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.
U Be Creative Today!


Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

That book looks very very old!

Love your take on it.

Anonymous said...

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