Monday, February 21, 2011
So nice to stop sometimes. Flop on your bed...and stop. That moment just for you...ahhh. Hang for a minute and think about nothing or everything. Breath in and out, close your eyes, watch the dust through the sunlight. Isn't it great to just be for a minute? I love it!
Friday, January 28, 2011
No…honestly, please, just no. No to drugs, yes to life. I don’t care what you think or are being told drugs will make your life less than it could be and possibly kill you.
That sounds so dramatic doesn’t it…DRUGS WILL KILL YOU…okay let’s throttle back a bit. Let’s say drugs will not kill you, every time you use them. But they will ruin your looks. You will break out more and your skin will become very thin. Thin skin means you will wrinkle much younger. You will develop those oh so attractive little lines around your lips that your grandmother and great aunts have. Your hair turns dry and brittle like an old Barbie doll and your gum's loosen which leads to your teeth falling out. Well isn’t that just awesome?! In a world that lives for youth and beauty you are going to age yourself with drugs….smart, very smart.
Hey, while you are it start drinking…that is a great idea too. While your skin and hair look like crap why not add a few pounds with beer or wine? Yes! Perfect. And then to top it all off, get behind the wheel of a car, or in a car with someone else who is drunk or high, and drive completely wasted. You know since you are going to look horrible anyway why not kill yourself, or someone else? Hey, maybe you will just end up in a wheelchair or paralyzed. In fact that is why I think your parents had you so you could completely ruin your life drinking and doing drugs. Yup, I am sure of it.
You are so much better than that. Anybody can get high, it is so much cooler to say no. Be your best friend.
No…honestly, please, just no to drugs and yes to life. I love you!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Do you remember what it was like to be 4? It was awesome...you were awesome! Everyday was about you...there were some big decisions to be made. What you were going to wear, who you were going to play with...what was for lunch. Big, big things to decide. And no matter what you decided to do it was fun...and you thought you did it the best....even if you didn't. Your confidence was at an all time high as it should be. You didn't "feel fat" in your jeans...you didn't worry about your hair not being perfect because 4 year old you knew she rocked...messy jeans, crooked pigtails, sneakers too big...stuunnning!
How do you get that back? How do you stop caring what other people think? How do you silence the nasty voice in your head telling you you can not do something and listen to the 4 year old that says "Oh yes you can"! When you are feeling doubt stop for a minute and find the 4 year old...she is in there and dying to tell you how great you are...how you can do anything...and however you do it is fantastic.
Be your best friend. I love you!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Be the friend you would like to have, bighearted, honest but kind. Love like you want to be loved, forgive like you would want to be forgiven. To be kind and generous of spirit is such a good way to live. When it is all so crazy...and not the way you would want...stop! Just stop! Remember that the person you are dealing with is just that, a person like you. And believe it or not people make mistakes and sometimes need to be forgiven.
Accept people as they are, love them for who they are...not who you hope they will be. Before you expect someone else to change...remember how hard it is for you to change.
You are a gift, your friendship is a gift, give your gift wisely and with meaning. Remember to give it to yourself as well.