I read a truly inspiring blog yesterday sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
by my SparkFriend LYNNWILK2 and it really made me stop and think. In fact, I've thought of very little else all day and I wanted to share it with you all. I hoped the link tried to post works so you can read her blog for yourself.
Anyway, the following are "my take" on what she wrote about:
As members of SparkPeople I think we all have a lot in common be it with regards to changing our lifestyles or maintaining the one we have now. Yes, we come from different countries, religions, upbringings, pasts, and beliefs but we all seem to find someone we have enough similarities with that we become friends. Like real friends, we encourage each other and we support each other through the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. How many times do we send woo hoos, hugs, and the like?
You know what we aren't to each other? Negative. You rarely see somebody respond to a blog with "put on your big girl panties and deal with it" etc, because we are too busy being supportive. I'm not for a minute suggesting we change the way we respond but I am suggesting we change the way we blog.
Here's a wild idea.........why don't we try to become our own best friend? I think it is high time that we start fostering the same positive attitudes and love toward ourselves that we feel towards the people we treasure as friends.
I'm as guilty as the next person for berating myself instead of giving myself a pat on the back. In fact today I had to leave work due to a migraine and as I was doping myself up all I could think of was "crap, I'm not going to get my steps in today". Then a little voice in the back of my head spoke up and said "be your own best friend"....and I did! I dug out my warmest pjs and climbed into bed to give the medication time to work. For once I'm not kicking myself for being weak or striving to be a perfectionist and I feel so good about it all tonight. I triumphantly entered 1.5 km (that I had walked earlier today) instead of entering "only" 1.5 km.
Buddha supposedly wrote " An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast will wound your body but an evil friend will wound your mind"
I'm tired of being my own evil friend - how about you?