for your 3 hearts, here is something for Spiritual edification, regarding the NUMBER 3 in the BIBLE. I hope you may find it of interest and keep using your wonderful talents as a representative of Jesus CHRIST, our King!
ooops I sent my earlier message too soon… Here is the information about the number 3 in the Bible in exchange for your 3 signs of compassion and kindness: http://www.heraldmag.org/2004/04nd_5.htm
And I thank you more. Truly, thank you for your always kind and courteous replies. Proverbs 19:17, Hebrews 6:10, Matthew 10:42.
Also: the numbers 2, 5, and 15 are found in the Tabernacle arrangement that was in Israel and it all is wonderfully symbolic and if this may interest you, then it is briefly explained here in STUDY 3 of “Beauties of the Tabernacle” here in this Word press website service.
God bless: https://biblestudentsdaily.com/2016/09/14/study-3-the-tabernacle-construction-the-holy-the-most-holy/
So interesting! Thanks for sharing that!!
Thank you MORE for your patience in reading my response and reading it if you have the interest. Philippians 4:8.
Here is a poem titled “HIS WAY IS BEST”. We hope it spiritually edifies. God bless you.
2 Chronicles 15:7
Another great post, Carolyn. Good sound reflection and response to an otherwise cruel comment from a troll. He may have lashed out at you to mask his own pitiful self-image. You’re strong. You’re right. And you’re a blessing to me and lots of other folks. Keep those thought-provoking, revealing posts coming, Caralyn. You’re touching a lot of rough spots with balm and peace.
Thanks Steven:) I really appreciate your kind encouragement. That’s my deepest prayer … that even one person may find hope:) thanks for saying that. Big big hugs xox
I remember hearing a message from Zola Levitt, he called it “The Ministry of Distraction”. There seems to be people in this world that spend their time attacking people. Their purpose is to cause you to spend your time away from what is important or distract you, by causing you to defend yourself or what you believe. (or to doubt yourself.) If you’re not careful, these ministers of distraction can cause you to act like a dog who chases its own tail. (Going in a circle, but going nowhere.)
Thank you so much for this. That’s such a powerful visual of the dog chasing its tail. Gotta stay moving forward! Hugs and love xox
I have come to understand the problem of “projection”. Particularly, people who lack self awareness are apt to project their own fears and other issues on those around them, especially those that they consciously (or unconsciously) consider an authority-figure. In some sense, this incident is a measure of your growing influence!
To cite a favorite Humphrey Bogart quote: “Here’s looking at you, kid.”
Thanks Stephen. Love the quote. You’re right. It reflects more on then. Thanks fot the encouragement. Hugs and love xox
Probably some poser that claims he’s in Gosling’s entourage. At least it inspired kind words and messages from you Caralyn! Jeez! – Larry
Haha thanks Larry. This made me chuckle:) thanks for the encouragement 🙂 big hugs to you my friend! Xox
That was very evil of that guy to say that. And…it is so not true.
Thanks Jim. I appreciate that:) yeah, a bit of a meanie. Gotta just brush it off. Thanks for stopping by! Big hugs xox
The person who called you fat must be blind. Because from what I see you are very much beautiful and gorgeous.
Hi Friend, that’s so kind of you to say. Thanks you. Yeah, gotta just brush off the negativity and keep my eyes focused ahead. Thanks for stopping by! Big hugs xox
You are always welcome
Thank you for this. Your posts always. Ring me hope and joy. Even in such ridiculous circumstances, you keep going. Thank God for that grace!
Hi JW, gosh thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. I’m so glad they resonate with you! Yes God is good and I’ve got to just focus on His goodness! Hugs and love xox
Well I do not care if you are a “fatty, “a skinny,” or an “upside down porcupine,” whatever that is! 🙂 I will always take you just like you are because I want what is in your heart! From what I have learned about you, there is nothing but “beauty” in there, thank you very much!!!
Tell the “troll” to get back under his bridge with the rest of his goats! I always delete “troll comments” on my blog also. So see now we have something in common! 🙂 See, there is always good which comes out of something bad! Love you and God Bless, SR
An upside down porcupine! Haha love it! Seriously though, thank you for this. You’re right, gotta keep my eyes focused on the good. Thanks for your encouragement, SR. have a great weekend! Hugs and love xox
I love it when bible verses appear at the right moment they are need, maybe even a blog post by a particular person ;-). what upsets me is the fact that people are blind to the most obvious thing in the universe! God is all around us he is in every blade of grass and every corner of the world! but they still deny him, I must admit it frustrates me sometimes. and talk about people being blind, obviously you are no way near fat, you are possibly the most beautiful person in my life and I dont just mean those beautiful eyes and that gorgeous smile but inside you have such a heart of gold. you have such a compassionate and loving heart, such a caring human being, I mean I grin like the Cheshire cat (which funnily enough I am from Cheshire hehe 😉 ) when I know you are online and I get to talk to you. you mean so much to me far beyond the words I can say <3 x. sending you lots of love, hugs and of course butternut squash Ice Cream <3 x
Hey Benjamin. Me too. It’s like God is giving us a little note of encouragement through the words. Aw that’s incredibly kind of you to say. Thank you my friend. Haha I will always look at the Cheshire Cat with a soft spot in my heart now:) hehe Hugs and love xox
soft spot why? hehe, that made my heart go all mushy then thanks Caralyn haha you just gave me that cheshire cat grin again. I sent you a tweet about something personal I hope you like it xx
Beautifully said! You are an amazing voice for God. He has obviously purposed in your heart to be open with others about your recovery and journey. You are a beacon of light and hope to help other young women to heal themselves or with great prayer prevent them from even going down that road…all because you are so brave to be a voice! So thank you for answering Gods call!
