Day 3: The People Struggle is Real

I had something different planned for today, but then after the last few days I’ve had felt this to be apropos.

I saw this posted on Thought Catalog a while ago, “19 Struggles Only People Who Hate People Understand”

1. When you’re sitting by yourself in a public place and someone sits next to you, your first instinct is great. I hope they don’t start talking to me.

2. Then they start talking and you’re like, CRAP.

3. They’re blah blahing about their day while you silently wonder who Continue reading

Stranger Than Fiction

It’s really hard for to believe that anyone this stupid is walking around. Actually it’s scary.

Here is a life is stranger than fiction story.

A couple of days ago, I went for a late lunch to kind of hang out with a bartender friend of mine. I pony up to the bar and he’s got everything ready for me when I come in. My deconstructed bacon cheddar cheeseburger (all the fixin’s on the side because I like to put it together — the right way) and ginger ale with light ice. Now that’s service. So, we’re chatting and laughing as he’s cleaning up from the lunch crowd and getting ready for the happy hour/dinner crowd that start trickling in around 4. Continue reading

Monday Inspiration – 6.16.14

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve lost some pretty iconic people. Well, at least iconic to me. People that have inspired me to try and be better person. To reach for the stars. To kick ass. To be strong, courageous, and dignified.

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”
Maya Angelou

The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.
― Ruby Dee

Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.
–Casey Kasem

Day 15: Opinion

I’m in the process of catching up with my Blogging A to Z Challenge letters. Day 15 was the letter ‘O’ and I originally planned to pen something about Opinions. However my mom had open heart surgery and was progressing very quickly, then she had a set back and I thought, ‘One Step Forward, Two Steps Back.’

The other day I was talking to a friend of mine and both of us are quite opinionated. He, like most people of the male species have some bizarre, misguided notion that they are always right. Continue reading

Day 16: P is for Pay if Forward

I’m a bit behind in my Blogging A to Z Challenge posts but I am determined to catch up. I was listening to the news this morning and they’re celebrating people that Pay it Forward. I’ve done about half of the things on the list and plan on doing the others too.

10 ways you can change someone’s life or brighten their day.
  1. Visit the elderly / Volunteer at a senior center
  2. Volunteer at a homeless shelter
  3. Donate your old clothing (your old is someone else’s new)
  4. Become a mentor / Tutor a child or teenager
  5. Send a care package to a soldier
  6. Donate toys
  7. Read to the elderly, the blind, or children
  8. Run an errand for someone who is homebound
  9. Give blankets, coats and/or shoes to the homeless
  10. Pay for the coffee of the person behind you

What was your last Act of Kindness? Do you have any Act of Kindness suggestions?