Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Goody Two Shoes Sorority

Miss Goody Two Shoes is a member of a very elite sorority of Muses...she is childlike, innocent with a hint of mischief...a naïve optimist who always expects people to act decently, despite strong evidence to the contrary.

GTS was the small heroine in a very popular 1765 book designed to instill gratitude and humility in children called "The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes." A poor orphan girl named Margery Meanwell (aka Goody) only had one shoe. When someone gave her a pair of them, she was so thankful she scampered around town saying “Two shoes”. You can download the book here.

Although the phrase now refers to a self-righteous, smugly virtuous person, I prefer to believe that she is Pollyannaish and plays "The Glad Game"attempting to find something to be glad about in every situation.

As a card-carrying member of the Goody Two Shoes May as Well Do It 'Cause I Get Blamed for It Anyway Sorority, I was always in a fix!!! My natural inquisitiveness and naïve optimism landed me in hot water numerous times... I am sure many others join that sisterhood, with the likes of Lucy and Ethel as role models...

Today's aMUSEment - Let's practice robust optimism. Adopt a cheerfully optimistic attitude especially toward the motives of other people. Give everyone you meet the benefit of the doubt and find something to love in everything and everyone.
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3 comments:

Angela said...

Ohhh I love the colors added to this one! Great look! Wonderful post as always!
*HUGS*

TICA said...

That book looks very very old!

Love your take on it.

marita said...

sensitive work and beautiful book. i'm still waiting for more pictures of your beach walks!!;)

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