Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Well - after losing almost 50 pounds this year - almost 5 sizes, I still have people say, "You've lost weight? Really?" One lady said to me yesterday "your face looks so much thinner" - my face??? Really? My butt is completely flat; my stomach is more than 1/2 of it's former size; my hips, waist & bust are down 6-8 inches each! Oh my goodness - my face looks thinner??? LOL!
My point? I wonder how often we go through our days totally unobservant of people...every part of their person. I know these comments weren't meant to hurt me or upset me, but truly shows how little attention we pay to those around us. I do hope this is a lesson learned for me by all means....pay attention to people - they matter!
Now, to be totally fair -when my status post from SP showed up on Facebook yesterday about my losing weight & being 10 pounds thinner now than the picture I'm using here & on FB I got several comments back from people saying they had noticed, but had been hesitant to say anything because they didn't want me to think they had thought I was ever fat or unattractive. How very sweet. One lady had said that she was concerned I was sick - but glad to know I'm just getting healthy!
Here's my thought for the day - pay attention to people around you - they (we) matter!