Nov 10, 2008

That scowl will break your face!







I consider myself to be a pleasant person under most circumstances. It does require effort at times, but I try. These days I am noticing many do not try anymore. The bitterness is etched in their faces, from years of disappointments and yearnings that never came to fruition. Trying is pointless, they have already written their selves off. Bankruptcies, bad credit, foreclosures at 50. What's the point? My employer is 58, and currently in the middle of Chapter 7. Busts her ass everyday. Bad choices in men, now she works 6 days a week, from sunup to sundown. She is not bitter. I asked her how she stays so pleasant and upbeat. She replied that if she let the hurts come thru to the surface she would be broke AND lonely. When the work day is over we might only have some extra money to go to the dollar store and piss around but we laugh and have fun. I get it. Others don't. Why be miserable over things you cannot change? I am happy that I have 99cents to get my coffee refilled at 7-11 in the early am. I hold the door for people. I say good morning. I mean it. I watch others hunched over, scowling, never making eye contact with another person around them. Life dealt them a shitty hand. Me too pal...but I know in my heart that if the cards are crap I can always keep my fingers crossed that there will be another deal...

5 comments:

laughingwolf said...

indeed, lori... and there IS hope, with obama at the helm, even if the next 3 - 5 years will be 'murder' on most of the world :(

Lori said...

Hope is what has sustained me through the darkest and bleakest of times...Nice to see you here! I noticed you dig blues/jazz also..Great taste!

the walking man said...

Exactly Lori! Why worry or fear what one has no control over. Them with the scowl are those still trying to control what is to big for them.

Lori said...

You hit it on the head, as usual, oh wise one!

Blankfrank06 said...

More people should go through life the way we did. I honestly consider myself blessed that I am an addict.

I see way too many "normal people" who are miserable and angry or just plain scared to let loose and take a chance.
The simplest things, like 99 cent coffee, easily bring a smile across my face.

Keep up the good work

Frankiecon