The Bee-Attitudes

“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.”


People are still people, disabled or not. In contemplating various outlooks on life, I named them the bee-attitudes.

May-bee. A noncommittal buzz lacking passion, dependability, or predictability. The may-bee flies aimlessly at whim without a sense of direction or purpose.

Wanna-bee. An envious stinger filled with grandiose illusions and lack of conviction. The wanna-bee is lost within the ambitions of self-centered pride.

From Romper Room:

Don’t-bee. Making deliberate destructive choices or doing nothing…indifference.

Do-bee. Worker mindset. Creative, busy, active, exploring.

I learned about succeeding in life as a preschooler from Romper Room – “Bend and stretch, reach for the sky”…as a Do Bee.

Attitude is sometimes a struggle for me. I have my off days of may-bee, wanna-bee, and don’t-bee. Flying with a bumblebee do-bee attitude, I want to reach for the sky.

Ironically, the meaning of my name, Debbie, is bee.

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