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Friday August 18 , 2017
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A new blog will be posted weekly.  My intent is to offer you hope and encouragement in happiness and during life’s struggles.  Life is so short and so precious.  I wish you love, happiness and prosperity every moment of everyday.

Weak and Strong

I have had the pleasure of working with and hanging out with both types of women.  I don’t particularly like the word weak, so I will use the term; temporarily weak.  I have pondered about both of these types and I tried furiously to come up with a common denominator.  So this is how I broke it down.

A strong woman is a woman who exudes self confidence in all forms; both personally and professionally.  A strong woman cannot be controlled or manipulated.  She is 100% sound on the decisions that she makes and has done her homework to back it.  The strong woman knows what her path in life will be and if she ever becomes unsure she has the ability to sit down and map it out, logically.  There is not too much that the strong woman cannot do or obtain.  There is nothing in her path to her destiny and should something appear, she will move it out of her way.


So, You’re Thinking about Leaving

We all have come across that time in our life when the grass looks greener on the other side.  Well, this is to help you decipher exactly what it is that you are missing in your life.

You first have to think; has there been anything major that’s happened in your life that has upset you?  This is so important!  For an example:   the death of a family member, or a close friend?    Something so upsetting that it shook the ground right underneath you.  A bad experience can bring people closer by the comfort and the knowing that they are with the one that they want to be with when death comes knocking at their door.  It is NOT comforting to know that the love and support you need is not there.  And that you are not with the person you should be with.

The second thing is just plain remembering.  Take a stroll down memory lane.  How long has it been since you had fun together?  How long has it been since you’ve been taken to your favorite place?  Does he/she attend social or family functions with you?  Or does he/she go with you and you end up having a miserable time?  Or are you to the point that you either don’t want your mate to go with, or you just don’t attend them anymore?  Are you loved and supported the way you want and deserve to be?  Does he respect your wishes and the boundaries that you set?



We’ve all been told that old familiar story from our parents about how they had to walk for miles to get to school.  We have heard numerous stories of all the different sacrifices that they have had to make in order to put food on the table.  Chances are that these stories ring very true; that either you or your parents were the product of the “Great Depression.”

I am writing this because I want you to think about your story; the story that you will pass down to your children; our story of all the sacrifices that you’ve had to make.


The Art of Picking Yourself Back Up

It’s rough out there right now for a lot of people.  For some people, they have barely noticed anything different.  I was one of them.  I’d go to work and when I was done, my husband and I would go out to dinner, and we couldn’t believe there was a recession going on.  The restaurants were crowed as usual, cars in the mall parking lot, etc.  Then it hit, I was laid off from my job.  Now I was one of them, the less fortunate.  Our life was about to change.

I see how some people have adapted better than others.  If they were lucky enough to get unemployment they could still manage to pay their bills.  What about all the countless others whom did not qualify for it?  How are they managing?  Only one word can best describe it, BARELY.  Yes, they are barely getting by.


We Got This! A Benefit for Ken Martin

In July of 2010 at 28 years old, my nephew, Ken Martin was diagnosed with Stage 4 Adrenal Gland cancer.  Adrenal gland cancer is extremely rare, affecting 1-2 in every 1 million people.  On July 13th, Ken underwent surgery to remove a 10-inch tumor, his adrenal gland, kidney, spleen a portion of his pancreas.  He is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments to attack the cancer which has spread to his bones and lymph nodes.


The Young, Impressionable Little Girl

I see the color of your skin.  I see the color of your hair.  Mine is straight and yours is curly.  I am short and you are tall.  My eyes are big and yours are small.  We both love to play.  I have a jump rope and you have a ball.  My tummy’s big and yours is small.

All the kids are always around you; I’m always alone.  They all joke about me being fat, but deep down we’re all the same.  Your clothes are new and mine are old.  Can you come over after school and play?  “I can’t, I have ballet class today.”

You’re so popular; I wish I was like you.  You have so many friends, even boys too.  I want to be skinny and wear clothes like you too.  I can’t wait to grow up so I can be pretty too.


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