To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on January 20, 2014 in Picture Quotes, Quote of the Day

It’s easy to feel uncared for when people aren’t able to communicate and connect with you in the way you need. And it’s so hard not to internalize that silence as a reflection on your worth. But the truth is that the way other people operate is not about you. Most people are so caught up in their own responsibilities, struggles, and anxiety that the thought of asking someone else how they’re doing doesn’t even cross their mind. They aren’t inherently bad or uncaring — they’re just busy and self-focused. And that’s okay. It’s not evidence of some fundamental failing on your part. It doesn’t make you unlovable or invisible. It just means that those people aren’t very good at looking beyond their own world. But the fact that you are — that despite the darkness you feel, you have the ability to share your love and light with others — is a strength. Your work isn’t to change who you are; it’s to find people who are able to give you the connection you need. Because despite what you feel, you are not too much. You are not too sensitive or too needy. You are thoughtful and empathetic. You are compassionate and kind. And with or without anyone’s acknowledgment or affection, you are enough. – Daniell Koepke



  1. dc January 20, 2014 Reply

    I sure did need this one today. thank you so very much.

  2. Adrian Howley January 20, 2014 Reply

    This spoke directly to me today, helped me get a handle on something. Thank you!

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      Brigitte January 20, 2014 Reply

      You’re welcome

  3. G January 20, 2014 Reply

    Thank you for this beautiful little teaching ! 🙂

  4. anna January 20, 2014 Reply

    Excellent. I remember a time when I felt like this & was in the wrong company. Took me lots of prayer and meditation to find myself <3 Thanks <3

  5. dennis March 28, 2014 Reply

    U really spoke my heart.
    Thank you.
    Got to move on life.

  6. Chris April 26, 2014 Reply

    I can relate to this dilemma, for I am currently going through this with a couple of people. I know they are not mean or uncaring individuals, just a bit self-adsorbed/selfish, perhaps. Oh well, I am not here on earth to judge others, so I will have to learn to move on. Very difficult assignment.

  7. MJ August 16, 2014 Reply

    Thank you.Needed this today.. ☺
    This post made me realise many things. Thanks

  8. Penny Barstow September 1, 2014 Reply

    Sorry, but sometimes the one thinking others are self-absorbed are the ones who really are. This might be a good article for someone who is around the wrong people, but can be a crutch for someone who is not being honest with him or herself about what the real problem is.

  9. Sunanda October 26, 2014 Reply

    Thank u its so touchy to my heart.

  10. Joseph May 31, 2015 Reply

    Thanks for this piece.In my world I stand all alone,souls pass by to have a relation with me when they are done with me they are done,whiles with me I make it my responsibility to protect them,care for and be the light shining through their darkness but all was for nothing.Even now I’m alone,No Hi No How . I have learned from this piece.Their just situations

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