"What are your alternatives?" He asked me one day.
I was hoping, I'd be able to draw a tribute toon but I can not yet.
You've got mail!
IT might be mine. A joke - no, I'm not laughing.
What you see above is *MAIL** just picked up from our mail box with OUR very own private key - that I paid $35.00 so I could have the lock changed a while back.. mail that was in our mailbox - you know the big kind everyone is getting, that you go to with your keys to pick up your mail safely from the BOX with YOUR own key - Am I making myself clear??Here is more proof, I am documenting every time - I've had it!
Could you imagine IF we were receiving OUR medicine through Canada POST!?
I argue with my son - almost daily - 'Please go check the mail'...
I don't like going out- it's simple the cold hurts my face, balance, I don't like seeing people - in the summer it's a different story. lol -
BUT Now, please go check the mail has turned into:
'I need the mail checked STUFF is going missing!!'
What do you do? Who do you blame- talk about frustration. Accidents happen all the time - this is proof - I get it - and if this is your job - man it must get mundane- BUT, privately addressed for a neighbour * Norm has already delivered to the CORRECT address.
these are bank papers - identity theft is on the rise- and here is more than most would need to know! Check out how they tell us to keep safe from identity theft:
Collect your mail daily! I would IF it was IN the CORRECT box - Canada Post.
Why am I upset? It's not a one time thing- mails is going missing!
I've had items I ordered never delivered. If you read this blog you know just before Christmas again, a very small package - never got it.
It was replaced by the shipper and I felt bad about it.
Did we become targets when Health Canada mailed out their letters addressed for all to see?
If I'm getting wrong mail - someone is getting OUR mail.
Imagine if it was Storms medicine OR mine- I forget about me- I think of him first -
and was delivered to the wrong home - and lets say - its not such a trust worthy person, who is slightly curious, and more than slightly dishonest- well: kiss the mail goodbye.
I hate to think any such people exist in Keswick.. Ontario... Canada! - lol
I've been called naive before.
Why do we have this service and pay taxes - for what?
Proof- shit happens, mistakes are being made all the time... more than mistakes - things are being stolen that are not addressed to the person that they belong to.
Stealing is exactly what it is.
Tell me what can be done? Do you know?
Really, I don't know what to do - the www. offers a royal run around - and simply suggests you deliver mail if not yours even though 'they are legally' responsible.
Legally responsible for setting us up for identity theft. This is beyond frustrating.
No wonder, I 'demand' the mail is checked daily - they tease me - I TELL Storm - "Please GO, before others come home & check their mail, incase & we get a key and they take out mail from A or B box.' Its a fact. I wish I did not even think it, let alone say it - live it, trust me.
It is to the point, I don't think I will order anything that comes via Canada Post and is important to us. I don't trust the service any longer.
Do you have my mail? If so kindly deliver it to the correct address.
Let it Be.
I started this cartoon last week and grateful, it was a distractions I seriously needed as I forced myself to finish the past few days. I still forgot to add the words .. 'with love' and had to go back in, after it was painted. That was not the plan.
When will I learn, 'plan's mean nothing.
Again my plan had a monkey wrench thrown in it the other night, I spent between 1 - 5 a.m. then tearing my office apart and stripping it clean. Until I was exhausted and cried out and went to pass out.. up and at it again at 7a.m., I need a good sleep.
My guys left me alone.
They understood & also realized could not help.
Today, still as I added the details on this 'Let it Be'
I apologized to Storm about feeling so sad, this close to Chirstmas'
He understands, points to my cartoon & says the answer is right in front of you...
Let it Bee.
This too shall pass.
I am taking a break until after the holidays.
Let it Be. Let it Bee
Let them BEE.
I hope you have wonderful time with family & friends, doing stuff together instead of comparing stuff together! Making memories instead of creating debt!
Teach your kids about priorities now, not late fees later.
Making Love, not war.
( one of many)It's TIME! Tis The Season! Everywhere you look glitter, sparkle! Buy! Buy! Buy!
Oh my Gosh I am the first one to get caught up in it!! Why, I will avoid the mall until - Feb if possible. I can't do it! It turns me into The Grinch and I will tell you why...
PLEASE DO NOT GO FURTHER IN DEBT BY USING YOUR
CREDIT CARDS!!!! The stress later - might kill you!
If you go 'way back' in this blog you will read about my credit card experience..
well not all of it. I'm finally ready to share the outcome.
When I was at the beginning of this 'brain thing' journey, it started with me being very sick.
