I was thinking, the only way to never offend anyone is to never really have an opinion, or a strong belief on anything…just to basically agree with everyone all the time. But even then…I mean, even if you never spoke and just smiled all the time, someone would probably be offended somehow by your silence. 🙂
Someone made a comment about me being nice recently. Then someone else said, “Yes, bless her heart…she’s so nice…” something like that. It was in joking I think…no harm meant. But there you go…what’s my offense to it? I did (silently) sort of take a bit of offense to the tone of the statement/joke whatever it was. I was thinking, “So, being nice is something that makes you weak or something? That makes you someone to say, ‘Bless your heart’ to?” I didn’t say it out loud, because I’m too nice. LOL…actually I would’ve said something out loud, but it was just a sort of chatty, random conversation that quickly turned to something else.
I’d like for everyone to like me. I admit it. I’m that kind of person who doesn’t want to be tough and big and bad, or whatever. Oh, there have been ‘moments in time’, so to speak, where I tried to be big and bad and tough. But I’m just not. And that’s okay. But I’m okay just being who I am. And the ‘niceness’ that was being joked about in that random, chatty conversation, is genuine. I’m not fake. I will tell people what I think…if I think it’s necessary to do so. And I can have a temper. Ha ha…there are those who would readily admit that it exists. But honestly…I’m working on taming that temper, and am thankful I’m better about it. (Lord, please don’t send me a test in this!) 🙂
So…I guess these are just some random thoughts this morning. Have a great day pondering their complexities. (he he!)
Love and blessings,