Monthly Archives: January 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

The “F” Word
Eeeeeeeeewwww-weeeee! That just chaps my hide. “F” this, “f” that. Enough already. “Family” is so overrated! What? What “F” word did you think I was talking about? =-0
Everybody says family is the most important. Everybody says family comes first. Everybody says you love family unconditionally. Well, that sounds good. Not the truth, though. Truth is you can’t love anyone, much less family, unconditionally. Can they hit you, slap you or cut your finger off and that’s ok with you? Can they abuse you, use you or steal from you and that’s ok with you? Of course not! Well, then! YOU have conditions to your love!

Then, there is the other “F” word? What word could that be, you ask? “Friends.” Friends are like family. You either love ’em or you don’t. Some of them live close to you and some live far away. Some are nice and some are mean not so nice. Some you want to spend all your time being around them and others you want to get far, far away from as possible. Some you share your deepest, darkest secrets with and others you barely say hello. Therefore, friends just like family, are in your life WITH conditions.

When friends throw your conditions our the window so-to-speak, mistreat you or show you disrespect, then they quickly become the “F” word….Foe. Unlike family and friends, you don’t always know them. Some make themselves known to you whereas others hide behind a smile, a handshake or both. They are wolves in sheep’s clothing. It’s like that famous oldie but goodie song They smile in your face, all the time they want to take your place.

Sadly, family or a friend can be your foe. They gain your trust and when you least expect it, they hurt you the most! “They’re family!”, someone, everyone says to you. With the title, foe, you are expected to do wrong. It’s a given. With the title of family or friend, it is expected of you to do the opposite of wrong which is right. Well, family, friend or foe, whatever “F” word you want to use, it just ends up being all the same. So, as the saying goes, keep your friends (and family) close and your enemies (foe) closer. Family, friend or foe, I’m going to treat you all the same!

What’s your “F” word and why?
By authorcherie

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How Long???

You meet someone new. You’re not really looking for a relationship. They’re not your type. Nonetheless, they give you some attention and you say to yourself ‘why not’ and decide to give love a try.

In the beginning, it’s good. Good becomes ok. Ok, then becomes not ok. Yet, you keep pushin’ forward. How long? How long is too long before you walk away from a bad relationship?

Who says it’s bad, you ask? Well, let’s just say we’ve defined bad already. So, how long? Are we talking days? Holidays? Winter? Spring? In the summer time? Or by your milestone birthday in the Fall? How long? Are we waiting for the next man/woman to come along and sweep us off our feet? When will that happen? In five days? Months? Yearz (plural with a ‘z’)? Until then, do we just hold on and hang in there?

Again I ask, how long is too long before you walk away from a bad relationship? Please tell me. Inquiring minds…well, this mind wants to know! How long?

Just Deal with It!

Have you ever heard someone say their plate is full? Do you feel like you have so much to do and not enough time? Do you sometimes feel like you are an octopus and being pulled in all directions? Or have you heard someone say ‘God will not give you more than you can bear or handle?’ (It’s actually biblical….1Corinthians 10:13).

Well! After dealing with family, friends AND foe, I got hit with the flu stick! Unbelievable. It just wasn’t a good time. I mean, when is it ever a good time? Never. But, I have this to do and that to do and….The list goes on and on. The more I thought about all I had to do, the more stressed I was feeling. The more I tried to do something on my never ending things-to-do list, the harder I was hit with feeling sick. Come on, flu! Bring it on! Show me what you got!

Being under the weather is one thing, but having the flu is totally another! Well, the flu showed me who was boss! I was not only tore-up, I was tore down! So, what’s a girl to do? I’ll tell you. Nothing. Just deal with it! So, that’s exactly what I did. I focused on me, myself and I. I focused on getting rest, water, meds and having lots of tissue nearby. Again, I ask, what’s a girl to do? JUST DEAL WITH IT. And deal with it I did. What’s next? One day. No. One moment at a time. Just deal with it one moment at a time.

tell me something you’re dealing with and how?

The “F” Word

Eeeeeeeeewwww-weeeee! That just chaps my hide. “F” this, “f” that. Enough already. “Family” is so overrated! What? What “F” word did you think I was talking about? =-0
Everybody says family is the most important. Everybody says family comes first. Everybody says you love family unconditionally. Well, that sounds good. Not the truth, though. Truth is you can’t love anyone, much less family, unconditionally. Can they hit you, slap you or cut your finger off and that’s ok with you? Can they abuse you, use you or steal from you and that’s ok with you? Of course not! Well, then! YOU have conditions to your love!

