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!