I could hardly get out of bed, Dr.s had no clue and all the tests and neurologist were starting. I had like many of you a credit card. When I worked, I paid the card. I even paid for coverage if you get sick*. It was fine, bills came in and I made payment.
When I became ill, and fast - this household lost one income. Fast.
We started to lose control of our finances and I could no longer make payments for my credit card. Which was getting insane with interest payments.
Shit happens. That is how easy it can happen to you too, btw.
I couldn't make payments, they started to call. I blogged about it, early on.
I freaked out because I received a phone call and was told:
"You can't make payments? I'll come to your house and make you F*cking pay!"
I got off the phone and was visibly shaking, I did not know what to do, who to contact and never had a call like that before. Nasty & mean, this guy kept taking it to a new level.
To make a real long story shorter.. I contacted company that 'represented' MC that I acquired at the time (who had nothing to do with master card) lol ... everyone else gave me the run around - PLEASE remember I was very sick - they want you to give up.
Anyhow - Thank God (literally) as I am sure it is with Gods direction - I got attention.
I was called by MC head office in Canada right away.
A week went by- they said 'they listened to the calls' I had been getting, assured me the employee had been fired and the gentleman I was speaking with told me in his own words "he was a piece of work and was sorry for what I had been put through" & was then
told about a *'hardship program'. I could pay only $50 a month for a year with no interest. Tired, sick, frightend by the calls I had been getting, hounded, yelled at, taunted, threatened, called many times a day and never listened or wouldn't pass me over to a supervisor.. I was exhausted. I agreed.
My health issues progressed, a year flew by & the calls start again and just as bad, again:
I was told 'I was making up the hardship program' or 'they had never heard of it!' RUN around, constant calls and MORE abuse. Where do they get these people!? How can they say they are not aware of them verbally & mentally trying to abuse people they phone?
I had had it!!! It's one thing if we shirk our obligations but no one deserves this over a lousy credit card. Deathly sick and they were in fact, making me sicker! I cried on the phone to some of those people, begged to be able to just talk to someone - to try to resolve it.
They have no problems giving credit cards to EVERYONE but they then MAKE everyone FEEL like a criminal if they can not pay & NOT EVERYONE is a f*cking criminal!
If thats the case and they think we are criminals then why give us the cards in
the first place - because they don't care.
Frustrated I finally contacted 'who I did' the first time - ONLY this time - I had had enough. I told them straight out in a letter & e mail:
'BRING to me fucking court, you're never getting another fucking cent for the abuse & stress you have added to my illness'.
IT was FUCKING abuse, plain and simple. No amount of '$' is worth it.
Clearly someone finally listened, my phone rang the next day.
I was told that day, I would NEVER hear from the credit card company again,
"I'd be wiped off the face of the earth, as far as they were concerned"
I never got another phone call.
I never got another bill.
I never made another payment.
That was about 3 years ago now.
I will NEVER own another credit card again.
We do not own any now and will keep it that way.
I told Norm if he gets one - he can get a new wife too... ;) No credit cards.
Even to be removed from your husbands/wifes card - YOU can't!
YOU need his/her permission -(divorce nightmare) and must give it to the bank.
You can go and buy one - if you need to make a purchase online for a set limit.
I use paypal for everything I purchase online or I don't buy it.
NO ONE NEEDs a credit card anymore.
It's all stuff.
Please don't put yourself in the hands of people who will torment you, they don't care if you are sick or not, and it only adds to illness. OVER stuff.
There IS a program called the Hardship program < click to read more.
There is a great documentary - GIVE it to your kid this christmas:
Maxed OUT ** Please give yourself the gift of education and watch it as well.
Credit card companies when they behave like this are no better than glorified loan sharks,
I know first hand - I was terrified to answer my phone at a time - when I as waiting to hear from Dr.s and get tests results. A time when I was sick and they just made me sicker. Fact.
*** If you think you can lie - good luck- look at what I had to prove & what they put me through. Things happen out of our control.
*That 'extra protection coverage '- miss one payment and it's out the window.
Just thinking of what I went through makes me still feel ill.
I have the number of the guy from the credit card company in my wallet, still! LOL
He was not happy to see my name come across his desk a second time.
ALSO * I learned! I started to RECORD their calls. Tell them that!!!
DO NOT let them abuse you! * I do think you have to warn them & I seriously do mean record the calls if they are making threats.
>>> If you are lying - well, you are part of the problem. <<<
THE real problem is the credit card companies and the fact that they just keep handing them out as they get richer just off of everyones interest - in stuff. Literally.
