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moments …

If I may say, I’ve had some very wonderful ones already today!

Have you? Have you noticed? Did you laugh or soak all of it in as if your life depended on it?

Gosh, I sure hope so!

I hope they stopped your mind from wandering, and you thought of absolutely nothing else.

I enjoyed listening to Skidamerink a Dink this morning. My toddler found it on her Ipad. It’s such a happy song. My grandpa use to sing it to my siblings and me, when we were growing up.

Later, on the way to dropping my daughter off at school, I noticed a lady driving behind me. She wasn’t just ANY lady, though, she is a Steeler’s fan.. She had the exact same car seat covers I have. She also had Steeler’s dice hanging from her mirror. In Cleveland;) Only the unshakeably brave take on such a daring lifestyle.

I love wonderful moments, especially when they surprise me!

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From a pine tree that is thousands of years old to a sequoia that’s the largest tree in the world, here are a few of the most historic trees in the U.S.
— Read on listosaur.com/history/10-famous-trees-united-states/

Very cool!!!

Be IN the moments, or Be Forgotten

This sounds like a “duh!” right?… No…. wait… more like “DUH!!!!!” 😂 And, my response to each one would be, yes! You’re absolutely right; I just wanted to make sure you were awake and paying attention;)

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Of the list, #3 & #5 are my favorites😍😍 Gorgeous birds!!

Birds are awesome and they come in various shape and sizes. The Smallest bird in the world (Bee Hummingbird) weighs just 1.6 gm whereas the largest Bird
— Read on alltoptens.com/top-10-smallest-birds-in-the-world/

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*TRIGGER WARNING *

SENSITIVE SUBJECT (S) POST

Growing up, I felt “sick”… Or at least that’s how my mother influenced me to feel about my sexuality. We never had that birds and bees conversation. We never had any conversation about sexual health! She always said, while growing up, she didn’t have time to date. She said she was to focused on her career and enjoying hobbies.

So, at a very early age, sex was FORBIDDEN! NOW, in addition, early on in my life, I noticed I thought women were very beautiful. I loved their shape and appreciated their gorgeous eyes and makeup (obviously this was before I appreciated intelligence).

I tried to pray my way to “straight” life. I talked myself out of believing what I felt existed, let alone was valid. I wrote about it in my diary. I dated a few guys, because, despite these weird troublesome feelings about girls, I defiantly was hormonal… And wanted men.

From the beginning of puberty, until now, I’ve been sexuality assulted a few times. Older men, uncomfortable but subtle gestures and comments….wrong is wrong… Assult is ANYTIME you don’t wish to engage in such activity and whomever doesn’t stop…no matter how long it goes on, what exactly happened, no matter whether you think it insignificant in comparison to others stories.

In 2009, when Michael Jackson died, I fell in love… With another fan… Who quickly captured my heart… And SHE made my BELIEVE a brand new and different life was waiting for me.

I’ve lived my life. No one can tell me anything about race, religion, sexual orientation, or job position that I haven’t heard. To be quite honest, I’d politely listen but wouldn’t change (couldn’t change) anyway. I’ve spent years figuring myself out… Deciding what I believe and what I stand for,who I am and who I am not…

But in school, in the days of my chaos, I bullied others…and others bullied me. It sucked!! I was mad… I hated life. I hated school, my parents, the way they favored their biological children.

My life is happier now. I’ve accepted my truth, the only way I can and do truly live. I push away the negative and rebuke the lies.

It’s been painful getting here. It’s been uncomfortable, mentally challenging, and sexuality damaging to get to this point. I’ve worked on me, and I’ve hid my pain.

You never know what someone has been through. You don’t know the challenges they’ve had to overcome, maybe to just leave the house. You don’t know how cynical they are of themselves, and how that nasty voice has impacted their life, health, and ability to believe in/love themselves. So before you reply in a negative way, before you say something mean, whether or not they asked or deserved it, remember our lives are full of untold stories. Be kind…. The truth of someone else will not be exactly the same as yours… That’s OK. It’s not your life of which to be concerned.

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You are the author of your story. You decide when chapters are over and how they end. You decide who stays and who fades, what details matter and which do not, what points deserve recognition and which are insignificant. The pen is in your hand. The story is yours: choices, thoughts, storyline, characters and ending  .. What will it say? Who will you be?  Embrace the creativity that life is and the freedom that you’ve been given 😘💜🐢

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Reasons I Love My Daughter in School :

  • She makes new friends.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized the importance of friendships. I truly wish I realized this, that my parents nurtured this idea when I was my daughter’s age.

  • I see other parents.

Suddenly I don’t feel so alone in the ” sometimes” struggles that feel like suffocation.

  • I hear others parenting.

This morning, I walked past an older woman of whom I’ve spoken to before. She had a small child with her, and she was instructing, “You always let the girls to first.” Way to go ma’am. That’s chivelry this world’s forgotten.

