Sunday, October 18, 2015

Celebrating Libras

I know some pretty great folks who were born in October, my birth month. My friend and fellow writer, Estelle Rice has a birthday on the 25th. She and I will have lunch together on my birthday, the 22 , with  Mary Michelle, our mutual long time friend.  Estelle is not a Libra. She misses by two days. But Joan Gage, another writer friend, was born October 22, same as I. She fits the Libra profile pretty well, I think. My niece's husband, Dave, was born October 16, and will celebrate his birthday watching the Cubs play ball.

I don't  put much store in horoscopes but find it interesting to read them. This is what is said about people born under the Libra sign.

"The people born under the Sign Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23) are kind, gentle and lovers of beauty, harmony and peace. However, in their effort to keep everyone happy, they find it difficult to say ‘NO’ to anyone, and as a result, they end up getting stressed. They have a lot of positive traits, but some negative ones, too.

The Libra women are flexible and accommodating and will carefully listen to different opinions. If they are logically convinced that they should change their minds, they will do it, without being stubborn.

Though they are balanced people, they can sometimes lose their temper. However, they are quick to restore the balance and harmony, and will get back to their usual charming and mature selves soon."

Gay  and Glenda at the Riverside Restaurant Oct. 16

Glenda beside the river at Toccoa Riverside Restaurant

Friday I met Gay and Stu, and friends, Dick and Linda, to celebrate Dick's birthday and mine. We also threw in Stu's since we didn't get together in September. Dick has been a friend for thirty-plus years. He was born on the 16th of October and was at the Toccoa Riverside Restaurant on his birthday where he received a free meal. I was too early for my free dish. 

I very much enjoyed having lunch with my nieces, Lyn and Lee Hunter and my sister, Gay at Olive Garden Sunday. I love the sweet cards from the girls, not to mention birthday gifts. I am having a great time celebrating my birthday and it is not even my birth day yet. 

My Libra father was born on October 12. 
This is what is said of Libra Men:
"The Libra men hate to get into arguments, and hence will rarely ever complain about anything. That’s why they are fairly easy to please. However, on the negative side, they may not always express their views genuinely as they prefer to say things that people want to hear."

Wrong! Not my father. He had no trouble expressing his views to us, his family, and didn't give a fig what others wanted to hear. He was polite to visitors and held his tongue when he might want to express his political views  or what  he thought about a self-righteous neighbor, but it was not because he said what someone else wanted to hear.

The father I knew was not the man he was before I was  born. 
Perhaps he once possessed the positive Libra traits. "Since the Libra men are friendly and charming, they can lighten the atmosphere and help people overcome their depression. This is the reason why people seek out their company in social gatherings and parties."

I learned from others, my father was friendly and charming when he was younger. He certainly charmed my lovely mother into marrying him. People loved to be with him. When he was a young father, his children and their cousins gathered around him while he read to them. My cousin Ethel said he acted out the parts, changed his voice, to become the characters.

His family and friends regularly attended  the local baseball games to watch him play. He teased the kids, and they adored him. When I was born, he had five kids already and was in his forties. He was more serious, and he worried too much. His health had begun to fail, and I never knew that fun-loving, teasing father my brothers enjoyed. 

I  don't believe in Horoscope readings. What fits one person today might not fit him at all forty years from now. In many ways, I am not the same person I was twenty-five years ago. I still enjoy reading my horoscope to see if anything I read fits me. I like to believe that I am balanced, loving, kind and gentle and have all those good traits of the Libra. I ignore the negative ones.

I was born on Sunday so, of course, I also believe the words of the nursery rhyme that the child that's born on the Sabbath day, is fair and wise and good and gay. I would not believe what is said about Wednesday's child if I had been born on that unfortunate day. 

What month were you born and what day of the week? Do you believe these dates reflect your personality?


DJan said...

I was born on a Tuesday, which means I'm "full of grace." I like that. And being born a Sagittarian, I think I fit that description pretty well too! :-)

Abbie Taylor said...

Happy birthday. I hope you have an enjoyable lunch with your friends.

Glenda C. Beall said...

Thanks, DJan and Abbie for your comments. DJan I'm sure you are full of grace.
Abbie, I am enjoying my birthday week. One of my presents is a puppy.l She is giving me a workout, but she is adorable.