Friday, February 26, 2010

The Reasons I Cry

The Reasons I Cry......
When I hear a sad song
When Im angry or disappointed
When I have hurt or disappointed another
When I hear bad news
When Im hurting physically (headache, day I fell on the ice OUCH!)
When Im hormonal (which is very often these days)
When Im touched by something someone has said or done
When I watch a sad movie or show
When Im scared
When Im lonely
When I must say goodbye to family
When I feel like having a poor Donna pitty party day
When my son sends me a card or a note
When I think of Sean in general and how incredibly joyful I am to be his mother
When I think of Kevin and all the gratitude I have for him every single best friend
When I peel onions (my onion soup is the BEST so those tears are worth it!)
When at a funeral
When at a wedding or happy occasion

I try so hard to be a comforting person...I dont like to cry as you all know. Laughing is so more my thing!!A good cry however is ok and can make you feel better when needed and shows you have feelings and emotions. Dont hold it in when you feel the need to cry. We all need that good old cry every now and then.
Now tell me your thoughts..........what makes you cry?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Definition Of A Friend

What is the defintion of a friend? Personally I think there are many levels of friends. Sometimes we need a friend to drop everything they are doing to help us in a bind. I think at times we need a friend to share our thoughts with in an open and honest way. Sometimes we need someone from our past to sit and reminisce with us about those good old days. Sometimes you find that very special person who shares the same values as you and there is just a connection. Sometimes we just need support and insight on a problem or situation from anothers point of view. Sometimes we need that one person who will not pull punches and tell us the truth not necessarily the words we feel we need to hear. Sometimes we just need someone as a sounding board and once we get through venting and using them as a punching bag we see things more clearly. We may disagree with our friends but they remain loyal. We may have totally different troubles but have no problem listening to each other. We may have completely different lives but still have a bond. If we are lucky enough to find one person with all of these qualities we should rejoice and be lucky. Im blessed as my best friend, my husband, has every one. That is very rare. I have friends that may have a few of the qualities. I have even met strangers on line that I can call friends having never met them who understand me. The main thing Im learning about friends is people we hang out with affect our lives so Im learning to avoid complicated people. I try to spend my time wisely and no longer just communicate with people for lack of anything else to do. Your quality of life changes simply by who you are spending your time with. So, rest assured, if I am talking to you, visiting you, writing to you, responding to you, or any or all of the above your my friend or I would not be wasting the time.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I Dont Have To Be Busy Every Second Of My Day

Im finally realizing that every second of my day does not have to include something to do. Life gets so overwhelming and sometimes despite my best efforts to stick to my to do list my mind wonders in a million other directions and Im starting five projects at one time and finishing none. I find I overload and stress myself and finally said this must stop. I am working hard on writing down two or three projects for a day and sticking to them. After those chores are completed I do my best to carve some time for me. During this time I go online, write or read blogs and emails, I read, I work on my crocheting, watch television...whatever I choose. Im so tired of having magazine subscriptions that are being thrown in the trash unread as I just did not have the time to look at them. When rested you actually perform your tasks in a healthier and more productive way. Start today...carve out a little time each day for yourself. It isnt easy to do it but once you manage it you will feel so much better.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Never Give UP

From day to day we are challenged many times. So many times we feel like we cannot go on. Our dreams, wants and goals are thrown to the side and we feel like we are in a blizzard of discouragement. Dont feel like you are fighting that losing battle. Dont give up ever!! Discipline yourself that just like you can put negative thoughts in your mind you can replace them with positive ones. It is not easy to do I will admit. Sometimes we are faced with "blizzards" during the course of the day that we can never escape from. Hang on to the dream. It is ok to take a break once in a while but dont stay down long. Without tests and challenges we will never grow. Explore ways to reach this goal, ask friends or relatives for advice. Negativity makes you sick and just causes more bad thoughts. Positive thoughts will bring a smile to your face. Your a winner just because you are giving each day your best effort. No matter how bad things seem, or how overwhelming days get dont give up!. You can do it. The day will be over soon and there will be a fresh tomorrow. NEVER GIVE UP!!!!