This blog post will offend you

This blog post will offend you. How do I know this? Because everyone is offended by everything these days. I mean it has gotten out of hand y'all!
Has mankind always been such a collective sissy? Or did this become prevalent with the generation that got trophies just for participating, eats laundry soap and snorts condoms?

At least half of you are offended already. Frankly, I'm offended that you're offended. So there!

I 100% agree that everyone has a right to their own opinions and feelings. Heck yes, let's be individuals! What I take issue with are the times when people disagree with those opinions or feelings and take it upon themselves to try to convince the "offender" they must change their opinion or feelings because they are wrong. What ever happened to empathy? Trying to see things from a different perspective? If you can't manage that how about rolling your eyes and letting it go instead of trying to convert everyone to your way of thinking? Unles…

I just don't care

Sorry, not sorry!

Talk all the crap you want. Clearly you are not happy unless you are fighting with someone but honey, I'm just not interested.

Here's the thing. I honestly don't care what you think of me nor do I care what you say. Your opinion of me is irrelevant. Accept it and move on, or don't, it's all the same to me and the rest of the world.

Spread Positive Vibes

If you read my last post, you know there's been some (completely unnecessary) negativity in my life recently. In thinking about that and all the bad things happening in the world, fair to say I've been feeling down and fed up with humans in general. I decided instead of wallowing in despair for too long I would try to think of ways to spread some happiness around. I remembered the phrase "random acts of kindness" or RAK for short.

random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by kind people to either help or cheer up another person for no reason other than to make people happier.

It's  really very simple. Do nice things for others expecting nothing in return. 
So I started doing some RAKs and it's awesome. I feel good and my "victims?" at least get a smile. I'm not going to post here specifics of what I'm doing. This post is not about me bragging because I did a few nice things. After all, the Bible says in Matthew 6:1 Take heed that ye …

The Truth.

I have never been a naturally positive person. You can blame it on any number of contributing factors but the bottom line is that for me to avoid living in a cloud of mental gloom and doom takes a concentrated effort and that's on top of medication.
Over the past few years I have made this more of a priority.  Lord knows I don't always get it right but I have a true desire to be a more positive person.
One of the main things that has helped me is removing negative influences from my life. It's far too easy for me to get sucked into the negativity of others. The phrase "misery loves company" is true.

Doing what's best for you mentally will not always make other people happy. 

Did you know that removing/blocking people from your social media accounts is considered by some to be an open declaration of war? I did not know that!
It seems I have once again underestimated my own importance. (Eye roll). However, even if I had known, it wouldn't have changed my dec…

Matter of the heart

It has been a rough couple of weeks. Overshadowing the usual issues like traffic, bills, hearing that my step kid is still the stinky kid in class (don't look at me, he doesn't live with us and we can't help him when he's not here), what's for dinner, etc...  has been a horrible cloud. The sweetest, most kind hearted person I know has been laying in a hospital bed fighting for her life. What horrible irony that such a big hearted soul would suffer a heart attack. It's so unfair.
Clearly I'm not going to post a lot of detail about it here but it has been the foremost thing on my mind for the past couple weeks. I am thankful to say my friend appears to be turning the corner barring any more unforeseen complications. God is good my friends. Have no doubt about that.

Through this trial I have also seen a lot of goodness in people. So many people have prayed for God's healing, even people that don't know my friend. If the strength of love and sincere pra…

The Winter Blues

This is the most difficult time of year for me. Despite being born in the month of January, I was not made for winter. I don't like the cold one bit.
Once the holidays are over and all the cheerful decorations come down I'm left with nothing but cold empty space. It's depressing.

We did have a good holiday season. Christmas even came with the miracle of neither of Rick's kids having their usual head full of lice for the visit. But this weekend it was back to the sad state of "normal" that is lice infestation. I will never understand how a parent can allow this to continue nor how they can not care that their children go around smelling like a dirty litter box or that their son is wearing a coat with the side ripped out because his good coat  is too dirty and smelly to wear and has been for over a month. I don't care how poor you supposedly are (but your nails and hair are done and you have a new car) there is no excuse for making your children live in fil…

Things Happy People Don't Do

Just some things I have observed that are indicators a person is miserable with their own life.

Goes out of their way to be unpleasant to others.Makes up vile lies in an attempt to portray themselves as a victim and make someone else look bad.Always looking for ways to "get one over" on people.Constant negativity.Shirks responsibilities and blames others for the consequences.Encourages bad behavior in others (misery loves company).Downplays the good in others. Clearly these are not the behaviors of a happy, well adjusted individual. If a person acts this way it is no one's fault but their own.
Let me repeat that.... If you are a miserable, conniving, dishonest individual IT IS YOUR OWN CHOICE TO BE THAT WAY, YOU DON'T GET TO BLAME ANYONE ELSE FOR MAKING YOU THAT WAY.

Bad situations happen to people all the time. Many times these situations are brought in by our own life choices. Sometimes the cause is beyond our control. Either way, we are all responsible for our own …