Well, the snow hasn’t stopped for days and the skies are so dreary. You think I would be used to this after living in this area for most of my life. Last summer I was toned and had a gardener’s tan. Today, I’m floppy, wiggly, and pale as Elmer’s glue!
Why don’t I move from this area? I ask myself that question every winter. I suppose what is keeping me here are family and friends. (No boyfriend at the moment.) If I didn’t care whether I saw them but once or twice a year…. I would be outta here so fast. Unfortunately (or fortunately), whichever way you want to look at it, I have responsibilities here.
Epiphany : What was my awakening? Hmmm….. that I am okay just the way I am. I realized that I’ve been holding back expressing my feelings about a few specific issues in a couple of my relationships, and I think it may be time to speak up. In a couple of my relationships, I feel I’m being taken advantage again. A few years ago, I had a rude awakening. I grew in so many different aspects from that difficult time. Mostly I found MY voice. I found My personality again. I found my spirituality again. I found some of my passions again. Now that I’ve been more of myself than I have ever been in my life, I find myself being taken advantage again, because I like to help and I like to give. Whatever happened to saying “thank you so much for all you’ve done,” or what happened to sending out a thank you card with a little hand written note. Whatever happened to manners and etiquette? Have you experienced this in your world?
I’m not talking about a small act of kindness. I’m talking about favors that are asked of me, and going out of my way to accommodate. Okay. You might be thinking, why didn’t I just say no to begin with. Easy. They are my friends/family and I love them. You may also remind me that in doing a good deed, I should never expect anything in return. That’s what makes it a selfless act of kindness. BUT GEESH! Let’s be honest…. we all would enjoy a little bit of recognition (and/or gushing.)
Well, there you have it. My winter boredom has taken such a hold on me that I’m bitchin’ about manners and etiquette.
I may post again a little later – boredom – remember?Pin It