I'm sitting here, trying to formulate a brilliant caption for my ever-average Friday evening picture of myself, and all I can think of is one of this week's irregular occurrences.
Let me start by informally introducing myself to Instagram. My name is Amber, I'm 25 and currently serving in the world's greatest Air Force . I am overseas, and recently married to a marvelous man @joshnapper4. We are at different bases at the moment. I enjoy running, reading, working out, traveling, food, and documenting the little things that I love about life . Now, back to where I was going with this. Earlier this week, while at the gym, I was approached by someone I met a few times, but can't really say that I know him. Let's call him "DBA". Well, DBA acted as if he had something really important to say, hence why I stopped my workout and took off my headphones. DBA then proceeded to say some pretty negative things about my appearance, that I'm ugly, and how I would look better if this-that-and the other, and then walked off. There were a few other people who witnessed this blatant act of disrespect. I was dumbfounded, embarrassed, and frankly, just wanted to cry.
I've been on the receiving end of bullying before. I can recall times where I didn't want to go to school because I knew I was going to be bullied. But that was YEARS ago.
This is today. The best years of my life. 2017.
So, here I am, adulting to the best of my ability, and there are GROWN PEOPLE out there trying to dim my light.
My purpose of this long anecdotal gibberish is not to lie to you folks and tell you that I don't care that that happened to me. I care. I care that there are people who are so indecent. I care that an individual can be so cruel to someone he doesn't even know. I care that these types of things are STILL going on in the world.
That guy didn't walk with me on my journey to get to where I am today. He doesn't know where I came from, or where I'm going. He simply judged.
But guess what! I was DELIBERATELY planned, SPECIFICALLY gifted, and LOVINGLY positioned on earth by the Master Craftsman! God doesn't make mistakes, y'all
Encourage one another. Build each other up