Just because I’m being cordial, it’s not about you. I have a higher sense of self-respect and energy that I try to maintain. My kindness is about me, and how I uphold myself. Every ounce of energy I waste on you moves me further from where I am taking myself. So you think you may have won, or you may feel secure by placing the blame on someone other than yourself. Whatever it is that helps you sleep at night, so be it! I fight with the old me every time I’m required to do what’s right as opposed to what I think I should do. Every choice you make today determines your tomorrow, so I will fight this fight with grace. The internal battle is real as I feel your sense of contentment. But then I find peace in my strength and remind myself “It’s not about you”!