Holding my "before" favorite shirt after losing 125 pounds on my journey to better health.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
I have told you many times that I had to learn to ignore stares, comments, and my own stinkin thinkin. It was hard. I thought I had that in pretty good control but something happened the other day that has really bothered me.(and shouldn't) I was loading stuff into my trunk at the store and a great big truck roars up and pulls next to me. The man rolls down his window and says something that I can't quite hear because his truck is still on. I smile and continue on with what I'm doing. He then gets out of his truck and says. "I really like your sunglasses, it takes a REAL woman to wear glasses like that!" Now this was not a young man who might say something thinking he was cute. He was probably as OLD as I AM. I smiled and got into my car and left. Then the stinkin thinkin came into play. Was he making fun of my glasses? Do I look stupid and he was trying to tell me in a nice way? Was he sincere? Am I to old to wear glasses like these? You know what we do. So then I decided to ask some on my boys if they thought it was an insult or compliment. They all said I look fine in my glasses.( but they have to say that they are family) Those of you that live in my area know that I have worn big white sunglasses for years. I feel like it is part of who I am. Once in a while I have a pair that is a different color. Blue, pink, green ..... but usually white. As I am writing and trying to work through this I will continue wearing my BIG WHITE sunglasses and take what he said as a compliment. I too really like my sunglasses.