A Little of This; A Little of That
Telling People What You're Doing
Every so often, and it seems REAL often, I hear of people wondering what to tell someone who is concerned about their food program or that they are on a fast, etc.
Here's my answer ~ DON'T TELL THEM ANYTHING!
Know this! I am speaking to adults here. I am not speaking to children who are still being supported by their parents/guardians and who still depend on them for their food, housing, lifestyle.
I'm talking to so-called adults. How is it you still think you NEED to answer to other peoples' fears? They LIVE in their fears! Without them, they'll have no life so, leave them be! Let them enjoy their fear and their concerns and you just go about your day doing what you do.
Yes, it is that simple.
I don't hang with people who live in fear. I don't need their fears! I don't need their words of concern AND, I don't want to hear stuff from whoever is reading this about "... but they're my family!" What? That gives them special privileges? Why? Take the word "family" out of it and ask yourself ~ if they weren't "family" would you still be speaking with or spending time with them? If not, why do you? (I know, because "they're family").
If yes, then suggest to them that you are an adult and to respect you as an intelligent being who can now make your own decisions and to respect you as such.
Keep repeating that until they get it.
For me, I don't tell people what I'm doing. It's not their business. IF I know someone will be supportive and maybe even want to do it with me, I "may" tell them!
I go to networking meetings, events, gatherings of all sorts and never get flack from people. Actually, I get just the opposite.
In 2006 I went to a family/friends gathering after my mother's funeral. When they found out what I ate, many of the said they wished they could do it. They respected me as an adult who can make her own decisions. Why? Because I come off as such. Intelligent, self-confident, capable.