Talking Like Trailer Trash I Think Not

Recently I commented on a friend’s Facebook status saying all of you are strong. When I said this I was referring to not only the friend that was mentioned in the post but also to her family. But unfortunately  someone read  this and sent me a harassing message. Saying that I did not have a good education and that I must have been using trailer trash talk.

I don’t know about you but to me defining someone by the house  they live in  is to me the absolutely worst thing that anyone can do. Sure I live in a trailer but this trailer is over 2300 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a huge great room, dining room kitchen, laundry room and four walk in closets. On the outside it may look like a trailer but on the inside it is a palace.

trailer house

That got me thinking how many people judge others by the way they look,  where they live, or the clothes they wear. Appearances can be deceiving.  My first instinct  was to respond  and give the person a piece of mind, letting them know that I have contacts with the police because of who my dad was but instead I decided  ignore these comments and move on.

I’m not going to give you the background on this person, or the situation, all I’m going to say is that if someone feels threatened by a simple you are all strong. Then  something is wrong with them.  There was no insult to anyone and to  defining someone by where they live, especially when that person has never been inside my home or even near it is the worst part. The Bible says in Luke 6:37

Do not judge and you will not be judged. Do not condemn. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Luke 6-37

And that is what I am choosing to do, all I can say is that I was encouraging a friend to just stay strong no matter the circumstance. And this person who attacked me not out in the open but in a Facebook message really needs to think about what they say and how they act toward others. I wasn’t vocal on any of the drama going on just  stating the fact that all the women and the family including the children were strong.

And that got me thinking how many times have I done the same thing, we don’t know what  goes on inside people’s houses  or even how they look but still we judge.  It is time to look within and see the person instead of where they live. Life is not measured by monetary values, whether a house is big or small, how much money we make, or about what car we drive. Life is measured by the way we treat people, the way we act toward others, and supporting those who need support.

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So I leave you with this it is one of my favorite sayings,  in fact I just bought a pillow cover for my sister for Christmas with this saying on it. Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. Life is too short to dwell  on people who want to tear you down, instead I will pray for this person and others. I live in a trailer, and double wide but it is a lot nicer  on the inside then the out. and isn’t that what matters, what’s on the inside of a person instead of on the outside.


Just a thought…..

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  1. Wow some people just need drama in their lives!! People need to butt out of others business. You keep being the supportive friend and they sadly will keep being offended by things that don’t affect them.

  2. Beautifully stated Melissa!! I’m sorry you were subjected to that type of ignorance. Great way to rise above!?

  3. Great attitude, Melissa! You’re right, it’s better in some situations to just let things go than confront a thoughtless comment. And thanks for the reminder, I know that I am often too quick to judge, but I have no right to based on my faulty impressions! #HomeMattersParty

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