The things we believe about ourselves

When I was a kid, Grandma Ruth used to tell her friends (while I was within earshot),
"She's a peacemaker." Being religious, she would then quote from the Bible, "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."

After a while, I did start to think of myself as a peacemaker.

I wonder how my life would have turned out differently if she had told all of her friends (while I was within earshot),
"She's a troublemaker." And if, being religious, she would have quoted from the Bible, "whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of hell fire."

It's very un-Grandma Ruthy, that last bit.


  1. You are a peacemaker, although sometimes you do have a well-placed foot to kick someone in the ass if they need it.

  2. Gina, you are a peacemaker with a well-placed palm to slap someone upside the head if need be, and a well placed tongue to say, well... to say what needs to be said.

    No pun intended.