Tuesday, December 1, 2009

This is who I am…you can be who you are- over there!

I was talking to a friend the other day who told me that he had run into a girl “exactly like me.”…Really? …WOW!…Well can you get a message to her for me?…Tell her that she is completely screwed!…I’d hate to have her walking around thinking that there’s room for two people in the same town “exactly” like me!…I don’t really know what he was talking about as I’m quite sure that there are no two people “exactly” alike. I suppose we could share similar traits…like for instance, I’m sure we both have eyes.

The funny thing is that we do tend to lump people into categories. It can be by race, hair color, single, married, I can stand them, I can’t stand them…etc…There are so many other things that make people who they are. The one thing that we all have in common is that we are all deserving of happiness. So why is it that sometimes people feel like if they aren’t where everyone else is in life, that they are lacking? It gets very easy to want what others have. I had a friend in college that I used to go to lunch with sometimes. It seemed like every time we went to order food, she would say that she wasn’t hungry. Okay then. That’s fine with me. I’ll eat alone! …except then she would take my food off my plate while she sat there with none. I can’t tell you how annoying that was for me. I thought she wasn’t hungry? Why do so many people want only what is on the person’s plate next to them? This rule seems to work in relationships sometimes too. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve met who are more attracted to someone when she is taken. I revert to the idea of having a stunt boyfriend for these occasions. I don’t really believe that it would be a good way of picking up a nice guy, but on all other fronts, I would likely snag me a player! Lucky me!…I maintain that eating off of my own plate is just the best choice for me!

I suppose that means that everyone is exactly where they are meant to be. There is a little bit of space in the world that is meant only for us and we are meant to fill it with whatever we choose to fill it with! If people decided to drag other people’s things into their space, it is their option. I choose to use my space for the things that are important to me in order to leave room for someone who thinks those things are important too! No need to be in my space if your only intention is to clutter it up with other people’s stuff!