OMGoodness — Did I actually do this?

OMGoodness — this actually happened? 

An honest-to-goodness “this happened?” moment occurred yesterday. Leaving a restaurant parking lot a family walked behind my car, and fear of other children with them caused me to proceed very cautiously backing up. There was a friendly server outside the restaurant directing me.

SO the same family was next to me, all of a sudden the man jumped out of the ‘shotgun’ seat and started yelling and shaking his finger at me. “You don’t have to cut it so close. You have lots of room.”

May we say “Gobsmacked”?

My immediate reaction was to explain why we were moving slowly and so closely…he did not want to hear anything and started back to the car.

As I recalled my own words, said: “I love you.”

The Heart of a Child.

The Heart of a Child.

Then stuck side-by-side, my retaliation side came out, and I blew him kisses. NOT my finest moment, the motive was not love but retaliation. #notokay #sarcasmhasitsplaceandthiswasnotoneofthosetimes

On this Monday morning, it’s my hope you don’t have an encounter giving an opportunity to retaliate. If you do, try “I love you” without following my poor example of blowing kisses. Of course, this was not my proudest moment; I’ll be working on this today. #hopingforanodramaday 

 


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Frozen in Time: Discover what you love most.

I love you. There, I said it. I Love you.

We don’t say it enough. Reminded of a former paramour (NOT illicit) ended his very first call to me with “I Love You.”

It wasn’t two seconds, he called back with a bon mot ending his call “See you later, Buddy.”

He was probably dumbstruck by what he’d said previously. Heaven forbid I’d believe him.

It was all funny to me.  Did I think he was IN LOVE with me? Of course not. It was a sentiment he felt in the moment after a great conversation. His fear was real. Heaven forbid might “LIKE” him or worse “LOVE” him. It’s sad to me so many feel this way about the words “I love you”.

If we weren’t so afraid of what might happen, what WOULD happen? What COULD happen? Well, for starters we might diminish the hate mongering we see so much these days. It’s really exhausting, to read about so much hate. Can’t imagine what it’s like for the haters, how does one’s heart hold that much hate?

Safely, I can say to you I do not hate anyone. Life is too short. Don’t hate those who lie to me – and believe me when I tell you I’ve had a little too much of that lately.

One should never mistake our kindness, my kindness for stupidity.

IF we hate anyone, anyone at all, we are among the haters. That’s where I never want to find myself, how about you?

Let’s have great conversations and tell each other “I love you” before we hang up. Isn’t this a lovely thought?  It is to me.

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Andy Griffith Statement

Statement by Andy Griffith About George Lindsey

“George Lindsey was my friend. I had great respect for his talent and his human spirit. In recent years, we spoke often by telephone. Our last conversation was a few days ago. We would talk about our health, how much we missed our friends who passed before us and usually about something funny.

“I am happy to say that as we found ourselves in our eighties, we were not afraid to say, ‘I love you.’ That was the last thing George and I had to say to each other. ‘I love you.’

“George often told me his fondest memories of his life in show business were the years he spent working on ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ and ‘Mayberry R.F.D.’ They were for me, too.”

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