Monday, June 28, 2010


what does that word really mean?

I think it means something different for everyone. For some it means the end of something and for others it means the beginning of something. I never really gave the word much thought until these last few months.....and I have learned what that words means for me(at least I think I have).

For me it means the beginning of something new. Yes it also meant I had to leave behind everything I have known but I really think it was time. It is hard to put into words what I am talking about but I will try. See I think I had gotten too comfortable.....comfortable in my life, in my job, in my friendships, with my family. I know some reading this may not understand and this may even hurt their feeling but in no way is that my intention. I believe there comes a point in every ones life where you have to ask yourself, 'what am I doing and am I happy'. To be honest I wasn't happy, I can't explain why, I just know that I wasn't.....but no moving was not a decision that Tom and I came to easily it was the hardest decision we have ever had to make but we both knew it was something that we had to do. Do I think everything will magically be fixed because we live in a different state.....NO.....that would be very naive of me....but I believe it is a start....and we all need a fresh start from time to time.

Let me clarify something....I love all of my family and friends very much and I am going to miss them all more then I can ever put into words and I can never replace the friendship that I left in Florida and I would never even try. But I know my true friends...the ones closest to me will understand and still love me. And I just say friends cause I know my family will always understand and be there for me.

I hope all of this rambling makes sense to someone because I am not sure it does to me......

Love you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010


have you ever really stopped and thought about them? We use them every single day without ever realizing it both spoken and unspoken. Sometimes an unspoken word it the one that is heard louder then the spoken one.

-How are you using your "spoken" words in your day to day life?
-Are you choosing to use them for good or bad?
- Are you aware of your words or do they just "happen"?
-Do you stop and think about how your words will affect those around you?
-Do you choose to add your "words" to a situation that you do not know much about or that you only know about from a third party?
-Do you stop to find out details before you add your "words" to a conversation?
-Are you using your words as a weapon to right some wrong weather real or imagined?
-How are you using your "unspoken" words in you day to day life?
-How do you treat that person that you have "heard" something about?
-Are you ignoring that "new" person because of the way they look?
-Are you telling your kids that you love them by more then your words but with your actions?
-Are you there to support the ones you love in every situation rather you "agree" with it or not?

I have been thinking alot lately about how our words are used to either speak life or death...blessing or curse to a situation. I try everyday to use my words as a hope to someone....not to put down. I know I do not always measure up the way I should but I am trying....and I have to admit some days I don't "try" as hard as I should.

I will leave you with this...the next time you feel it is your "right" to use your words to correct, speak your mind, or undermine someone stop and would I feel if these same words were spoken to me. And the next time you choose to treat someone differently because you think you "know" what is going on stop and ask that person what is going may be surprised how much you DON'T know about a situation.