Then, there is the other “F” word? What word could that be, you ask? “Friends.” Friends are like family. You either love ’em or you don’t. Some of them live close to you and some live far away. Some are nice and some are mean not so nice. Some you want to spend all your time being around them and others you want to get far, far away from as possible. Some you share your deepest, darkest secrets with and others you barely say hello. Therefore, friends just like family, are in your life WITH conditions.

When friends throw your conditions our the window so-to-speak, mistreat you or show you disrespect, then they quickly become the “F” word….Foe. Unlike family and friends, you don’t always know them. Some make themselves known to you whereas others hide behind a smile, a handshake or both. They are wolves in sheep’s clothing. It’s like that famous oldie but goodie song They smile in your face, all the time they want to take your place.

Sadly, family or a friend can be your foe. They gain your trust and when you least expect it, they hurt you the most! “They’re family!”, someone, everyone says to you. With the title, foe, you are expected to do wrong. It’s a given. With the title of family or friend, it is expected of you to do the opposite of wrong which is right. Well, family, friend or foe, whatever “F” word you want to use, it just ends up being all the same. So, as the saying goes, keep your friends (and family) close and your enemies (foe) closer. Family, friend or foe, I’m going to treat you all the same!

What’s your “F” word and why?

Daily Prompt: The Outsiders

Well! There are soooooo many thoughts that come to mind about being on the outside looking in, but one I will share is being left handed. Living in right-hand dominate world, it is hard being on the outside so-to-speak. Everything is made for the right handers. Notebooks, driving shaking hands, calendars, clocks and watches, wearing watches…. You name it, it’s probably made for the right -handed person. Being left-handed in a right-handed world (unless I move to Europe or something!), I will always be on the outside lookin’ in. I look at it being a positive thing, though. I have things made special for me! Can you say the same Mister/Miss Righty???? No you can not! Ha!

On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!

I am off and runnin’. It’s a New Year. New things, great things are going to happen in 2014. I can feel it! I’ve got pep in my step, a smile on my face an I’m on the move. I feel like doin’ a cheer. Go! Go! Get ’em! Get ’em!  Watch out now!

Day one, good. Day two, good. Day three, good. Day four, (screeching sound) put on the breaks. Not good. As I struggle to get up and start my day, my head hurts, my stomach hurts, my whole body hurts. Ut-oh. Not good at all.

I try to start it all over again day five and what-a-ya know, no can do. This can’t be the end to my new? Say it ain’t so? Well, I sure felt like the big “D” was about to settle inside me. Then, it’s cousin tagged in, too. Depression and discouragement. Oh, whoa-weese-me.

Day six, I started feeling like Thomas the Train. I think I can, I think I can. I pushed on, regained my momentum and put my PROACTIVE back on track. Sing it with me, applause, applause, applause!

What about you? Is the newness of the New Year come and gone, stayed or just begun for you?

Daily Prompt: Truth or Dare

Absolutely honesty is the best policy. However, too much honesty is not always good. Growing up I learned it’s not what you say, but how you say it. For example, you can curse someone out without saying one curse word! Imagine that? I’ve seen it and what-a-ya know it left the person speechless and embarrassed.

Some people would say “I’m just being honest” or “I’m just being real” when they say something harsh or inappropriate. Well, these are the same people that want to stick to you before you stick it to them. They just want to beat you to it. That’s all. That’s too honest.

What’s the opposite of honesty?????

In with the NEW!

Happy New… I’m not going to say it. Even though everyone says it on the first of January, I’m not going to say it. It is a new year. A new year means out with the old and in with the NEW. Starting with HAPPY 2014!

I’m not going to make any New Year’s resolutions either. Why not?, you ask. Why? Day one, you are excited. Day two, you jump into action and get in the game as they say. Before you know it, you’ve lost focus. You’re beat up and beat down. You’re out the game. You’ve clocked out mentally and physically. Do you know the average new year’s resolution lasts about three weeks? Again, I say why? No. Nope. No can do.

Instead, this year I have just one word. PROACTIVE. I’m going work PROACTIVE, exercise PROACTIVE, live PROACTIVE and BE PROACTIVE. I’m going to be like Nike and just do it! And I’m going sing like Patti LaBelle I’ve got a new attitude!

Now, what about you?

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