The other day, I was in an unfavorable situation that has made me cry a few times in the recent past. I was with a group of people, who, because of some cultural differences, make me feel left out when I am with them. What I mean to say is that the cultural differences make it appear as if they are trying to leave me out, but that’s not their actual sentiment. However, I still have to be in this situation from time to time.
On this recent day, some of the cultural differences were in play, and I noticed their behaviors were pretty much the same as usual. But something was different:
It didn’t make me cry.
My heart didn’t feel like it was being ripped out and stomped on, by an evil group of me-haters.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!
I don’t take this to mean that I am no longer an HSP. But I do take it to mean that I can have victory in situations that seem hopeless.
It was several weeks ago that I learned how this particular cultural difference meant that this social distance would exist with this group. It just took me a while for my mind, heart and nervous system to come to terms with this fact – and also not to be angry or resentful in light of it.
This little milestone gives me so much hope!
Have you had any similar milestones?