I ran into a friend at the grocery store the other day.
This is not surprising because a) I have lots of friends and b) I eat lots of groceries. This particular day I was just running into the grocery store while I was on my way home from … the grocery store. A different grocery store.
THAT’S the way I roll. I am a rolling ball of excitement who visits not one, but TWO and sometimes THREE grocery stores in a row. A remarkable feat when you consider I grow all of my own vegetables. And make everything else out of kitty litter and water bottle caps. What is it I’m buying then?
Well, on this particular trip it was a package of hot Italian sausages, buns, tortillas, sour cream and a copy of Flea Market Style magazine.
My friend Marlilyn who works at the grocery store came up and gave me a big hug and kiss. This is not surprising because a) I’m very cute and b) Marilyn’s very kissy.
In fact 3 aisles later some man pointed to my lip marked cheek and jovially asked who’d been kissing me. I slapped him in the face with my sausage and screamed INAPPROPRIATE TOUCHING, INAPPROPRIATE TOUCHING. It’s kind of a blur but I think I somehow got hold of a whistle and started blowing it too.
It was probably an overreaction on my part. I’ve been a bit jumpy lately. But it’s amazing what people let you get away with after the tiniest of nervous breakdowns. I’m thinkin’ of robbing a bank.
Anyhow, Kissy-Monster Marilyn and I were talking and she described me as having a “steely resolve”.
Really? I have a steely resolve? I guess I do. That’s fun. I’m not sure I ever would have thought of myself that way, but now that she mentioned it … I think she’s right. If I were to describe myself, “steely resolve” probably wouldn’t be the words I’d use. Which got me to thinking … how would I describe myself if I could only use one word?
Smart? You bet. I can spell the word Chihuahua without a dictionary AND I can tell you what temperature it is in Fahrenheit if only given the current temperature in celsius. And a pen and paper. And access to Google.
Funny? Come now.
Then it came to me. I’m determined. It might not be a great word to describe myself to other people but it’s who I really am. Others would probably describe me as funny. Or handy. Or wildly engaging with just a touch of mystery.
But to me … I’m determined.
You know what I’m going to ask now don’t you? And I want you to really think about it. It might not be as easy as you think.
If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
Funny Kind Smart Caring Clever Happy Angry Damaged Mischievous?
Or maybe Steely?
Have a good weekend,