Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Polling along...

I've thought about not having a poll anymore, but really, as long as I am (and you are) willing to do ones on 'which makes you smile the most', I'll still be polling.  (There are limitless things I can put on polls like that.) (Thanks so much for voting!)

Polling makes me think of choices, which makes me think of variety in life, which makes me think of how different people vote in my polls.    It's almost never what I'd expect.    

So everybody is not like me.

And, of course, no snowflake is alike, or leaf, or rock, or animal, or morning, or person, or family member or ANYTHING.  Well, unless it's made on an assembly line in a factory somewhere... but even then, it becomes unique once it is owned by some unique someone.
I say all that to say that when I don't know what to be thankful for (because my mind has gone blank) I can ALWAYS be thankful for VARIETY.

... It's everywhere.   And it makes life so interesting. But it begs the question: why do we compare ourselves to others? And it's usually comparing our worst faults to their best assets!

It's crazy. Even twins are different. (How well I know.)

Here are some quotes that kind of fit this theme I'm addressing today...

"Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own." 
-Harold Coffin

"Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not."
-Henri Frederic Amiel

"Be who you are, how you are, where you are, when you are, and why you are." - copied

A relatively new poll is up (upper right).
(Be ready to vote soon on which salad dressing you prefer. Ha.)


Laura said...

yeah, i enjoy your polls too, to see if people are like me or not.

Being Beth said...

I get a kick out of your polls mainly because you hardly ever include my number one response in them. There's usually one that is fairly close, but seldom right on the money.

Like the one up now, I marked red geranium, but a rose is my real answer.

Diversity is a wondrous gift for sure. I sometimes have a hard time remembering that when I'm being me instead of trying to be what everyone else thinks I should be, I'm adding to everybody else's experience of diversity and thereby enriching their lives with my quirkiness.

Nancy said...

Thanks for your comments, Laura and Beth. I LOVE comments!

Beth, I like a rose over a geranium any day .... but I try to keep the 'playing field' equal.

I just thought Jay Leno would get more votes - than mine, and one other???!!!

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