I have personally been through a lot in my life. I believe that I had to grow up pretty quick at a young age. By the time that I reached twenty, I know that I had been through more than most adults that I knew. Finding great friends is something I had truoble doing. I have major trust issues. I have trouble confiding in people and being completely open with them. As a matter of fact, it takes a lot out of me to trust. I have had really bad experiences with betrayal in my life. A lot of my problems were caused by stupid decisions made by me.
When you are young, you want everyone to like you, but the reality of it all is, if you can keep those friends when they see who you truly are, well they are friends. Most people we refer to as friends are actually acquaintances.
More common in life are aquaintances. We have many. They are those people that you go out with on occasion or hang out with just so you don't have to be alone. To be alone is a concept that is completely unnatural to the human race. We surround ourselves with so much stimulus. The cause and effect of this: we blame our children for being a little hyperactive and force medication down their throats; we are unable to communicate with one another, and conversations are mere letters and symbols. Ah, excuse me, but I was not born in Egypt over 2000 years ago; heiroglyphics are not things that mean anything to me. I am not really into the whole texting thing. I think that it is rather boring. I prefer to talk to someone.
This, I know, makes me sound like an old, cranky woman, but to be honest, I am just a little cranky at the fact that we are raising a whole bunch of potential idiots, who will devolve the english language into oblivion. I love the written word, and I much appreciate great words. Actually, I have been known to announce, "That's a great/fantastic word", when someone uses a word that impresses me.
Back to my friends. I have extremely intelligent friends. They would have to be, in order for me to allow them in my presence. (I am smiling while I write this) Our conversations usually consist of making fun of life. That is the best way to have it really; making fun of life. How many of you wander around completely miserable because you have made some choices that did not work out? Well, you are not alone. Most of us feel this way. The key is to figure out if you want it to ruin your life ~or~ would you prefer to let it help you laugh a little harder at life.
At the end of this month, let us raise a glass to having a great sense of humour and to not taking life too seriously.
Happy Does it!
P.S.: I do apologise for not blogging every day. This is a goal that I am trying to keep; but as George always tells me, "Man Plans, God laughs". No matter how hard we try, life will always throw us a curve ball.
NOW ONTO FEBRUARY!!!