Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What happened to 'Family'?

What is happening to Family these days? People just don't care anymore. Your family is suppose to be the ones that are there for you, through thick and thin. Squabbles shouldn't separate you where you don't even talk anymore. Brothers against brothers, sisters against sisters, best friends (lifelong friends) against friends. Doesn't anyone know the meaning of forgiveness anymore.  I am sick at heart about the way people are with one another. It makes me cry in the dark of night to know that one of these days, someone close to me will die, never having resolved the issue they have with someone close to them.  Without talking to the one person they should have been close enough to talk to about anything. Absence does NOT make the heart grow fonder. Holiday's are coming and this group can't get together with the other because someone isn't talking to someone. Families used to ALL get together regardless of the petty tiffs that arose through the year. Someone will spend the Holiday's alone because the other won't come if he or she is going to be there. How do you choose?  Don't these people know that their issues with one another affect everyone concerned? Like a rock thrown into a pond, the rippling affect is far reaching. Children don't get to see relatives, sisters grow apart, brothers hate each other, friends stop seeing each other and most definitely, someone hurts through all of it. The ones that get along with everyone are the ones who suffers most and the ones that hold grudges are the ones that don't seem to suffer at all. I understand that sometimes things happen and maybe you are better off not associating with someone but that is not the overall rule. Have people now days just become so self centered and selfish that they no longer care about anyone? Even family and friends? Will it take a tragedy for the family to reconcile?  I fear that is what it will take.
My wish this season is that people will start to forgive the petty crap that has separated them from their loved ones. Forgive and forget the stupid issues that really shouldn't matter. Everyone has their own way. Loving someone for real means loving even their faults. Not just the good stuff. Call your friends and family members. Be the bigger person. Make things right even if you are not (in your eyes) the one who is wrong. Everyone thinks they are the one that is right. That is what makes us individuals. Are you the bigger person? Photobucket

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Old Friends

PhotobucketFunny, I sit here at my desk and every time I look up, I see a picture of three of my school friends from way back when I was in High School. A couple of years ago, my Daughter contacted one of these women (Valerie) without me knowing it and got us connected again. I spoke to her on the phone a couple of times, me always calling her. I thought it was really thoughtful of my Daughter to go out of her way to do this for me.  Through the following days, I got the numbers to a couple more old friend (again, Harmony did all of the work) I called them both and spoke at length to them. Phone numbers were exchanged and we said our good byes with promises to keep in touch. Well guess again. I haven't heard from either one of them since I called them months ago. I also send emails to them with a rare reply. I have come to the conclusion that when old friends go one way and you go another, there is a reason they do not stay in your lives. I consider myself lucky to have had those friend in the past. I will continue to look at their picture on my office wall and remember when I was younger, then being thankful that I am older now and have other friends that have come into my life and stayed. You come into this world alone and you will leave it the same way, so cherish the ones you love while you are here.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Best Ice Cream Ever

Freebie Friday - Lee's Ice Cream Liqueurs has some delectable ice creams that actually infuse the alcohol into the ice cream. Some of the flavors are: Butter Pecan/Rum, Peanut Butter Cup/Brandy, French Coffe e/Tequila and many many more. It is only for today 4pm - 7pm, at 7137 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ. 85251. Now this is some ice cream I can sink my teeth into.  Photobucket

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thanks to my Best Friend

Thanks to my best friend who also happens to be my daughter. She keeps me going almost on a daily basis. Matter of fact, Harmony and her good friend Chrissy set me up so I could share my thoughts with all of you. Hopefully I will have some funny thoughts and experiences to share.
To Chrissy, congratulations on your success with WW. Last time I saw you, I was impressed with your dedication (not to mention the goals you have reached)