Friday, September 5, 2014

Words to live by....oh, and 56 days!

So first things first.

56 days til the wedding. Holy shitballs. I'm so not ready.

Second, I just wanted to post this little item I found today, a quote from the great Meryl Streep. As I have entered my 50's (53 now, thank you), this is exactly where I am in my life.

“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.” _ Meryl Streep 

Happy Friday, all! Likely won't be back until after the wedding, so Happy Fall!



Helen said...

Thinking of you today .. wishing you all the best life has to offer!

Helen from Bend by way of Missouri (and Illinois, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota)

Coffeypot said...

For the aging... been here and doing it.

Lorraine said...

Love that quote. Thanks for sharing it. I need to store that away somewhere. Wishing you some peace and serenity in the next 56 days while you get ready for your wedding. Can't wait to see pictures!!!

Anonymous said...

and yet she still voted for obama

Stephanie said...

It has been FAR too long since I've been by! Congrats on the puppy, and the wedding! OMG! Hope the next 56 days are a dream!

Memphis Steve said...

Those are words to live by. And as proof of its wisdom, it can't be made to fit on a bumpersticker. Well, I suppose if I just printed "refuse to COEXIST" that might work, but no one would quite understand what I meant. But then, if I were to adopt this philosophy then I wouldn't care anyway. Anyway, I hope the wedding has gone well and you're having a good time.

Vodka Logic said...

Congratulations and thanks for stopping by.