After listening to a couple of my best girlfriends wax poetic about their newfangled Kindle Fires and iPads and how they’re always reading something on them and can’t seem to put them down I asked…
“So have either of you finished reading the story I just wrote?”
>Blank stares all around<
“Um, you wrote a story?”
YES I wrote a story!!
It was all I had talked about for the last year. It’s not like it was news. How many times had I shared the link with them in emails? My closest girlfriends didn’t take 5 minutes to read it, but Habibi in Egypt sure as hell read it! He even subscribed to my blog so he wouldn’t miss the next chapter! And I didn’t even know him! But my closest friends? They couldn’t even be bothered to click on the link I sent them.
The moral to this blog post is that sometimes the people closest to you are sometimes the ones that pay the least amount of attention to your accomplishments in life.
It’s not because they don’t care.
Some friends already know how super awesome you are. They don’t need proof anymore. Any goal you might achieve is one they already knew you would conquer, long before you even started working on it.
There are also the friends that make you feel like a superhero every step of the way. They are the ones that make reaching that goal easier than you ever imagined. They are the friends paying attention, making comments and cheering you on as you climb that impossible mountain, sometimes unable to breath.
There will always be standing ovations throughout your life.
It’s up to you to hear the applause when it’s happening, and be grateful for it.