Monday, September 28, 2009

I believe

  • that it is perfectly okay to listen to one song on repeat until you know every.single.word and then use lines from that song in conversation
  • that the best times with friends are the ones you don't plan
  •  that it is fun to go to a pub and order a girly drink. Even if you are with a group of guys. Who laugh at you.
  • that saying "I'm sorry" and truly meaning it is the most powerful thing you can do when you are wrong
  •  that when a situation really sucks sometimes the only thing you can do is change your attitude. And sometimes that makes all the difference
  • that sometimes you should go shopping and only try on clothes that you would never normally buy

  • that the phrase 'forgive and forget' is stupid. Forgiveness is a gift, but sometimes you need to remember
  •  that if you are in Disneyworld and your child is whining and cranky, ice cream is a much more effective solution than getting angry.(this is also true in malls, on long car rides and when visiting relatives)
  •  that if you really love a friend, and for some reason you've drifted apart CALL!
  • that sometimes crying is the only solution, and when it is go for it.  Also. Tear fests should be followed by pizza
  • that it is okay to say you believe in God. Or that you don't. And that it is really good to discuss these issues with people who don't feel the same way as you.
  • that if you think someone is amazing tell them. Bonus points if you sit and write a note with a real pen on real paper.
  • that having a messy desk means you are really smart.
  • that you should take the time to talk to kids - and not just your own.

  • that you should try to take your vitamins.
  • that empathy is a gift ... And a curse. If you know someone empathetic (hi!) Understand that it is a weight on your shoulders
  • that everyone should listen to "Good Mother" by Jann Arden, read "the Fifth Business" by Robertson Davies and learn the difference between the words "to, two and too"
  • that mental health is something to be valued, and that if you aren't happy you should ask for help. And if you know someone who isn't happy you should offer a soft shoulder for as long as it is needed.
  • that singing in the car while driving is fun. More fun is rolling the windows down and belting it! (even if you're singing along to Miley)
  • that it's great to know how fast you can run 5 k but even better to not care how fast or far you go, and just enjoy the feeling of being outside and feeling free.
  • that it builds character to take yourself out to dinner alone, have a glass of wine and enjoy your own company. Go ahead. Splurge. Order the delicious dessert that makes you feel like a pig and enjoy not sharing it!
  • that the same goes for movies. People are only losers for going alone if they believe they are one.
  • that every woman should own a great pair of red shoes, sexy underwear that is comfortable should get a professional bra fitting (and spluge on the pretty one!)


SciFi Dad said...

I go to movies alone all the time. As much fun as it is to go with my wife, I actually prefer the time alone where I don't feel the need to interact with the person beside me.

lettuce said...

Love this entry!

I've heard that a really high percentage of women wear the wrong bra size. I'm probably one of them!