Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Every year, for lent, I decide to give up something. I have been thinking what will be this year. I have chosen a tangible thing, and a "behaviourial" thing.
I am giving up candies. Sometimes I have them during the day, when I am waiting for lunch, or bored. Besides being bad for my teeth, I have noticed they give me stomach trouble. Plus, all the sugar makes me hungrier than I need to be.
And, I'll try to give up gossip. I have a colleague who is very difficoult to "contain", and sometimes she just drags me into conversations I don't really want to have. Today, for example, she started asking me if the man I am seeing is jealous of other men. She was asking question after question about him because she was curious to have some details - which I don't really want to share with anyone at work. I just stopped her by saying she was embarassing me with our other colleagues...
And she starts commenting about other people's life, which are really none of our business...
I really want to stay away from all this, and I have to learn some graceful ways to drop out of such conversations.
On a nother note: the example before really demonstrates the theory that the less you share, the more people become curious and interested in you. But I shall mantain my mystique. Which could be lent resolution number three.
That same colleague asked me if I wanted something in exchange for giving up stuff (from God, I suppose she meant). I said - not really, I am not asking for anything.
I realize I have so much to be grateful for, I have no right to ask for more!!!