So, this was a weird story…

I usually talk about health, and healthy eating.

But, today, what I’m about to share is a weird story.

It’s not only weird, it’s pretty personal too.

And, in the end, you’ll see how it can help you…

Okay, well, here’s what happened to me, and it’s not the first time, so I have a sense of humor about it.

Plus, to get the weirdness of the story, you need to know that I’m totally blind. Have been since age two.

And you also need to know that I understand that most people rarely come across a person who is blind.

I’m a bit of a “puzzle” for most people.

That’s okay.

I can live with this, no problem…

Anyway, this weird situation happened recently, at church.

My sighted husband is talking with someone, and I’m talking with an acquaintance a few feet away.

Out of the blue, she tells me how nice I always look.

She goes on to point out that it’s my outfit, my hair and she tells me how amazing this is.

She then goes on to tell me that I’m lucky to have a husband with such good fashion sense.

Now, frankly, this kind of “flattery” has happened to me before.

“You look so nice, who helps you with that”?

If my husband’s nearby, weirdly they assume it is his doing…

Keep reading, you’ll see why you would giggle at the idea of my husband as a fashion expert.

Anyway, when these things happen, I keep smiling, thank them, and change the subject.

What I’d really like to say is, “‘c’mon now” He’s an aerospace engineer. They usually don’t run around with a blow dryer and the latest fashion ideas.

Look, you need to know that my husband is the best person in the world…

But he’s a guy, who can care less about hair and fashion, LOL!

When people say these things, I’m not going to explain all this, right?

I relax, smile, let it go because she, like so many will never get it.

Heck, maybe you don’t either.

That’s okay.

Question is, do we always need to be totally understood by everyone?

Hmm. Stop and think about that.

After all, this nice lady is an acquaintance.

I always have a nice conversation with her…

But it’s once or maybe twice a year at church…

You know, to say, hi, bye, how are you, etc.

When these things happen, I simply go away laughing to myself.

Then I tell my friends about it and hey I get to laugh with them about it like I did with my friend Sharon coming back from the farmers market today.

So, what’s the point?

Can we lighten up about certain things that are not very important?

In this case, the absurd idea that I rely on my husband to fix my hair and pick out my clothes every morning…

If we spend our precious time fighting back and worrying about what others think, do you think this will affect our overall health?

Of course, it does.

Our emotional/mental health affects everything in our life.

Look, I used to be quite angry and defensive about my blindness.

I expected everyone to “understand” me.

What this did for me is built walls.

Invisible walls that blocked healthy interaction with people.

I have a sense of humor about these things now.

I try not to take myself so damn seriously.

What about you?

Are there things that people say or do that can get under your skin?

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