“. . . she gingerly picked up a dandelion and began to pluck its petals, one at a time. Ever so softly she whispered … “They love me, they love me not. They love me …. They love me not….” This continued until that bright yellow flower had no more petals to pull. Then she picked up the next dandelion and did the same thing, making a pile to one side of ‘they love me’, and to the other side a pile of ‘they love me not.’ “
“A silly childhood game to some,” says author Debbie Kitterman, “but to me, one that I so desperately depended upon to give my little girl self the assurance that she was loved and accepted by those around her.”
Have you ever experienced the sting of rejection?
Today I’m delighted to share Part Four of an 8-part series on Perseverance that three great friends and I have collaborated on together. – These dear friends are:
Click on the titles below to catch up on each of the previous posts in the Perseverance series: 🙂
Today’s poignant post on The Sting of Rejection is written from Debbie’s personal experience. While her story is unique, rejection is an experience that most everyone can relate to. I know you aren’t going to want to miss it so to continue reading please head on over to visit Debbie at Debbiekitterman.com.
I think it has been great fun to hear from so many different perspectives and experiences regarding Perseverance. I hope you are enjoying following along with the series too.
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