I’ve picked up the pieces of my toppled balancing act. A little rearranging was in order, but I think I’ve found a nice way to balance everything out again. I have a little bit of time for everything now, and I’m feeling pretty good about it. I’ve even improved my mile time again, only by 5 seconds, but it’s still a step in the right direction! I’m going to have to start running outside more now to get ready for that 5K, it’s less than 3 weeks away!
Earlier today while Rita, and Casie, and I were outside running up and down the hill, and basically getting our butts kicked by Todd, a Flab to Fab member came outside and approached us. She told us that she thought we were doing a great job and that she can see a difference in all of us. That was such a great feeling It is so nice when people recognize the work you have put in, and they go out of their way to acknowledge you for it. We have all been working so hard, and it’s nice that people notice it. Especially since, let me tell you, all it takes is one person with one stupid comment to bring you back down to feeling bad about yourself (even if the comment wasn’t really meant to be hurtful). Maya Angelou said “
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Words can have a lot of power, and the feeling they leave can stick with you for a LONG time. We try to teach kids that “Sticks and stone may break your bones…” but words can hurt worse than stones at times.
So, positive words are always welcome, but please keep negative ones to yourself, because once they escape your mouth, there is no way to get them back. A little encouragement goes a long way, and I think it helps to build up some good karma points