This past week I came to a realization that we don’t support one another enough. This topic for Make Monday Matter piggy-backs off my thoughts on UNITY from last week. Over the past month, I have noticed the lack of support between friends, acquaintances, and family. Not just to me, just in general 😉 (It’s pretty obvious that since we own several businesses in the service industry we will deal with this. We will continue to make mistakes but are always self-evaluating to be better with our service and product.)
A close friend of mine and my husband’s throughout the years has made comments to me/us about particular things that I/we are doing… These comments aren’t necessarily negative or positive, I would rather call them digs. Over the years it has upset me, my husband could care less most of the time because things like that don’t affect him. Well, not to my surprise it happened again but this time hit a little farther home for the both of us. On the surface, it made me angry and my first instinct was to act out but I stopped and took a long hard look at this person. Why are they doing this? Deep down I know their intentions are not malicious even though they come across that way. But, it still hurts. This person’s lack of understanding makes me feel sorry for them. They lack the understanding to open their minds to people that may not be doing things how they would or doing things they might not pursue. You are my friend, RIGHT? Then support us. It’s that freaking simple.
After coming to an understanding that this person just doesn’t get it, I evaluated the people around me and saw that I was doing the VERY same thing. I constantly criticize my brothers about things that I would do a different way. Although those relationships are a little out of the ordinary due to our age difference, I need to just support them. Lift them up. Help them succeed, not constantly tell them how they need to do things differently. If they want my opinion, they’ll ask for it. As silly as it sounds, I need to like more photos on Facebook. Share what others are doing. I need to eat at my friend’s restaurants and give them good reviews when they do a great job. This is their livelihood and I need to support them.
I truly believe jealousy can hold us back to not support one another. I have been at low points in my life and didn’t want to wish anyone well around me because I was so unhappy. It’s funny how a family member or friend will crawl out of the woodwork and give you a “great job” or acknowledgment and it turns you. One of my closest friends is the MOST supportive person I know and it all comes back to her. It’s the way to live, we HAVE to support one another.
Look at your friends, family, acquaintances… could you be more supportive? You may be in a place where you need that so badly so GIVE IT. It will come to you!
PS-I want to say thank you to the family, friends, and followers that have been so supportive during this new journey of starting a working mom blog. I could not do it without you, you keep me going each and every day! I will be sharing the INS and OUTS of blogging in the upcoming months so stay tuned… And to my Husband, you give me the strength to fly. YOU.
THANK YOU ALL!! Go MAKE MONDAY MATTER, support one another