Waiting…

“Afterward, the seven hundred people in the boats had nothing to do but wait… wait to die, wait to live, wait for an absolution which would never come.” – Rose Dawson, Titanic 1997

We are all waiting for something. Waiting to get off work. Waiting for the bell to ring. Waiting for the check to come. Waiting for lunchtime. We’re so used to it now that I doubt many of us even think about it anymore. Continue reading

A Beautiful Quote

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen”.

– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in 1975

And Now, A Poem…

I just had to share this beautiful poem that I stumbled upon on hellopoetry.com by Benjamin Valenzuela. The way that this poem is structured is wonderful, and I find a lot of truth in it. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did… Happy Saturday! Continue reading

“Imma do me”- The New Trend of Selfishness

How do you make the asinine phrase I only care about myself sound cool? Less grammar and more selfishness.

Okay admit it, we’ve all thought it at one time or another, but because of common decency or manners never actually said it out loud. But the new way of doing things seems to be to just shout out personal thoughts and information to anyone within earshot. The crazier the better. People are publicly proclaiming what they did this weekend, who they did, and how they “give 0 shits” about who knows it. This idgaf “motto” is plastered all over t-shirts, Facebook memes, and tirelessly repeated in many popular songs. It’s the cool new way to think and feel.

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Better than Crack- Spreading Love through Food

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So, everybody knows there is much love in food, right? Well, I am a sucker for baked goods. As in, I will be putty in your hands if you put some delicious baked treat within my line of sight. My favorite treat of all, I have to say, is the brownie. Moist, compressed chocolatey goodness- I can’t get enough of them. I just had to share this amazing recipe from howsweeteats.com for Better-Than-Crack Brownies that a good friend of mine gave to me. After having had them a couple of times, I must admit- I’m completely and utterly addicted. Continue reading

A Quote to Make You Think…

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I’ve learned-
That you cannot make someone love you, all you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.
I’ve learned-
That it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it. That it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts. Continue reading

An Open Letter to the Pity Party

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Dear Pity Party,

I’ll admit it, I’ve attended a few of your functions in my life. Sometimes I would literally feel like the most miserable person in the world. The words my life sucks bouncing around me like a million droplets of water, leaving me soaked and miserable in their wake. But you know what? After a good crying session and maybe a pint of Ben and Jerry’s, you come to realize that, it’s really not that bad. No matter what your situation is, there is always somebody who has it worse. Continue Reading…

To Care or Not to Care?

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You can’t make somebody care.

All throughout my life I have encountered people at various stages of the caring spectrum. From over privileged friends who bask in attention and love, too self centered to realize how fortunate they are. To the forgotten Continue Reading…

No Love for our Little Ones?

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Babies. They’re cute. They’re cuddly. They’re innocent and loveable, and the best versions of us because they have not yet had the chance to commit mistakes and mess things up. They are our offspring and without them we would not be here, since, I mean we had to pass the “baby stage” to get to adulthood right? And its important that we never forget that. But if that’s the case then why are babies getting the short end of the stick? Continue Reading…

Real Dads Don’t Leave

I just wanted to share with you a great blog post I stumbled upon about fathers who stick around. I think this dad has the right idea! Props to Single Dad Laughing for sharing his views on fathers who “check-out” on their children.

(The red link on the right will take you to Single Dad Laughing’s post, enjoy!)

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Dads need to stop leaving their kids, and I’m tired of men not being the ones to say it. I’m tired of the world tip-toeing around these guys’ feelings.

Real Dads Don’t Leave.