Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Runderful Wednesday

The middle of the week is here, WOOHOO!!!! We've made it this far guys, so SMILE. 😊😊 I've been thinking about attitude and positivity, and how to keep it going even when times get tough, and what I've learned is that there is no simple answer. However, YOU are responsible for your own happiness; no one else can do it for you. I love reading funny or inspirational things, whatever makes me smile or think about something in a different way. My pick of the week is:

Being Supportive! 

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I was reading an Instagram post this morning of a run influencer, and she mentioned in her post that she got some mean messages in the DM that had her in a bad mood. She talked about how she liked to post the nice pictures of herself and project a happy positive mood. She also said that she wasn't trying to compete with anyone or be better than anyone; she was posting because she liked to, running because she liked to, and in the end running her own race.

I agree with her, I mean, who LIKES to post bad photos of themselves online? We all do very now and then, because there's no point in taking yourself too seriously, but there's no point in doing it just so someone else won't feel threatened, etc. Never dim your shine. It was bad enough that we all (okay, at least some of us) had to endure our parents hanging those really bad school photos of us on the wall, and mailing them to every relative they can think of! I don't know about you, but I'm definitely not trying to replicate that on the internet.

There's no point in carrying negative feelings toward someone because they present themselves nicely on social media, or anywhere else. There's always someone faster than you, slower than you, stronger, weaker, etc. Being supportive doesn't mean someone has to agree 100% with someone else's lifestyle or photos, but how about living by the old adage, "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all"?

That said, say (and think!) nice things to one another, because we have no idea what someone else is going through, but also never be afraid to live your best life and be your best self. Run your own race. 😄

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