Blessed

Thursday, May 19, 2011

As someone who was born and bred on the East Coast and educated in New England, I don't normally toss around the religious talk.  Any good New Englander will happily discuss the merits of corduroy versus khaki before they will drop religion into a conversation.  In fact, any good New Englander will happily discuss the merits of Tom Brady with short versus long hair before they will discuss religion.  Tom Brady is much less important, but much less personal and dogmatic and therefore, better to discuss.

On the other hand, in Texas it is pretty common for people to bandy about words like "blessed."  People openly discuss what churches they attend, and religion is not something shrouded in corduroy (or khaki, if you prefer), but rather, open and out there for anyone and everyone to discuss and enjoy.

To be honest, it took a little getting used to for me.  I've come to the conclusion that it was well worth the effort.  You know what?  I am cool with people telling me to "have a blessed day."  I'm glad they want me to have one.  I'd like to have one, too.

I have a lot more of them now.


So, you know, wherever you're from, I hope your day is full of the awesome.
Heather

2 comments:

  1. Gosh, you sure do have us New Englanders pegged! And that is such a beautiful photo. You are blessed!

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  2. Awesome. And a little etiquette worked in for good measure. I wouldn't have even realized! I'm blessed to have you :)

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Blessed

As someone who was born and bred on the East Coast and educated in New England, I don't normally toss around the religious talk.  Any good New Englander will happily discuss the merits of corduroy versus khaki before they will drop religion into a conversation.  In fact, any good New Englander will happily discuss the merits of Tom Brady with short versus long hair before they will discuss religion.  Tom Brady is much less important, but much less personal and dogmatic and therefore, better to discuss.

On the other hand, in Texas it is pretty common for people to bandy about words like "blessed."  People openly discuss what churches they attend, and religion is not something shrouded in corduroy (or khaki, if you prefer), but rather, open and out there for anyone and everyone to discuss and enjoy.

To be honest, it took a little getting used to for me.  I've come to the conclusion that it was well worth the effort.  You know what?  I am cool with people telling me to "have a blessed day."  I'm glad they want me to have one.  I'd like to have one, too.

I have a lot more of them now.


So, you know, wherever you're from, I hope your day is full of the awesome.
Heather
 
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