There will be people who accuse you of things. There will be people who will try to degrade your character. There will be people who you’ve helped, who turn around and slander your name. There will be people who take up your time and test your patience. There are people who just love to throw rocks at others and then claim that they are victims. There will be people who make you wish you had not been nice to them.
No one has the power to make you second-guess who you are, unless you give that power to them. It is hard to remember that, when they are yelling. I know.
Tonight I will not second guess helping a person. Tonight I will try very hard not to regret having others help this person as well. Tonight I will resist the anger, the betrayal, and guilt of getting others involved.
Tonight I will be thankful that I have some strong friends, that know my character. Tonight I am thankful that I have some good friends, and I know their character. Tonight I am thankful for forgiveness that brings peace. I forgive myself (repeatedly) for unknowingly creating a stressful situation, when the intent was to help. I forgive this person for being so filled with hurt and hate, that they can not see people clearly. And I pray for them.