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The dog woke me up one night....growling and barking. I called the dog an idiot and told her to lay down and be quiet. She did as I commanded.
The next morning...I discovered our car had been broken into. A number of items including my billfold I had left in the glove box was stolen. The dog was barking at a thief.
I had to go back in and face the dog. As I apologized to the dog...she of course wagged her tail because I was softly speaking to her. I could almost swear...she gave me a look that meant,"Idiot!"
lol...naw, sweetie--Beffy loved you, you know that!
I guess no one else has any humble moments to speak of tonight???
Okay...let's just go watch "Sharktopus", wadda ya say???
What Interesting Courtship Rituals
I feel like a Joe Cocker song is about to occur
Would that be a Joe Cocker Spaniel song ?
How clever of you to pick up on that
I believe the track - "After the burglar has gone" is in order
Just the latest in a long line of humbling experiences is - how after 30 odd years married, then 7 years kinda married, that a 25 year old immensely pretty girl, half my size and education, can show and tell me more about how to do relationships in one sentence - every time.
well AP...glad you found some peace and happiness!
I love "show and tell". Sorry, I couldn't resist.
(You sound very happy. Congrats!)
Yep - the showing, never mind the telling, is enough on its own
After a life of being happy despite being in a relationship where neither of us had any 'relationship' skills, and still happy despite being economically ground down, and still happy despite the stunning boredom - I have fixed them all and now have everything - shame I have not got longer to enjoy it all, but living for the day does wonders for that small drawback
Figuring out how it all "works" sometimes takes time, some never figure it out. I'm a firm believer that we often have to experience some things in order to properly appreciate the really good things when they come along. Today is all we really have. Making the most of it is a wise choice.
When I worked as a 6th grade teacher, I took my Math class to the computer lab once each week for about thirty minutes.
One day, I forgot there was going to be a fire drill and left my attendance book back in the classroom on the other end of the building.
When the alarm went off, I actually paused and said aloud, "Wait, I don't have my attendance... Do you think that matters?"
A sixth grader placed his hand on my shoulder and said, "I'm pretty sure if the building was actually burning down, nobody would care."
When my son turned tables on me when he was 6 and became a parent for a few moments...
I had been diagnosed with panic disorder but hadn't received much information yet from my doctor on techniques to get anxiety under control. I tend to become "situational-phobic" at times of high anxiety and suddenly fear bugs and creepy crawlies for not very logical reasons...
My son became a parent during a particularly non-sensical bout of phobia and helped with desensitization exercises, taking me by the hand - out to our yard, was ever so patient with me like none of the adults around me were at the time...
Because of my son's patience (nobody taught him this, he just thought of all this himself), I got to a point where he was able to get me to actually sit on the ground (aaaaaack there are bugs in the grass, right? worms in the ground, right?).
Finally, he put an earthworm in my hand and wanted me to hold it just for ONE minute to prove that nothing is scary about a worm lol... he took the worm away 3 times 'cos I was going to freak out but the last time, I held the thing for a whole minute...
It was so humbling for my son to say, "I'm so proud of you. I'm putting one of my stickers on the fridge so you can look at it and remember we did this and you were so brave today." So patient and sincere and he had little tears in his eyes...
My son was a darn good dad at age 6!
Now you have brought a tear to my eye !
What a great story! Thanks for sharing that!
When I wanted a child and was told I was unable to concieve. I have one birth child and two children I adopted as babies.Their ages are 43,33, and 30. I have five grandchildren. I am humbled and blessed beyond describing .Humbled by the joy my family has given me! CORNY??????Maybe, but TRUE!
If this is corny, it's waaaaaaaaaaaay awesome, anyway!
I like it... thx for sharing
my most humble moment was admiting to be just your normal average everyday guy. of course i'm not, but chicks lap that stuff up. if you can fake sincerity youve got it made.
this was hard for me to answer.
because I pity myself alot
But seeing a video of a man with no arms and legs who got over his 'stuff' and became a really happy (handsome too) man
who became a motivational speaker was so cool and made me cry a little= it was so moving and beautiful and made me not feel sorry for myself that moment.
Read some wonderful posts here...this morning....but now I'm wondering what "Joe Cocker Spaniel" would sound like?
The movie "Sharktopus" was really stupid except the part where a skinny girl gets swallowed whole by the sharktopus while bungee jumping over the river.
Awww, come on Tom--You know that the stupider the movie is, the more you(and I) enjoy it, hahaha....what fun would watching B movies be if they WEREN'T stupid????
ha ha Tom and Tammy! B movies wouldn't around if it weren't for people like us!!!
Now, on a serious note....
My most humbling moment has been with each one of the births of my children. I realize what a miracle life is. However, the incident that tops my list of most humbling experiences is when my son died. He held my hand and looked into my eyes and with a soft voice he spoke to me of words of comfort. He comforted me as he passed on when all I could do was hold him and show him my love for him and could only whisper to him that I loved him. He found the courage and strength to help me through.
In the deepest depths of our souls, we reach out to those who love us and bridge the gap so that pain is lessened with love. He taught me that lesson. There isn't a thing that I wouldn't do for my loved ones.
@ Tammy -- thanks, and I hope what I wrote doesn't bring the mood down in this thread. Great thread!
@ Mythbuster -- thank you. You've always been wonderful. How are you?
I'm well, Beth100 - thx for asking.
Sometimes I think what I am about to say isn't going to come out right so I just give out a *hug*
saves some embarrassment sometimes but, I think, still gets something across...
I hope you're doing well, too.
I have plenty but this one is unforgettable, came a point in my life when I was so down in all aspects, mom just died, bf broke up with me, bad office relationship, and at home I was all alone, the relatives at the other half of the duplex were out, I was thinking of ending my life and join my parents in the other world, then my two dogs who disliked each other went up to me on my bed and hugged and kissed me as if they want to sympathize with me.... all of the sudden I felt guilty, two lives defending on me will be ruined because of my weakness, and it revived me like magic... I am now a happier person, and my love for my dogs made me feel like I have achieved the greatest wealth here on earth... they are my angels in disguise that God sent me..
My most humbling moment recently was when a friend told me that he may be at the end of his journey and refuses to talk to me , or take any help... I just poured out my pain..in one of my hubs that was all I could do to reach him, but it is still an aching hole inside of me!!! May be I could help, by just being there and but he will accept nothing from me... how useless I feel!
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