Forgive me

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Forgiveness is a tricky topic. Most people avoid it, because people view forgiveness as giving in, or as giving up. They see it as letting the other person win, letting them off the hook, and for the most part that person probably doesn’t deserved to be forgive. Or at least that’s how we feel.

I am guilty of feeling all of those things on multiple occasions, and will probably be guilty of feeling them again. It feels good at time to carry around the angry, it makes me feel justified, like if the person that hurt me knows I’m still angry then they are getting what they deserved, right? I mean every action has a reaction, and if you hurt me then my reaction is to hold on to the pain, because hopefully doing so also causes you pain.

The problem is that carrying around anger and hurt means that I have to live through it. I have to feel those emotions and deal with the overflow of that negativity. Here’s the truth: short and simple. Forgiveness is more for us than it is for the person that hurt us. We are only responsible for the feelings we carry around. For some of you that may be hard to hear because you have been hurt and you want someone else to answer for that pain, but the truth is you can let it go if you want.

You can forgive the person that wronged you and feel the freedom of not carrying around the pain. All of the power is yours. Maybe you don’t want to let go because the hurt is comfortable, because you’ve held it for so long letting it go is terrifying.

Maybe you just aren’t ready, and that’s fine. The journey is yours, but I promise you the freedom that comes from letting go and forgiving will be worth it. Time for a good cliché: Forgive and forget. Nearly impossible, but can you imagine how nice it would be to walk around without the weight of all your hurt?

Start with something small, and work your way up to things that seem too big to let go of. It will probably get easier each time you do it. I have a pile of my own I’m working through. I’m having an emotion spring cleaning (even though it’s July) and the space in my head and heart is cleaner all the time.

So if you need to throw out some emotional crap, I have rented a very large dumpster so come on over. There is plenty of room.

The Mustache

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Mustache’s are a strange, phenomenal new addiction that many people are sporting. Whether it’s on the face of the closest hipster who doesn’t look old enough to grow facial hair, or the dirty rocker dude that should really consider a good bottle of shampoo and a stick of deodorant, or the sassy teen girl rocking a skimpy black tank that says “I heart mustaches”, the fact is you can’t avoid a good stache.

So I say if you can’t beat them, join them. Posted below are some fabulous mustaches for your viewing pleasure. If your eye’s have an orgasm from the pure awesomeness that is the mustache… when then your welcome. Don’t ever say I never did anything for ya.

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Hipster stache

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Old man stache

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Yep I need a shower stache

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I heart you stache

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Shout Out Loud

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Once upon a time a girl would be known to spend hours writing down her precious secrets inside a frilly bound notebook she called her diary. Now when that same girl has something she wants to say she blogs about it, hoping someone will read what she has to say and understand. The age of keeping your feelings and opinions hidden between crisp white pages is over. It is better to shout your feelings on the white screen of a computer then tuck those feelings away inside a bottom dresser drawer, or under a plump white mattress.

So here I am shouting. Maybe you’ll listen, maybe you could care less. Good thing for me, I’m not really shouting for your benefit; I’m shouting for my own sanity. Too much of me inside my head all at once is overwhelming and shouting seems to help. Tune in or out, but if the volume gets to be too much for your over-sensitive ear drums, or you think I’m not shouting loud enough, or if you are climbing on your own box to scream your lungs out then come on… all are welcome.

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