The thing about getting older is laughing at yourself for the silly things you do or say instead of getting embarrassed.
I love that!
One such incident was last week. I was at my computer checking emails and decided to send a friend an email since I haven’t seen or heard from her. I sent a short, sweet email just saying I’ve missed her and hope all is well. It was no more than 10 minutes from when I hit send that my phone rang. I let the answering machine get the call since it was election time and I didn’t have time right then to talk to a politician.
Anyway, so the caller started to leave a message and it sounded like my friend! So I grabbed the receiver and said, “Hi Friend, that was fast! I just sent you an email. I’m so glad you called. I haven’t talked to you for over a month and I’ve missed you. How are you and hubby?” She said “fine.” I went on and on. Finally, the caller said, “Barbara, this is Mary from United Blood Services.”
I said, “Mary, you sound just like my friend.” And she did. She proceeded to tell me I was eligible to donate.
I apologized to Mary and hung up the phone, laughing. I was still laughing about it a couple of days later.
In my 20’s, this would have embarrassed me and I probably would never donate blood again! Well, maybe not to that extent.
It’s freeing to laugh at the silly mistakes we make. At any age. No one is perfect.
Enjoy yourself, be yourself and laugh at yourself.
Blessings to you, Barbara