Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Realities of Sharing

Society puts a lot of emphasis on sharing and other nice social skills. However, we live in a day and age where sharing is not in everyone's best interest. The following is a list of things people should just keep to themselves.

  1. Food - I know I know, I was also raised to share my food because it's a nice thing to do. I firmly believe that food stretches when one shares it. Barely enough food to feed your family? Invite the neighbors over for dinner and you'll be amazed that you have enough and then some for everyone. But the reality is you can hardly spit without hitting someone with some sort of dietary restriction, whether real or imagined. So share smiles and not food.
  2. Truth - Admit it, many broken hearts could have been spared had the truth police just kept it to themselves. Salacious gossip is a given but sometimes hopes and dreams are shattered by ill timed news. Ignorance is bliss has always been my policy!
  3. Love - This is a gray area. It's fantastic to share love and society should be more loving toward one another. I'm talking about inappropriate love and the consequences. I'm not going to make a list here. If you are a responsible adult you should know the consequences of sharing your love inappropriately. And if you are inappropriately sharing love chances are you are labeling another feeling love.
  4. Illness - Enough said! I'm so glad my kids know how to share but colds? It is ok to be selfish once in a while!
  5. Opinions and Advice - This one is just a suggestion because I certainly love to share my opinions and advice! Just remember to take all opinions and advice with a grain of salt. It's usually only worth what you paid for it.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Murphy’s Law

For the last couple of days I have woken up to sunshine. Then I listen to Wally Weatherman forecast rain all morning. Meanwhile the sun is still shining. Then shortly before 8 am it starts to get cloudy and sprinkle. Why? Because all the elementary school kids go to school between 8:15 and 8:30. It will stay cloudy for a while sprinkling here and there. About 9 am the sky opens and the rain comes down like in the movies. You know how the actors are soaked in seconds? That kind of rain.

Don't get me wrong. I LOVE rain. I love that we have been getting so much rain in the last couple of weeks. My favorite song by Garbage is "I'm Only Happy When it Rains." Because some days I am only happy when it rains and I can be like the drama queen described in the song!

I miss thunderstorms. Wally Weatherman keeps talking about thunderstorms but it must not be for where I live. When I lived in Utah I wished the rain would stop teasing me. It never rained very hard and when it did it wasn't for long. I love that it really rains here. So awesome. I just don't want to drop off Oldest Son in 15 minutes in this downpour! I want to sit on my couch, expanding that permanent indentation, watching the rain while I think of absolutely nothing but how much I love rain.