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Before I ever post anything, I think and rethink what I will say, how it will sound. Many times I trash my posts or put them in a folder that says “Do not post.” I try to make a conscious effort not to hurt people’s feelings. I take into account that I am different than so many people and should not feel hurt that someone doesn’t see the same way I do.

 

I used to think I just walked to the beat of a different drummer—well, I do. But, I also try to bridge the gap. I have tried to do this more so lately. Deep down there is this person who really cares about each person on earth but there is also a person who wants to say, “Hey, I can have an opinion, too.” When someone calls me out on things, I feel like I did something wrong but that is exactly what I have been trying to say for so long—that we are entitled to be wrong and maybe “wrong” isn’t so wrong after all.

 

Ok, I have to make some changes to the rules or at least post them. I love to have open discussion about things but I will not “do” confrontation unless I feel that it is important—there is a purpose. I do not want to become an opposition to anyone. If I feel that there is a comment that is trying to stir something up, I have in the past allowed the comment and would not respond. I thought that was fair but now, I will reserve the right to post comments under these guidelines:

 

  • Number 1:  Comments are accepted at my discretion. If I feel a comment does not add to the post or conversation—if I believe it will make matters worse—I will not approve the comment. My sincere apologies but it is my blog. 
  • Number 2:  If I say something that sounds offensive, you are free to let me know. I welcome constructive criticism but understand this is my blog.
  • Number 3:  I tend to be very opinionated so this journey I have been on has been a challenge at times. Try biting your tongue or biting your lips most of the day. Sometimes, like now, an opinion not well accepted by mainstream will get through. Apologies. It’s my blog.

 

Is that everything? No. I tend to apologize for things—too much—things that are not under my control. It is my overactive empathy gene. I realize other people need to take some responsibility, too. You may ask why I am addressing this now. This is what happens when I post something not so comfy for others. Now, you will ask where did I go “wrong?”

 

The last post was a fabulous reblog on love so you know it would not be questioned and then there was the 2 part LOVE post. Another one was against hatred (which is really about love). Then there was the one about the duck and the pond which is perspective (how we see things), 2 St Patrick’s Day posts, and one on how we treat others (love). Do you see a theme here?

 

Love is my mainstay. It is what keeps me going. It is my journey. I will, I hope, for as long as I draw breath try to bridge the gap in places that are calling for hate. I will do my best to avoid confrontation but I have been around the block a few times—I will not lie down and be run over. I am not perfect but I know a lot of ways to screw up and I can at least relay something about them. 😀

 

Now then, I want to get back to blogging a lot more and having fun. I know I will say things people will not agree with but hey… Life is valuable and I really don’t have a lot of time to waste.

 

Blessings… 😀

 

 

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Wow…this is in my opinion one of Audrey’s best but who am I? It sings without the notes!!! I love it! I hope you love it too! 🙂 Gosh… Have a great day!

Oldest Daughter & Red Headed Sister

My news for you
On this morning’s dew
Reality is, I understand
They didn’t offer you love
Did they?
You weren’t given the chance
Were you?
Did they leave
Work too much
Forget you existed
Left you on the side of the street
Those are all possibilities
I’m here
I’ve been there
Not to each place
Probably not yours
Yet, I understand
Feelings of abandonment
Each one of ours different
Can you allow me to remind
They may have never offered
But somewhere inside
They love you
Somehow they do
You felt it inside
Or you wouldn’t be here
You’re not dead
You’re alive
Don’t discount them
Over three words
Although not uttered
Maybe felt instead
By the most primal of sorts
If your pain is found in a deeper well
I’ll simply hold you
If you’d like just sit near
Please listen
Bring all of you
Come closer
I…

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