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An Old Lullaby With a twist

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I never cared much for nursery rhymes or lullabies that have sad or disturbing messages. I changed the words to Rock-a-Bye Baby this morning.

Rock a by baby, in your cradle

When Mom sings, you fall asleep

When the dawn breaks, the sun will rise

And then my baby, you’ll open your eyes.

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Aflame, ready to make this year mine, ready to shine….

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I don’t typically get into things like horoscopes, astrological signs, etc. Yes, I know what sign I am and that I am even born within the cusp of two signs. I even know for the other zodiac that I am born in the year of the horse. Well, as many posts have stated today….2014 is the year of the horse. Both my son and I are horses. Well, while I don’t generally pay a lot of attention to such things, I decided to take this year of the horse thing and run with it. 2014, may it be a year when things truly change and may it a year full of growth, goals being achieved, and even more laughter and love than the last. I am on fire, aflame, ready to make this year mine, ready to shine…

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Life isn’t always beautiful, in fact, sometimes it’s downright ugly. While we can’t always control what happens to us or around us, we can control how we react and that in turn determines a lot of what follows. Life can be a wondrous journey, yes with bumps and bruises along the way, but still beautiful overall if we allow it to be. I choose personally to try to focus on the positive more than dwell upon the negative so that I may truly enjoy my life. I say try because there will be moments when it’s hard to be optimistic, but in the end, I am able to find the good. I hope it may be so for you all as well. It’s up to you, so how will you choose? 🙂

Stuck In Wonderland

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Crazy, chaotic, & stressful

That about summed up my life

I’d often daydream

Imagining myself away from this place

Somewhere fun, without any worries to ruin my day

 

Come with me, fly on a magic carpet

Imagine it and it’ll happen

Animals talk and trees do too

Chase a white rabbit for awhile

Would you care to have tea with me?

 

Stroll with me down a golden path

Make a wish or two

And watch them come true

What’s that you say?

Oh silly me, make that wishes three for thee

 

But too far down the rabbit hole I must have fell this time

The further from reality I stray

Wherever I look, danger seems to follow

The sky gets darker and darker

And an evil queen wants me dead

 

My genie vanished

No ruby slippers that’ll take me home

Someone call my name

Wake me, please

Save me from this place

 

They call it Wonderland

A magical place

But they forgot to mention

Just how twisted magic can be

Turning childhood fantasies into nightmares

 

As stressful as real life can be

I realized then perhaps it’s not so bad after all

Hurry, the queen is chasing me!

And my magic carpet has gone M.I.A.

Wake me now and save the day

 

The white rabbit is shouting something to me

But his voice has become distorted

The wicked witch joined the hunt for my head

I beg of you, please

Save me before I end up dead

 

Oh silly girl, don’t you know?

You’re not asleep at all

Though it is all inside your head

Focus now on reality instead

For what you see is what you get

 

No more Wonderland for me

One more glimpse back

I toss the key into the mist

And walk forward toward the light

For that’s the right way to go

 

Not sideways or upside down

Going backwards is counterproductive

I like to go on an adventure now and then

But sometimes reality is more thrilling

And definitely worth living in

Thoughts for today

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I don’t know how long things will stay the way they are. I guess none of us ever really knows how long anything will last, the good or the bad within our lives. With the way the government is, illnesses that come out of no where, death, pregnancies that weren’t “planned” and really even the ones that are, job promotions no one expected, friendships that form and ones that fall apart, and so much more…it is really is impossible to know just how your life will go. Instead of worrying about what’s around the next curve though, I am just trying to be grateful for the good that is in my life right now, change what can be changed, and try not to dwell on what can’t be. Life is so very short, it’s been a lesson learned over and over again as I have said good-bye to so many throughout my life. I don’t know when my time will be, but I hope that when it comes that those left behind will say I lived my life to the fullest and that they will let my memory live on through stories told, pictures, and through their memories. God has given me this time and while I have it, I don’t want to waste it. Let this be yet another reminder to each of you just how very special you are to me. I am blessed, richly so. Thank you for all you do and for being exactly who you are. To those I have lost, I am doing what I can to honor your memory and know I miss you so. Let those of us still here do just that for those we have lost, honor them by living the remainder of our lives to the fullest that we can. Let us love fiercely, play and enjoy life, work hard for what we want, teach, learn, and grow. 

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It starts with you!

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So often in life, many of us look to others to fill a void, to make them “complete”, to make them happy, to give them acceptance, to feel needed, to feel important. We want others to like us, trust us, respect us, believe in us, give us a purpose, to love us. What I have learned in the last year or so and I mean truly learned is that acceptance, respect, happiness, peace, and love must first come from within ourselves. I have heard the phrase, “One must first love themselves before another can truly love you.” and others like it for years and while on some level, I knew that to be true, I still, like so many yearned for others to accept and love me.

It is so easy today to look into a mirror, to dwell upon one’s thoughts, to look at society today and compare ourselves to others, and then find countless flaws. While it is true that no one is perfect, that we are all indeed flawed creatures, there is also so much about us that is wonderful. When one, like myself, has been put down for much of their life, it is easy to doubt, to have insecurities that surpass the amount of good traits we feel we have within us. It is so easy to break a person’s spirit down, so easy to break our trust, but it can take a lifetime to build it all back up.

