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Seems like a day or two ago...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I was raised in a very strict household..cross between extremely strict fundamentalist religion and pre-debutante. I read a lot...at one point, 1000 books a term. But then, by my sophomore year of high school and facing the idea of college, my brain did a turnaround. Time to lay aside the majority of fiction and learn more about the truths of the world I am to be entering and attempt to be knowledgeable (especially since a lady is supposed to be up on current events and I didn't care to be a 'ditz'..yet to make people feel comfortable and so many disciplines... oh my..i had a lot more reading to do). I also turned from being an introvert. All the years of watching, listening, trying to figure what I could use as mine and what to toss, I began to test myself and how to best use this knowledge base. I've made a lot of errors, I guess, along the way, but the one thing that I will never regret, is kindness and love toward fellow human beings....Life, an adventure, exploration. Learning is in many ways...but without love, kindness, cooperation, it is nothing..

So, by the way friends..thanks for helping in the adventure and the learning! So glad you are here.
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GRACEOMALLEY 8/20/2013 3:41PM

    Thank you for joining with us and giving us the opportunity to call you friend. We are each a little richer for what others share with us of themselves.
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MUSETTE29 8/4/2013 4:13PM

    What a great piece of insight. I, too, read a lot as a kid. I can still hear my Mom saying, "Cassandra, get your nose out of that book and...(clean your room, get your homework done, practice...)" not because my parents were against reading (!) but because I read instead of doing whatever it was I was supposed to be doing. To this day, when I just sit down to read, a little corner of my mind is still telling me go get my nose out of that book. Ha!
I can relate to your introverted self watching others for cues--I still find myself doing it when in a new situation. That's the great thing about life--keep watching, keep learning, keep going. Here's to you, my friend! emoticon

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TUDAFD 7/30/2013 12:32AM

    Great blog and so true. I'm so glad you are here, too.

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ELIZACG9 7/24/2013 9:36AM

    kindness is right.......always. emoticon

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MATTEROFHEART 7/24/2013 1:42AM

    We're glad you are here too! Thank you for enriching our lives (and vocabulary!). LOL!
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