Morning Encounters

June 3rd, 2013

MunkieAfter going to a gas station where they had water in their tanks, my car is being looked at this morning… Just to make sure nothing is wrong with it. It runs fine, but the gas station is paying for repairs and whatnot, so I may as well make sure everything is okay.

Which brings me to where I am right now. I was at work an hour and a half early this morning, and not having had breakfast, I decided it would maybe be a good idea to find something.

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Give Me Patience… NOWWW…

May 30th, 2013

MunkieSee what I did there? *giggles*

Seriously, Munkie… No one finds you as hilarious as you find yourself.

Okay! On to my point…

I can’t be the only person who, as a child, sat at the window all day on my birthday, waiting for the mailman to come… because I knew he’d be bringing something for me. Most of my family lived far away, so birthday cards and packages were a guarantee.

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Forgotten and Alone…

January 16th, 2013

A growing problem in this world is that people simply feel unloved, unwanted, and alone. We are all at different points in our lives, and we all feel alone sometimes, even if we are surrounded by people.

Have you ever felt that way? Been in a room full of people, and felt like you were in a glass box… watching everyone else laugh, while you feel like a ghost? Or maybe you’ve felt forgotten… by everyone. No calls, no texts, no messages… no emails. Even I, the social media queen, have felt this stuff… Forgotten… alone.

See, I think the real problem, is that of miscommunication. Or rather, none at all. We feel forgotten… as if no one has thought of us. The fact is, that is simply not the case. The problem is, we don’t have time… correction: don’t take the time, to let people know we are thinking of them.

I’ve decided this needs to change in my own life… and I challenge you to do the same. If something reminds me of someone, I am going to let them know. I will tell people I am thinking of them… no matter how well I know them. It doesn’t need to be a long, drawn out speech… A simple, “I was thinking of you, how are you?” … It doesn’t need to be a long conversation. Even just a quick note.

This is about loving those around me… whether I see them daily, or haven’t seen them in a decade. I am not going to let people think that I’ve forgotten the smile they’ve put on my face – today, yesterday, or 20 years ago. Will you do the same?

Giving Up – To Give To Others

November 15th, 2012

Hi Everyone! It’s that time again… Christmas is coming up fast! We get caught up in the preparation and craziness trying to find the PERFECT gift for our friends and family. We tend to forget all else. But the reality of Christmas is this: It is very expensive. We, as people with more than enough of everything we need, even struggle to make ends meet at this time of the year. But, do we really? I think most of us live with a lot of luxuries that we consider necessities of life. A mocha every morning? Going out for lunch daily? A treat for ourselves when we fill our cars with gas? Do any of these hit home? Even at this time of the year when we are spending extra money on gifts for our loved ones, we continue to fill our “need” for these luxuries – It’s only a few dollars, right? These few dollars add up. We wouldn’t struggle at all if we didn’t add these to our daily lists of things to buy.

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November 8th, 2012

YOU ARE SPECIAL. — Remember hearing that when you were a kid? It was the start of the “feel good” era… Or maybe the middle–I’m really not sure when that started. We all had to feel accepted; we had to feel like we were great. But we were all so busy feeling like we were special that most of us forgot that there are other people in the world. It was all about us. It was making sure everyone was appreciated for whatever it was they did. We wouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, now would we?

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November 6th, 2012

I hate that in society today, disagreement is not tolerated, and people are simply removed from others lives, because they do not believe the same things. No matter which “side” you’re on, on any issue, the reasons you stand on it, are personal. I highly doubt that a Facebook post changed anyone’s mind about their choices at the polls today. I love all of my friends, and don’t believe in putting wedges because of political views between any of my friendships or family relationships. Love isn’t political, and I hate that it’s become that way.

Christians: Jesus loved ALL people, /even/ those who denied Him. Who are we to be any different?

And for those of you who do not believe in Him, you don’t want to be attacked because of your beliefs, why attack others?

No matter what beliefs stand, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and love all, always. ♥

ANOTHER 100 Things…

July 25th, 2012

I posted 100 things about myself, and it seems a lot of people learned a lot about me. I am going to share another 100 things, and try not to duplicate any of them. This will be fun! I am going to start this one at 101. Here we go!

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Childhood of Dreams

June 17th, 2012

Growing up, I had the life of every child’s dreams. I had things in my life that most children didn’t. I had people in my life that most children didn’t. I had a home… that most children didn’t. Everything I had as a child, made me the person I am today. Continue reading »

A Munkie Change…

April 17th, 2012

If you know me at all, you know that saying ‘no’ isn’t easy for me. I am in a constant state of wanting to help and fix things; wanting to do what I can to make other people’s lives easier. It’s in my nature, and I get it from my mom. We are both helpers, fixers. My closest friends tell me that I just need to ‘get some ‘mean’ in me,’ but they all know how impossible it is for me to be that way. Continue reading »

Turn Your Head Around

January 1st, 2012

Last night as I got in my car and turned it on, a familiar song was on the radio. It was Kris Allen’s “Live Like We’re Dying.” I thought, “How appropriate, for New Year’s Eve.” Some of my favorite lyrics exist in this very song. I started thinking about my life, and what I did and did not accomplish in 2011. The “did not” list was a lot longer than the “did.” Regrets flew through my head at an amazing speed. Continue reading »