It takes time to cut into the heart. Each stroke of the tool used, whether it be a scalpel or words, it leaves a mark. The deeper the cut,
Sometimes it's hard striking a balance between a friendship and other types of relationships. I've come to accept that I just can't be your friend. In my head I hear, 'but we're so good together' or 'maybe it can be different' but the truth of the matter is that simply isn't true. No. Recognizing something … Continue reading Less Is A Lot Better
A thoughtful piece from a thoughtful young woman. Enjoy!
There’s a silent expectation that every problem of today needs to be fixed immediately. That everything from the past is wrong. That everything from the future is immoral. That everything is needed a label and definition. That awareness is used for shameless spotlight. That being a true victim is out shined by attention seekers. That it’s about me, instead about we. That my way is the only way. That everything that’s right is wrong. That everything that’s left is wrong. That change is bad. That change is our only hope. That change needs to happen now. That I’m automatically a victim because I’m female. That I am to blame because I’m male. That I’m a victim because I’m not white. That I’m a victim because I’m white. That I’m a victim because I’m religious or non religious. That I’m a victim because of my sexual preference or orientation. That these…
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After many years of watching my children turn into young adults, praying that they’ll turn out to be great humans, contribute to society, I realize that I’m in their way.
I hear the argument about how much people say that they believe that their vote doesn’t matter, but that couldn't be further from the truth. We hear all about the national elections and then sometimes, we’ll hear about a candidate that bubbles to the top and makes the national news. Most of the time, the … Continue reading How Much Does Your Vote Matter?
As much as I enjoy engaging in political discussions, engagement has become very toxic for me. This doesn't mean that I still don't enjoy it, I just refuse to allow myself to get worked up over it. There's already too many "world is on fire" voices out there and I don't think that it contributes … Continue reading Disconnecting
No, this isn’t another “me too” story. It’s an OMG, I’m so over the nonsense that is called news media! Unless it’s something that is breaking, like someone attempting to ram the security perimeter at NSA’s headquarters in Maryland or another, horrible school shooting, every single channel is filled with nothing but a lot of … Continue reading I’ve Been Quiet for Too Long
What makes a person hold on to something for an indefinite period of time? Each day I meet people that hold on to items that they would otherwise discard, but if it were not for the thought that it once belonged to someone close to them that has since passed away. It’s a difficult decision … Continue reading Simplifying Your Life By De-cluttering
It’s amazing how quickly we sink into our defensive positions even after overcoming such difficult circumstances. These very powerful hurricanes which dealt us as a nation a one-two punch in both Texas and Florida brought out the true human side of us. It was mostly an eerily beautiful thing to witness, but it wasn’t without … Continue reading Back to Your Corners! Or Not…
Today is a day that many of us can recall what and where we were on that fateful Tuesday morning on September 11, 2001. Others among us have friends or family that didn’t survive the events of that day, while others are living with the consequences of illnesses they came down with after being first … Continue reading Fighting the Good Fight