Being a strong woman means being confident in your own skin.
It took me years to get that confidence and self worth, but there are still days that I get caught up in challenging situations and forget. 

Weather we like it or not, there are mean people.
Sometimes in our life we get to deal with bad people and dealing with people who put you down can be a painful experience.
Mean people love to cause stress and chaos. The things they say, the way they look at you, treat you, can hurt you and all this can destroy your confidence. You can go from being a happy person to being someone who doesn't recognise himself, someone who became sad and lost.
Mean people suck away your happiness, your energy.
I believe that a happy, self-confident person, does not put others down.

Have you ever asked yourself question, why a mean person act the way they do? 
Are they looking for attention?
Do they feel insecure and threatened?
Are they lonely?

I' a huge fan of The Secret and this is one of the quote I came across the other day and like it a lot.

When a big change occurs in your life it forces you to change direction.
Sometimes the new path may not be easy, but you can be absolutely certain that there is magnificence for you on the new path. You can be absolutely certain that the new path contains things that you could not have experienced otherwise. When we look back at a negative event that occured in the past, we often see how in fact it transformed our life. We see how that event directed us toward a life that we would not change for anything.
~The Secret~

I'm one of those people who doesn't like change. Once I get used to something and it is nice, I want to keep it that way. 
But wether we like it or not, things change, situations change. It seems hard to accept it, but change is good. 
Sometimes to move forward, to be who we want to be, we need to change. 
Even just a little bit.

''Whatever negative things people think and say about you is enough to bring you down provide you belief that it carries a weight that can push you hard. Don't agree to accept what critics say, be prepared to silence them by doing what they think you can't do!''
~Israelmore Ayivor~

''Those who pray for your downfall are concentrating negative thoughts towards you, without taking cognisance of the slippery ground in which they are standing, which could lead to their downfall.''

~Michael Bassey Johnson~  

Be happy, be positive, be strong, believe in yourself!