Last week I wrote in my blog about my attempts to reach out to an ex from 15 years ago simply because I had been concerned about him. In that same entry I found out that maybe it wasn't such a good idea as that person had not changed (and got my hand slapped by my boy Cocoa Rican in the process).
Well, needless to say, I left that situation (and him) alone. However a couple of days ago I received a communique from said ex. He said, in part:
"though I have changed so much, there was a small part of me holding on to other emotions I buried deep and chose not to deal with, which I thought I did. Not going to go into much detail but I wanted to say thanks."
Sometimes being nice, even in the face of adversity, pays off in the way of helping other people. However, will I contact him again? Probably not.
I too, want to thank him though. Through his pictures and his demeanor, it pushed me to get back into the gym and fulfill a long-term goal, which is to lose some of my gut and firm up the upper body. After 3 sessions I'm glad to say that it is working, and I'm down 6 pounds already!
Being nice sometimes does pay off....for all concerned.
You Can't Escape Time
1 year ago