Saturday, November 05, 2005
Speaking My Mind
Worked late into the night last night so I couldn't seem to get wound down enough to get to sleep that fast, so my mind was working a mile a minute.
Have you ever met someone who you thought was a wonderful person, and then the more you got to know them, the more things started to tap you on the shoulder and whisper in your ear, "You know, something's not right"?
I trust my husband's intuition but I should REALLY just accept it as a given -- if he meets someone, right away he can just TELL if they're a good person or a not-so-wonderful person. It's just a weird sense that he has and so far, he's never, ever been wrong.
I, on the other hand, can't seem to learn, and want to believe that everyone is inherently good at heart and that they're just "misunderstood".
I think I've learned now!
There are some people that just can't be saved from the emotional wasteland that is their heart. Some people are just users, complete fakes, who will be nice to your face and then ridicule you behind your back.
Ever want to know how a person's heart really is? See how they treat strangers. Someone who walks by an overweight person and hisses, "STOP EATING" has some serious issues. I'm no skinny-mini, not anymore, so what in the world did that person think about ME? Found that out when the relationship was severed (thankfully!) and she called me a cow -- what, is she still in high school, making taunts like that? Sad.
Yep, you can tell a lot about a person by how they act when they think no one's looking. It's easy to be nice when you're on top of the world, but when things start getting difficult, that's the real test of your personality. People who are humble and don't have to put others down to feel good about themselves are the true friends. People who don't feel the need to brag and embellish are the ones with the generous spirits.
And that saying that even pretty people look ugly when their personality is nasty? SO true.
I'm hoping that as Zack grows up and starts making friends and interacting with all types of people, he'll be trusting in nature, but smart, and will know to listen to his mind AND his heart. All I want for him is happiness, and with true friends and loving family in his life, I hope he'll be able to weather the bumps in the road that come along, even if they come in the form of "friends".