February 5, 2011

Get real picky - really picky!

Be picky. I have always set high standards for myself and I don't settle for less. It starts with self-respect. Respecting others is very important as well. All goes hand in hand of what your mother taught you. I don’t believe there are mothers out there teaching their children to be disrespectful bullies and complete morons!

I stopped reading boring emails that say it might have something in it you need to see, or watching violent nightly News that leaves me feeling helpless and afraid. I could care less about the celebrity sightings; they only make you feel like everyone else is living a great life but you.  Nope. No good!

Who cares what celebrities are doing, what they are wearing, who is cheating on who….who gives a damn?  They are all landing in Rehab these days so all that wealth and fame is not doing them any good.   And get over the Designer clothes. I wear what I like…

I do admit most times when I look at the label, it might have a designer name in it but it was selected because my eyes liked the garment first and not the label.

Years ago, before retirement, I learned to stop listening to the latest drama story at work or to the friend who's been complaining about the same damn thing for years. Ugh.

It's exhausting and it's creating a pathway that leads to nowheresville. We have all had that kind of friend in our lifetime. Time to dump them! Seriously! Enough with them having pity parties on your time and dragging you down into depression.

I learned to get real picky - really picky! I also remembered what my mother told me about selecting my friends. I also applied this theory to who I select for my doctors, my hairdressers, my dentist, where I shop for groceries and also department stores.

Be Picky! I select quality organic foods to put in my body and I also like a bargain like everyone else. I’m not ashamed to cut out coupons and see the savings at the end of that receipt. I also like the coupons for the department stores for the discounts and check for online coupons as well before making a purchase. Don’t forget to check for the free shipping and handling!

We have all experienced moments in life, when we feel burdened by situations beyond our control. Perhaps there is a serious situation or the threat of a layoff, or a rebellious child or grandchild - whatever the major issue is……….we have no choice but to feel pressure and completely overwhelmed by the weight of it all. Yikes!

I would rather take a good book out to lunch than a friend who's made "woe is me" her personal motto for life. And, that possessive friend that hates it when you spend time with other friends. What’s up with that???? Dumb!

After becoming a Widow, I have read many inspirational books whenever I felt the need for a good dose of "feel good" thoughts.  The libraries allow you to hold onto that book longer than they used to and you can make this request online now if you decide you need two more weeks!  Cool Beans!

As a matter of fact just recently, a dear classmate, friend recently recommended a great book titled “The Last Time I Saw You” ~ by Elizabeth Berg ~ Recommending a book to read came at the right time while I'm still nursing my injured knee from my fall and waiting for it to mend.   It is a novel about women and men reconnecting with one another—and themselves—at their 40th high school reunion.

My gym has turned my life around. I don’t just do boring machine routines. Different exercise classes makes me enjoy exercising! It is also nice meeting new friends at the gym. A variety of friends is a good thing.  Well, right now, my injured knee has put my gym classes on hold until I mend.

(Mama was right - you do become the people you hang around with ) Good friends are very important to have in your life.

A good life starts with good thoughts.


  1. When I see 'Roses are Read' come up on the alerts, I hurry to read it. I always enjoy the common sense approach you take. And wonder what next. We are never disappointed.
    It does amaze me to see the number of folks who don't have a real life and have to live it thru celebrities. The designer stuff always amazes me. I will not by 'by the name' but I will by the look.
    I have been picky, but not enough at times. It does serve a great purpose though.
    Love you library peaker.

    Have a great weekend and I hope the knee heals soon, it sounds like you are having a ball at the gym, that is great! I know you will be glad to get back in the swing.
    Love ya!!

  2. Hope you can get back to the gym soon and continue your friend quest.

  3. You always get what you give it seems and if we are looking on the bright side of things the whole world looks better. I do a lot of inspirational reading and it helps. Sometimes you need a pick me upper when things such as your knee tends to get you down. Hope you'll be back to normal soon. Meanwhile enjoy a little R&R.

  4. You are what you think...and what thoughts you feed off of from others..definitely for affirmative thinking. hope you mend well and soon. enjoy your reading! hugz!

  5. Being picky is a good thing in my book.

    Have a good week.

  6. I have always been picky and it bothers some people. I like to do what I want to do and when I want to do it.

    If it conflicts with others, I try to go along with the flow, but if I have to compromise my ideals or likes, I usually move to a greener pasture....or bar.