(and a few not so little things)
My dear Three-most-favorite-young-adults-in-the-whole-wide-world,
Sometimes I think of things that are not really "blog entry" worthy. Just some random thing that I want to share with you. So, here goes my bullet point list.
(Shoot, I don't know how to make a bullet point on my keyboard, so this dash will have to do.)
-I hate gum. I hate watching people chomp on it. I hate hearing people chomp on it. I hate thinking about watching or hearing people chomp on it. Did you know that? ;-) Maybe this has to do with my teeth-falling-out-dreams, or my sensitive hearing, or the visual of mouths open-close, open-close. Who knows?
-I don't like the spelling of the word "through". In my journal, I write "thru". Now, being a previous English teacher (one year, a very desperate middle school), I am conflicted as I jot down "thru" instead of "through" in my journal. But, my dislike of the proper spelling wins out almost every time.
-Picky eaters bug me. I know this sounds harsh, and I understand that these days many people have serious health problems associated with different types of food. So, I am not talking about that type of picky. In college, I think that one of the main reasons I broke up with this guy is that he was a picky eater. That's mean, huh? Maybe there were other reasons, too.
-I sometimes think that I need to warn potential friends about me. I don't like talking on the phone. I take forever to return emails. I read a text, then forget about it and forget to reply. We don't ever pick up our home phone and hardly ever listen to the messages. But, I LOVE being person-to-person! Makes long distance friendships a challenge.
-Buy organic. Yes, it's more expensive and not quite as easy to find. But, it is worth it.
-I am a Jesus freak. Your dad is a Jesus freak. There. It's out in the open now.
-Be generous. Unless there is a really unhealthy balance in a friendship, don't let your mind even wander to the thought that someone is taking advantage of you. Remember that large chunk of money in some imaginary account that I have told you about, specifically earmarked for being generous with people? :-)
-I love "American Idol" and frozen yogurt. Big surprise on that one. Huh? And, I know that you, Ali, like "The Bachelor" (Nick, too, but I don't want to embarrass you), and that you, Nick, also like "Family Guy", and that you, Greg, like "Modern Family", and that all three of you like frozen yogurt, too!
-Notice in conversations if you are the one doing most of the talking, or, most of the listening. Now, there may be times when this is appropriate. But, overall, friendships consist of listening and sharing, in a wonderful, healthy, filling-up kind of balance!
-Chose your spouse carefully. Lots of talking and listening to God, insight from those closest to you, enough time to see how this person handles difficult situations and life's challenges, and, as an added bonus, make sure this person loves your mother! (This whole topic does require more thought and time. Lots more. Guess it should not be in this entry. More later. Lots more.)
-Don't allow technology to win out over the actual presence of a person. Put down your cell phones and computers. Touch, hug, kiss...Things you can't do with technology, or at least I don't think you can. Hmmm...Can you?
-I love so much about your generation! And, I have some major concerns about your generation. But, overall, since you three, my favorite young adults, are a part of that generation, I have a very special fondness for it!
Well, Ali, Nick and Gregory, that's my list for today. Maybe I'll think of a lot of new things to share with you tomorrow. :-)