I'm in an admittedly irritable mood.
Probably something to do with being sick for days.
(I'm no longer miserable,
but I don't yet have energy to actually do much of anything,
and I assure you -
there are all sorts of things that need doing...)
But what I'm fixing to talk about
has bothered me for almost 2 years now,
so it can't be blamed on my irritability.
The reason I'm actually addressing it
of the aforementioned mood.
Once of my Instagram friends
shared a personal story of a long time dream
Most responses were a variation of
my favorite, "I am so happy for you!"
But there was also at least one
"I'm so jealous"
which is what sent me here.
Can I just tell you,
as someone who has sacrificed greatly
and worked very hard to achieve a goal,
that is an absolutely awful response!!
Be happy with me,
don't be jealous of me!
It's not congratulatory.
It's not a compliment.
And it's not kind.
Stop saying it.