She's young and came back at her attackers. What I know of this woman is; she's overcome a lot of hurdles and is improving her life everyday. Feeling the need to respond to haters is natural and normal. The ability to stand in your truth is learned and very hard to do.
When the daughter of my patient got in my face about encouraging her father, I stood my ground quietly. It was clear to me she was operating out of fear. I've been there, helpless and afraid for someone else. A parent to be exact.
I have learned, I cannot control someone else's life or feelings. Not my grown children, not my husband, my relatives, anyone. They have their path to walk on this earth, I have mine.
Equally difficult, holding my peace with my life and decisions when others are not happy with me. It has taken me more than half a century to realize, I am okay the way I am, I am also the only one who can control my feelings and my life.
The hard things are not the fault of anyone but myself, the good things can only be enjoyed if I am willing to turn a deaf ear to the haters. By the way, when you stand in your truth, you don't notice the haters so much.
Today, I am more fully myself than I've ever been in my life. I'm also happier than I've ever been. I have found; the most difficult times are the best teachers in life, if, you allow the lesson to shine through the clouds.
It takes time. In a society where youth and beauty are revered, I feel younger and more beautiful as I grow older. Beauty truly does come from within. So, stand tall and take the hard lessons as a blessing, grow younger everyday.
Fantasizing the freedom in growing and learning everyday from everyone.