Today is opposite day! I remember in the 90's, my sisters and I would use terms that would always sounds negative to the outside ear but was filled with love and affection. Things in our world were the bomb; stupid; dope; sick. Whenever we used those terms, we were complimenting or admiring something or someone.… Continue reading Thorns and Roses
I quit. I quit trying to fit in. We're conditioned to think that being "in" is what's best when in reality resisting conformity passes the test. I quit. I quit trying to join in with segregated groups-- these organized groups commitment to one view and one way and that is never how I feel on… Continue reading I Quit.
Recently, my husband went to the grocery store to get things he needed to make dinner and he was approached by a family friend. A comment relating to the traditions between men and women was made, which made my husband uncomfortable. The comment may or may not have been meant as a joke but it… Continue reading Gender role traditions
If you've ever read the bible or know some of the significant parts of the bible, you know that Jesus was the son of God who was sent on earth to show the world the way towards salvation. Jesus is known to have last words from the cross but one that I am relating to… Continue reading Cycle through knowledge, forgiveness and peace.
Today, in the US, we celebrate our independence. July 4, 1776 marks the day that the original 13 colonies declared themselves an independent nation, separate from England. This year it's especially difficult for me to celebrate because of the condition of this country. I feel some level of shame for the things right outside my… Continue reading History on repeat
Today’s inspiration from Rumi is about speaking up for yourself and your beliefs. Silence can be deafening and the answer to everything you are against. “Open your hands if you want to be held.” This quote for me is similar to the quote, “A closed mouth doesn’t get fed.” It is next to impossible to… Continue reading Open up