Is STUFF worth the rest of your life? A christmas gift the kids MIGHT really play with for a year? You will pay years for. Your kids do not want you stressed.
AM I a buzz kill? GOOD!!!
I'd rather be a buzzkill that contribute to your mental meltdown in January when you can't afford hydro, never mind credit card bills. xox
Tip 2 tomorrow!!
You know you want too...
I live with two men and over the years I have witnessed some serious ball scratching going gone. I try to turn a blind eye as - it is what guys do. When in the comfort of their own home - they do it more frequently - so I am to understand. I actually try not to give it too much thought but the other day - something was said along these lines and we all started to laugh, Norm and I giggled about it all night. Storm not so much. lol
The drawing a bit of a challenge & I was worried until; Linda was over visiting and we made our way up to my office as we usually do, she spied the unfinished toon on my desk, leaned over to read it and burst out laughing . ;) Oh, good! I guess I got the point across;)
I decided to cold and here it is I pray it provided a few of you with a Friday smile!
I know not all will find it funny.
Oh well. It made us all laugh. Move on to NOW.
Not everyone 'gets it'... move on, focus on NOW.
Do what you love because you love to do it! I tell you - IF I let every bit of negativity that tried to sneak into my soul - effect me. I would hardly draw.
My Dandy Lion (the lion and lamb drawing, below) I had someone (I like - don't really know that well) E me, they 'did not approve' more or less...
"Children seeing it might get confused and think it o.k. to pat a lion... "
My first reaction was confusion & then.... - lol - defence:
Give me a break! ? Really? WTF - Then every lion driving a car - watch out kids!
How about those elephants driving firetrucks! Hippo's dancing the ballet- watch out toes.
2nd: a bit later. anger.. Was that comment really necessary? WTF? What was that all about?
3rd: hurt... that was cruel.. why would they say that.. I love this drawing..
much later... when I remembered to ask for assistance so i could get past it myself.. Done. To each his own.
The last thing I should care to do is explain about lions and children books and inspiring young imaginations!
NOR do I care to defend or try to explain a drawing I did to this person. LOL
It was drawn from love and still holds love for me when I look at it.
Filled with love as I drew it - sent out with LOVE.
If the first thing another sees is 'a child being attacked from a lion'- by looking at this drawing - who does the problem lie with?
So - a nice lesson again, I guess 'I' took it personally in the first place as it came from someone 'I' put judgement on- really. My mistake.
Put your creations out there - with love.
With Love we can not fail.
Nay sayers or not. They are here to keep us focused and strong and help me to get along.
I sent up prayers and smiles finally - that she might one day look at such a simple drawing and see it for what it was, a cute lion and lamb laying in the grass playing - a hope for peace.
A cartoonists drawing.
Have we not more important things to focus on, or make others aware of? I do!!
Yeah! I am back to sharing toons!
Thank You Norman! & Thank you Normans' employer Findlay Restoration.
Norm loves his job, thank God. He believes the owner is a good man.
How awesome! He can't wait to go in the morning! lol - I get up with him now!
He was asked to work all weekend and he did, mostly for me... and partly for his own sanity!
LOL He lives with me! Some only get a glimpse of what I can BE. <3
That is why I try to keep it only from love! I can post cartoons again!
Share smiles and love!
OH! The teach only LOVE cards are ready!!
I can't wait to start mailing some out!
xox <>< Have Faith!
A better understanding is needed.
Men are not mind readers & the majority of people do NOT 'get it'. until you explain it to them.
For the past 6 years I have suffered with a twitch.. in my head, pretty much constant that progressed & strengthened into such pain, I could not walk or focus. I had surgery and it was not a complete success. It did remove a ‘Blockage sensation’ in the front of my head I had. It never went away and in time had steadily increased in frequency and
in pain. It is 10:30 a.m. and I’m ready for my nap. I am up, usually at 4... it takes me a while to get medicated and calm my twitch. It is so strong in the a.m. I can be hungry and the pain goes right to the pit of my stomach, the thought of food suddenly has me gagging.
I try to read. I TRY because it is physically maddening to read with a constant twitch. TRY it. FOR 6 years. It is a LEARNED habit, I cherish. I also read something that will ‘force’ me to start my day in a positive light. It is too easy to be dragged into darkness.
You have to kick at the darkness until it bleeds daylight.
I have a friend Mona who reminds me of that.
‘By 10a.m. most days I choose- Cry OR DO something.
Not just do.. BE creative.
