I'm hoping for a drama-less day today! Dad has a now-routine doctor appointment this afternoon, for his antibiotic infusion, but hubby is free of medical stuff today, and we are both off through the holiday weekend! Hooray!!
Speaking of drama-less:
Just because someone may look indestructable, doesn't make it so. And even the most positive person has a down day.
My friend, Allan, has had the wind temporarily knocked out of his sails, by perhaps well-meaning posts (and some not-so-well-meaning posts). He's received lots of pep-talk commentary from everyone, including myself, but the bottom line is that he was knocked down. I have no doubt he'll be just fine, but everyone must remember, what he does and what he says, is out of kindness and concern for others. This is a man who finds it helps himself to help others. You may not like his style, but you have to respect a guy who'll tell it like he sees it, and who will put himself out there for the benefit of all.
Perspective is an important thing too. No one on the weight loss Blogosphere needs the added pressure of being hero-worshipped, well-intended though it may be.
Admire someone, be inspired certainly, but remember, we are (all of us) just regular folks trying to break old habits and get healthy, sharing the ride with others. Every circumstance is different (not better or worse, just different), and we hope to end up in the same place at the end of it all. Some will make it, some won't, but in the end, we're all on the same playing field.
I'm not saying anyone did any of these things, of course, but the perception was there (for Allan). Let's not forget, he is a big guy, trying to became a less big guy - just like the rest of us. He has been more successful, sooner (and has been willing to share that), but in the end, we need to care for him like we do for everyone else on this journey. No pedestals, no gutter-kicking either. Enjoy Allan for the precious gift he is, just as we would any of the bloggers we follow. We all have "stuff" we're dealing with, aside (and as part of) this weight loss journey.
Let's be thoughtful of one another.
Okay, YES ... I'll have weight stuff to blog about later, but I need to get showered and dressed first, and get some breakfast into me. It is important, to start the metabolism going.
Enjoy the day! More later ...