Seriously, how hard is it to WAVE to someone??!!


For some reason this has been frustrating me lately and I want to vent about it to see if it bugs anyone else too!

I’m a waver. Initiator waver AND return waver! lol

I wave to people driving by my house when I am out sitting on my front porch.

I wave to people in my rear view mirror when they let me get over in my car.

When I walk with my youngest daughter in the stroller and a car drives by, I wave.

Look, I understand if you are not a wave initiator but for pete’s sake, is it really THAT hard to return a wave? I ask this because lately I have noticed it alot. I know we all have alot going on. We are busy. Distracted. But I ask again…is it really SO hard to return a wave?

There is an older gentleman who lives in our neighborhood. His name is Joe. I smile and wave to him ALL.OF.THE.TIME. Our whole family does and guess what? Nothing. Not a smile. Not a wave. However, apparently most of our neighbors have the same story, so it’s not just me. I talk to my oldest daughter about this kind of stuff all of the time. I tell her if someone is unkind that we #1. pray for them and #2 understand that it has NOTHING to do with us and everything to do with them. But for some reason with Old Man Joe (OMJ), I can’t let it go. I can’t figure it out and I guess it just makes me kind of sad. Like, what is SO wrong in OMJ’s world that he is that grumpy?? But maybe that’s it. Maybe OMJ’s heart is sad. Maybe something hurt OMJ so deeply that he has lost the ability to find joy in his heart. Sigh.

So you know what I am going to do? Continue to smile and wave to OMJ and I am not giving up. Maybe one day he will crack a smile but until then…I’m just gonna be that annoying girl down the street who continues to smile and wave to him because that makes my heart happy and maybe someday it will make his!

XO Surviving Mommy



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