Found a New Friend

Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: What! You too?

“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .””
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
I am really enjoying the Writing 101 class. One of the surprises was I have more to say than just sharing ways to stretch a dollar.  Another surprise was the other blogs I have discovered. As I read their “About” pages, I think we have nothing in common, but when I read their posts I find we do.
I’m amazed at the variety of folks who enjoy my posts. When I receive a “like” I go check out their blogs.
One of my discoveries was “Simply Marquessa,” On Day 2 of class we were asked to write a list. As I read her list, I realized I had felt the same way when I was ten and…
…I made a new friend.

Write A List

In response to Day #2 prompt, Write A List

write a list pic


For this assignment, I have taken a slightly different angle.

A List of the Top Ten Things I Learned Before I Was 10 (And Then Spent Years Unlearning):

1. You can’t be smart and pretty at the same time so make a choice and move on;
2. Only blond-haired blue-eyed girls are pretty;
3. Everyone else’s feelings are more important than yours;
4. When you share your passion for something with someone else and s/he laughs at you, don’t ever “share” again;
5. You are a geek if you read more than one book a week;
6. If someone has negative things to say about you, believe them because it must be true;
7. Keep it to yourself when your instincts tell you that a situation doesn’t feel right;
8. You’ll eventually learn to live with doing what is expected of you;
9. Crying is a sign of weakness that gets you nowhere so suck it up; and
10. If you do the same thing over and over again, maybe you’ll get a different result.

What were some of your “truths” as a child that you later realized were far from the truth?



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