You know life can be very strange. I know an understatement right? But it truly can be. People you thought were strangers end up treating you better than most of your family. People that you thought were friends or family end up being the last person you can count on or talk to or find support in.
In fact they go out of their way to ignore you, dismiss you or down right pretend you don’t exist. I had a group of friends, that I have known for 30 years now, that for some reason have now decided to completely disregard my existence and do not even have the decency to tell me why.
Facebook messages seen and unanswered. Texts ignored. A simple hi how is it going or Merry Christmas not responded to. It is like they never knew you or wanted to know you. That your time here on earth with them never even happened.
The other thing that is even more perplexing is that this always comes at a time when you believe that you need that support from all sources not just those that you find out reject you.
It is if God is saying “here is your opportunity to find out who you actually mattered to, or who was humouring you while you were of use to them.”
At the end of the day opportunities are blessings even if at that very moment the pain or sting of rejection is still hurting and burning. However doors opened, allows us to discover the new and yet to be tried and gives us the chance to kick the old, tried and not good for us out where it belongs.
Do not be afraid of opportunity when it comes knocking. Do not be afraid of change. Do not think that looking back is somehow safer then driving ahead looking forward. Sometimes what is behind that door, though unexpected, sad or scary, could be the beginning of the best to come if you only have the faith and courage to keep going through that archway…
Betty Jean Matthews B.A.A. S.S.W., is the Founder of Stuck in the Mud Animal Rescue. She is a mother, an author, an entrepreneur, social service worker, and an advocate for a wide variety of causes. She and her daughters have been featured in Woman’s World Magazine, international news media, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, CTV News, CBC and Global News as well as other local newspapers, television and radio stations including various social media, for their contributions to animal welfare and community involvement. Betty Jean writes a column under the name “Blunt Betty” which is featured on Social Media Morning She lives near Ottawa Ontario with her two daughters. You can write to Betty Jean by clicking here