Sorry I missed you all yesterday! The day just flew by and before I knew it, it was just too late to post, especially when I knew I would have this post going up early Tuesday morning.
Well, today is day 7 of the Ten Days of Thanksgiving and today I am thankful for...
My common sense.
John F. Kennedy once perfectly described himself as an "idealist without illusions." I love that and I think it sums up how I am just riiiight.
I'm definitely an idealist and I am constantly using the terms "annoyingly positive" to describe myself but, I'm not naive and I know when something is unrealistic and/or won't work.
So, today I am thankful for my common sense and for having a good head on my shoulders.
What made me think to be grateful for this trait, you ask?
Well, last night as I was driving home I was listening to Delilah (hello, Christmas music on 104.1!) and this girl called in and was upset because she didn't know if she was actually in a relationship with her "fiance" who is MARRIED to another woman.
He is married. What part of that fact is confusing you? I want to just reach through the radio and shake girls like this. Maybe I'm jaded. Maybe I'm cynical. Maybe I'm... logical.
The story kind of had me fuming and things like this piss me off to the point where I begin to question the meaning of marriage at all. I begin to question when or if I will meet someone that feels the same way I do. I don't think marriage is just a piece of paper, but clearly, others do.
Anyway, before I get completely out of control and high up on my soapbox...
That call got me thinking about how grateful I am that I have the common sense to say thanks, but no thanks to situations like this.
Not that I haven't gotten myself into my fair share of situations when I was younger that were just ridiculous and I should have seen coming a mile away. My common sense came with age and time. It came after making mistakes and learning from them. It came from watching other people make mistakes and learning from them.
And, that's the thing.
Everyone goes through it when they're younger, this making bad decisions and living idealistically, but now that you're an adult and supposedly wiser? Uhh, uhh. Not ok.
So. Yeah. I'm thankful that I'm not a complete bonehead and don't put up with crap like this. Hopefully the girl on the radio figure it out too. Delilah really laid into her, so hopefully she listened. ;)
What do you consider yourself, an idealist or a realist?
PS: Check out my new page... I just put up a 30 before 30 list that I started back in April!