A most ridiculous worry
Updated: Dec 16, 2019
I'm serious about creating a new improved life for myself, but I have a ridiculous - but all too real - concern. What are my friends and family members going to say when I'm a happier, more prosperous person?
Let's face it. Not everyone who is supposed to love and support us is happy when things go well in our lives. It's depressing to think about, but it's true. I'm too old to worry about what my family and friends think, but somehow, I still do care. It's hard not to.
I don't like to tell others when good things happen to me. I learned the hard way to keep my mouth shut. I once told a friend about some unexpected money I received. Based on her reaction, you would've thought that I stole it from her purse.
To be fair, I used to be a little envious of my friends' good fortune when they came into money. I'd like to think I handled it okay, though. These days, I take the attitude that if God gave them money, He will give me some.
Money is not my only concern. I have a few friends that desperately want to be in relationships, but they're having no luck finding decent guys. I believe that someday soon, an amazing guy is going to practically fall from the sky for me, and he and I will have an awesome relationship.
Am I going to keep him a secret from my friends? A part of me wants to, but that might be very difficult to do. I definitely will hold off on telling a few of them for as long as possible. It's going to come as a huge shock to them when they get their invitations to the wedding!
It's not just great finances and a wonderful relationship that I'm aiming for. I'm also planning to get into shape in order to have the body and improved health that I want. I expect to have a new career that I love. Yes, I plan to be living on top of the world soon.
I believe it's entirely possible to have the kind of life I'm describing. The Bible tells us so. Life won't be without ups and downs, but it can still be overflowing with happiness, prosperity and other good things. Some people won't be able to handle my great life.
And so the question is... Do I hide my happiness from them? Or do I advertise it in hopes that family and friends will work to create their own improved lives?