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My husband and I , with our dog, Tate, moved to Buenos Aires, 8 years ago. Life has never been the same since ~ Back in the USA ... life is still not the same !
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Be Positive

I am  a   positive person.
I am the one who always thinks  of the Good Side of things.
I am  the one who   tells the Negative person to Look at it This Way, look at the Good side.
These days, there are times  that being Positive and Looking at the Good side can be tough.
It seems that the news is full of only  sad, horrible, depressing stories.
You have to look hard to find the Good stuff.

My mother probably had a hard time telling me No.
I know these days, other people have a hard time telling me No.
And I , myself, find it difficult to tell someone No.

So I volunteer to do things, write things, give advice or offer information, because I have a positive outlook and good experiences and want to share them.
But these days I see that this can just be annoying.

So I have decided to stop giving advice, unless specifically asked and to stop volunteering in different venues where I would give advice.
Sometimes it is better for a persons own peace of mind to avoid those who relish negativity and who, although adults, behave in childish and unpleasant ways.
So now I have a new goal ..

Go shopping more and stop giving so much advice !

My husband will be thrilled.
Just think, all that free time to shop.
He won't know the right words  to describe how he feels about this.
I love him and want him to be happy too.
Now we can shop together all the time.
Yes, I am a good wife.

3 comments:

Symdaddy said...

There is nothing like flexing the plastic when the plastic in question belongs to your other half!

By the way ... no, no, no, NO!!!

I fond it soooooooo easy.

Sabrina said...

That is tooooooo funny!!!!!!! Yes, shopping is so much better than giving advice, even if positive advice!!!!!! ((HUGS))

NotesFromAbroad said...

Symdaddy, my advice to you would be to say No less and see where it gets you :)

Sabrina, hugs back to you. The shopping gene runs strong in our family ..

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