“I’m so glad you’re my friend. You don’t care when my hair looks like crap,” my friend Gina said on Tuesday as we busted into laughter. But after the giggles died down and I thought it a bit more it made me think on how I truly don’t care. It doesn’t matter to me how much you make. If you have the latest fashion, gadget, car or home so what? The team you root for won’t be a stumbling block either.
I’m not your friend for what you have. That isn’t the basis on how I determine if someone will be come my friend or not. Treat me well and I will return that pound for pound. It is amazing to me when I play in my mind the people who I have called friend from the age of five up to present day. Some values have changes over the years as I grew and learned from my environment. But the core being of that has always been that simple mantra.
That has opened my live to a variety of people from different backgrounds, jobs, circumstances and personal experiences. If you don’t close your mind and if you leave the comforts of the box of what you list as traits for a friend, the world will just blossom before your eyes.
So hang out with me for at the end of the day, I truly don’t give a rat’s ass if your hair is crappy.
This past weekend it was the time of year for the Sixth Annual Highland Games. Or as I call it, “Men in kilt time,” Hubby and I packed up and left at 8 am, drove up the road a bit to enjoy the festivities. Here one would see
-Open stone toss
-Heavy weight toss
-Scottish Hammer throw
-Turning of the caper
-Weight over bar
It is very entertaining and yet official at the same time. We had Daniel beat the world record in sheaf toss, having a new record of over 35 feet.
There is plenty of music, food, bag pipes and children dancing and singing. It is such a fun time, a great way to get out of the house, away from electronics and just chill for a bit. We left when started to close up for the day and arrived home in the late evening.
What made it even more fun is I ran across two of my friends so that meant the event of sitting down and chatting for a bit while eating.
I love the Highland Games, we been to four of them so far and look forward to it every year.
At the end of each December, people make a list of resolutions that they will try to accomplish in the new year. I am no exception. I keep mine simple and tend to use the same ones for they are what I need to try to concentrate on.
1-Try to eat right and exercise- For the most part I been doing well with this.
2-Save a little bit of money each month- This one well I am soso on. We all know when emergency hits the saving get plundered.
3-Try to treat others like you want to be treated- I can work on this more.
I might have some stragglers in the four and fifth spots but my primary ones are listed above. That was until I came across something on Facebook that made me pause. The post mentioned to get a jar out and every time something nice happens regardless how small, place that on a piece of paper and put it in the container. By the end of 2013 empty it and see how many awesome things happened that you probably forgot occurred.
I really love this idea. We tend to narrow in on the big events in our lives. The items that made us pause and wonder about. The little things sometimes get overlooked or just completely forgotten. So I have decided to do this for the year 2013. I am already excited to see what will be placed in the jar. The little things that made my day but got left at the waste side due to the hectic way of life. Perhaps this happens since it was not earth shattering by today’s standards. Maybe this will change my perception, I really hope it does.
Happy New Year every one. With that I hope it is an amazing year and that along the way you don’t ignore the little things in life that are just as important.