Friday, August 10, 2007

Perspective

I remember once describing a woman:"Being with her is like getting beaten with a hammer; it feels so good when it stops." And it's true, sometimes something feels so good when it stops, a splinter in your finger, an annoying dripping faucet, finding a bathroom before it's too late.

I was whining about a toothache one time in the dentist chair. The dentist said I wasn't being a baby, and that when you have one, you don't care if World War III is kicking off at that moment. You just want it to stop. Gives you perspective, right?

Of course, perspective doesn't have to only result from pain. Someone getting their TV or computer fixed might not seem like news to you or me, but to that person it's the best thing they've had all day.

I think everyone I read or know does a great job in the comforting department. It's not hard to empathize with someone in trouble, particularly if we know what they're going through, first-hand.

What I've noticed lately, is that when people post happy stories, they ARE being met with some enthusiasm and congratulations, etc. And I think that is so great. You know if someone takes the time to post a picture of himself/herself in a new dress, or suit, that they are feeling really pretty/handsome at the moment that shutter opens. Now of course, to you or me, it's a dress. But to them it's a big deal. So letting them hear a kind word is taking a look from their perspective, and acting on it. And I think that is so very cool. You know when that person is getting those compliments, they are eating that up. How can you walk away feeling badly about anything when someone is that happy?

Yeah, I know this is all very Mr. Rodgers right now, but I don't care. I feel happy for someone right now, and, well, tough $#@$ !!!

10 comments:

  1. Mr Rogers.... hmm. I'm still not sure what to think of that experiment.

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  2. So it's ok for me to post a picture of myself in a new dress? ;-)

    Actually, I get excited about stupid things (and sometimes I post about them); sometimes it's those little things that make me tick.

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  3. Anonymous10:33 PM

    Yes, I agree with all that you said. I'm glad people are there for others whether it be in bad times or in good times, lending support or giving advice or even complimenting them. A good word for someone can go a long way.

    Allison

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  4. Makes me wanna leave a really happy post. Maybe make it a challenge for your readers. Whoever comes up with the happiest post wins a prize?

    Do it! Do it!

    Nancy

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  5. LOL, Tusk, do you watch Mr Rogers?

    Kristen- a-ok! Post away :) I get excited over Stupid things all the time.

    Allison, you are so right. hi again :)

    Nancy, I'll see what I can do :)


    Diesel, good to see ya again. Gettin' tired of :)'s yet?

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  6. I'm right there with ya, Jimmy! Its good to be happy. :) ...and its even better to contribute to someone else's happiness.

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  7. LMAO!!!! GOOD FOR YOU :)

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  8. Anonymous10:00 AM

    mr rogers...lol
    i miss watching him ;)
    and yes it is good to see a happy post
    princess

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  9. Anonymous2:29 AM

    who what when where why nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww LOL IN WORD VERF I TYPED WTF!? SERIOUS THATS STUPID

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