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Trouble finding the words…

Most often, I pick up a pen and paper or start pounding away on the keyboard and let everything out.  The words seem to flow, almost to the point of overflowing.

OR….

I find “words of another” that say everything I wanna say but can’t seem to muster up on my own… whether  it be through quotes, verses or music.

But, there are some times in which I am quite simply at a loss for words.

Recently, I was forced to face a situation I never thought I’d have to experience… losing my job.  (Gah!  I shudder when I say that…)  It was a surprise; It was a shock; it rocked my world.

Words ceased to exist….

In my mind I could only think… “It’s not fair.”

SINCE WHEN HAS LIFE EVER BEEN FAIR???

If life was “fair” my parents wouldn’t have lost their first child at such a young age… If life was “fair” my step-dad and many others would still be here with us not watching over from above… If life was “fair” then little girls like Caylee Anthony would still be here… If life was “fair” homelessness wouldn’t be a problem in our society neither would war or cancer.

I could continue to go on, but you know you’ve been there…  saying that something

JUST.ISN’T.FAIR.

As of May of this year, the unemployment rate in the US is at 9.1% according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.  Clearly, I am not alone.  Yes, I lost my job… but so have many others. Some that have families to support, some that are individuals such as myself.  The manner in which it happens is different… downsizing, bankruptcy, whether the reason is true or not, or just because it’s time to move in another direction; whatever the reason, it doesn’t make it easier to hear…it doesn’t necessarily sit well.

Here’s the thing though… it’s only been a little over a week and I know that it will be ok.  I am ok.  I will be ok.

I was blessed to have met some amazingly wonderful people through my 8 years there.  Some phenomenal kids and families and terrific co-workers and staff; some of which that have become my friends and will continue to be a part of my life; some that will no longer be a part of my life anymore and I am ok with that too.

What I’ve lacked in words I garnered in emotions… I’ve been through the gamut a few times and back again. From anger, hurt, sadness and betrayal to contentedness, happy, jovial and just plain old okay to numb and disbelief.

Yet, words still escaped me… Trying to describe the roller coaster of emotions just wasn’t possible… at times, it’s still not.  In talking with those closest to me, they too struggled to find the words… Words that would make me feel better, words of encouragement, of support and understanding, of empathy or sympathy.

Usually, I would turn to writing or listening to my music, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.  Really couldn’t put my finger on any one thing that would make things seem a bit better or help me to channel all the emotions I was feeling.

There were 2 days where I listened to not one song…. I didn’t write one word….

Soooooooo….. NOT…… ME……

Until a very dear friend of mine shared this with me.

I sat at my dining room table… chatting with my friend…listening to this song… tears streaming down my face.

Really?!?  Wait am I waiting for????  This is MY time…. My time to move on to BIGGER and BETTER things.

Which was something I was afraid to do;  if I was honest with myself I would have realized this much sooner.

My words slowly started to return to me…

I then received this song…

The tears began rolling down my face again as I realized these words and the words of the previous song were the exact words that I was searching for and needed to hear.

I am so incredibly lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful people… I’ve been overwhelmed with the amount of support, love, warmth, prayers, well wishes and listening ears I have been blessed with.  From family and friends in the “here” world to those in my “far” world as well as my blogging friend circle, words can’t express how truly thankful I am to have you in my life.  With your help, I am coming out of this a better person; you’ve helped me to find the words.

I can hold my head high knowing that I’ve done right in my life… I’ve made a difference in people’s lives… I have accomplished many things that I am proud of.  This my friends has just given me a push to do even better things.

Now taking the steps to move on with my life… moving forward into new adventures that promise to be bigger and better than any I’ve ever experienced before.

I received one final song from my friend…

Upon hearing I just sat at my dining room table, shaking my head.
Now, at a loss of words because I had found my words… Or more accurately, my friend GAVE me the words. Everything that I was feeling, thinking, needed to hear and needed to be reminded of were just passed along to me by my friend.

I am reminded that while yes, this situation is not ideal, it could be worse.  I do still have a roof over my head and even if I have to leave my home I do have somewhere else to go.  I do have my health for the most part.  I have family and friends that love me, support me and pick me up when I’m down.

I have people who listen when the words are overflowing…. I have people who love me for who I am not what I do… I have people who believe in me no matter what… I have people who care for and support me in ways that I never thought possible from all over the WORLD (for reals?!?  How cool is that!?!).

I have people that GAVE me the words I was searching for…  For that, I am ever so grateful.

