Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"If Everybody was blind, no one would know who to hate."

I had the opportunity of hosting a blind conference at the hotel where I work recently. We had about 60 blind people staying in the hotel for 3 days. Oh man was it a lot of work!! I had a great time getting to know some of them.
It made me realize the little things that I take for granted because I can see. Crazy things like eating, taking the elevator, using the ATM, finding the bathroom etc. Its so hard to believe that small tasks like that become so difficult for blind people especially when they are in unfamiliar places. I would guide trains of people down the halls to the bathrooms, to their rooms and then give a rundown of where everything was.
I cannot imagine going to a strange hotel and new place and being able to find my way around. These people were so positive and seemed so happy and content. They would sit around and chat with us and crack jokes. At some points I would forget they were even blind.
When I think about conversations I had with some of them and I realize how positive they are I get mad at myself, because maybe that day I was cranky for some reason and didn't want to go to work, but what do I have to complain about? Nothing! I can see, I'm in pretty good health

"I think we are blind. Blind people who can see, but do not see."

I think we should all pretend we are blind and stop caring about looks and all of that stuff.

Hate is a strong word and the thing is, why do we grow to hate people? Because they hurt us? I know this is kind of going off of the blind subject but really? There are a couple people in my life who ya, I think I could really hate, but why? It doesn't help me to become a better person at all. So to those of you who are holding grudges, just look in the mirror and be happy you can see and are alive!! Stop worrying about the past people that hurt you, karma is a you know what and what goes around comes around.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

“Gain a modest reputation for being unreliable and you will never be asked to do a thing.”

I have come in contact with quite a few flaky people in my life. And here is my thing....don't commit if you're not going to go through with things. I really could care less in the end. I do care when I'm the one waiting around for something to happen. These flaky people in my life I want to have in my life as people, but it is so hard for me to understand their logic..... they act like they want to be there and hang out and then they pretty much just "dissapear" REALLY PEOPLE? It is time to grow up and start thinking about other people other than yourselves. Start treating your friends with a little respect and be straight forward and honest.

Lines from Jack Johnson's song "Flake"

"I know she said it's alright
But you can make it up next time
I know she knows it's not right
There ain't no use in lying
Maybe she thinks I know something
Maybe maybe she thinks its fine
Maybe she knows something I don't
I'm so, I'm so tired, I'm so tired of trying"

"It seems to me that maybe
It pretty much always means no
So don't tell me you might just let it go
And often times we're lazy
It seems to stand in my way
Cause no one no not no one
Likes to be let down
It seems to me that maybe
It pretty much always means no
So don't tell me you might just let it go"

The first quote is totally me.... I'm really bad about acting like it is okay that the person screwed me over or didn't show up. Because I am a SUCKER or can be.

Definition of unreliable: Not reliable; untrustworthy.
Craziness how untrustworthy is part of that definition, to think that some of the people you know that are unreliable you cannot trust.

Imagine that!! If people are unreliable in your life what happens if you really need them, are you going to be able to trust them to be there? Probably not, so maybe I should eliminate the unreliable, flaky people in my life. Do I really need to continue to think something is going to happen when its not? Is it worth my breath and time?


I want to be there for people, but I also want that in return. Don't we all think that is fair?

Stop initiating and see if they picks up the slack. Sometimes they won’t and sometimes they will. If they don't, it’s good you found out sooner and not later. No one needs a friend who will never call or go through with plans. Hope for the best though. Always assume the best without panic. Maybe they are just busy and dealing with her own demanding issues. Once they get in touch, you will have lots of new stimulating things to talk about.