One thing that life has taught me is to appreciate the differences in others. Being a twin, most of the time, we were always treated like we were the same...no distinction. Oh, but there was, if only people made the effort to know and appreciate those distinctions. I had dimples, my twin didn't. She had a beauty mark, I didn't. I needed coke bottle glasses and she didn't. I had a wrinkley nose thanks to allergies, she didn't.
But even beyond that, our personalities were different. But, we appreciated and blended those differences to make a pretty cool pair of twins.
Now, Boo and I are VERY different. He and I are more different than we are alike. He loves sports, football, especially. I love music. I love cheese on everything. He doesn't care much for cheese. He is a realist, I'm a dreamer. I am laidback, funny, spontaneous and he is practical, serious (most of the time) and very old school in his way of thinking.
I have to admit that it has taken me awhile to accept some of his distinctions. For one, he sniffs but that's putting it mildly, he snooks and snorts when his nose itches instead of blowing his nose. He does it all night long. He drives like an old man...always under the speed limit. He loves talking about sports and politics. I'd rather talk about girly, sensitive, romantic, stuff.
But, it works. Right now, as I type this, he is talking about football. I sit smiling because he's on such a spiel and has no idea that I'm blogging at the same time.
I appreciate all of you blog pals because of your differences too. Some that I've met face to face or talked with on the phone...I adore your laughs, your voice, your kindhearted, listening spirits! I appreciate you all for coming back to read the ramblings of my head.
I accept you!!!
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