That's what I have decided I am. Feisty!!
It sounds so much better than, "cranky, old woman!"
I think that any of us widows, divorcee's--we women that live alone, or have for awhile, have to be kind of feisty, or we'd be dead by now!
Sometimes we wake up in the middle of the dark night with a bad nightmare--we gotta get through it all on our own.
We wake up in the morning, with the aches and pains of arthritis and we don't have the option of sitting all day in our chair. We have to get up, tend to our pets, do the house work, outside work--whatever needs doing.
We have health issues, sometimes scary ones. Being alone can make them even scarier. No one with us to reassure us---we push on.
We have financial issues--really scary. No one else in the house, sharing expenses. No one else to tell us, "everything is going to be okay."
Sometimes, in our moments of quiet reflection, we get angry at the way life has treated us. How come a parent was so critical of us? When we see others who had wonderful childhoods.
How come our men didn't treat us right? When we see others being treated (perhaps) way better than they ought to, because they are mean, nasty, bitches.
How come our loves died? We were so happy together. How come, when we see long time marriages where the couple can hardly stand each other.
It is as it is.
We gotta be a bit feisty or we'd fall right down on the floor and never get up!
I get angry at the way our society has become. Is my upset and anger going to help me or anyone?
If I harbor unforgiveness from past hurts. Is that going to make the person I won't forgive feel bad?
When I get to Heaven and the Lord questions me. He isn't going to ask me about anyone elses life. He is only going to ask me how I lived MY life.
I think I will say, "Feisty, but with a sense of humor and always a kind, loving smile."