be the carpenter

any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a carpenter to build one
I talk to so many people who dread social occasions. 
Who love the idea of going to events,
but are also apprehensive about potential for unkind words and judgements
from relatives and family friends.
Listen to me.
Whenever someone tries to
take down something about you or the way you live,
keep this little mantra in the back of your brain.
Smile and let it slide.
You are the carpenter building the life that is right for you.
Don't let the jackasses get you down!

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