Monday, June 14, 2010

Ugly women...

... can really be ugly.

One came into the tea room the other day with her little girl.

Poor little girl, I thought.

Her mother wasn't bad looking. Just mean... which makes a person horrible-looking, in my opinion.

She was nasty to the wait-staff... and even to Jennifer, the boss.

That mean lady made me mad.
(She and her daughter were sitting right by the piano--- so I was eavesdropping on all of her meanness.)

'Course then I think what my mother would tell me my grandmother would say: "You don't know what's going on in her life." (Something like that.)

My Grandmother Ora was the most nonjudgmental person ever.

Hmm. I started writing this post to bash that ugly woman.

Now I just have pity on her.

Thanks, Grandmother Ora.


Being Beth said...

Wise woman that Grandmother Ora. I try to remember that when I see ugliness and meanness. It's always the children who end up paying -- even if there is a real reason for ugliness. The child cannot make that connection, so more often than not, they blame themselves and that's the sad thing.

Love the green background -- made me smile!

Also LOVE that quote you've got on the side bar about nature.

Deanna said...

So true, Nancy. I have had a life-long compulsion to try and understand WHY people say and do the ugly, hurtful things they say and do. I try and understand, and have compassion. But I am not always successful. BUT I guess it SHOULD serve to be a serious reminder to me that if I am having a bad day, week, whatever, it is NEVER appropriate to take it out by my words and deeds to someone else. Particularly a child. Strike that. Never on ANYONE. It's just that children and anyone else who cannot understand or defend themselves against ugly words or situations are just so vulnerable. I guess we should be praying for "ugly" people everywhere, that Jesus' love can melt their hearts of stone, turn their words to words of love, and that His light can shine through their eyes. And that they turn to Him in their times of trouble. And, Oh, Lord, please slap me up the side of the head when I start to vent my angers or frustrations against an innocent person.

Laura said...

True, Momma.

Also, I like those pictures you have on the post below of Ryan and I coming back. Thanks!

We should have a party, Grammy!

Penelope Faye said that. We call her Nell. She said that we need to have a party since I was in her house!! She said that this past Thursday...