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Stuck Up?

When I was in Junior High, my eye sight was checked and sure enough – I needed glasses. As any typical teenager does, I chose not to wear them unless absolutely necessary (like, in class when I couldn’t see the chalk board).

I’m not sure why I felt it necessary to walk around blind – everyone else in my family already had glasses or contact lenses, so it’s not like it was a foreign concept to me…but there you have it.

What did this do to my social life? Not much…except that I know people thought I was stuck up when I didn’t wave to them when they were down the hall. It seriously wasn’t that I was stuck up – I just didn’t SEE you!!

Which brings up another point…now that I actually do wear my glasses (or contacts if I’m feelin’ fancy), there are probably still times when I don’t say “hi!” or wave to people when I see them. Especially when I’m back in my home town for a visit. I’ll see someone I went to school with – or someone’s mom – and think “Oh! That’s so-and-so…I should say ‘hi’ to her!” And then I’ll think, “But what if she doesn’t remember me..?” And then I’ll think “So what, I should do it anyway” …but then the moment has passed and it’s been too long and it’ll feel funny because I didn’t say it RIGHT away… And then I’m thinking “Wait a minute…SHE didn’t say hi to ME. I guess she doesn’t remember me.”

So…think about it. What if the WHOLE WORLD has these thoughts? No one says “hi” to anyone from their ‘former’ life because they’re all afraid that so-and-so won’t remember them.

I say, so what if they don’t? Next time…say “hi” and smile. You don’t have to stop and chat, but who knows? Maybe you’ll be able to catch up with an old friend. If nothing else, you’ve just passed a smile on and possibly made someone’s day.

P.S. If you see me, TOTALLY say “hi” – I’ll remember you 🙂