Tuesday, April 28, 2015

It Isn't A Race!

Life is not a race. It is not a competition.  The one who dies with the most friends, the prettiest home, the best figure, or the perfect marriage does not win.  That one who spends their entire life in competition, whether real or self-imposed, simply misses life.  

I, personally, am an extremely non-competitive person.  Non-competitive to the point that I even avoid most board games as seeing people's ruthlessness and competitive sides truly horrifies me.  I realize that I am the extreme, but does everything in life have to be a competition?  

Whatever happened to being happy for someone who has received a blessing in their life?  When I see a friend do well, or out enjoying life with friends or family, I am so happy that they are enjoying themselves.  I do not feel the need to one-up them, to exclude them from my life, or to disparage their success in any way.

In the end, we all get put into the same size hole in the ground, regardless of how fancy the box.  Is it worth missing the joy in the meantime?


Monday, April 27, 2015

Woman to Woman

I have noticed a beautiful occurrence on Facebook, at least among my friends, of women supporting women. Whether through a personal crisis or just making it through the day, I see my friends sharing love and strength on a daily basis.

Granted, the majority of my friends are of an older generation.  The words THOT, skank, and more are not part of our daily vocabulary.  And the "C" word?  That is saved for an extreme situation and only while talking to our best friends!

However, regardless of age or generation, it is vital for women to support one another.  When women work together, there is no greater force on Planet Earth.  However, when women believe that putting down someone in some way raises them up, we all lose.  

Reach out to your circle today.  Support those who need it, heap praise on accomplishments, comfort those in pain.  Not only will we all be better for it; but it will spread and grow.


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