Balcony People  

JuicyBBW1001 56F
2166 posts
6/25/2006 6:31 am

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10/1/2006 12:23 pm

Balcony People

As alot of you know I like to read. I have a large library of my own. Call it an obsession but if I see a book that might interest me I buy it. Sometimes I read it right away other times I shelve it and read it when I am in the mood. But there are some books that leave a lasting impact on me that I read them so much they become dog eared and worn.
One such book is a book by Joyce Landrof Heatherly called Balcony People. In this book the author talks about the two kinds of people in our lives. Balcony People and of course as you may have guessed Basement People.
Balcony People are those people in our lives who always know just the right thing to say to help us feel better about ourselves. They are also the kind who listen to us and accept us in spite of our shortcomings. They also love us in spite of ourselves. Balcony people go the extra mile to demonstrate their love and appreciation.
I know I strive to be a Balcony person sometimes though I can be rather critical of others but I am working toward being more accepting and more tolerant. Which brings me to the second kind of person. Basement people are the kind of people who are always bringing other's down. Who get great joy in making other's feel miserable. They are also the kind of people who will discourage you from reaching your dreams and your goals in life. They are just all around miserable people.
In my life I have known both Balcony People and Basement people. Personally I prefer to associate with Balcony People. However a few basement people in my mix of friends isn't a bad thing because at least when I am around them I can say I am glad that I am not as angry or as bitter as they are. Not that I never have been angry and bitter in the past because that is how I spent a considerable amount of time being. But now I am becoming more content with my life and the events that are unfolding before my eyes.
So what kind of people are you surrounded by?

In Your Balcony


sexyariesgirl 59F

6/26/2006 4:55 am

I was raised by a basement Mom was one of the most negative, miserable people I've ever known. I tend to shy away from the basement folks whenever possible, but I work with a couple. I've even had to just walk away from some friendships because of basement dwelling. I too prefer to be around the balcony people...or at least people who spend SOME time on the balcony!

Power To FOK

JuicyBBW1001 replies on 6/26/2006 12:18 pm:
Wow another twilight zone moment brought to you by AdultFriendFinder imagine that.

BillTheBillder 54M
1898 posts
9/30/2006 8:00 pm

This would be an objective comment. Each person I meet can be either a balcony person or a basement person. They can be having a good day and they can be having a bad day. So can I.
Bad days can lead to two basement people, who normally spend time on the balcony, rubbing each other the wrong way.
I try to say sorry, now. If I am wrong, then I admit it. If the other party accepts then, Forget it.
The people who stay below ground are hard to fit into the puzzle.
They may have issues that they try to bury, with alcohol, with drugs, whatever.
When I'm on the balcony I try to ask how people they are and resist the urge to run away from any bad news, attitude problems, to fight the conditioning in me from my mother.
Climbing up to the balcony can take the whole day sometimes. But when you look out at life from that vantage then that is when you see most things clearly.
I'm on the balcony today.

You know when you've been Billdoed
If you all stopped having a go at me I wouldn't be so fucking paranoid

JuicyBBW1001 replies on 9/30/2006 8:05 pm:
Good for you

BillTheBillder 54M
1898 posts
9/30/2006 8:56 pm

Thank you

You know when you've been Billdoed
If you all stopped having a go at me I wouldn't be so fucking paranoid

JuicyBBW1001 replies on 10/1/2006 4:39 am:
Your welcome

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