As I have reported for the last several days, this humid weather has left my sinuses draining and my eyes watery. It’s given me a scratchy throat and skin itchy. Not to mention a low-grade fever and some restless nights of sleep. It has also not done much for my attitude or my overall creativity, let alone my “charming personality”. Still I’m trying to be consistent with usual correspondence and encouragement to others. I mean just because I feel like shit, doesn’t mean everyone has too, right?
Within my immediate family I’m considered a “bull in a china shop “. If you ask my extended family, I’m one of the more quieter ones in the bunch. My oldest is constantly arguing with me about my brash Gen X attitude. But I like to think of myself as more of a late Boomer. Stuck somewhere between a Leave it to Beaver suburbia and a Married with Children dystopia. However you label me I will admit I’m a bit crusty around the edges.
I’d like to think that gives me a hint of realism when I look at life. Because we all damn well know life is often just a soggy sandwich. But it doesn’t mean you can’t wash it down with a good cold beer. The Bible says to be of good cheer and to greet someone with respect and encouraging words (1 Thessalonians 5:11). I like to think I do that most of the time, even if I don’t do it for myself. Kind words are seldom found in today’s world. So risk the cliché of being laughed at while giving encouraging words. You never know who may need it more than they are letting on. Right?
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FD Thornton, Jr
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