I turned on my old computer and caught that paperclip guy getting high with the spray can tool in Microsoft Paint.
My childhood was the most stable one I’m aware of. My parents were married for over 30 years. We lived in the same house since I was two. When my Mom passed away in 2006, stability went out the door. We lost my childhood home in 2007 and, since then, I’ve moved around every once in a while. Yesterday, I moved to my sixth address in as many years.
I hate this.
Is it too much to ask for to have stability? I know that sounds like an awful thing to some people, but I just want to go to work at the same place five days a week, come home at the same time to the same home every night, be surrounded by the same friends, and have a boring routine for my boring life. That sounds like heaven to me. No more of this “I don’t know where I’m going to be in six months” crap.
All I think about is how different my life would be if my Mom were still alive. Maybe I’d be married by now, in a house of my own, and maybe I’d even have a baby. Who knows? Instead I’m bouncing from home to home, car to car, job to job, and watching all my friends enjoy the life I wish were my own.
I’m probably just being hypersensitive right now because the change is so brand-new. Maybe in a couple weeks, I won’t care and I’ll be content to stay here until things are better financially and I can get a place of my own. All I know is I’m not giving up my dream because if you lose your hope, you lose everything. So I’m hanging onto that with every fiber of my being because I know things will get better with time, like they always have before.
1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for things that matter.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye… But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose Life.
28. Forgive but don’t forget.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give Time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need.
42. The best is yet to come…
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
Rather than telling anyone who reads this why you should vote for the person I’m voting for, I will tell you to just get out and VOTE. This election will be a close race so every single vote matters.
My mom always said, “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.” November 6th is YOUR opportunity to cast your vote and make your voice heard.
If you’re still undecided, I encourage you to go to BOTH candidates’ websites and research, research, research. Decide what issues matter most to you personally and vote for the candidate you feel best represents your point of view. Don’t make an uneducated decision. This election is too important.
If you live in Florida, early voting is from October 27-November 3. Or, if you can’t make it to the polls for whatever the reason, you may request an absentee ballot HERE.