Monday, January 31, 2011

Tell me what you think?

I started writing this blog as therapy from my insane, busy, hectic but mainly joyful life. Now I want to know something. What do you think??? It can be about anything. What are you feeling, thinking, going thru right this very moment??? Tell me, I really want to know.

The news over the past week has reported a lot of news that I just can't seem to wrap my head around, and I am trying to understand or atleast comprehend why people do what they do.

Recently, youtube and facebook have become the sounding boards for a lot of negativity and lashing out of just about everything and anything. Do we no longer keep our business our business. Have you ever heard the saying " What happens in my house, stays in my house" or "What goes on between us, is just between us". Where has the loyalty gone? Is everyone out for self???

What do you think??? As for me, I have learned that if I have something to say, I will say it to your face and I don't need texting, facebook, youtube or second hand information to tell you!!! That's how I roll.

Why me? Why not?


PS. I really didn't have much to say today, but someone just got on my nerves, so this is my ranting blog :0 :0 :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Men are S__________!!!!!?????

I am sure you can fill in the blank. I had an unfortunate conversation with one male friend this week and it made me so upset, I stated to him that I no longer wanted to be his friend. I have never said that to anyone. That's how I know I was really upset. No need for the details, but basically he was told something about my past that cause me great heartache. In the midst of our conversation, he brought this negative part of my past up....again. I had had enough. I know the mistakes that I have made in the past and don't need a "friend" to keep reminding me of my unfortunate case of bad judgment. So he was dismissed.

I will never understand men, nor do I chose to have that as one of my purposes in life. I take them for what they are. Now don't get me wrong, the s_______ can be a negative as well as a positive, depending on what day it is. I truly believe that men also have monthly cycles. That's the only way I can explain their constant mood changes. Need to get that checked men!!!!

My men are s_______ this week is a negative description. But there is a good side. While working this weekend, I did meet another gentlemen that had great conversation in the first meeting. After I explained that I wasn't interested and my reason, he still wanted to go out for drinks and discuss my "not interested" more. So he gets a positive men are s_____. Not a bad weekend after all. As I always say, when one won't do...move on to #2!!!!

My why me question? Why can't men take what you say for face value? There really isn't a motive behind what we say least not in my case. Those who know me know I am who I say I am and I stand by everything I say. Trust.

Why me? Why not?


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Choice by Max Lucado

A great Friend sent this to me before the new year...just wanted to share

The Choice

by Max Lucado

IT’S QUIET. It’s early. My coffee is hot. The sky is still black. The world is still asleep. The day is coming.

In a few moments the day will arrive. It will roar down the track with the rising of the sun. The stillness of the dawn will be exchanged for the noise of the day. The calm of solitude will be replaced by the pounding pace of the human race. The refuge of the early morning will be invaded by decisions to be made and deadlines to be met.

For the next twelve hours I will be exposed to the day’s demands. It is now that I must make a choice. Because of Calvary, I’m free to choose. And so I choose.

I choose love . . .

No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves.

I choose joy . . .

I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance. I will refuse the temptation to be cynical . . . the tool of the lazy thinker. I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God. I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.

I choose peace . . .

I will live forgiven. I will forgive so that I may live.

I choose patience . . .

I will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I’ll invite him to do so. Rather than complain that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray. Instead of clinching my fist at new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage.

I choose kindness . . .

I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.

I choose goodness . . .

I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one. I will be overlooked before I will boast. I will confess before I will accuse. I choose goodness.

I choose faithfulness . . .

Today I will keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My associates will not question my word. My wife will not question my love. And my children will never fear that their father will not come home.

I choose gentleness . . .

Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.

I choose self-control . . .

I am a spiritual being. After this body is dead, my spirit will soar. I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal. I choose self-control. I will be drunk only by joy. I will be impassioned only by my faith. I will be influenced only by God. I will be taught only by Christ. I choose self-control.

What do you choose???

Why me, why not??


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow day.....

Today is my second day home due to the snow in the Atl. I am taking full advantage of this break. I have been praying for a rest period and I got my prayers answered.

Looking at the snow outside, I know that God has a great sense of humor. Who would ever think that the weather would turn so quick and so fast in Atlanta. The heart of the South.

The kids seem to be enjoying the days off...even though they just got back to school from the Christmas holiday. Oh well, they deserve a break sometimes too.

How are you spending your snow day? Is it with family, friends or just alone with your thoughts.

Take this time to reflect back on what has happened in your life in just these few days of the New Year. As for me, I am so grateful to just see another day. My previous days have been filled with doubts, grief, disappointment and believe it or not a glimmer of joy.

Why me? Why not?


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year

Today is day 4 of the 2011 year. Other than the year, exactly what has really changed???? I personally have made 3 small resolutions and hopefully I can stick with them. A lot happened in 2010, some good, some bad, some happy, some sad. Through it all, I made it to see another year.

Each year that goes by, I try and reflect on the previous year to see if I have made changes in my life. Each year brings different challenges, obstacles, hopes, dreams and new goals. This year shouldn't be any different.

What are your resolutions??? Are they the same as previous years or do you have a totally new lease on life???? Did you accomplish anything in 2010???

I truly believe that each day the Lord blesses me with, is a day to start over again.

Enjoy 2011, it will never come again. Enjoy today, it will never come again!!!

Why me? Why not?