Saturday Stuff: be yourself

It’s time to wrap up the week and include all the interesting bits and pieces that didn’t make it into other posts.  It was a week where we celebrated introvert curiosity.  To all of you people watchers, champion google-ers, library lurkers who are infected with lookupitis, give each other a virtual hug (but do it quietly, please).  You get extra points for knowing what IMDB is.  But I have a special fondness for those of you who liked to take your toys apart to see how they worked. We were obviously separated at birth.

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I know this week’s IBQ Writing Prompt of Confidence was a hard one.  I gave you an uplifting song to get you going!  Why do the simplest words always seem so immense when you write about them?  For those who did have the confidence to post, your stories were absolutely amazing.  Some of you spoke to physical illness and how that narrows your world and destroys your confidence.  Many of you (okay, most of you) spoke about how trying to interact socially destroys your self-confidence.  I think the problem comes from us never fitting in, and trying to figure out why.  We’re always comparing ourselves, seeking understanding, but that chips away at our confidence.

I promise to get Cee’s approval on next week’s word so that it’s not so hard…

For those of you who have teenagers and think that they’ll never become reasonable, and responsible adults, there is hope.  It’s illustrated here in the form of two wonderful girls who know how to tell all of us how it should be.

Have a fabulous, sunny, warm, happy and quiet weekend.  I’m going to plant some flowers and then enjoy the strawberries that are coming into season now.  Strawberry shortcake, anyone?  Hugs all around.

Hi.  I’m Chris.  I’m an introvert.  Look for my ongoing series celebrating introvert talents (Sunday), the Introverts Blog Quietly (IBQ) weekly writing prompt (Wednesday), introvert cartoons (Thursday), plus anything else interesting that I find in the meantime.    Come and share with like-minded introverts.  I also contribute to the new food blog Three’s Cooking, learning to cook from the heart, for the soul.

 

6 thoughts on “Saturday Stuff: be yourself

  1. That video was amazing! Maybe we should let the teenage girls run the world. They could hardly do worse that those who run it now. (And enjoy your strawberry shortcake.)

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