Validation, Power, Addiction…Oh My!

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I was on Bumble. I swiped left on a guy with a beard, presenting a fish to the camera. Then I saw that smile. Smirk, rather. It was him. The guy who took advantage of me with our mutual friend. I froze. Cold clammy palms. My heart actually skipped a beat. I thought he was in a relationship. Maybe he just never took his profile down because that’s the type of guy he is. And I, robotically, watched as my finger swiped right.

It wasn’t a match, thankfully. I forgave myself for the out of body reaction. Chalked it up to flight or fight. Anxiety can make you simply react. I always wanted him to like me. I guessed that subconsciously I hoped it would be a match so I would feel validated. I know I don’t need anyone to make me feel validated, but there’s still a wound, ever…

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Be Who You Want To Be

Jaime Stenning - a life uncut

Are you happy being you? Do you feel and act like you? Or are you still finding out who that is?

I think being happy in your own skin is a wonderful thing. I guess I’ve reached an age where I realise that it makes you happier being you, than it does trying to fit everyone else’s idea of what right is. I don’t care what anyone thinks of me. If you don’t like me for who I am then you’re not a true friend. The sooner you get your head around this, the sooner you’ll be happy and confident.

I took my little ones out today. We were going swimming, so I wrestled my unstraightened hair back with an Alice band, put my crocs on (with socks) and went out without much thought… or make up… at all. And what a lovely day we had. Who cares what I…

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Why We Can’t “Just Let go”

Don't Lose Hope

How often do you hear someone say, “Just let it go”?

As if was easy that easy to “Just let it go”.

You don’t just snap your fingers, or make up your mind. The feelings that you have won’t just quietly lie down. The don’t just frizzle out and, no, they don’t just disappear.

And that’s why this trite phrase tends to annoy me so much.

If you try to block emotions and pretend they aren’t there, you will not solve the problem for the issue’s unaddressed. The feelings are still there – even if they’re underground.

For your feelings are designed to alert you to the fact that something isn’t right: that you’ve been wronged, or you’ve been hurt.

That matters – and it should.

And it is right to feel upset.

What to do About it?

If you can’t “Just let it go

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Blame it on Allergies

Praying for Eyebrowz

On a scale of one to ten, with one being the lowest and ten being phenomenal, my productivity level today has hovered right at a negative eight—below slug level. As is my right as a citizen of the state of Florida on this pollen-dusted spring day, I’m blaming my lack of progress on seasonal allergies.

Actual photograph taken in my backyard.

The hills are alive with the sound of sneezing.

We all live in a pollen-covered state.

Okay, the antihistamine is kicking in, I’m not sneezing anymore, but now I can’t keep my eyes open.

Peace, and gesundheit, people!

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Guidance

Psalm 25:4-5 4Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. 5Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

There is the more popular one;

Proverbs 3:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.See the source image

There’s no to ways about it, we all wander off that road to happiness (The King’s Highway) as they call it .  We are being led astray by someone or something .

It is then we need to pray to the Lord for Guidance so that we can put back on the road and in the right direction.