Walking is something I MUST focus on most times, I feel like I have a weight in my head wobbling the rest of my body. When being constantly zapped- what do you do ?
Learn to live through it & Thank God for each time you come out the other side.
I don’t share any of this for PITY. Pity is not what I need.
I need loving vibes sent. Understanding for me and others like me.
I have Trigeminal Neuralgia & some.
I have on average, on a good day 5 major attacks an hour.
I have a very visual case. I find it difficult also on levels socially.
Photos taken this a.m. shared. *Hard to do. Even if just in a blog.
People can see my pain. It makes some uncomfortable. It makes me uncomfortable.
I must force myself out socially. BUT my home is different. IT IS my comfort zone that I NEED badly. I invite only those who I know come with love and nothing else.
I am very selective of who I even invite for a coffee.
The woman from the TN Support group, Kathy has been very supportive to me personally. She responds to my e mail, some nice, some angry -(I figure if she can’t FU*KING understand, who will?) She does not judge and encourages me - she also pointed out that ‘I seem to be ashamed of my disease.’
I though when I read that: That’s BULLSHIT!
She was right. I am ashamed. I have no control. ;(
The world world can see, I have lost control of my own face. My mind is zapping me 24/7 and it hurts and I can’t stop it. Dr.s can’t either. Not without a lot of GUESSING.
I sometimes think THANK GOD - they cannot see the pain that comes with.
I don’t want Pity! I want understanding!
When I am stressed and the blood starts to race a bit faster- I can start to resemble, as if I am having a stroke. I also can NOT bend over all the time for the same reason.
It triggers stronger attacks and NO thank you! I have enough in a day.
*IF I'm having a PHONE conversation - say with the government - ( LOL - usual bullshit) and I start to get upset - as they an cause you to do - it can trigger an attack, I slur my words and my face cramps and HURTS. They can’t 'hear' this on the phone and when I go quiet, I’ve even had people who appear to lose patience!
I AM in the process of finding out how to get my communications in writing! WHY NOT?
YOU know why - because then when they SCREW UP, you have a record!
Recently the government screwed up- after MONTHS of running around and passing the buck- ADDING UNNECESSARY stress to our lives -It was NOT until AFTER I was FORCED to send a threatening letter - assuring I would be happy to involve Dr.s, Lawyers and the PRESS - we did get a phone call and APOLOGY and admitting numerous mistakes were made! Amazingly someone was READY to actually listen. It is draining and I know we are not alone! Speak to anyone and you hear the same stories.
How many do not have even the energy to argue. Too many.
There services are in place to help us? I find it hard to believe.
I am so very tired of it. I refuse to be ‘judged’ by anyone WHO does not know and refuses to KNOW OR LISTEN!
I AM DONE. I will not apologize for this! I will NOT be ashamed and I will educate!
IF I can - and I CAN.
Do I wish I was NOT the one to be educating you on this!?
YES!! I AM. Here, Literally the face of pain.
I do get breaks, Naps do help. Positive People, Vibes, books, shows.. all help.
Why would anyone want it any other way? If we lose it quick, we apologize quick in this house and move on. I thank God for my guys and their patience & LOVE they provide me with every hour of every day. If I ask. ;)
Men ARE NOT mind readers.
A little understanding from strangers - is that too much to ask?
DO NOT judge UNLESS you know - and even then. Why bother.
IF you don’t have anything nice to say - don’t say it.
DON’T tolerate it either.
Everything for a reason. I am learning to embrace all that life gives - as long as I remind myself I am never alone, I’m going to be o.k.
I’m never alone. ;) I don’t mean the dogs... lol
The world can see, I have lost control of my own face.
But they can’t see, I have not lost control of my faith.
More FaceBook Fun
Friday I was up at 4!
Wishing my guys well on a fishing adventure! They were off!
Too much energy from the chatting, coffee and making sure all was got & not forgot, instead of reading I decided to log on to FB. I could not.
On the screen appeared a box saying due to traffic, I had to change my page from a person to “Public figure”. I tried to back out, log off, re log in.. several times. NOPE, same box every time.
I proceeded as instructed. 5 a.m..
Clearly, I had no other option. I was relieved to see my page looked exactly the same with all my posts. But NO comments! ALL gone! ???
I am sure someone new to the page might imagine why. or how with no activity.
All the conversations, comments, educational links others shared. GONE.
All the friends I have made over the years - some,
I’ve actually gotten to know in real life - GONE.
ANY Private messages, Cartoon ideas - saved there, addresses, stories, links - GONE.
