Wednesday, May 28, 2008


bal·ance n.
1. A weighing device, especially one consisting of a rigid beam horizontally suspended by a low-friction support at its center, with identical weighing pans hung at either end, one of which holds an unknown weight while the effective weight in the other is increased by known amounts until the beam is level and motionless.
2. A state of equilibrium or parity characterized by cancellation of all forces by equal opposing forces.
8. The difference in magnitude between opposing forces or influences.

I've been thinking about it. You know about me trying not to be negative all the time. I think being positive all the time is just as wrong a picture. I've said before, "I'm not being negative, I'm being a realist."

I'm thinking though, the true view of things is really a balance between the two. Facts don't lie and I'm sorry....sometimes the facts are not positive. To ignore the facts b/c they are negative in order to only focus on the positive, well, it just doesn't work for me.

Granted, sometimes the focus can be so on the negative, that all the positive is just overlooked. I don't think that's quite the picture that should come across either, but I think the key is to find the balance between the two. I don't just doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me to be either one way or the other.

And let's face it....which conversation would last longer?

"How was the doctor's appointment?"
"It was great, everything checked out fine."


"How was the doctor's appointment?"
"Well, he said I need to exercise more often and eat more bean sprouts and I'm not real keen on eating bean sprouts. And when do I have time to go to the gym?"
"Did he give you any suggestions for what time of day to eat the bean sprouts?"
"Yeah, he said to eat them on your ice cream, preferably right before you clean the bathroom mirror."
"Oh that sounds fun. What about the exercise?"
"Well, he said even going to the park and walking a mile would be preferable to sitting on the couch with a box of twinkies all day. Imagine that! So you wanna go walkin with me sometime?"
"Yeah, sure. Speaking of walking, did I tell you the other day that............" you can see, straight up positive is a real conversation killer. Sheesh...that was negative, huh? LOL.

Oh well. I'm trying. Seriously.


  1. bean sproats and icecream...hmmm...let me know how that works out for ya. *HAHAHA!* :o)

  2. ROFL....yes...that was a totally random conversation huh? HAHAHA....don't worry...I haven't had any REAL conversations along those lines so far....and hopefully never, considering bean sprouts are one of my least favorite foods.....ROFL!!!

  3. Wow, I never thought about it that way, but it's totally true. I love the conversation you just pulled out of your head *grin*.


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