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Posted on Mon, Apr 11, 2005 17:16

I'll admit I'm too shy for words, but others don't see that, infact they don't see me at all. Those who do speak to me aren't exactly friendly to me. I feel as though friends are hard to come by. . . how do you find a good friend?

  


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Posted on Wed, Apr 13, 2005 02:18

Sunnee ... Mel is NOT shy! He's a nutman and a laugh a minute.
Honey, when I was little, my mother hated conceited people. She used to always tell me, "Don't be thinking you're so special, because you're not! You're no better than anyone else in this house! " And, of course, when you become a teenager, you can't take your eyes off a mirror and I would get chastized with, "Stop staring in that mirror all the time! That's conceit! And a show off!"
Well, is it a wonder I grew up shy? I didn't have a boyfriend until I was 20! My mother used to tell me that drawing pictures and writing silly stories was not a JOB. That I shouldn't think I'm better than anyone else, ... because I had a lot I could improve on!
But one day I looked a t my work and my assets and my skills and I thought, "I'm going to make myself the best I can afford. And NOBODY has the skill clusters I do or can do some things better than me. I'm a great person and I deserve to spend my life having fun, meeting new people and feeling great about myself!"
From that day ... I stopped being shy and started making friends. I think you can do the same and soon the offers of dates will come in. Just beware of wolves in sheeps' clothing. Not you Mel! lol
Good luck sweet.

  


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Posted on Tue, Apr 12, 2005 21:40

I wanted to be like all my friends so put one of my best pics on....but that darn Mel always does me one better. Boy, I'm sleepy.......

Oh and there's nothing wrong with being shy -- it's who you are. In time you'll get more comfortable with it all....give it time and make small advances.
Annie



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Posted on Tue, Apr 12, 2005 12:48

btw, Chief2u, the cat/bird picture is the funniest thing!

  


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Posted on Tue, Apr 12, 2005 12:41

Thanks. I guess I shouldn't expect people to come to me unless I make an effort to speak as well. Being shy is not an excuse.

  


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Posted on Tue, Apr 12, 2005 07:28

BTW, acquaintance is lot like prerogative, that is, no one pronounces it like it is actually spelled.



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Posted on Tue, Apr 12, 2005 07:27

Just like Sweet said.



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Posted on Mon, Apr 11, 2005 22:29

Sunnee, Mel is absolutely right, even if he can't spell acquaintance, LOL....to put it short and sweet, in order to have friends, you have to be one. Being shy is very hard, though, my youngest was painfully shy most of her life.....so just be there for people and you'll find some real friends.
Annie



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