“You’re expecting a dog to be a cat.”
I should know better than to think I have a to do list, especially when it’s in my head and not written down on paper. If I proclaim what I THINK I will accomplish for the day in this post, more often than not, I get sidetracked. I still get things done, just not what I thought I would. There’s something about making lists on paper and either checking them off of crossing them out when complete that is so fulfilling. I need to get back to that.
We were supposed to have a visit from my newly widowed friend overnight and yesterday, but she had an unexpected visitor and was worn out from hearing from that person about all of the things she “should” be doing. When my friend told me about her visit, it didn’t surprise me at all. She was born that way. She always has had all of the answers. She always will. In her mind. Why would we expect otherwise? Or even think they see it themselves? My friend also asked me if I thought certain things were odd, or people should have done things differently during the service. No. That’s how people are. If you know someone and the general attendees at the event don’t know them, we get why what they do, they do. Meet people where they are, not where YOU think they should be. Different people were pointing things out to her about who should have done what. I hope I wasn’t one of them.
Do we live in a “should do” culture anymore? I think we do. We expect people to do certain things and have lots of opinions about what they should do. I’m guilty. I think we should eat with our mouths closed and keep our elbows off the table, but really, who are we to judge? That’s why I love the scripture embedded in my morning view. My friend Kathy and I refer to it a lot- and laugh that we’re having “plank days”. Enough of that.
What’s with the stop sign AND light at the intersection of Menoher and Luzerne Street? Is that relatively new? I know I’m not observant on a good day and it seems to have appeared in the last few months. Why both? Does it confuse anyone else?
In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, get outside for some fresh air and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.
Have a blessed day!