Walking the Fence Line
Bonnie Bird

No One Likes a Frowny Face

Posted Friday, September 30, 2011, at 3:02 AM
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  • Good for you! Being up here has given me time to reflect on many things. I'll be posting more pictures and nice thoughts than negative, unless it's about protecting this wonderful place and places like this. Have a wonderful day Bonnie, and enjoy your wonderful grandchildren.

    -- Posted by royincaldwell on Fri, Sep 30, 2011, at 9:23 AM
  • Thank you. I intend on doing just that. Enjoy your trip.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Fri, Sep 30, 2011, at 9:51 AM
  • That's a good perspective on having a "bright side" to find. Also, I think people may just seem like they are frowning but really aren't. One day when I was at Penney's, I was concentrating on what I needed to get and someone that I didn't know said "cheer up" which surprised me because I wasn't unhappy about anything, I was just trying to decide if I could get away with new blue jeans for my Dad's third wedding.

    Do you know who Eleanor Roosevelt was quoting about changing the aisle?

    -- Posted by aussiecallen on Fri, Sep 30, 2011, at 4:46 PM
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    Sounds great Bonnie.... I'm so proud of you!

    I believe so in the "Bright Side"

    I've been told I live in a wanna be fantasy world. Well, my response was (to my x husband) "Well, it's my world, and I'm planning on living it, and taking the kids along for the ride" I continue to do just that, ... and have now included my Grandchildren, and I try to take whomever might want to join.

    This doesn't mean that I don't see the other stuff. Oh yes, I do. Dwell on it? well, Frankly, yes, sometimes. And the world have given me intense joys along with it. With these, I"m able to KNOW the difference.

    I lost a child years ago, and I survived that. There is NOTHING to ever compare. NOTHING. I KNOW I can live thru anything. Just one foot in front of the other.

    I've walked away from people in my life, at times with regrets, mostly not.

    In my opinion, Friends and Family are NOT here to make life hard. If they do, I generally walk. Doesn't mean that they can't arrive back into my life and be welcome.

    I've had a favorite saying for most of my adult life

    "This Too Shall Pass"

    Everyone of my family and friends knows that this is my quote. If they are going thru hard times, I ask them "What's the saying?...." And they know

    Another thing I've learned in the last decade, in kind of hard way, is that "You teach people how to treat you" It doesn't mean you have to be right, confront or anything else, just don't let it be part of YOUR LIFE. Walk. It's very empowering. Simple to do, and without doubt the most arduous thing in the world at times.

    Life should be lived for yourself, and the rest will fall in just the right spot.


    -- Posted by jessiemiller on Tue, Oct 4, 2011, at 11:28 AM
  • Thank you Jessie.

    Eleanor Roosevelt was quoted for that little quip. So I guess that the credit goes to her.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, Oct 5, 2011, at 10:05 AM
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    Yep, JYD, lots of times I have held steady on my stance ...and felt later that maybe I should have let go. Cuz at times, it just got worse. If I had let it go, it would have passed. Then I realize that it would have passed for everyone but ME. I just came to realize if I let it pass, it would come back again, IF I LET MYSELF BE TREATED THAT WAY. I have to thank my Mom and my Dad for raising me to know that I deserve to be treated with the respect that I'm also willing to give. And nothing less is acceptable.

    Thanks for liking it!


    -- Posted by jessiemiller on Sat, Oct 8, 2011, at 11:37 AM
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