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That is the Six word story I’m sending to Shweta’s blog, the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP).  I invite you to join her challenge and have some fun with her word “fake.”

Extenuating circumstances!  Of course there is a place for sorrow, unhappiness, and misery.  That place is where you are sitting with someone who keeps your secrets, who understands pain, who is wise.  (I start with Jesus.)   It is not while gossiping with another gossiper who is just waiting to top your story and/or get along to tell someone else.

Now for my rational behind that statement since it is not the popular current advice —   “Be True to Yourself” – “Let is all Hangout” – “Don’t be a Hypocrite” – “That’s Just the Way I Am”

My advice:  If that’s the way you are, change.  Many will not take my advice because they like being pitied.  Sorrow is much more dramatic than happiness.

If you want to be happy, put on a happy face.  I notice that one reason young people say they don’t like to visit old folks is because they are often so negative.  Being negative does not have a charming age in any decade of life.


About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. pranabaxom says:

    ”  I notice that one reason young people say they don’t like to visit old folks is because they are often so negative. ” – very true.
    Those who don’t know how to laugh at themselves do not know what they are missing.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Good evening, Pranab. Very true about old folks. But it is not any more beautiful on young folks. Those who will never get past telling you how booorrring everything is, Those who think they have to spend spring vacation on South Beach or life is so unbearable. Good night as I move on.

  2. Faye says:

    A truth or partial truth but is a great response to the challenge.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Hopefully I made it plain that there are serious times when a person needs real help from a real person who can and will help. My “fake it” is for those who find drama in bad news. 😀

  3. Faye says:

    I reread and across the seas affirm PUT ON A HAPPY FACE. Bless the folks (you may meet if you need to GO somewhere). Thank helpers with genuine warmth. Live in the middle of ‘whatever’

  4. Om Kulkarni says:

    I feel that the young generation should see the old folks as a huge source of knowledge of life and hear their life’s stories with great intrest and fullfil the generation gap . My experience says that there are many things to learn from the olds

  5. Old people have a lot of experience and wisdom that comes with their age. While young people may not like what they have to say, it’ll do them good to listen to it. Great take on the prompt and thank you for participating. 🙂

  6. Rockhorses says:

    I may be young, but we all have to remember we have our down days. Every one wakes up on the wrong side of the bed some time…, but we can still take advantage of a beautiful (or not) day… AND our attitude. 🙂

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