How Did I Get Here, And Where Is The Next Turn?

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Brought up May 8, 2012

Realizing You Are a Grown-up or that Nasty M Word

First, thanks to all who keep reading, whether you leave a comment or not. The numbers keep rising and making me smile. Thankyou.

I keep going over this year, and the changes that seem to be happening all at once. Sorry about that. Today, I was given a few examples of what true maturity is all about, and I hope I can reach those levels someday.

First, there is the Punk. Now, don't get me wrong, he has his moments of real Punk-ish behavior. Still, when it comes down to it, he is the most level headed, cool customer one will ever meet. When he is working,he is focused, and concentrating... even if he is doing about 25 things at once. It's a little unnerving to 'see' him in action. He has fixed things on my PC long distance, while working... He is all business, unflapable. I wish I were like that.

Another friend of mine has been communicating with it turns out, a very cruel, and we think possibly psychotic person on line. Nearly everything he said was a lie, but that isn't my story to tell. What has me in awe is the grace with which she has handled the situation. I was hoping mad, ready to pack a bag and go kill the bastard. She is usually just as hot headed. Tonight, she was matter of fact, cool, and seemed just glad to know the truth. I hope someday to be more like that.

And last, but certainly not least, one of my darling friends from the weekend called, just to tell me how great it was to see me. The other sent me a sweet and funny message on Facebook. I don't think I'm the only one looking forward to my next trip down!! It makes me smile, and a little teary to think of those sweet women, see in their faces the sweet girls they once were in my childhood. Laughing with them was the best medicine for this old bat. I am truly blessed. I hope someday, I can be just as sweet as the one, and as out spoken with everyone like the other.

In all, my friends have shown me that maturity doesn't mean I have to give up my silly side. It doesn't mean I have to always be serious. It certainly doesn't mean I have to become something I'm not. It simply means learning to pick my battles, realizing that letting my short fuse get blazing isn't a wise thing. The whole 'be the bigger person' thing really is worth exploring once in a while. Maturity can be measured in so many ways. And, ya know what? It's not looking so bad after all. It actually looks pretty good on my friends... Just don't expect me to swap my sneakers and flip flops for orthos just yet!!!!

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Connie » 6 years ago

Well said........orthos, lol lol lol