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Is your glass half empty or half full?

Old 07-18-2010, 12:35 PM
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:thumbup: I like your way of thinking :thumbup:
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:44 PM
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I occasionally read some of these threads where people have huge challenges to deal with on an everyday basis - serious health issues, major family crises, unemployment - - -

So, the occasional clash/rudeness/stupidity one runs into is definitely in the "sand in your shoes" category. Doesn't really hurt one, but it is inconvenient and uncomfortable and ANNOYING!

Stop and dump the sand out, wipe one's feet off, and go on one's way.

Sometimes it is the "little things" though, that can really get our grundies in a big bunch.

Ever hear of the "kick the cat/dog syndrome"?

It's "random acts of kindness" in reverse.
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:40 PM
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or just use disposable paper ones and start over fresh each day.
Yes!!!!
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueChicken
Originally Posted by quiltingbee12
I had not noticed this, but I have not posted or read a lot lately - I have been busy with the secret pal swap. I can see venting, but perhaps not to the extent that it is sometimes. If they make light of it, that is one thing, if they don't entirely another.

I will take your words into consideration for myself. Thank you for posting this.
Everyone needs to vent, for sure, but there is a time and a place, and honestly I don't think this is it. This is a public site, it's kind of like standing in the middle of the town square and having a moan at everyone who walks past. ;)
well, I have not been on much lately due to computer problems, etc.
This post is making me smile wide, so I am either very happy today or maybe much more of a "glass half full" person than I realized.
Blue, the way you express yourself has always gave me pause or a giggle! :lol:
...standing in town square, having a moan at everyone who walks past...
hey you: "moan"
you too: "moan"...and "moan" again...lol...leave it to Mousie to be quite amused by the odd things ;)
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Old 07-18-2010, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray
Ever hear of the "kick the cat/dog syndrome"?
Kick my dog or cat and you will be sorry. I really don't get angry very much anymore, but if you hurt my animals that would be the thing to get me riled.
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Originally Posted by Sadiemae
Originally Posted by bearisgray
Ever hear of the "kick the cat/dog syndrome"?
Kick my dog or cat and you will be sorry. I really don't get angry very much anymore, but if you hurt my animals that would be the thing to get me riled.
I have zero sense of humor when it comes to messing with my animals, too.
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Eddie
Originally Posted by BlueChicken
Perhaps those who see things in such a positive way need to be a little more vocal and steer things in the right direction when they're going astray. ;)
Totally agree. I'm bad about just hitting the Back button when I see things going down the toilet here. I need to try to help instead. Will try to remember that. :)
You make a good point Eddie! We all need to try and turn things around if they are headed in the wrong direction.
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray
Originally Posted by Sadiemae
Originally Posted by bearisgray
Ever hear of the "kick the cat/dog syndrome"?
Kick my dog or cat and you will be sorry. I really don't get angry very much anymore, but if you hurt my animals that would be the thing to get me riled.
I have zero sense of humor when it comes to messing with my animals, too.
Have you guys not heard of that phrase before?
It's not literal..... it means taking your anger out on someone "below" you. Like your boss yells at you, so you yell at someone under you, or go home and "kick the dog". Trust me, it's not literal. :-)
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Mousie
Originally Posted by BlueChicken
Originally Posted by quiltingbee12
I had not noticed this, but I have not posted or read a lot lately - I have been busy with the secret pal swap. I can see venting, but perhaps not to the extent that it is sometimes. If they make light of it, that is one thing, if they don't entirely another.

I will take your words into consideration for myself. Thank you for posting this.
Everyone needs to vent, for sure, but there is a time and a place, and honestly I don't think this is it. This is a public site, it's kind of like standing in the middle of the town square and having a moan at everyone who walks past. ;)
Did I mention I'd be carrying a big stick too?!? LOL ;)

well, I have not been on much lately due to computer problems, etc.
This post is making me smile wide, so I am either very happy today or maybe much more of a "glass half full" person than I realized.
Blue, the way you express yourself has always gave me pause or a giggle! :lol:
...standing in town square, having a moan at everyone who walks past...
hey you: "moan"
you too: "moan"...and "moan" again...lol...leave it to Mousie to be quite amused by the odd things ;)
:lol:
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I'm a full glass type of person most all of the time! This is a great thread! Thankyou Blue Chicken for starting it!!
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