Messages from parents with sick kids.. gone and I don’t have any e mail addresses.
Frustrated I turned off the computer, only to arrive back a bit later to see I already had a couple of messages, asking what happened to the page and ‘was it personal?’
THEN - I tried to connect with the person - who is ‘no longer a friend’ and when I visited the page - I see, I can no longer: Comment, Like or even send people messages. :(
Not even to my son or husband!?
I tried to explain this to someone - only to be doubted. As you can see from the image below from a good - real life friend.. The option to even message is gone.
Oh well! Feeling incredibly frustrated again, I shut it off, sat back and breathed and went about housework. 6 a.m.
Later I thought log on and see what happening... No news FEED? LOL!
WTF! But then I realized, I no longer have ‘friends’ so I cant see what you are posting! Not only that, I can’t search! I have no search window * something must be wrong
Well I felt really sad then...
No Mykayla going to school- Can’t wait to see her first art project!
How is Rebel growing!? At the same time, I will admit to all of you - forgive me, but we are close to Cashys anniversay of passing - I’ll never forget because it was the day after my surgery. His mothers pain tears at my heart. Only a mother must feel such a degree of sadness. So I was going to have to NOT look ... it can consume me. NOT looking for me BTW does Not mean I am not thinking. What that beautiful baby endured only to die
- yes, that is a “I’m pissed at that GOD!” for me.
I am dealing myself now, with an illness... well - you know.
Last week Storm and I had a very serious conversation where he admitted to me that he does not think I am capable to go camping with them and why.
He was 100% correct. I was in denial.
Because of this condition one minute I look & feel fine the next I am like a drunk staggering & my brain feels as if it’s doing the same thing inside.
It’s just not safe, & he wants to fish - I get it. ;)
He is so good at it. It brings him Peace.
So.. I take it a a sign. I am grateful for all of you that continue to follow, support
I will take hint from a friend who is on sabbatical and do the same.
I will post, and then do what I am to do - draw.
Thankfully, I do have a few e mail.
Several have helped informing a few of where my page is at.
> Georgia Toons < on Face book.
You know what, it was a lesson. I am tired. I need to back off.
People who want to contact me will.
LOL - they will learn it might take a few days for me to get back to them... perhaps even a week.
I will try starting NOW to put up a blog every day!
Up coming topics:
Cannabis Digest cover.
My first ‘support group meeting’ for TN Trigeminal neuralgia - I’m nervous. ;(
Cancer, children, Cashy and Cannabis
I have several projects on the go, will share take step by step photos of a few awesome crafts!
I sent my best bud an e mail the other day the subject line said:
I’m going to bombard the world with love starting today!
and the fist line inside said:
And I want you to remind me of that when I feel like telling it to go FUCK itself.
Thank you FaceBook for helping me get he message out, I am grateful and all of you who continue to show us support and yes, smile at my toons. It is what I LOVE to do and I'm gonna do it more.
Thank you FB - I was content, Life is not about content.
I need to do more and see less.
I have to share - what a weekend! The guys came home! The boat would not start! The truck needed fixed! 10 hours Drive for nothing. ;(
But they went out again and and Storm was determined show Joe a MUSKY!
LOL I love this photo. I love my boy.
I love this life.
Twitch and all, I am blessed.
Sunday we had a trip to the city planned, visit a few stores and see a couple of friends.
I had it in my mind how the day would go. It went another way.
Storm and I had a good day and did see some people we have not seen in a while, & it was great to say Hello and catch up a bit.
But the day had an event that really stuck in my head. Enough to draw it.
I suggested to Storm that we find an outdoor patio so that I could medicate. Which was badly needed. Young st. was busy - what else is knew... the level of poor was new, to me anyhow. Everything you see in the cartoon is TRUE and more. It was a visual smorgasbord!
The color, the people, the noise were slightly overwhelming as it is but when we finally found an empty patio and had just ordered a coffee, was about to medicate, I heard this strange beeping... you know s sound you know but are not sure where....
I turned to see a woman in a hospital gown, no shoes on her feet... walking towards us - with an IV pole - she was hooked up. The blood backed up into the line connecting to her arm. The machine on the IV pole beeping!
I instantly thought of TIFF and thought it might be some stunt..
She walked right where we were sitting, when an EMT worker pulled up beside her and started to question her. We were sitting right beside her.
He was nice and asked her where she was going, he said she had walked 5 km from a hospital?! 5 km and no one stopped her? No one asked her where she was going or what she was doing. ;( The conversation continued and he expressed concern about the IV Pole stating a few times “it’s worth about $3,000... “ I was thinking - buddy - she is in her hospital gown in the middle of young street attached to an IV POLE do you think she was thinking about the cost?
