This is GREAT, Nina. Especially because I could use a ltlite NO in my life.Most of the time, I'm the yes friend. I try to rationalize bad behavior or put a positive spin on a negative situation For better or worse.Fortunately, my friends know this. So they come to me when they WANT someone to offer a different perspective or to try to make them feel better about something that's been eating away at them I'm their ltlite miss sunshine. I can't bear to hurt people's feelings; and although on the surface this sounds nice, it isn't always helpful to my friends. If you, for instance, told me you planned to name your daughter Mergatroid, I probably wouldn't tell you it's crazy.I'd say, Well, she'll be the only Mergatroid in her kindergarten class, now. Won't she? I know. Lame. But it's who I am. So I can absolutely see why Oprah needs a Gayle. We need people who complement us (and compliment, I suppose); someone who balances out our one-sidedness.Thankfully, I have several friends willing to call me out on my crap. And I love them for it.And when they need to feel boosted up, they call me.It's a win, win.And that's what I'm all about.
3 months ago