Letter: Don't worry about offending words

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To the Editor:
I'm about sick to death of hearing about these people who are always offended over hearing something someone said. Sometimes it was said years ago!

They need to learn how to "shake it off!" I have to! Someone hurts my feelings almost every day or does something that offends me and guess what I have to shake it off. No-one gives a (blank) about my feelings! A bunch of wimps, that's what people are.

I don't enjoy being hurt by friends, family, coworkers and strangers even. But if I sit around all day worrying and thinking about that junk, I'd be crazier than I already am. I have a dear friend who I've called my best friend and sister for 20 years now that I love more than anything. We were talking at church Sunday how our other acquaintances of ours have tried to break up our friendship over the years. They are always, behind our backs of course, saying, "She said this or done that to you and y'all are still friends!"

They don't understand who we have disappointed each other and gotten into disagreements before and we always forgive and forget. We move forward, not backwards to the hurtful things we've done to each other. We always make amends because we love each other and know we may not always see eye-to-eye on a lot of things, but true friends will survive others reminding you of past tragedies. I think people are jealous of our friendship so they are always trying to stir something up.

We have Jesus taking care of our problems! That is why we are still friends. We shake it off. Jesus gives us joy unspeakable. Even when our lives are turned upside down, we know we will make it through anything with God's help and his mercy and forgiveness. I wish human beings would learn to shake it off and find God. He is just waiting for you to call on him.

Charlotte Crockett
Arnold Drive

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