I have never been good at fitting molds. It’s not that I am a blatant non-conformist, or a protester against the establishment. But in my own quiet, not-trying-to-attract-attention kind of way, I have always fought against the forces of conformity.
People are often shocked when I say I am an introvert. Since I exhibit most of the typical introvert tendencies, their shock is something of a surprise to me. If people don’t think I am an introvert, what do they think an introvert looks like? Is an introvert …
Last week I wrote about pens that don’t write, and other items you don’t need in your house. This week I’m taking the opposite perspective: what you need to make your home a pleasant and welcoming haven. I’m sure there are many other possibilities, but here are my thoughts:
Do you like feeling small? Most people in our society would say no. Because it means the kinds of situations that make us feel misunderstood, unappreciated, stupid, ignored, or humiliated. Small means we’re not good enough, not important enough, without purpose, unable to make a difference. But small does not have to be a bad thing.
Is your Friday black? It doesn’t have to be. Many people look forward to Black Friday shopping. Others think it should be banned.
This is one of my prized possessions. Not because it compliments my décor. Not because it is worth millions. Not because I think it will impress visitors. I prize it for the memories it holds.