Why I Love Emojis

Someone asked me the other day “what did someone like you do before there were emojis (better yet bitmojis (I’m in love) ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œ) to express your emotions?” It’s a really good question, because before email and texting I wasn’t very communicative or good at expressing my emotions.ย  And I’ve never liked talking on the phone! Ask anyone who knows me. ย It doesn’t come naturally or easily to me, I grew up in a family that was not very warm and cuddly.ย  It’s much easier for me to say how I feel in writing.ย  However, even before texting I will say 20 years of yoga and a near death experience (or two) has definitely “opened my heart” or my fourth chakra ;).

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(My friend says it looks like someone gave me a black eye in this one)

But with the advent of texting I have found the ability to let people know how I feel about them when it’s positive and supportive or humorous but have stillย  tried to retain the ability to control myself a bit when it’s not all ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜Š, you get my drift ๐Ÿ˜‰Ever since I’ve been able to text and use emojis my reputation has gone from “she’s kind of cold and not very sweet and sometimes she can be brutally honest” to “she can be sweet and thoughtful sometimes, albeit brutally honest”

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๐Ÿ˜‰The first time I received an emoji it was on a cold winter day and my friend ended our texting session with stay warm! โ„๏ธโ›„๏ธ๐ŸŒจand I literally came unglued with excitement, I showed my kids and said “I want those” and they ๐Ÿ™„at me and said they’d been around forever and then proceeded to put them on my phone, I was beyond thrilled, (it’s the little things, right)?ย  You can only imagine how I reacted, when I got my first bitmoji from my daughter, it was as if I’d died and gone to heaven! And the funny thing is I actually was quite possibly dying, I was in the emergency room at the time!

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My point being we should all try to tell the people we love and care about more often, even if it’s just a quick text and even if you don’t have a lot of time … a quick

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or

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Can make someone’s day…ย  it’s like the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”ย ๐Ÿ˜

Published by shannbenn50

First a little bit about me ... I'm going to be 50 in about 5 minutes, I've been married for 20 years and have two incredibly great teenagers, (albeit incredibly moody). I am a Capricorn and I'd say 99% Capricorn. I do yoga everyday and my husband says "for someone who does ("practices" is the correct term FYI ; yoga everyday you're awfully high strung", my response is "can you imagine me if I didn't do yoga everyday"? and his response is "I'd be scared"! I've been told by a number of people that I need to lower my expectations of people because then I won't constantly be disappointed. My husband says he tries to have zero expectations and then sometimes he's pleasantly surprised. :) Which is really great advice and may work for him but I'm having a hard time with it, and I don't want to lower my expectations, I want people to rise to my expectations (someone said to me the other day "who died and made you God")? So I've been "practicing" this mantra "lower your expectations, be more forgiving and compassionate & understanding" it has maybe worked a tiny bit. And then I came across this quote while in the throes of being disappointed by others "There is no good way or bad way. And the sooner we let go of expectations about how things are supposed to go, the happier we get to be." Which I wrote down and put in my nightstand from a book I read called "The Divorce Party" by Laura Dave. So I texted my friend that quote, who also has high expectations of people and who is also constantly let down and I said "perhaps my mother is right, she told me I have really high expectations of myself and so I think everyone else should be the same and they're not, so the sooner I accept that the better". And my friend's response was? "Lies, all lies! Of course there is a good way and a bad way, the GOOD way is OUR way"! For better or for worse I have to say I agree! "What is wrong with people?" was going to be the title of my blog because I constantly find those words coming out of my mouth ... but this "blog" has morphed into something else because it turned out I actually have a lot of positive good things to say and share about people, I shocked myself, so therefore I changed the title and the direction of my "blog/website" ... my initial emoji I was going to use was ๐Ÿ˜ฉ But now the one I want to use is โค๏ธ

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