Well a couple of police cars later... she had slid down the railing where we were sitting almost within touching distance.. she did turn and say “sorry”
I told her she had no need to apologize. I felt bad for her. She was here from Alberta, no family, at a shelter and sick., She had a bad infection and was in the hospital to get better. It is great in this country she can be treated! I get it bout the IV Pole.. but really? What has played on my mind is the fact that he got so far. How sad. :( So many people just ignoring everything. stepping over the poor liek they re trash on the street.
I bet people looked at her when she was not looking and they thought she must be crazy. Who is cray? THOSE who see and do NOTHING are the closest to mad there is. No compassion.
I did not leave, We sat there. I at one point thought the conversation might have gone differently if she were alone. The other officer made a point about asking her is she had been in trouble and also the cost of the Pole.
Then they talked about how they needed bigger cars.
An ambulance finally arrived and she had to go back. Back to where she was so very tired of. I don’t have the answers. Better security at the hospitals?
This cartoon is full of mental illness. Alcohol abuse. Sexual obsession, Shopaholics. The rich and the poor. People together but a great percentage alone. Many on phones. Obese people getting more obese on the takeout Blvd. as they stroll past a woman begging for food.
Everyone in their own world.
WE ARE here TOGETHER! One day that might be you!
What is happening to you Toronto? Not the city I know and loved.
That could easily be someone's sister or mother.
I talked it over with a friend who work in the city and she said “you see so much so often you just learn to turn your head.”
I don’t think that is what Jesus meant when he said ‘Turn the other cheek’.
Forgive us, for we know squat. ;( .
There is a sign of hope in the cartoon. Can you find it?
I was blessed yesterday by my friend Marie! And what a blessing it was!
Marie makes Trifle. I met Marie through the parish many years ago.
At functions Marie makes a Trifle..
I alwasy get the left overs for Norm and He loves it!
Remember I'm not a great cook...
Jello and I have issues, so I have never made it.
My friend Marie showed up yesterday to teach me how!
It was awesome. I don't even need a recipe!
I already know it and I can't wait to try another, perhaps one with oranges and chocolate! Nom nom! We chatted, stirred, sliced, chatted.... went out for a tea in the gazebo and chatted some more. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. I always find Marie interesting and one of the most compassionate people I know. Marie educates me every time I see her, of course shw also cares very much about our planet. I guess you could say we are tree huggers and PROUD! lol
I have several friends like this. They inspire me to be a better person.
I can't wait to pay it forward the next time I have company and share a dessert made with TLC for them!
I was blessed with a visit from a friend - who brought all the ingredients!
Provided a TLC treat that my guys have been more that thrilled with! LOL
I admitting had it for breakfast and yes, it is almost gone.
I am sure it will be after dinner this evening!
Share your gift.
I needed it. I am thankful for it.
I had quite an experience the day before in Toronto that I had been thinking about, so it was nice to realign the mind. More on that tomorrow...
I try to live my life stress free - LOL! Don't we all.
I understand there is stress we can't avoid it, death, illness and many unexpected events... but there is stress we can avoid. It's the petty stuff. The small stuff.
I constantly try to be a better person - it's not an easy task, I am human and I lose my temper and drive - more often than I wish to admit ;) That being said, I have learned "the truth' does set you free. ;) !!
I made some changes.
~I don't assume - if it is bothering me - as in 'on my mind' - I ask.
~I tell the truth. If you don't want to know don't ask... I am realizing, most people have a pretty good idea before they ask - do you agree?
I try to be nice.... lol - If I can't, I try not to say anything at all, unless of course it means something important to me! What are you waiting for speak up!
TRY to speak with some thought.. I recently watched a tedtalk (I think) and the gentleman speaking said remember this when speaking: HAIL
It is what I try to do and will continue to do as long as I'm here.
It's how we learn.
I certainly have held nothing back on this blog to date.
I made a promise to myself and God as long as I'm here to speak my mind. I just so happen to do it with a blog.
Others do it other ways. It is not how we do it but what we say.
FOR one day try not to say anything negative about anyone!
Not even Rob Ford or Steven Harper! LOL Can you do it?
it is a habit like anything else. It needs work to make it a pattern.
Either way... HAIL is something I think we can all learn.
I work daily on eliminating gossip, it's easy to 'get caught up'.. but I think I'd rather get caught up in some art. Tune it out to TOON in.