Tuesday, October 26, 2010


What do you do when you love someone and you think they are making a mistake?  A big one.  One that can forever influence his/her life.  The biggest thing you can do.  The first thing, is to tell them.  To be honest, to provide advice.  To let it come from the heart, even though it may be hard.

But what do you do when they don't listen?  Or when even if they listen, they don't fully hear, they don't take your advice? 

I guess the only things you can do are to wait.  To pray.  To hope that it all turns out for the best in the end.  I guess you have to hope that you're wrong.

On a more positive and less vague topic.  I am back to exercising again.  Right now I'm trying to take it slow-ish.  Yesterday and today we walked.  Tomorrow we will walk but I think I might try my intense cardio/strength DVD again too.

Sweet dreams my friends.  I hope you had a great Tuesday!



Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom) said...

Yeah, that's a tough one. All you can do is be there and be as supportive as you can. Good luck.

Congrats on exercising. I missed today. boo.

The Blue Zoo said...

The thing with advice is that it isnt always wanted. Some people learn best from their own mistakes.

Which sucks! Especially when you know youre right!

City Mom said...

This sounds like a tough one. Once something similar happened to me. I chose to say nothing and I lost the friend anyway. Too bad because the reasons I chose to say nothing was in fear of harming the friendship. Best of luck!

And good luck with the excercise. I just started up too with high hopes. We should keep each other updated!

TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

Thanks Melissa, that sounds like good advice, my Mom pretty much said the same thing.

And Stephanie, you're right, I know advice isn't always wanted, I shouldn't be upset about it really because I can be the same way. Usually more likely with things like movies. I hear they are bad but I just have to go find out for myself. I really should learn my lesson!

Oh definitely, let's keep each other updated on workouts! I'm sure you'll do great! I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I almost didn't say anything for the same reason you chose not to.

Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress said...

Situations like these always leave me with a heavy heart. You know, the most difficult aspect about this is that you can't really DO anything, you can inform and encourage, but you can't actually make anyone perform the actions which you hope in your heart that they will.

It's really tough when you've said what you had to say, but that person doesn't listen because they truly believe that they are in the right or (harder still) because they are in denial about the real situation.

Yay for exercising!! I'm trying to start again too and it is so hard!

TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

Ah Elizabeth, how I wish we lived closer. I think we'd get along so swimmingly!

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