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Losing Sight Of Who You Are

                       In the chaos of todays world it is easy to lose sight of who you are. Do you look in the mirror and not recognize who you are? I'm not talking about physical appearance. Society tells us that we are are suppose to be a certain type of person and to act a certain way. Society tells us that it is not okay to disappoint anyone,  so sometimes we take on more than we can handle. Society teaches us to never say no or to never help someone even though we just can not handle one more thing, because that would be letting others down. We are expected to be like robots or puppets and not ever show our emotions. We are expected to be perfect. If we ask for help especially mental many times we are judged and criticized, because we are suppose to be strong enough to handle anything. We were not created to be perfect. We all fall down sometimes. We hurt. we get angry, we feel overwhelmed, we even feel lost at times. We are human and that is okay. Sometimes we have to say no

Act Of Kindness

                      In the world today we easily forget how a little kindness can make a difference in some ones life.  There was a young boy whose uncle was a famous country music star who was staying with them for a while. The boy was so excited that he told his classmates. When he came home that afternoon he told his uncle that his classmate had a guitar  but he didn't know how to tune it and would he tune it for him. His uncle happily agreed and asked what time his classmate could come over. The boy hung his head and said that his mom and dad said the classmate was not allowed in the house because his parents said the boy was white trash and lived on the wrong side of the tracks. He asked if his uncle would meet him outside? His uncle nodded. The uncle had known what it was like  to be poor. A while later the uncle saw a fifteen year old scrawny boy come to the driveway. The uncle noticed that the boy had a secondhand guitar slung across his back with a string for a strap. He

The Sun Will Shine Again

                           It seems like lately for a lot of us it has been a challenging time. Whether it is the loss of a loved one or an illness or other struggles, at times it has seemed like life has been overwhelming. Sometimes it has felt like world is crashing down on us. We think that we can not handle anything else. Our strength and courage is gone and it is like we are in a deep dark pit that we can not climb out of. This is not where we we are meant to stay. Each one of us has an inner strength and courage and we can overcome anything that is put in our path. We again, in time will smile and laugh. We will once again enjoy the company of friends and family who have been there to encourage us through everything. If you are struggling seek help. Call some one or talk to a professional. In time the sun will shine again.  Take care of yourselves and each other.                            

Imagination

                   Haver you ever just stopped and watched children as they play?  In their world they are flying high in the sky ridding on dragons breathing fire across the sky, they are chasing purple bunnies with white cotton tales across beautiful meadows, and they are chasing fairies dancing across the land. Laughing and running, not thinking about the cares of tomorrow or the plans of the future.  If you look through their eyes you can see the brilliant blue of the sky and the vivid colors of the rainbow.  They are enjoying the moment in the world thy created. In their world they are happy. Sometimes it takes the imagination of a child to teach us to slow down and enjoy life and that there are no limits to what we can achieve if we have the imagination of a child. Wouldn't it be such a wonderful world if we had just a little bit of the imagination that children have.

Respecting Others

                        Maybe because we live so much of our lives in the digital world that it is so easy to hide behind our computers and become anonymous. It seems like we have forgotten how to respect each other. You have strangers bullying people online, you go to a store and people become enraged if someone bumps into them, in restaurants people are yelling and screaming at the staff if they have to wait or if their order is incorrect. What happened to when we used to show respect to others. When we helped our neighbors, and when someone was in need, we would not hesitate to help them. Were we not taught that if we wanted respect that we had to show respect to others even when they didn't respect us? Has it become difficult for us to accept the fact that we are not the center of the universe, and everything does not revolve around us.? Have we forgotten that when we are nice to others, not only does it make us feel great it makes the other person feel good too? So, lets quit

Through A Childs Eyes

                              It seems like every time you see the news there is another act of violence or a suicide. seventy-five percent is because of bullying. Wouldn't it be nice if we could go back to the days of our childhood when things seemed less complicated? Back before the internet, before our lives were all over social media, before strangers that did not know you would make hateful comments about you. Sometimes we never know who we might be influencing. I hope that if anyone is ever influenced by my actions or words that it would be positive not negative. That they might be the next world leader or a doctor or even a wonderful teacher, not a bully or someone who thinks they are unworthy. I always loved books, but my love of writing came years later. I don't remember what grade or the teacher, we had to write a story and when we got our papers back, she had written on it "good enough for a series ". It only takes a positive word to change someone's li

A Soldiers Prayer

            As we get ready in a few weeks to celebrate Independence Day let's take a moment to remember those who sacrificed and those who gave the ultimate gift so that we could have our independence and the freedoms we enjoy. Instead of the normal blog I thought I would share this poetry I wrote. Called A Soldiers Prayer.   Lord as I sit here in the darkest of the night in this foreign land, I pray not for myself for I know that whatever my fate may be that it is your plan and I have no regrets. I pray lord that you will keep her safe since I can't be there. Don't let her worry about me. I pray that you will comfort her when she is afraid. Lord, I pray that if it is your will that I don't make it back to her, you will keep her in your arms. I pray that you let her know that she was truly loved by me. Please lord don't let her heart be filled with sorrow and pain, let it be filled with love and joy. hold her tight lord until the day that we are once again together

Role Models

                             When we think of role models we often think of celebrities, they look glamourous, have money and are seen vacationing in exotic places. Maybe instead of celebrities we should consider as a role model the teacher who has papers to grade and lessons to plan but takes the time to listen to the child as if they are the most important person in the world, even if all they want to talk about is their pet or what they did at grandmas.  Maybe it is the elderly couple who own the neighborhood market who when a child tries to buy a piece of gum but doesn't have enough money, they count it and tell them there is enough with a penny left over.  When asked why they do it, smiles and says nothing is more precious than the look in their eyes and the smile on their face. Maybe role models should be parents like the dad who comes home from work and only wants a few minutes to sit in his chair and relax but smiles and says sure let's go when his son asks him to play

Careful The Things You Say

                              In our culture today we sometimes forget that words hurt just as much as actions. We may think that what we say is funny or just a joke. We don't realize how hurtful they can be. Maybe before we speak, we take a moment to think about if the same words were said to us, how would we feel? How can we teach the next generation, that when we say things about others not only can it be hurtful, but it can also be a form of bullying, when they see us as adults doing it?  T am reminded of the words of a song "careful the things you say children will listen, careful the things you do children will see and lean". As someone who still at times struggles with body image and looks words do hurt even when they are not meant to.  As always try to do something nice for someone it will not only make them feel good, but you also.

Women

                         We are daughters, mothers, and wives. Many of us also work outside of the home.          Sometimes it can become difficult. We believe we have to be strong and be the one to take care of everything and everyone. We feel we cannot show our emotions. Whether we believe that if we show our emotions people will think we are weak, or maybe we feel that we just don't have time to deal with whatever it is, or we just don't want to deal with it, we push all of those emotions so far deep down inside of us. We put on a mask and hide it all. We tell everyone we are fine. We laugh and smile and try to forget everything. We pretend nothing is wrong. We keep doing what is expected of us, what people believe we should do. We have to be the women of change, just like those women who came before us, who fought and demanded change that gave us the rights we have today. we need to be the women of change and we have to be the ones who stand up and say it is okay to ask for