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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Today was a pretty good day. I didnt get enough sleep, but I talked to several good friends today, who are also working thru issues and one of them told me that some words I sent him in a text yesterday helped empower him to stand up to his boss...(ie dad)...who had him so dysfunctional that he was beginning to get panic attacks....had gone to the doctor and was going onto medication.
I didnt meant to get involved in a family/work issue, but, yesterday, entirely out of the blue...knowing he had been dealing with some issues, I sent him a text, telling him that I had extreme confidence in him and that I seen him as a power force to be reckoned with and not the scared little kid he thought others saw him as, as the bosses son.
I told him I believed in him.
Today, he texted me and told me that gave him the confidence he needed to confront his dad about work issues that were giving him these health issues.
He and his dad agreed that he should step back from running one area of the business until he gets help for his panic disorder and until his dad can give him the trust he needs.
That made me feel really good, to know that just a simple text message telling someone how much they are worth in my eyes, helped him so much.
I also spoke to another friend today, the one who I felt had wronged me and who I felt had turned their back on me, and as it turns out, they really have just been dealing with stressors and family issues and work, etc.
I did get a chance to tell them that I thought their treatment of me had been unnecessary, since, if nothing else, they could have simply stopped me on the road or flagged me over or stopped at my home and told me what was really going on, instead of making me feel like a pest and a loser and a thorn in their side.
That issue is still a little rough, but is getting smoothed out and I am glad, I do not like feeling as if I have wronged anyone or been wronged by anyone.
After our talk, I went to the walking track, where I walked and allowed myself to let the words sink in and decided to forgive and forget and move on and just try to work on my own health/weight and family issues without allowing anything to make my struggle harder.
I went today to walmart and bought some danskin workout or walking pants...not in love.
They do fit, a size smaller than I typically wear, but they are way too long, and wide legged.
What is up with that????
I mean, if I am gonna be wearing them out on cold mornings, I sure dont want something the wind can pick up and blow up my legs.
I do think they will have to be hemmed and taken in a little or just returned....maybe I will just have to settle for sweats, which I do not like in the least.
Maybe if I can find some of the mens straight leg sweats and not the kind with elastic in the bottom.
Then Subway turkey sub.
Then 3 hours with the cable men here working on my cable/internet, only they didnt even come to the door when they were done to ask if it was working.
Hmmm, maybe they could hear the clicking of my keyboard.
Hoping everyone had a nice day...with the exception of a few minor glitches, this has been about the best day I have had in 2 or 3 weeks.
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    It is so empowering to hear that others believe in us and see strangth in us that we do not see. You were a good friend to take this inititative with you friend.
    Oh your Sub sounded yummy!
    Best Wishes my friend.
    2929 days ago
    Isn't it great when you see the benefits of your sparking someone outside of SparkPeople and it can be as simple as a word, sentence, or vocal intonation? I am glad that you are on track - there are more days like this ahead. Take care -

    2929 days ago
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