Not Everyone will Celebrate Your Success!
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Yesterday I talked with a person who was very terse with me for no reason. She had no patience for me at all. I couldn't figure out why she would treat me this way. I had done nothing to offend her, and our relationship had been friendly in the past.
I'm not sure, but I have a theory on why her attitude might have changed. For two year, she worked hard losing weight. I celebrated her victories with her, and we encouraged each other. My friend lost over 100 pounds, and slowly gained most of it back. It may be that my presence reminds her of her own off-track goals for a healthy lifestyle.
It is important to take note of my friends & family who don't clap when I win. Some people will envy my determination, not knowing why I "so lucky". Ultimately, encouragement has to come from the inside! I have learned to encourage myself and find SparkFriends who encourage, counsel and pick me up when I'm down. Spark People and many friends are thrilled with my success, knowing that if I can do it, anyone can.
I may never know what is going on. I keep a positive attitude towards my one-time friend. If I have an opportunity, I will ask her if I have done anything to offend her. What would you do?