Good bye 2016

This year has had its challenges. 

I have changed jobs, dealt with people who have been less than cordial and had people take advantage of me for either a job that I helped them get or to treat me indifferent for their own issues. It has just been a challenge but it hasn’t all bee bad.

In retrospect it has had its good points as well:

-I have had a successful go at 10k’s and half marathons this year

-I have a new job that has provided me with insight to my abilities

-I have a renewed hope for life and what it has to bring

-Friends are important even if they don’t always communicate

So in light of the negatives, I’ve had good points as well. Good bye 2016 and I welcome 2017 with open arms.

Discovery Challege

Listening

When we share information and intimate details there is the expectation that the other person is listening, showing empathy, genuinely caring about what is being shared. However, that doesn’t always happen. We are sometimes mistaken and find they aren’t really paying attention to what we are saying at all. It is disconcerting  to find that a conversation important to us is nothing to them. It makes us shutdown, turn away, close them out. It shouldn’t but their reactions speak louder than words. 

There is a bit of hope and solitude that comes with these days and these feelings. We run. We find our inner peace and bear down. Yes it hurts that they don’t share the same world with us and we will have to figure out a way to help them see the light, but for moments in time where we need to just find some peace in the world from their lack of reality- we run. 

It is better to have peace and calm within yourself than to have worry and angst over their reactions. 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

My husband and I took a trip to Atlanta in 2004 for a conference and did a side trip to a plantation. This was a shot we took of a quarters used by servants. Very small room that we were told housed more than one family.

 

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This is a picture of Fords Theater. A lot of history happened here in this room.

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WPC: Room

It’s not just any door

Your local electronics store has just started selling time machines, anywhere doors, and invisibility helmets. You can only afford one. Which of these do you buy, and why?

I would have to buy the anywhere door. It doesn’t say that the anywhere door isn’t a compact door, so I would definitely invest in the door that folds up and slips into my purse. I would pop the door up whenever, and wherever I needed it. Poof! I would then transport myself into another dimension or into a location I would rather be.

Say I am tired of the wind (as I am now) and I wanted a much warmer, pleasant climate). I would just pop out the anywhere door and put my hand on the knob and direct my thoughts to where I would want to go. Let’s say a Hawaiian island. Just for a couple hours to get out of the wind. Turn the knob and -poof! We are in the islands.

Or even better, you are stuck in traffic and need to get somewhere for a very important meeting. Just pop your door out, (yes my door is adjustable to your surroundings) and have it take you to the parking lot of your meeting. You now are not late and are ready with time to spare. You can go next door and grab that cup of coffee that you need prior to the meeting.

So I would go for the anywhere door. No doubt about it.

Anywhere, anytime, the anywhere door is always with you.

Daily Prompt: Pick your Gadget

Just put it down

I was reading a magazine this morning and came across a small snippet. It stated that 42 states have a ban on texting while driving. 42 states. So I went online and found the following site http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/cellphone_laws.html to see if in fact 42 states actually do ban this phenomena and I find that 43 do. Fantastic! Finally states are catching on that it is not okay to text and drive. So how come there are so many individuals still on the road putting others in harms way because they can’t put their phones down long enough to get from stop light to stop light or location to location because the text messaging, instagram, Facebook, and tweet is more important?

It isn’t just teenagers either, whom a lot of people think are the root of all evil when it comes to texting while driving. I see mom’s with infants in car seats doing this and then swerving back into the lane they came from and saying, “oh sorry!” Sorry- really you almost hit me in my car because you are texting with small children in yours. Other cases are older individuals and middle aged folks. I’ve had enough. While you are driving, leave your phone alone. There is a middle console on a majority of cars for a reason. Women carry purses for a purpose and men, well stuff the damn phone in your pocket. Leave it alone while you are on the road and arrive alive.

That text message won’t be as important if something happens to you or others.

I will now get back to my regular Friday activities. Thank you for listening.