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Because I've Got FAITH!

I love Twitter; it gives me the opportunity to express myself and converse with people from all over the world.And for the most part, my tweets are pretty positive.But every now and then, I get a little down and want to express those feelings. So, I have a question for you: Do you believe that it is possible to be grateful and unhappy at the same time? I tweeted this the other day: “I am grateful for what I have in my life, but I am not happy.” It sparked up a conversation with a few of my followers that made me want to express my reason for tweeting this a little further.I just really wonder if this is possible… to be grateful, yet unhappy… For instance, some people are grateful for their job, but are not happy in it. See, my biggest fear is for my gratefulness and faith to go unrecognized… I don’t want to have things taken away from me (or not given to me at all) because I am ungrateful for my current position in life.I have tricked myself into believing I was happy in the past, so are …

Contagious Joy

When I was a child, I hardly ever got into trouble, but when I did it was for silly things, like talking too much in class or laughing uncontrollably.Yes, I was the silly kid that all teachers despise; I would hear or see something silly and laugh for ridiculous amounts of time at something that probably wasn’t very funny to begin with.And this wasn’t a fake laugh, it was an out loud, tear jerking, hold your stomach laugh! But as I’ve grown up and experienced LIFE, I sometimes wish I could go back to the 10-year-old little girl with no worries and no reasons needed to laugh.To laugh just for the hell of it is a wonderful thing!I believe laughter is therapeutic… Have you ever been in a room with someone who started laughing at something that you didn’t feel was funny at all, but all of a sudden you are laughing right along with them!?!This happens to me all of the time…Maybe it’s because I’m silly, but trust me, I take joy any way I can get it and this kind, the effortless kind, it’s th…

A Forgiving Heart

Are you forgiving?I mean really, truly forgiving?I know I try to be, but only when it’s granted. It actually takes a lot of strength to be forgiving; to take your feelings out of a situation and forgive the person who has wronged, hurt, angered, or WHATEVERED (yes, I made up a word) you!I’m pretty sure it all boils down to the bigger situation and if it’s actually worth it.But, that’s a personal choice. Before you decide to forgive someone, do you come up with grounds for whether or not they should be forgiven or is it a choice you make, regardless of their reasoning?I, for one, am a pretty good judge of a meaningful apology and that’s usually all it takes.I mean, we are talking about minor, non-life changing, silly, but still significant situations that can be corrected.I mean, who are we to judge?The most unforgiving people usually are in the wrong or in wrong situations themselves.I wonder why that is? I wonder where I would be in my life if God didn’t forgive me for the things I do …

I Won't Complain

I’ve been in quite the rut lately.I can’t even fake the funk; I’ve been looking at those around me and comparing their situations to my own.I’m looking at what they have personally, professionally, and financially and realizing that I am in a completely different place in all of those areas.That’s not the way to live this life!I mean if I walk around trying to see if I measure up to those around me, I will never be satisfied with where I am!I’ve got to snap out of this!I am, indeed, very blessed and this pity party that I‘m giving myself only has one guest and that’s me! I’ve had some bad days over these last couple weeks, but I’ve had some great ones too! Why do we give the bad stuff in our lives so much more validity than the good stuff!?!So what, over the last few weeks I’ve had maybe 3 bad days, but the rest have been great!I had an amazing time at my birthday party…I hung out with family and friends, I danced, sang karaoke, and I even had a chance to do a little public speaking al…

Weddings & Babies... Weddings & Babies...

All around me, there is love & life!I am so happy for all of my friends who have found love and are adding to their families.It’s no secret that my mother, the hopeless romantic is ready for me to have a baby.In fact, last Tuesday (my birthday) we had “the talk” for the 100th time.She explained that she is not going to wait much longer for me to find the “man of my dreams” and get married!I only have two more years to get pregnant and have a baby!LOL!She is very serious about this… And don’t get me wrong, I would like to have children, but in my own way… She is not tryna hear that at all!There are certain things I expected to happen in my life and although things haven’t quite turned out like I envisioned, I have to live with what I’ve got.How do you think I feel?With the exception of a select few, almost all of my friends are currently in love, married, engaged, or pregnant!And I am very happy for them, but I can’t help but think, “I wish that was me”! Did I do something wrong alon…