“Look, we aren’t all freaking smart. Some of had to work for our grades”. Ronnie being hateful to Merrill.
“That’s the most hateful thing you could say to me”. Well, I doubt it, but it’s close. It was hateful. Why do you think I did that? I find it ironic that we can say and do unto others the same things, that others say and do unto us, except when we do it, it’s justified. Hey, it’s the way of the world. Nothing personal, but it IS personal. We give and take away the accomplishments of our peers, and we do so for no other reason but because we can. It’s easier to ask forgiveness than to change and earn our own victories…..Green With Envy….I’m a redhead…it IS my color.
Standing in line the woman behind me, made note of my figure, and commented, “You have such a lovely figure. Wish I was born with your gift”. Um, NO. I earned this body. I struggle with my weight just like everyone else in the free world, so any victory I enjoy is earned. I do not like the act of working out, I don’t WANT to run, jog, step, teach…there are times when I want to call my sub and ask for the night off, BUT I don’t, because there is a reward that comes from me torturing myself……(Merrill). I look good, but it isn’t a gift….it’s EARNED, just like Merrill EARNED his grades. I remember the nights he was up until well past midnight working on his studies, just like I remember the times I stretched my body to it’s outer limits….I should have NEVER taken his victory from him.
I’m envious, because I WISH I were smart, I wish it came easily to me but then I think to myself that there are people who WISH they could get the motivation to come and work out…..I get it. We give and take away…..instead of Affirming our fellow brothers and little sisters, we tear them down. I only have, what I have, because I bleed, sweat, scream and cry while getting my ass whooped every day….If this woman had wanted that…..I would have taken her with me…Really, it’s just easier to ENVY…..Want my body? Come WORK with me. Want Merrill’s grades? Come study with him? Want my life? Shadow me for a day…I’ll make you famous….Okay, gotta go. Envy is not a good look….if you want what we have, come with us and freaking EARN it….Green With Envy….it’s kinder to cross the finish line yourself than to begrudge others their journey.
Be Blessed. Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Wednesday.