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Don’t those words usually feel warm and fuzzy! It’s one of the “perfect moments” in life, as I call them. To know someone had you in mind, hoping you’re doing at least ok, but lovely enough to tell you as much. Life is this one shot…. Right now it’s all we’re promised… I want you to know I am thinking about you this evening. A few of you have become dear to me, and I sure do appreciate you! As the weekend comes to a close, and we get ready for a sleep ( or have already awakened to a beautiful day), I just want you to know I wish you all the happiest of moments, when unexpectedly, you smile and or laugh… And it’s genuine a release of endorphins. I wish you lots of energy, and strength to do what you can do, and no more. I wish you peace that you’re content with right now, and that your faith guides your steps. I wish you a happy Monday, and a productive yet enjoyable week😘

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Woman survives cancer, not once, but twice.

Teacher shields her students in a school attack.

Child decides to raise money for a parent’s bill.

Man pushes himself to regain independency.

Young man assists an elderly across the street.

An employee encourages a special needs customer to help.

Volunteering with disaster relief

Donating blood.

Registering as an organ donor.

Praying

Hugging

Listening.

There’s angels that walk this earth…

That blend in with all of us…

They don’t wear capes.

They’re deciding to be kind.

They’re demonstrating how to lead.

They’re dedicating time to others.

Not all heroes wear capes,

Many of them, though they feel “ordinary”,

Made a decision,…

……………

………….

……….

……

That was extraordinary.

In that moment … They became a hero.

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I don’t do life without laughter!

I just can’t; especially with society’s pms’ing

Offended nonsense these days.

Tonight, I REALLY needed my endorphins! (And

My scale was already threatening me to stay away from my KitKats)

Surfing Netflix, I came across this pale, odd, and homosexual looking fella. His name is Daniel Sloss!

“Why Not?!”, I said to myself… BEST DECISION IVE MADE TODAY! 😂😂😂😂

Now, he’s a bit twisted… But all of humor is, even in the slightest. He has colorful language ( which I usually can’t stand!).

He’s genuinely funny! His subject matter is real, raw, and current. It’s honest and he hits every angle about all the possible awkward situations within comedy! Homosexuality, offending others, Vegans, Art…

I can’t believe I’ve never heard of him before. If you’re open minded and would enjoy a night of laughter (as if anyone would say Nah, I’d rather sit here and be a sour ass.), I HIGHLY recommend Daniel Sloss:)

Here’s a sample😂😂😂

Daniel Sloss

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Attention 😀 :

I am blessed to have 142 followers as of this morning. That’s hard for me to believe, but it’s my honor to have so many enjoy my posts. I hope to continue enriching life here 🙂

For a bit of excitement, I’m running a contest to see who wins the 200th follower spot! The current follower AND the 200th will be my Smokin Feature Writers for a week. I will post a picture (with given permission) and a  short bio (whatever you’d prefer it to say) of each individual. I will also post a link to your blog. I may even create an award ribbon for your help 🙂

 

I hope to see the number climb.

 

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Goooooooood Morning everyone (did you read that in your best Robin Williams voice?) ((if not, read it again 😁😁))! How has your day kicked off? You make it to the coffee pot yet? I’m about 3/4th way through my first cup, and this is usually when I refill. I am a funny coffee drinker. I can’t stand lukewarm and a scalding hot coffee is really fun haha. Anyway, I am going to sit here and fidget with my Amazon FireStick some. Have a super morning 🙃😄

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Wise Words from Buddha

https://allysnotebook.wordpress.com/2018/09/08/wise-words-from-buddha/
— Read on allysnotebook.wordpress.com/2018/09/08/wise-words-from-buddha/

😘Indeed, wise words🧡💚🧡 Thank you for sharing this with us @allysnotebook

Take Some Give Some

View on Instagram https://ift.tt/2ObpyIo My little volunteer project 😉😉 There’s lots of these around. I picked up 400 books to refill them. . . . #kindnessmatters #onlykindnessmatters #clevelandchildrensbookbank #freebookstoread #littlelibariersCleveland  @kidsbookbank 🙂

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“Be patient with yourself. All flowers blossom at different times.”

—CKJ, Finding Avalon

 

 

I was talking to a friend this morning because I couldn’t take anymore. (thank you The Good The Human for offering a listening ear. That really touched my heart!)

She helped me realize I have been emotionally overwhelmed, in the last 3 days, and I needed to diffuse so I felt better. She’s so awesome, and she’s naturally a positive woman with encouragement and kindness to give. It’s impossible to end a conversation with her and feel crummy.

Once we were finished talking, I came across this quote on tumbl’r. Timing…

Something bigger than “coincidence”…..

Seventeen Years Later

Wow!… I can’t wrap my brain around the idea that our United States has seen this many “9/11″s. Before that September Day, for many of us.. 9-11 was 9-1-1. It symbolized hope, and help. Teachers and parents taught us, as children, these three, single digit numbers, were a life-line to call someone “in an emergency”.…

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