Saturday, May 25, 2013

Blog Every Day in May - Day 25

I was so looking forward to this challenge when Jenni first announced it back in April. But sometimes life happens and I couldn't dedicate time to my blog every day this month. But because I'm finally catching my breath at work and in life, I thought it would be fun to participate for the last week of the challenge, so I've scheduled posts ahead of time while I'm frolicking through Lake Tahoe/San Francisco/Napa!

Today's topic is: something someone told you about yourself that you'll never forget (good or bad).

I had to think about this one for a while. And not because I'm at a loss for memorable things people have said to me.

I have extremely wonderful parents who tell me they're proud of me often. I have amazing bosses who are never at a loss with words of encouragement and praise.

I'm very very lucky.

But one thing I'll never forget is when someone told me I care too much. And not in a good way. Yes my friends and family are important to me and I do my best to care for those I love. Maybe a little too much.

In college, I worried about everything. More specifically, everyone. When we were all out drinking, being college kids, I worried about how everyone was going to get safely home. I had to be everyone's "mom." I had a friend tell me that it was okay to let other people (my friends) make mistakes, and learn for themselves. For some reason, this was extremely hard for me to do. But once I took the weight of worrying for everyone else off my shoulders, I felt relieved.

And one good thing: recently, when Ryan and I were riding in the car somewhere, I was singing along to the radio. He looked over at me and said, "You have a really pretty voice." And for some reason, that little compliment made me smile for the rest of the day. My parents are very musical. My mom and dad sing in the choir at the church I grew up in. But I never really thought I had a nice voice.

Sometimes it's the little things that can brighten your day!


Seoul Sold said...

It's funny how the smallest things can make the biggest impacts on your day!

Melanie Heyns said...

This is such a beautiful post. I love it when the little things make more of a difference than the bigger things.