"It is a rare event for me to wear earrings. To dress up. If they were a gift. Or if the moment felt right.
But I saw some the other day. They were on sale. They were simple. So, I just bought ‘em. Did not think too much of it. Cause, well. Everyone wears earrings, right?
It was not until I put them in did I realize. Those holes are still there. They have healed opened. And I find it weird that I have Open healed wounds From years and years ago. That I dress up and pretend it is normal."
“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well. If it is worth having, it is worth waiting for. If it is worth attaining, it is worth fighting for. If it is worth experiencing, it is worth putting aside time for.” ~ Jack London :)
“I’ve never really been tempted to walk away from my faith. And it isn’t because I don’t have doubts from time to time or feel deep feelings of disappointment occasionally. Many folks walk away for intellectual reasons. Some walk away because church folks act shitty. Others just don’t really find much life in it. My mystical tendencies are such the first and third reasons don’t have much pull. If I were ever to walk away, it would be for the second reason: the disappointment that is the church. In the end, it is the anarchist in me that holds my faith. Whenever someone tries to assert some crappy version of Christianity or I hear about a prominent minister royally screwing up or when I see folks evangelize in simplistic and contrived ways, the anarchist in me raises a righteous fist and says, 'PLEASE! YOU don’t get to define Jesus.' And in those moments, I recall all the amazing examples of the love of Jesus throughout history and let them shape my faith. It is strangely amusing to me that my faith has, from time to time, been held together by a spiritual 'PLEASE!'.” ~ Mark Van Steenwyk :)
Even if we have resolved not to gossip about our colleagues, we can be guilty by association. When workplace gossip starts, excuse ourselves. This will show people that we will not be involved in talking about others behind their backs and that they can trust us :)
"There’s an ebb and flow to life that’s out of our control. We can try to hold onto Summer with all our might and delay the onset of the cold… but we cannot hold back the frost we cannot hinder Summer from the continuation of its journey. Time passes with no man’s help or hindrance.
Many of us spend time counting down the days until such and such happens, or until this season passes… we dream of what could happen, good or bad… We obsess over what is ‘not yet’ and by doing so, we miss the beauty of the ‘now’.
Beauty resides in the journey and its the journey that makes the destination beautiful. Keep on moving. Learn and grow. Take time to appreciate the moment. Allow the moments of awe and wonder to fill you with grace and humility, strengthening you for the seasons ahead.”
“I used to dislike being sensitive. I thought it made me weak. But take away that single trait, and we take away the very essence of who I am. We take away my conscience, my ability to empathize, my intuition, my creativity, my deep appreciation of the little things, my vivid inner life, my keen awareness to others pain and my passion for it all.” ~ Author Unknown :)
"And I am not afraid to try it on my own I don't care if I'm right or wrong I'll live my life the way I feel No matter what I'll keep it real you know Time for me to do it on my own" ~ Try It On My Own song lyrics :)