So, on a side note, I will say this….watch what you say and do to others for it can have a lasting impact that you may never even see. Telling fat jokes, laughing at a stranger for their appearance, etc really can tear another down and the path back to confidence is usually a daunting one. You don’t want to be picked on or laughed at, so do watch how you treat others. That saying, “Do unto others as you’d have done unto you.” really hits home. I see such horrid behavior displayed towards others and sadly, the worst of it isn’t found on the playground. Such cruelty is often practiced by adults who ought to “know better.” I suppose though such attitudes people have are often taught and nurtured from childhood, as is compassion, love, respect, and so on. What we learn as children often carries on into adulthood, habits can be broken, but it is hard. So, we ought to watch what we teach our kids too, not just what we tell them to do….but also what we say when they think we’re not listening and also our actions speak volumes as well. Teach, promote, and live kindness, peace, and love so that others may follow in that path!

Anyway, back to my original message. 😉 We all want peace within us, but that peace must come from ourselves. No one else can give that to us. People can encourage us left and right, but unless we believe in ourselves, it will never really matter what another thinks of us. We have to battle the inner demons within us and see the goodness. Look in the mirror and see the beauty that God made. Even if you don’t believe in God like I do, surely you must still know how wonderful the human body is, how amazing, how intricate. We’re not destined to look like another, unless you’re an identical twin *smirks*, so why do we so often feel like we’re not good enough unless we look more like so and so? We come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. We’re all beautiful! But, reading this will not convince you of that if you don’t already see your own beauty for yourself. 😉

If you want to succeed, you must work for it! Don’t wait for your dream life to be handed to you on a silver platter, get up, go out there, make connections, and do what you need to do to make an honest living. If you want to be a painter, then paint! If you want to be a writer, then write! If you want to sing, than sing! If you want to be a teacher, then teach! Work hard for what you want! If it is possible and it’s not happening, the only one to blame is yourself! We all hit roadblocks along the way throughout life, but circumstances don’t define us, what we do from there is what does! We all fall, but we must get back up, even when it’s painful to do so. Sometimes it seems as if it would be easier to stay on the cold ground and hate the world for our lives, for what has happened to us, easier to whine than it is to change, to get back up, to do what we need to do….but if we put in that hard work and we do what we must, the rewards for that prove to be worth it.

All I want to be and have in life starts with me. I can’t expect anyone of you to fix my past, to make things right, to give me what I seek. I must work hard and go after the life I want and I have been doing that. So, the same is true of each of you! Don’t expect anyone else to fix your past, to make things right, to give you what you seek! If you want to have a good life, you must work for it. Stop blaming your parents, an ex, your current significant other, your kids, your former classmates, co-workers, etc for your spot in life now. You are in charge of your future, so take charge of it, and make your life what you want it to be. Yesterday is gone, find a way to let it go, and move forward. The time is now and it starts with you!

Consumed by thoughts, as usual. ;)

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Thoughts at the moment:

If you don’t like yourself, how can you expect others to like you?

We are often our worst critics.

It is often easier to give advice than to take it.

Actions really do speak louder than words.

Don’t like something about your life, change it, don’t expect others to do it for you.

Dreams can come true, but that all depends on you because you need to work for what you want in life.

We’re not promised tomorrow, so why spend so much time worrying about it? (easier said than done, I know.)

The past is the past, leave it there. Learn your lessons from it and move on.

You’re the only one who give yourself peace.

Love is stronger than hate, it always wins in the end.

We’re growing, changing, learning, and evolving till the day we die, so I suppose it’s always going to be safe to say, “I’m not where I was, but nor am I where am meant to be.”

Mistakes are a part of life, don’t let fear of failure ever hold you back. 

Embrace each mistake and use it as your next chance to grow.

Be old enough to know better, be wise, but be young enough to find the joy in life.

Your life is ruined only if you let it be.

God will only bring you to it if He’s going to bring you through it.

The power of laughter knows no limitations.

A good cry can cleanse the soul.

Don’t let hurt make you skeptical.

A child or an animal will show you your true worth.

No amount of make-up, surgery, or bling will ever be able to hide an ugly soul.

You were born an original, don’t become a copy.

Let your life leave an echo of laughter and love for an eternity.

So many judge and forget they live in a house made of glass.

I will fight for what I love and love what I fight for.

Don’t mistake my kindness as weakness.

I’m tougher than you think, smarter too.

Cherish those you love while they’re here, because tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us.

A genuine smile can change someone’s day.

Sometimes it’s nice to hear that when you have to do something difficult, you’re doing the right thing.

Sometimes it’s nice to hear that someone is proud of you, so don’t hesitate to be someone who encourages another.

Life is too short to hold onto grudges.

Find a reason to smile every single day, no matter how tough it might be.

There may never be a right time to do or say something, so sometimes you just have to go for it because you might not get another chance.

Oh and hey, everyone reading this….I love you.

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