New Year’s Goal #2 “Character”
“I will take my own advice and “be nice or be quiet” while mingling with the other drivers on the road. No matter how “amazingly” everyone else drives, I will keep my mouth shut and not say, ‘The nuts are loose!’ Not even once.”
How’s it going?
Welllll….I’d love to fib and tell you that I’ve been “snarky comment clean” for weeks now, but my beloved kids would rat me out. The problems start just about any time that I promise to ‘keep my mouth shut.’ You’d think I’d know better by now.
Now, mind you, it isn’t like I’m an angry, cursing fiend or anything…even on my worst day. No, I’m more of a “Pacha, WHAT are you thinking?!” or “Stay in your LANE, Sparky,” type of gal. Harmless.
At least I strive to be entertaining. (insert sheepish grin here)
Ok, ok. The fact is that my family, actually, one big, tall, nameless, bald boy–to be exact, would like me to ‘less contentious and more peaceful’ to those around me when I drive.
‘More careful and less erratic.
More quiet and less yacky.’
Freedom of speech has died at the Anderson place. Hmmph.
Nevermind that I’d like HIM to have more hair and less burping, but let’s not open THAT wound.
So, our compromise its this.
To help myself think calm, peaceful thoughts that should seal my naughty lips shut, while driving, I’ll picture the beautiful, soothing Caribbean Ocean–at sunset. Ahhhh… Yes…I’m relaxing all ready.
If I slip up, that boy I mentioned, can hum some nice, encouraging tune—Bob Marley should work. Star-Spangled Banner would be fine. Whatever.
Believe me, this beats his suggestion of squirting an ocean-like spray of Dasani water my direction. Sheesh.
This may take some time.
Pray for me.