Giddily pondering about..

Growing up means…

  • not being little anymore.
  • putting personal reminders for yourself to visit the dentist twice a year, and not relying on Mom to tell you to.
  • being responsible for the inventory of all your household items. If the toilet paper runs out, there is no one to blame but yourself for not buying more of those when they were on sale in Tesco.
  • speaking up for yourself.
  • being comfortable enough to enjoy your own company as you eat lunch or dinner on your own. No need to wait around and ask around if so-and-so is ready to go for lunch with you or not.
  • making an effort to make changes instead of complaining and whining about them.
  • forgiving and ignoring the unimportant details of your life that do not contribute towards your wellbeing. Forgetting, though, is a totally different matter altogether.
  • having the courage to say no. And the willpower to mean it.
  • being true to yourself and knowing deep down that you have made your peace with God.
  • realizing some things are beyond your control and no matter what you do, you can never change them. You can, however, make the best of the situation instead of wallowing in self pity.
  • realizing that some things are beyond your understanding. For example, you might wonder why that someone did that something, or why that someone would want to hurt you, but it is times like these that growing up means surrendering it all to God, for He alone knows what is best for you.
  • listening to others more, and then listening to your inner voice before it gets out in the open.  Sometimes a hug can do wonders that no words can.
  • loving.
  • accepting.
  • just living.
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10 Responses to Giddily pondering about..

  1. jemima says:


    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks 🙂

  2. Sue says:

    Something to cheer you up..congrats! you won again…hehe..btw, can u email me your address again..cheers!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Woohoo! Thank you so much! I’ve just emailed you my addy 🙂 and I shall be looking for the surprise in the mail!

  3. rinnah says:

    Wei… why so deep one this post? *hugs*

    The Giddy Tigress says: Too deep also people are curious….don’t worry, it’s just some observations I made la.

  4. The accepting part is kinda much worse huh. When we were young, whenever we were unhappy, it’s perfectly alright to make that known to the whole wide world.

    Now, we have to be happy and cheerful and perky ALL DAY LONG and keep those unhappiness to ourselves and pretend everything to be alright … at least I have to.

    Sucks …

    The Giddy Tigress says: Well, sometimes it is okay to let people close to you know how you feel too. It helps keep our sanity in check. *hugs to you*

  5. simon says:

    growing means accepting that you’re growing old… 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: hey!!!!

  6. ehon says:

    Hope is..

    Oh, growing up..

    Growing up means, nothing else matters.

    The Giddy Tigress says: How aptly put. So growing up means growing up matters not?

  7. Adino says:

    I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid…

    The Giddy Tigress says: Aiyo…forgot the rest of the lyrics…

  8. Hooi Ling says:

    Hope everything is ok for you.

    The Giddy Tigress says: It is. Thanks. This post was sparked by some observations I made, that’s all.

  9. Paik Ling says:

    I so-agree with you about toilet paper running out and being able to have lunch/dinner alone. Growing up also means accepting people for the way they are 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: …yeah, but some grown-ups do try to change you 😛

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