(I think this economy has driven many of us into metaphorical holes of personality hybernation. We are being safe and perhaps that is wise. But let's not lose our spunk all together. To inspire a wee spark, I thought I would re-post this piece from way back in 2006)
We are all so polite, you know? Well, perhaps not everyone is polite, but I think that most people walk around with a nice polished exterior.
We try not to offend.
We try not to stand out.
We hope we don't ruffle any feathers or step into someone else's sandbox.
It's all very tiresome, don't you think? Sure we want peace, joy and love - but I only want it if it is REAL. If someone wants to step in my sandbox, I say come on in and make me defend my territory! I might find that it's the best thing that happened today.
I like authentic sass. Sass means we are alive - it means we are provoked - it means we care. Sass is fun.
I know there are cultural differences, but try sassing it up relative to what works for you. Sass brings forth the out loud and animated version of you.
Sass will look different based on our behavioral tendencies. My sass can be a bit jarring because my unsassy state might seem quite sassy to others. I have friends who are so reserved in their expressions that their sass can only be detected with a magnifying glass.
The dictionary defines sass as cheeky or rude. Some sass is rude, but I think sass can also be a beautiful thing.
My favorite bloggers get sassy and the posts that seem to get the most hits and comments are those where I get sassy. You must like sassy too.
We all like sassy even if it's a pain in the rear sometimes - a lively pain. Hey, got a meeting later? Sass it up and be the hero/heroine of the day. Sass up your dinner conversation. Sass up with your boss.
What does the animated YOU look like and what can you do right now to enliven him/her?
Oh how I long for more conversations with sass!