I hate…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was a series of interlocking clouds on a crimson wall of color, and as it set I considered this day. There was of course, a lot to consider.

I was at a show today, and as an author I am more than willing to try everything to talk to people, and perhaps sell a few books. I actually sold quite a few today. What’s more I saw people, and watched them interact in a near chaos situation as lots of shoppers did what they do best, shop. A lot of my inspiration comes from people, and meshing many characteristics of people into a new idea, or taking it further and enjoying the outcomes of my semi strange imagination. (It may be more than semi strange.

Today I had an interesting pair that left a lesson for us all. Two woman came to the booth next to me and began saying how much they hate pasties. Of course, that is what the woman in the next booth sold, but as I listened I became more and more amused at how the two women played off each other. “I hate pasties”, “Potatoes in a crust, who would have thought of that”, “I can’t even take one bite”, “Why would anyone do this to themselves” and so the tirades of semi taunting testaments flowed until I had to ask, “Have you tried them before?” and watched them scramble. “I am from the UP, and of course”, “but have you tried these?”. The women stumbled but still talked about the negatives of the perpetually tasty pasty until finally they walked away to another area, berating the next vendor with the pitfalls of their product presentation.

The next booth’s operator and I laughed. We talked about the why and why not for a moment then I considered, this is a way of many now, and here is the lesson: If you look for the bad, it will always be there. It may not be as bad as you think, but it will be as bad as you think it is. I laughed about this for a while today, because I can imagine the two women going home and firing up an oven and baking their pasties in private so no one would know, they actually like pasties. I can also imagine they never taste one again and years from now realize what they are missing.

We all have the ability to see the good and bad in everything around us, how we interpret that good or bad is what makes us who we are each day.

For me, I will enjoy a good pasty from time to time with some yummy gravy to dip it in, and the vendor next to me had tons of flavors, so how can you go wrong?

So as the sun sets on another day, find the good that you can, but if the bad is there, so what. There are lots of opportunities to consider the other way. You can find each one and make them yours, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and yummy…