I was married when I was 21. My husband was a few years older. We were married for many years.
Not once did he ever make me feel young and stupid or that I was immature or a clueless girl.
He always acted like and said he valued my opinions.
I am finding that he was special in that way .. in many ways really .. but I am learning that other people have a problem, if someone has a different opinion than theirs.
I found that the way my husband and I spoke to each other about things.. often times he would say something totally outrageous, just for me to hear, to make me laugh.
Or try not to laugh.
He made life fun.
So I grew up with the thought that I could say whatever I wanted and people would "get it " ..
I would say things that might be wacky but it would make someone laugh.
I like making someone laugh. It makes me feel good.
We all need to lighten up and laugh more.
So lately I have found that some people are just walking around with these little invisible antennae, sticking up all over the place and those antennae pick up anything that could possibly be considered offensive or rude .. the silliest comment can earn a person a frown or worse, an empty headed lecture.
You can imagine how much I enjoy the occasional person that I will meet who Gets It.
IT doesn't have to be complicated, hard or even unusual .. it is most often just seeing something in a different way.
So my motto has lately been ..
Life really sucks in sooo many ways ... there are so many sad things, tragic things happening and that have happened, so many broken hearts and lost souls ... wouldn't you rather look for the good, light and fun in something rather than always being on the lookout for something to take offense at ?
Do you mistrust everyone ?
Do you think to yourself ... what did he / she mean by that ???
It is exhausting being that kind of person.
It is exhausting being around / talking to that kind of person.
Consider this a Public Service Announcement ... Lighten Up.
Even if you already are a Light Hearted Soul ... keep it in mind.
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
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