Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Strangers end up becoming our best friends!

It's Tuesday night and the flu is slowly making its way out of my body.. the flu. I didn't get a flu shot because I personally don't feel it'll help me. Is this Karma? Last week, work was offering them right near my desk. Can I just add literally 20 ft a way in a little room perhaps 8x8. I thought no way.. not me.. I don't need that shot! Two days later I wake up feeling like a pile of dog droppings. I don't even think that comparison does justice. I felt like sewage, lol. Okay, enough! The very bottom line is I was sick.. am sick, getting better thank god by the day. I have surgery scheduled for Friday, can this have happened at a worse time? I keep telling myself I'm being tested for how strong of a person I very well might be. How am I doing, whoever is watching me under a microscope? I would love a report =)

The topic I wanted to touch base on is relationships. Feedback is always appreciated as I'm always trying to make heads or tails with my thoughts. Isn't it amazing the various, different, unique relationships we have with people and though categorizing everyone, none of them are the same. When I say relationships I'm not referring to the typical love interest.. a spouse or significant other. I mean our family, friends, those we work with all day long (co-workers or simplify it), neighbors? I'm going to scratch out neighbors only because Charlie and I don't have the friendliest ones and I can't really define that. I would love to hear your stories though!

My definition of family would have to be those in your life that no matter what happens will always have an infinite amount of love to give to you, never walk away emotionally, share memories that no other relationships could possibly ever come close to replacing. They will always be there. Sometimes you'll build such an amazing bond with your family that it seems too good to be true to be called family. Family you're born into in a way, related by blood as so many say. You're love just grows beyond a shared last name. Now taking a step back you may be picturing a family with no faults. It rains and sometimes it pours, but please.. please keep in mind the sun always comes out! There are always situations that families face together or apart. They may not be around or there are always those unresolved issues that break up a happy home; however, they are the same ones that surprise you when life has carried you to the edge. In a way, to me, they're you're forever friends and will always know you in a way other relationship won't. "To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there."

Friends! This one is huge and I need to keep it as short, sweet and simple as possible. Friends branches to so many other sub categories. You have acquaintances, those you confide in, the ones that just want to have a good time. All in all they're friends. At one point in your life they may have been your everything. The one that kept you together when you felt there was no one else to hold you up. I feel our emotions are the same with friends as they are with our family relationships but our actions seem to change with each person we love. I've noticed in life observing people as I LOVE to gives hugs to everyone.. it's easier for people to hug friends than family. I don't feel you love either less or more, it's the approach. It's what each person brings out of you. My suggestion HUG EVERYONE! Start now, start tomorrow! "A friend is someone who helps you up when you're down, and if they can't, they lay down beside you and listen."

It's hard to get up and go to work every day, I think everyone will agree. What makes it worth while, the money? Of course! Co-workers you build relationships with. Me personally, I feel I'm at work more than I am home. During the week that probably is true if you're counting the hours sleeping. The people I work with make it close to easy waking up and dragging myself to my desk everyday. We support one another, since we're all in it together. It's so important to build relationships at work, it's not good to be in a negative environment since work is the wood that keeps the fireplace burning, right? "Never lose site of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way."

I love everyone so much and the various relationships we've all built through out the years. I try so hard to express that to everyone and hope you all know how important you are. =)

Goodnight everyone, love you all!!


Monday, November 10, 2008

I think it's time to change our socks

Change is the word I see and hear where ever I go. "Something has gotta give." A new president, it's about time. I don't like politics so I'm not going to expand too much on my views here. I will admit, I constantly keep telling myself this is a good thing even though I didn't like either party and their future projects are a bit frightening. Things won't get resolved in 4 years that is true. It takes time but hopefully it's on our side.

Do you ever take a step back a big step back and thing of all that has been accomplished in life? Ever seen the movie Hairspray? It's a musical, yes I know.. a bunch of young teenie boppers dancing around and singing about the specific moment they're in. It's much more than that. Segregation, remember that word? The young generation growing up now may never have heard of this unless they're taught it in Social Studies. Every time I think about it, I take a moment to take thank MLK Jr for initiating what ended up leading to integration. I cannot even begin to imagine living in a world where we're told who we can associate ourselves with. My parents raised me to love everyone and everything. Isn't that huge obstacle this country has overcome?

Each decade seems to bring new struggles, or more so every year. I know things are hard right now, but thinking back to a time when it was worse, shouldn't we be more thankful for what we have? I can write a whole list of things I'm thankful for but for now I what they are and appreciate this life I've been given. We as a nation need to change. We need to be stronger and be more positive. We need to appreciate all that we have more than ever, or it's going to bring us down..

Just a few thoughts of mine for a Monday.

Have a beautiful day!