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Monday Musings…

“I shiver, thinking how easy it is to be
totally wrong about people;
to see only one tiny part of them and
confuse it for the whole.”
Lauren Oliver

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So often we make judgments about people by the way they dress, how they talk, who their friends are, where they live, how they make their living, whether they are old or young. Without even talking with someone we make up our minds who they are and what kind of person they may be. I am not sure why that is. Probably has something to do with our own vulnerability and lack of self-confidence.

I get upset if I think someone is judging me for something they think they know about me. Some people seem to think I don’t have any problems because I don’t have children or aging parents to care for or because I am retired that I must have made a lot of money when I worked. There are those who think because I am quiet and an introvert that I must have been a sweet well-behaved child/teen/young adult who never rebelled or caused any worries or problems for my family.  None of that is true. I have problems, I don’t have a lot of money, I was a rebellious person. Well, I am still something of a rebel albeit in a quiet non-disruptive way.

Because I do get upset with others because of what I think they are thinking about me I try to see others as just people. Not good or bad, better or worse than me, just people like me living each day as it comes.  Some days I am successful in being non-judgmental some days not so much. But I have learned people are made up of lots of parts and no one part makes them who they are. It takes all the parts put together to make a whole person.

It can be confusing trying to figure out how the parts fit together, though!

 

 

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Q is for quirky…

colorful-1313027_640is for quirky

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There are people in this world who are a bit different.
To say they are peculiar or odd is not really true.
They just look at the world and life from a different perspective.

These different people may be somewhat eccentric and unconventional.
They are often whimsical and fanciful and humorous.
The best word to describe them is quirky.

They are not linear or direct in their thinking.
Their thoughts can wander in circles and be highly imaginative.
That doesn’t mean they aren’t logical or intelligent.

They are people who think and react differently.
They can be exasperating and annoying at times.
More often they are charming and entertaining.

Personally, I like quirky people.
They make me think outside of myself.
Life would be dull without some characters in the mix.

Be someone who accepts people for who they are, even the quirky.

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“Men are a…

In Other Words

“Men are a luxury, not a necessity.”
Cher

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We become…

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“We become what we think about.”
Earl Nightingale

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Most people…

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“Most people work just hard enough not to get fired
and paid just enough money not to quit.”
George Carlin

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We Were Blue…

Three Line Tales Week 26

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Blue

This is fun and so exciting  being together in our native blue camp lodges while we wait for the others to finally join us. I can’t help wondering if after all this time they will know us now that we have completed our metamorphosis and become like everyone else here and no longer look like foreigners. Wasn’t it funny when we first got here and the native peoples were surprised that we were blue because they thought all people from other worlds were green?

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