Lesson learned the hard way.
I've had a lot of let-downs lately.
Today, I told myself that I can't expect people to act the way that I want them to or the way I'd act if I were them.
That doesn't make them bad people...it just makes them different from me. (And I learned many years ago, time and again, that the majority of the world isn't nearly as sensitive as I am.)
It's okay to feel completely crushed sometimes (as I do today) because I can remember, not too long ago, when everything was going right and I felt so great about my life and the world. I think about the patient, loving, supportive friends (God bless them...seriously) I have that outweigh the people that disappointed me. I think about that random stranger lady I met at a play last month who kept telling me how she could tell I was something special.
When I think about all of those things and people, I feel a little better.
I'm still going to sleep tonight with a heavy heart (I won't say it's broken), but I know I'll also feel a lot better tomorrow...because anything can happen tomorrow.