Most of you know that several of my older children blog – about everything from book reviews to writing to mentorship to Lego (buttons are on the right if you are interested in those topics or have children who are!) I don’t often share their articles here, but every so often, they will write something pretty powerful, that I want to pass along.
I’d like to share this recent article that my daughter, Hannah (also known as Ashlyn on this blog) wrote on what to do about… haters. As a writer – and a vocal, Christian one at that – she has encountered quite a few mockers and scoffers. As much as it saddens me, I am also inspired by her response. As I have read the comments – truly just mean and unfounded comments – my Mama Bear instincts come out! But a remarkable thing about this daughter is that she doesn’t generally care what people think. There are a few select people in her life whose opinions she truly values, and she has an unusual ability to think clearly and unemotionally, ask questions, and respond with grace. Unlike her mother – who can only respond graciously by exhibiting a great deal of self-control!
Anyhow, I think you’ll enjoy Hannah’s article. We all encounter haters from time to time, don’t we? And we can all use some encouragement on how to deal with that.
Check out When Haters Hate over at Hannah’s blog!