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The Man Who Put Me On the Fence This Morning

Monday, April 08, 2019

This morning I was walking at the park which has a 1.25 mile track. I passed a man around my age (I'm in my 70's). As I passed him, he said "You're big. How much do you weigh?" I had my earphones in listening to a book so I pretended not to hear him. At that moment I could have either let it defeat me or not.

Now I have gained weight - about 20 pounds. But I have given myself a pardon as it was gained from stress eating. My sister was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor the end of September. She lived 10 hours away. I spent a month there getting things set up to move her close to us. We got her moved and withing 3 weeks things began to get worse. She died Dec. 17th. The family got through Christmas and in January we spent a month dealing with legal items, emptying her house, etc. As executor it has been a little stressful. But I am back.

Now back to the man in the park...I made the decision to fall on the right side of the fence and spent the rest of my walk looking at NSVs from that remark.

1. I passed him...so my speed is greater.
2. We started at the same time and he stopped before me...my endurance is greater.
3. I continued with a smile on my face.
4. I would never make an insensitive statement like that to anyone.

Maybe I am turning the corner in this journey. I am off to the grocery store where I walk the whole store before completing my list.

I'm going to have a great Monday. I can only wish him to have one as well.

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  • SPICY23
    emoticon emoticon for taking the high road.
    Some people just haven't evolved enough to say something positive in the moment.

    Peace and Care
    37 days ago
  • SHOCOSS
    Be so proud of yourself!! You handled that brilliantly! You are so positive if over flows,. To bad that man didn't step into it. He needs some. emoticon emoticon
    38 days ago
  • DEE797
    So glad you didn't let his remark ruin your day. WTG!!! Wishing you success on your journey!!
    38 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    I am sorry I missed your blog when first posted---and also sorry that person was incredibly insensitive and unkind! As the old adage goes: "Never judge another unless you have walked a mile in their shoes!" We simply do not know what another is going through, and I extend my deepest condolences (though late) for the loss of your sister. Given all you endured, you were a classy lady to respond the way you did!! … emoticon
    38 days ago
  • no profile photo HOTPINKCAMARO49
    Awesome! Way to go, girl! You did what Jesus would have done!
    45 days ago
  • LEIGHSDRAGON2
    Well done. It is hard sometimes not to react when someone says something hurtful. You did a great job reminding yourself of all the ways you are better than that.
    45 days ago
  • MINNIE
    well done! be proud.
    45 days ago
  • KRISZTA11
    What an unkind and unhelpful remark, I can't imagine why people say things like that.
    Indeed it is a victory that you responded privately in such a positive way.
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    45 days ago
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