They’ll remember how you made them feel. That’s part of some quote that’s been floating around on the internet forever, that’s been on my mind lately. There’s a part of me that’s like, “yeah, that’s how I feel”, when I’m feeling down, but I’m always guarded in indulging that kind of “makes me feel better about myself” thinking. Because, while people can have a short-term effect on how you feel, sooner or later, you have to own that you’re the only one who has any control over how you feel in the long run.
As usual, there’s more I’d like to say about this, but maybe I ought to let a little time pass, while I sort my feelings out for myself.