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“So, we have acknowledged that the key to successful relationships may lie partly in embracing our femininity;

but how do we go about using our feminine powers to make it all happen?” continue reading


John 8:32

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

if it doesn’t set well,
declare it
dismiss it,
and add it to your
colossal tower of baggage . . .
which has been rendered invisible

Do not confuse baggage with luggage.

Luggage travels well.

Baggage does not.

Taking the day off!

a bill of goods?

definition: an attempt to persuade someone to accept something untrue or undesirable; lie; deception; misrepresentation; deceit.

Do you believe any of the following?

Poor choices, outright mistakes or failures, regardless of outcome, are to be excused, never admitted to, or used to serve as a warning to others including “loved” ones.

Mistakes, failure, or lack are badges of honor to be worn in public with pride.

Those of demonstrated lack of character are entitled to relationship with or the benefits of those of demonstrated character.

Perfect worlds, fairy tales, have-not subculture, or counterculture is culture and must be subscribed to when not to your benefit.

Level of expectation (over inflated, unrealistic, or low) does not determine the outcome.

If you’ve answered yes to any of these, you have been sold a bill of goods.

Take heart.

Those who are less than will stay the course.

Those who are more will make a course correction.

Happy trails

Grace a stranger with your smile?

Show tangible kindness or generosity?

Uplift another’s accomplishment?

Share beneficial information?

Create something beautiful  . . . or useful  . . . or both?

Demonstrate solid morals and strong values?

Present only your best self?

Pretty is as pretty does.

For Victims, the focus is always on what they don’t want: the problems that seem constantly to multiply in their lives. They don’t want the person, condition, or circumstance they consider their Persecutor, and they don’t want the fear that leads to fight, flee or freeze reactions, either.

Creators, on the other hand, place their focus on what they do want. Doing this, Creators still face and solve problems in the course of creating outcomes they want, but their focus remains fixed on their ultimate vision. – David Emerald

This world is a big and beautiful place.

If you are going to paint yourself into a corner, make sure that it is to your benefit.

Otherwise, you are setting yourself up as a victim and limiting your access to the bounty.

I argue that white Americans should be called European-Americans if I have to subject myself to being called African-American. I prefer just American, but Black will do in the interim. I find African-American to be offensive because I have no ties to Africa. I live and breathe America. African-American implies that I immigrated from Africa to America.

I’ve investigated and most white people that I know have much closer relations to Europe than I do to Africa (which makes me more American, no?). A grandfather from Italy, a great-uncle from Germany. For my family ties to be traced back to Africa, you would literally have to go back more than 10 generations. I actually have closer ties to Ireland than Africa. – Christiana B

Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering. – Miguel Angel Ruiz

If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim. – Richard Bach

Accept reality. It is no one else’s responsibility to rescue you. And no one is going to do it.

Take responsibility for yourself and your children. Pointing, blaming, and hating others does not change your situation. Besides, what you think upon grows.

Don’t discriminate. People are people. Seek a like-mind, knowledge, and truth in whomever you find them.

Do for self and

Do it now.

Your life is what you make it.

You don’t get in life what you want;

You get in life what you are.

– Les Brown