Truths

buttered popcorn1. It’s always in the last pocket. Check there first.

2. A lot of life is just bullshit. A lot of bullshit is just life. The rest of it is Facebook.

3. No kid dreams of growing up to have a job cleaning crawlspaces of raccoon and rat infestation. But some people end up with that job and we should be grateful to them.

4. We spend too much time worrying about what others think of us. The truth is, most of the time they don’t.

5. That spider is not more afraid of you than you are of it.

6. Washing your hands after shaking hands with someone is a good way to stop the spread of germs. But washing up immediately, while they are still standing there watching you, is awkward.

7. No one stops being human the moment they become homeless. But, too often, we pretend they do.

8. The breath mint was offered for a reason. Take it.

9. If you have a chance to be at your son’s baseball game, you should be at your son’s baseball game.

10. Dance like no one is watching and you will be celebrated for your self-confidence and free spirit. Eat buttered popcorn like no one is watching and you’ll lose peoples’ respect.

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23 thoughts on “Truths

  1. I love this post…and boy do some of these make my left hand want to strike my forehead….quickly! Hehe I love the line ‘dance like noone is watching’ Everyday I get that chance and wouldnt stop it for the world, if my 2 yr old says “Dance!” While grocery shopping, you dance! Haha Also, #2? I lol’d so hard at that I choked on my own spit, just saying. Awesome post

  2. 11. Find something funny, laugh your ass out off, unconcerned of how many people are looking at you. Eventually you just enjoy listening to your own laughter more than the joke.

    I didn’t get the butter popcorn’s reference

    • Yes, I see that phenomenon with my kids. Sometimes they laugh because they like the sound and feeling of their laughter and that’s enough for them. The popcorn — well, maybe someday. Thanks for reading and for sharing your comments.

  3. Love #3. I know someone who constantly belittles others for having jobs they don’t enjoy. He seems to think that everyone can own their own business, work from home, and earn hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. I keep trying to explain that that is not how the world works. I am always grateful that there are people who do the jobs that I cannot, or do not, want to do. They are my heroes.

  4. Ah, number 7. I do volunteer work where I interact with homeless people a whole lot and yes indeed, they’re as human as the next guy. Sometimes a little crazy but honestly, who wouldn’t be after living on the streets? It boils down to the fact they deserve as much respect as we show our neighbors.

    But mmmmmmm, popcorn.

    • I found this site that lists items people can donate to homeless shelters to help out:

      http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/article.cgi?article=14

      It also lets you search by city and see a map of homeless shelter locations and there’s a link from the page to a blog with more good information about what supplies homeless shelters always are in need of.

      This site maps the “Map Gap” by community across the United States http://bit.ly/1ird3oD and has information about how people can help.

      Maybe you have some other good sites or information on how and where people can help? Thanks for what you’re doing.

      • This is nice Ethan. Thanks. I don’t have any sites — I volunteer at a food bank and another organization that helps people with emergency funding for items not purchasable with food stamps, bus passes, haircuts, etc. That one’s only in the Olympic Peninsula, however. A good way for people everywhere to help is to donate to their local food bank, either with non-perishable items or everyone’s favorite, cold hard cash (or check!)

      • Yes, the money is always appreciated since it gives the organization the ability to bring in the things that are most needed at that time. FeedingAmerica (@FeedingAmerica on Twitter) and the United Way have a lot of options for people who want to help too.

  5. Lots of great reminders and #3 is my favourite. All people deserve respect whatever their profession and there are so many important but un-glorified jobs that keep our society running! A raccoon remover, when needed, can save lives…. My husband was no the verge of going full ‘Elmer Fudd’ over a raccoon situation a few years ago but was saved from total madness by a wildlife relocation expert.

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