I pass my 100th post with no fan fair, so I decided to do it up right for my 150th instead. I will be doing a give away, prize, whatever you little heart desires to call it in honer of my 150th post. So, between now and the next 4 posts, leave me a comment and I will put your name into the drawing. It will be some kind of jewelry item, such as what I made Jen or Rella. So comment away!
Today was a day of seminars. For work, I am taking a leadership seminar, and then after that I had to go to another dinner meeting where we listened to someone speak. I just barely got home and my brain is fried. Good information though. I really like how these things make you think. In part of the seminar, the speaker asked, who was your trust role model and why. And the second question was who is in the hall of fame of breaking your trust. And when I started to think about this stuff, I realized that my life growing up was all about distrust. My father is the KING of lying and deceiving and my mother, was the QUEEN even though us girls never wanted to view her in that way. We wanted to believe that at least one of our parents cared about us more than they cared about themselves. Yet, in spite of this upbringing, I am one to give people the benefit of the doubt. To believe that they can do more be better. I am the optimist. As I sat in a room full of cynical people today, I wondered, who burned them so bad that they became so distrusting? Now don't get me wrong...when I give someone a chance and let them in, and the burn me, I am not the nicest person. You won't even see it coming, I can bring down the best of them. Burn me once, shame on you, burn me twice, shame on me. maybe I live with rose colored glasses most of the time, but I think that I prefer to believe that most people are good, than to be looking over my shoulder all the time to see who is out to get me. Are you the Optimist or the Pessimist?