Thank you so much my friend. What a kind thing to say. God is good and I owe Him my life! Glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox
The other day at Mass the priest, quite an educated guy who teaches theology, said that Paul used the realities of his time to convey spiritual exhortations that would resonate with the times. The “armor” originally being that of the occupying Romans. Breastplate, Shield… etc. All warfare images that he turns into spiritual images. Pretty clever. I couldn’t help but think it would be like using a TV show or something today to teach a spiritual lesson… symbolically, that is.
Thank you so much for this. You’re right, it’s amazing how God can use even the loftiest of symbols to express His love. Thanks for stopping by and for shiny this terrific insight. Hugs and love xox
You’re looking good, and don’t worry about trolls. It’s easy to write a few words like that. He was probably either doing it for a ‘laugh’ or he dislikes you because you talk about it; maybe he thinks you are looking for attention.
The first rule of my comedy-serious AAW-WOW (Adult Angelic Waifs – Women Of World) is that if your size 8 is getting baggy, you should think about eating more.
It’s meant to provide real advice in a humorous way. I think Size 8 is my ideal, but much thinner starts to look unhealthy and worrying.
Good luck, and thanks for sharing your lovely photos and nice words.
Thanks for this. I really appreciate it. Great insight! Healthy is beautiful! Hugs and love xox
Love your posts BBB. Love the way you turned what would once have been a ‘trigger’ for you to go into a dark place, instead into an opportunity to delve deeper into your faith and see a different perspective. There will always be trolls and from my experience it takes (a long) time and reflection to intrinsically think philosophically instead of being reactionary. Big ups to you girl ! Boom! 👍🏾🌟
Thanks so much Ali. I really appreciate your encouragement. Hope you’re having a great day! Hugs and love xox
Amen! Wonderful words to point us to the word and to the Word. Just recently I realized that was just the passage I needed to meditate on. It seemed like that day was especially evil (“the evil day”). Yes, we need to stand firm in and through the gospel. And remain in scripture. And the thought on focus is so apt for me. I can easily get sidetracked and lose focus. Thanks.
Thanks Ted. So glad this resonated with you. Amen to that. His word is powerful. Hugs and love xox
I hate trolls and I think you’re far from being a fatty. In fact, I think you look amazing!! Continue doing what you’re doing because you are gorgeous.
Hey there, thanks for this:) that’s so kind of you to say. Yeah trolls are such bummers! Can’t we all just get along?! Hahha but for real though… 🙂 have a great rest of your weekend! Hugs and love xox
You’re welcome. I mean it. Trolls are the worst! I wish we could all just get along but unfortunately, there are folks out there that get off on bringing us down. Thanks, you too! Weekends are wayyyy too short though… much love!
I agree! If a candidate were to propose a permanent 3-day weekend, I bet they’d get elected in a landslide! Haha
There’s always a catch though so that might mean we would all have to work longer days…
True…didn’t think about that one… 🙈 always a catch…haha
Can’t forget that there’s always a catch to such things especially when it comes to those candidates haha
I love the message here! Beautifully written and so true! Bless you, beautiful lady. You shine inside and out! ❤️
Thanks Alexis! Oh my gosh you are seriously so sweet! Yeah, gotta just brush off the Internet meanies haha Hope you’re having a fun halloweekend! Big hugs to ya friend xox
Good word sis, keep growing 😊
Thank you so much:) I appreciate your support! Hugs and love xox
You are beautiful! And most importantly, you are beautiful inside AND out. That person was being cruel. First of all, you are not even close to being overweight or fat… But even if you were overweight (which you’re not), how dare anyone call you a fatty?!? Curvasiously beautiful? Maybe! But ‘fatty’? How dare he?!?
I hate that people (men in particular) think they have the right to comment on our bodies in a negative light. We are all different sizes and shapes… To say that one size is better or more beautiful over another is unjust.
Ugh, that just frustrates me!
I’m SO glad that you have come so far that you could let it sting… but then move on and know that you ARE beautiful and NOT a fatty at all. xoxo
Hi Nicole, thank you so much for this. so so true – we are all beautiful in our individual and uniquely lovely way 🙂 thanks so much for your encouragement. Sending massive hugs xox
So glad the troll didn’t steal that wonderful smile 😁. Of course you’re not overweight, but I’ve heard you enough to know it wouldn’t change a thing about your beauty even if you were.
I started working out to get healthy (or convinced myself at least), but I’d lie if I said vanity has no role. I try to remind myself often that being “fat” is far from the worst thing one could be.
Aw thank you Doug. That’s kind of you to say:) yeah gotta just remember what really matters. I don’t think you’re alone there and honestly i don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, so long as you keep it in perspective:) you’re a good guy! Hugs and love xox