Hard-Headed People

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I am a hard-headed person. I know that because my parents told me so. My husband tends to agree with them; probably a couple of my old teachers are nodding their heads with agreement. I think my children would say I was stubborn. So what’s the difference between stubborn and hard-headed?

Stubborn is a person who knows their fight is impossible, yet they refuse to give up. They refuse to acknowledge defeat of any kind. I’m not sure how this guy would measure up—stubborn that he refuses to admit he needs brakes or hard-headed that gravity will pull objects down a hill.

Hard-headed is a person who runs full blast into a brick wall to see if it’s brick. They will stick a slice of pizza fresh from the oven, even after someone sitting next to them says, “careful, it’s hot”, into their mouths burning their tongues.

Both my parents are gone now, but their legacy of helpful teachings lingers. I still hear their voices in my head warning me that I am
being hard-headed. Most recently it happened when I was gardening. I do my work early in the morning before that horrible heat sets in. Lately, the horrible heat is setting in earlier than I’m getting out there to work. I should have waited for the heat wave to pass, but oh no, I went out anyway and did my hour of gardening.

In that short period of time I managed to make myself very sick. Too much heat can really take a toll on the human body and cooling
yourself down is something else to be careful about. You don’t take a glass dish out of an oven and set it in the refrigerator without expecting an explosion. The worst thing I could do would be to try to cool down too fast. I sat down with a cool washrag and wiped down my arms and the back of my neck.

Be careful out there in this terrible heat wave, even with early morning hours comes complex heat issues. And Have a HAPPY 4th! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!

And THANK YOU to all the service men and women, Thank You for your service.