Monday, August 1, 2011

A Lesson Learned

You all mistake what you assume They never left the dining room

You know how we all know people or have friends and, just because we know them or just because they are our friend, we think we actually know them??   I was talking to a friend yesterday and she said something that made me stop and really think.  She told me that she was reading my blog.   Then she said - - "Wow, I thought I knew Judy!"   We've known each other for ten years, but how much do we really know each other?   I keep my feeings about my weight struggles (and other things) inside.  This is the first time I've ever shared my innermost feelings.  And the easiest way for me to express myself is through writing.   There was no way for my friend to know that part of me until now.  There are a bazillion things about each one of us that others don't know.   Maybe it's time to share.  Maybe it's time to ask.  Maybe it's time to stop judging. 

Someone wise once said (paraphrasing) that "just because you know me today do not think you will know me tomorrow, as I am always changing."    It would be wonderful if we could all get to know each other really well, to be able to read each other's thoughts and know each other's feelings.   If you're lucky, you will find that wonderful, magical friendship with someone and really KNOW them.   Most likely, though, the relationships and friendships we make throughout our lives will be more casual.   I think the gift we should give to each other is to not ASSUME we know each other . . . but REALLY share and ask :)

P.S.  I'm going to buy diet pills tomorrow - - don't judge me :)     



  1. I read your Blog too. Cheerleading here, you are very Brave! I can't resist the CUPCAKES!

  2. Thanks, Mary. I'm not brave. Just tired of holding it all in :) I may have my moments, but there are MANY things I can't resist!