Sunday, July 20, 2014

Therapy session...





A group of friends like to go to Sunday breakfast and often invite me along. They know it gives me a chance to get away for a few hours.
This morning they called, and told me when and where to meet them.  After we had eaten we sat talking with the last of our coffees.  That is when I explained that I was turning over a new leaf and was going to become a gracious older lady. I thought this would be greeted with happy smiles and nods of approval.  Not, the stares, the spewing of coffee all over the place, and then the fall out of your chair laughter...  After one of them had regained his composure to some extent, he looked at me and said "You are not made that way, it isn't going to happen, and I for one would hate to see you even try."  
Well...

 

16 comments:

  1. ah haha! what good, wise friends! :)

    in FACT, I am staring at a post-it I have stuck to my computer, which quotes what you told ME-- ending with, "You can't fix everything, you CAN be all you were meant to be, and you need to rejoice in that." let it go!

    That said, your pursuit of graciousness is pretty hilarious, too, so maybe don't give it up altogether. I like this theme. Use your hot shot and wrangle the quality into place!

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  2. and your new profile description's awesome

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  3. Yeah, gracious old lady...right.

    Just stick to the pistol packing, mule skinning, quarter horse riding, crop-duster flying, cowboy boot wearing Brighid.

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  4. Oh, go for it. The worst that could happen is you become the laughing stock of your small community. I have become an old lady, but do not think the gracious part comes easily unless you have been born in the "true" South.

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  5. The world if full of "gracious old ladies" but there are not near enough rough and tumble "tell-it-like-it-is" gray mares. Stay the course my friend and I shall also.

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  6. Nope, NOT you... :-) Stay the way you are!!!

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  7. JENNY: LOL, yep they are good friends! Thanks for the profile compliment, I liked it too.

    LL: I can't seem to change...sigh. Ya forgot feisty.

    TABOR: Yes well, you see I was born in the "true" South so I had high expectations.

    GRANNY ANNIE: Thank God for you. We are both in the thick of it for the long haul. Got your back.

    OLD NFO: I was kinda hope'n for gracious, But
    thanks!

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  8. LOL, hell you're yourself... No need to change... And you probably wouldn't like it if you did...LOL

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  9. OLD NFO: LOL "hell" being the key word there...

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  10. Well, Brighid,
    At the risk of being too literal (which I can be) or to serious (which I can be), I say what I have said to every student, family member, or peer when they ask me about changing some aspects of their personalities.

    If who you think you are is working toward your goals, personal contentment, and overall life satisfaction, then why change?

    But, if not, then we can all use interior (and sometimes, exterior) decorating. This journey is about personal growth and once we stop growing (maybe this means changing some things about our personalities), then we might as well hang up our spurs and watch life.

    In my view, being gracious is one of the nicest of all qualities, behind unselfishness and humility.

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  11. Please add another letter "o" to my first line, if you have time...

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  12. CHERI: Sorry I'm unable to add the "o".
    I'm ok with myself, just want to add graciousness to the mix. I like learning new things. But then you add unselfishness and humility... and that is really going to be a stretch.

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  13. look at it this way: failing at graciousness at least keeps you humble! it's a win-win.

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  14. Gracious old bats are a dime a dozen. Keep being an original.

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  15. ARKANSAS PATTI: LOL, I hope you will too!

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