Hello Alice’s friends:
It is me Hubby again. A few days ago, I told Alice that I would like to do a guest post on her blog. She immediately got a little defensive and told me that she would like to review and approve it before I hit the Publish button. I told her that would make me not want to write the post but decided to do it anyway. She is still nervous about it and told me that if she did not like it she may “un-publish” it. So, she still has that prerogative as the Big Boss of this blog.
I am rambling a bit but please bear with me. What I really wanted to write about were those many little things that were annoying me to no end lately. My annoyances usually showed up while I was driving. I would complain about other drivers, pedestrians taking their sweet time crossing the street, people parking their cars and trucks on narrow streets and many more things. I was going to write about these things and others going on in our daily home life (printer suddenly not working, Alice not being able to find our old photos from 1980 etc., etc.).
Alice had been watching my annoyances showing up at various times and mentioned recently that perhaps it was time for us to go to church again. This is sort of an old joke between us. Many years ago we used to go to a non-denominational New Agey kind of church. I used to call this a “cult church” to our daughters. The reason we started going to this church is for another post. In any case, the church believed in the power of the mind and that your happiness or grumpiness depended very much on how you reacted to things and people and circumstances. In many ways it was like the book Don’t sweat the Small Stuff and it is all Small Stuff.
Attending church also made us much more tolerant of people and their quirkiness. While I almost always had a rather positive view of things, I would sometimes get irritated with things going on at work and show my irritation while driving. Then Alice would say that it is time to go to church. The church did reinforce the idea of looking at things with a positive spin and that you are responsible for you own happiness. It was good to get this boost even though it lasted only a few days. The church also taught us to look at the big picture and to be thankful for them. My big picture things have always been the family, roof over our head, no worry about the source of next meal and more importantly overall health.
Needless to say that we did not go to any “cult church” here but just Alice saying that I may need to go to church made me think of the big picture and be able to get rid of most of my irritations. In fact, I do not even remember most of the things that caused my annoyances anymore.
This brings me to another minor issue. I should know how to deal with it but I need Alice’s help with this. I have noticed that she has been focusing on her hair a lot lately. She would spend a few minutes getting it primped and complain about how it lays flat on one side or how it is thin here or there etc. To me her hair looks great and many others have said so. I am NOT asking any of you to write about her hair and to compliment her on her hair. One of our friends already posted on Alice’s Facebook about how being healthy is the most important thing and hair will take care of itself. I wish she would remember this and the big picture in our lives now which is NED (no evidence of disease). We still have NED and everything else is small stuff. We should be very thankful for that and the other big picture items.
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
P.S: Well, what do you know! The boss looked at the draft and liked it. So the danger of un-publishing it is probably gone.