If you have been around me much, you know that I love to joke and tell stories.
Sometimes at myself, sometimes with or to others.
It is who I am.
Not all of who I am, but part of who I am.
I sometimes look inwardly after an encounter like the recent ladies “Joy in the Journey” at church, where I had the microphone and did the introducing, told a few stories and generally directed the day long event.
and I think….
Did I come across as too flamboyant?
Did I talk too much?
Did I wave my hands too much to make a point, to the point of distraction?
I know I laugh too loud and I cry easily.
I can take a line from a movie and insert it into almost any situation.
Jokingly and lovingly of course.
I am passionate about so many things, including the Kansas Jayhawk basketball team, Rock chalk Jayhawk!…fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and sweet little babies.
I am a total romantic.
I love old movies.
I believe in my Knight in Shining Armor and his holding me close in thunderstorms….
….just like John Wayne with Maureen O’Hara in “The Quiet Man” movie.
I also can hear someone say a word or phrase, and I immediately break out into song, using that word or phrase in the lyrics.
I have been told, I have a song for everything.
I tell these same people: I just have a song in my heart. LOL
….which is another song titled “With a Song In My Heart” from the movie of the same name.
(The Jane Froman Story starring Susan Hayward, I love old black and white movies)
I found this cute little phrase and I immediately identified with it.
“Sing Out Louise” !!!!
(Sorry, that line is from the movie “Gypsy Rose Lee” where a bossy stage mother tries to get her shy daughter to sing louder!)
I can’t help it, I love music.
I have mentioned before on this blog that the Captain and I also host a monthly potluck at church for people over 50. (not that I am THAT old) LOL
OK, of course I am.
We also provide a program and again, I have a microphone in my hand, and our sweet friends and guests are at the mercy of their hostess, because they never know what I am going to say or do.
And neither do I.
I have been known to talk first and think later, much to the chagrin of the Captain who can sometimes be on the receiving end of my jokes.
At one of the Valentine’s Over 50 programs, I asked the Captain to sit in a chair in the middle of the room.
I told him I had a surprise for him.
I sang “My Funny Valentine” A cappella to him.
In front of everyone.
Now, I don’t know if you remember the lyrics to this song, but it goes like this:
Sweet, comic valentine…
You make me smile with my heart
Your looks are laughable, un-photographable
yet you’re my favorite work of art
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak,
are you smart?
But don’t change a hair for me
Not if you care for me
Stay little valentine Stay
Each day is valentine’s day.”
Yep! there were a few “gasps” when I sang about his looks, figure and being smart….but when I was finished,
The Captain jumped up and gave me a hug and a sweet kiss on the cheek….
….and took the microphone away from me. LOL
It was sentimental, not too mushy for a mixed audience, but also made for a good laugh.
But that is me in a nutshell.
God does not make mistakes and He made each of us individually with our own personalities.
Of course we must strive to be kinder and gentler and more tolerant of others’ feelings.
I know you know this, but think about it for a minute:
No two people have the same fingerprint.
Consider all the human population and know that no one has the identical pattern that you or I have.
In Psalm 139, David wrote, “I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.”
No two of us are alike.
Be Yourself Because You Are Awesome!
And that my friends, as Martha Stewart would say…“Is a good thing”
Have a great and wonderfully Blessed week.