Anyone who knows me knows that I speak from the heart. I am honest and express how I feel. I also own my feelings and have accepted the fact that everyone may not understand me or like me. That's their issue not mine. I understand that everyone will have a different opinion of my work. What I respect is the honesty of it and owning up to that opinion.
Enough opening remarks, lets get to the "preaching". A few years ago, I had received a review like this I would have pondered on it relentlessly. I would have cried and second guessed my work. However, what I have learned is that I do not answer to man. I stand by my work and am grateful for the opportunity to share my story with others. I find too often that people focus on the negative side of life and other's negative opinions of them. On the flip side others neglect to see past the positive side and are unable to cope with negative feedback. At the stage I am in life, I have learned that negative comments will come. Everyone will not like me or understand where I'm coming from. Am I bitter? Absolutely not. Have I processed my past and learned from it? Of course. Unlike some, I don't walk around with chips on my shoulder. They belong in a bowl with some dip (that was a joke people..lol).
So to my readers: whether or not you buy my book or continue to read my blog is totally up to you. I would hope that you are able to understand the messages I send out and receive them into your spirit. If not, that's okay. Maybe next week you will. Regardless of where you are in life and what path you are on, you are going to run into people who don't understand your world view and neglect to see past the words on the page. It is up to you to decide whether or not you are going to make it your opinion of yourself or let your light shine for itself. I choose the later.
My final thought: It's okay not to be everyone's favorite. My favor lies in God's hands, not man's.