Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sometimes It's Best To Say Nothing...!


Did you ever have one of those days come up that you just knew was going to go badly if you weren't careful?

Today is one of those days for me. I woke up with a real sense that I should very careful of the things I say...unless I hurt someones feelings. It's hard sometimes to find the words to politely tell someone what you truly think of them.

So here's what I think I'll do. I'm gonna have several more cups of coffee before I say anything I'll be sorry for! I wouldn't be sorry for saying them, only sorry for the way I said it!

I found some pictures that say it much better than I could...


I'm hoping that some folks pay attention to what I'm saying with these pictures. This one below pertains to anyone that has a tendency to speak before they think, or start talking to me without knowing what the hell they're talking about.

The picture is self explanatory, I think! See what you think!


That just about says it all for me...at least for a while!

Now, my friends, let's get a fresh cup and sit outside for a bit. We don't have to talk...just sit, OK?

35 comments:

Felinae said...

Uncle Hermit,
I know exactly what you're talking about.
If I can't find a way to snap myself outta the mood I'm in right now, my day is gonna be just like yours.

I hope your day gets better.

Hugs~n~Smiles to you my friend,
Felinae

Kyddryn said...

Mister Hermit, sir, I'm awfully sorry you're feeling that way. I hope it passes, or is resolved, or...whatever it takes to right your day.

I'll happily just sit with you, sir, and let the breeze do the talking, let the birds do the chattering, let the grass and trees do the sighing.

And, on occasion? Sometimes there's just no way to say what needs to be said without bruising an ego or hurting a feeling. Life goes on.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K (who has cookies, today...)

HermitJim said...

Hey Felinae...
Tell you what...I'll cheer you up and you do the same for me!

Here's to a better day for all of us! Hey, thnks for dropping in, Felinae!


Hey K...
I'll get over it, one wy or the other! I appreciate the fact I have friends to just sit and enjoy the quiet moments with...

Cookies are a good thing! Thanks for thinking of them!

I appreciate you taking the time to visit, Lady K...

Selous Scout said...

Here's a little Irish Whiskey for that cup of Joe. Ought to take the edge off and mellow some...

womanwisdom said...

hi uncle hermitjim!

i'm three days behind my following you! sorry, but i'm really going to say much! many many thanks for robert frost, yes, the simple things are indeed the beautiful...you reminded me of discovering wisdom in poetry of the past (they don't write the way they used to...)i'm getting my old copy of frost and read it again! and yes, the coffee humor is indeed great! i think it's much like me! hahahaha! shall i grab a mug and pull a chair, and breathe in the sweet air of beauty in the simple things with you?...would love that...go gently...

Did it MY way said...

Morning Jim;

The two pics says it all. Love um.

Rae said...

Hilarious. Loved them both.

TEAM HALL said...

:)

vlad said...

Morn'n y'all,
Nice to see you.
Good coffee.
The actor wearing a helmet is holding an aluminum canteen cup
(note rolled lip of cup) which is infamous and universally hated by field soldiers for burning your mouth long after the coffee is cold. I have only stainless steel canteen cups in my gear.

HermitJim said...

Hey Scout...
Thanks for the shot! If that don't take the edge off, nothing will!

I appreciate the Irish and the visit, my friend!


Hey Womanwisdom...
Good to have you back again!. By all means, pull up a chair and join me at the patio table!

Always room for another friend! Thanks for coming by today!


Hey Tony...
I thought you would appreciate those two pictures...

Thanks for the visit, buddy!


Hey Rae...
Morning to you! Glad you were amused by the pictures! A little grin goes good with the coffee!

Hey, thanks for dropping by, Rae...!


Hey Cath...
A silent grin...! That's cool! Glad you could come by today...

Thanks for the visit!


Hey Vlad...
I've seen the day I would drink my coffee out of just about anything!

Hey, appreciate the visit this morning...thanks also for the email! Pretty funny!

blondie said...

OK Jim,
Now you got me wondering and looking for a stupid comment that might have been posted here.
I just hope it wasn't ME that did anything dumb :(
I'm on my umpteenth cup myself today. Got up wayyyy too early!
Also been feeling a bit of the same emotion that you are. Just can't decide if I should say anything or not. Hmmmm
You have a good relaxing day, OK? I'll sit and think along with you.
Later
blondie
xxooxx

HermitJim said...

Hey Blondie...
Good to see you this morning! Sorry you got up too early, but don't worry! We do't count cups here...

Sounds like you had a nice visit with the raccoon family! Would have been nice to have some pictures (hint, hint!)

I really appreciate you dropping by today, my long time friend!

blondie said...

OK I had to come back.

Was too dark for raccoon pics and I didn't want to scare them with the flash.

So it WAS me who said something stupid? A-oh. I better go check my recent writings.

I apologize if it was.
(now you got me thinking, which is hard this early in the AM)

HermitJim said...

Hey Blondie...
No, dear, it wasn't you! But you did make me grin this morning with the second visit!

I more or less was talking in generalities about folks that want to start a full discussion about things before coffee has had a chance to settle in!

I think all my online friends have enough respect to not to do this!

Sorry if I gave the impression that you had said something to upset me...you didn't!

It would be hard to get upset at a pretty, blonde, coffee-drinking thing like you this morning, ya know?

blondie said...

Last Comment .. I promise!
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Thanks Hun :))

JoJo said...

OK my Special One, I can't even have a cup this morning. Going for blood work. But it sure will be waiting in the car when I get out. So I am a bit nasty feeling this morning too. OH and those people didn't buy the house now they want to think about it. If they try a low ball now its to late. I will be a hard you now what. So until I have my coffee I should just say Talk to you later.

Catman said...

Hermit Jim,

Hope your day gets better! Just wait a while, sometimes you don't have to say or do anything to people who irritate you.

Sometimes the Universe takes care of the issue for you.

Kinda like that guy who blows past you at 90 miles an hour waving the freeway salute. A few minutes later you happily pass him as he has a roadside conference with the highway patrol.

Nothing feels better than waving and saying, "Have a nice day!"

HermitJim said...

Hey JoJo...
So sorry about the people not buying the house! I feel bad that you have to skip the coffee this morning, but I'll save yo a cup and a chair for when you get back...

Thanks for coming by, dear!

HermitJim said...

Hey Catman...
That IS a good feeling, isn't it? I think that Karma plays a big part in that!

Thanks, buddy, for the visit today!

JoJo said...

AAHHHHHH Coffee in the vains. Good morning my Special One, hope your day is gettting better. I brought a cup of coffee and left it in the car.hehe I sat there and drank it. Then came home and ran in the house for another cup, so much better now. I even managed to spray the weeds before I get that nasty note in my mail box.lol

HermitJim said...

Hey JoJo...
Glad you got to finally have your coffee! It does make a BIG difference, for sure!

Yeah, you gotta stay on the good side of the nasty HOA...they can be fascist without a doubt!

Glad all is taken care of, dear! Now pull up a chair and sit for a bit!

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Missi Mi said...

Morning Jim ... Ive got the Good part here too for you but I'll leave it by the pot for you to enjoy in your own time.

I keep a fresh cup of that 2nd one with me wherever I go all day long ... Im often amazed how quickly I go thru that stuff some days lol.

Anyway I couldnt resist the urge to make one last visit before I disconnect myself from the internet for my trip thisavo.

Keep safe, keep well, keep smiling where you can ... looking forward to getting back to your patio for a cup

xox-Missi-xox

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