STARTING OVER.....FRESH STARTS.......COMPLAINERS....FAMILY TIME....NOSEY PEOPLE....NEW TERRITORY...

NEW TERRITORY….ENTERING INTO THE UNKNOWN….

I don’t know about you, but for me I am always entering new fresh territory in life. Whether it is a new job, church, friendhship group, or something full of new people and faces……Brand new fresh start…..or so it most often seems….

Whenever we step into someplace new and unfamiliar it can very much be an exciting time… It can also be a time of uncertainty….We meet new people and those people have a history….sometimes together…and sometimes what they are simply bringing to the “table….” We also have a history…Our views on life is part of that history…Our own personalities….our likes and dislikes included…

The thing when we enter new situations is we really don’t know much about the people we often automatically like and trust….Should we just automatically give trust to people we have just met? Should we automatically call them “friends…” Should we automatically even truly like them without knowing them first….?

I believe in going into any situation believing the best about people….while also being alert to the worst….We simply don’t know people and what they are about….Just because someone is educated and has a degree behind their name doesn’t make them any more trustworthy or nice than the person who has no education behind them….People are people….and have all sorts of personalities…

When going into any new situation I walk lightly….I observe….I size up the situation….I take my time….People's true personalities often do not  come out until some time has passed…..Time for us to get to know who is who is important…..I simply ease my way into any new situation remaining hopeful and yet cautious…….

Life is filled with new beginnings and in my opinion the best new beginnings are done slowly……getting to know people over time before truly calling them a “best friend….”

Most people are pretty good and have good intentions....and yet it is still wise in my opinion in taking time to get to know about a person......especially in brand new situations....

 

NOSEY PEOPLE…..

Growing up I knew so many “nosey people.” These were people who simply wanted to know everyone’s business…..Nosey people come in all shapes and sizes and simply know no boundaries of what is not their business….Nosey people will go to great lengths to discover and unearth the least bit of gossip they can find. They love and thrive on gossip…

Nosey people are simply everywhere….From the jobs we work on to the churches we go to…Nosey people can come  in the form of relatives, friends, co-workers….They come from everywhere…….Nosey people have made it an art form to dig out the latest gossip so they have something to entertain their friends with…..Gossip is simply an unintelligent mans form of entertainment…

I often heard “If you have something bad to say about somebody….come sit next to me”…That may sound funny but that is so true how some people are….They simply want the latest scoop of gossip….Nosey people…yep…they are everywhere…..

In my opinion the best way to deal with nosey people is to simply ignore them. When that doesn’t work I floor them with something really positive about the person they want to find the dirt on……That gets them everytime….I think most nosey people don’t find me very fun at all….I think they figure I won’t play their charades so they simply move on to someone who will…

I simply don’t give my time any which way to nosey people……and I am sure they love to talk about me….That is fine….for I am busy living and building the life of my dreams while they are busy watching everyone else’s….

……COMPLAINERS…

I grew up with the term “Willy Whiner” which basically meant a person who complained all the time….I simply have always had a difficult time handling whiners…..Not people who truly have issues and need a listening ear. I am more than happy to listen to someone sincerely trying to solve an issue….I am talking about people who simply make it a lifestyle to complain….They complain about everything in life….

I would go to group with a group of women we called “The Lipstick Club…” It was our luncheon group out years back. I penned it that name because we were always putting our lipstick on at the same time after we ate lunch. Anyhow there was this one woman who joined into our little group….She could be called “Whilimena Whiner” as she whined about everything and anything.. I dreaded each time she came to the luncheon…..She would complain about the food, the tables, the atomosphere, the restaurant….She even complained about people and things that were not there….She simply complained about everything….

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