Have you ever wondered why having the support of your family was so important in life? Why their opinion could have such a strong impact on the way you feel about yourself? I think growing up I always looked for those encouraging words to keep me moving forward on my journey. At times, when I didn’t receive encouraging words or worse heard words of negativity or lack of faith in my ability, I would quietly stop heading in that direction and/or start believing in those words.
As an adult, unfortunately I still feel that need for support with those closest to me. At times, I find myself not even sharing my news or watering it down because of the things I know I will hear.
There is definitely a difference when someone you know so well expresses a genuine happiness for you because it pours out of them on how proud they are of your accomplishments.
But when someone can’t be excited for you, doesn’t really buy in to what you are doing, maybe even understand why you do what you do, or can see the importance of what you are contributing, it is just so clear. Their words or lack of enthusiasm actually hurt more because you know how they feel and they feel that they have to say something positive but the words hold no genuine feelings of love and support.
I am the first to admit that I need the support of those closest to me. It is extremely important to me but I wish I didn’t feel I needed it. Does anyone ever feel the same way?
But when you meet people in your life that share your happiness and make you feel like you deserve all the accolades in the world hold on to them. I really appreciate those in my life who fill me up when I need it the most. Thank you. And I always remember to try and appreciate all those small moments in my day. They hold me up when I need it the most.