I am most proud of being on my own and supporting myself since I was 17. It hasn’t always been easy and I am not too proud to say there was a time I asked for help but other than that one time I have taken care of myself for 51 years.
I am embarrassed to admit how often my health keeps me from getting out and about.
My super-power might be…I don’t think I have a super-power.
I really wish I could be more outgoing and friendly. As an introvert, I tend to keep to myself and may seem aloof.
Today I was on the bus on my way to a dental appointment.
I get a little anxious about dental appointments and as I was
trying to think of things to calm myself I started thinking about this
weeks prompt at In Other Words;
“Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
While I was thinking of Eleanor Roosevelt a man got on the bus.
He was very old, very little, very frail and very shy.
He did not speak or look at anyone. He just looked at the floor.
He had great difficulty getting on and off the bus.
He got off the bus going down the steps very slowly…and backwards.
Then while on the bus coming home a man came and sat with me.
He was kind of old, kind of big, kind of hearty and kind of outgoing.
As we rode along we talked and laughed.
I learned he likes liver and onions, prays every day, takes early morning walks,
is an amateur astronomer and is concerned about the hungry and homeless.
I wonder why one man on the bus seemed to be so frightened.
Does he feel inferior because of his physical condition?
And why is the other man so friendly?
Because he is strong and healthy?
I wanted to give both men a hug. For different reasons.
But I gave neither one a hug. For different reasons.
I am linking to In Other Words and Tuesday Chatter
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing you’ll never get it done.” Bruce Lee
~~~Thinking or Done~~~
Boy, can I relate to this quote! I am a very good thinker, not a great doer. I like to think and plan and give it to someone else to do. Fine for the chair of a committee or a company strategist, not so good for a person on her own which is what I am. No one but me to implement the plans around here.
The only place I think and do is here. Well, even here I sometimes think and don’t do. That’s the way it is with procrastinators daydreamers.
I have been thinking about this post
and have written it so now it is done.
Today I am linking to
In Other Words and Tuesday Chatter