Some people are “chew toys.”
They are around at the convenience and pleasure of others.
They’re someone’s convenience, instead of their priority.
They’re willing to let themselves be used to satisfy the emotional needs of another, or even their physical, sexual or financial desires.
And when they’re done with you, you wind up under the couch. Lost, until the next chew toy shows up.
Tastes nice, but no substance. Disposable.
Don’t be a chew toy.
And some people are “monkey boys.”
They’re around to work for the one in charge.
Not as an important, productive member of an important, productive team.
But as someone who goes out and does the grunt work.
They’re cheap labor. They’re disposable.
They’re only as good as their next shift.
And when they’ve outlived they’re usefulness, they’re put out to the field, to be replaced by the next “monkey boy” (or girl).
Don’t be a monkey boy.
It doesn’t matter how much or how little you work for.
It doesn’t matter how much time you spend with another person, or group of people.
You are good, smart, whole and right.
Even if you’ve allowed yourself to be treated with less dignity than you deserve.
Even if you’ve been settling for the bottom of the emotional or financial heap.
Even if you’ve been acting like a chew toy or monkey boy.
Today begins your road to recovery, if you like.
To rediscovering your own worth. Your value.
Starting with yourself.
Then in what you’ll permit from others.
And making the changes in your life that reflect your magnificence.
Straighten your back.
Look in the mirror and love what you see, even if you’ve let your dignity slip.
Do over. Second chance.
You deserve it.
I’m right here with you.
And if you want help, I’m available.