So I am looking forward; no looking back.  The road ahead is sure to be bumpy, but I know that I have the best company at my side and in my heart,  along the way.

I don’t know just yet where I am going or what I’m going to do… (there are a couple promising prospects on the horizon my friends 🙂 )  Yet, I do know that with the support and love of those closest to me and His grace guiding me, I will come outta this on top.

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Shaking my head…

Sometimes that’s all you can do…

When something throws you off or a person disappoints you;

When the past crawls outta the woodwork;

When you’re reminded of misguidings and transgressions;

When you think you’ve got things figured out and it all gets mixed up and strewn about by one singular, simple act…

All I can do is shake my head.

Today I was thrown off by someone attempting to enter back in to my life after having treated me in a most immature and disrespectful manner several months ago; Showing no regard for my thoughts, feelings or well being those months ago only for their own.

I am a better person…  I have grown… I am okay… I am me….  

If you don’t appreciate me for that or all that makes me who I am then you don’t deserve a place in my life…

You are a part of my past and that I’m happy to say is just where you’ll stay.

 

All I can do is shake my head…

 

 

Silencing the Suspense…

Now I know you’ve all been chomping at the bit since my post “STAY TUNED…”, wondering what fun things happened last week.  I am slightly afraid that I let the anticipation build up more than I should have for what I find fun and exciting news may not be held in the same regards as you my friends!

But… here goes….

1.)I finally started to feel better!!!!  After feeling down right awful from kidney stones wreaking havoc on my body for nearly 2 weeks, I passed FIVE stones!  Yep, you read that right.  FIVE STONES.  Now for those of you that have never experienced stones, let me tell ya….worst.ever. most.excruciatingly.awful.pain.  THANKFULLY, I have a high tolerance for pain because I quite simply don’t have the funds to go to the ER every time I have pains, only for them to charge me out the wazoo for a whole lotta nothing.  While dealing with them is no easy task, I am extremely thankful that I am able to pass the stones myself all in due time!!! That my friends is cause for celebration!!!

2.)I was able to relive some of my most awesomely favorite childhood memories on Wednesday night!  My lil sis, two childhood friends and two others lived it up at the NKOTBSB concert!

Me and Chookie pre-gaming at the Marriott

YA, I know…. a bit cheesy, but I’m not afraid to admit the fact that I thought it was a fantastically fun show to see!  Our reason for going was solely to see the New Kids on the Block as we did when I was in 5th and 6th grades.  They sang ALL the songs we grew up loving and then more recent songs.  It’s oddly strange  and refreshing to know that as a nearly 33-year-old gal, I can instantaneously  revert to an 11-year-old version of myself singing along and screaming for the “kids” that clearly turned into men somewhere along the way.  This show brought back sooooooooo many fun and silly memories from our days of claiming one of the fellas as our boyfriends and putting on shows for our family, friends and neighbors at our summer birthday parties.  I must say though, that it was kinda funny thinking about us actually being there for another concert…  I at almost 33 and my lil sis being 8 months preggers!  We were not alone…  mostly ladies our age and lots of other gals were preggers too.  Sis was a trooper for sure…not sure that I’d have been able to do it myself!!!  TONS OF fun and more great memories from NKOTB!

 

There was a moment when I thought of a blogging buddy during the concert.  Didn’t even see it coming though I should have anticipated it seeing as the New Kids are from Boston…  The concert took place the same night as the Stanley Cup Championship game.  My friend Donna, over at the Redneck Princess is a DIE HARD Canucks fan and darn proud of it!  I had even commented to her earlier that day, that I had a good feeling her fellas were gonna pull off a win that night because I WOULDN’T be watching.  Thought for sure they had it in the bag…. that was until NKOTB came out sporting their Bruins gear and said that they were winning 3-0.  Donna, I thought of you immediately and will say my heart sunk for ya!  😦

 

3.) I generally consider myself to be one of the most “unlucky” people ever known to walk the face of the earth.  While I am lucky to have my family, friends, a job, home, car, etc.  I am not a person who wins things EVER.  I refuse to play the lottery because I don’t even win on scratch off tickets… I have never been to a casino seeing as I can’t even win stinking tickets at Dave and Busters!  But this week my friends my luck changed a bit! And believe it or not, it involved Facebook!!!  The lovely Jonathan Michael’s Boutique was sponsoring a contest to win a  Kenny Chesney Tailgate Party Package worth $600.  This beautiful little shop is partially responsible for feeding my Vera Bradley Addiction and many of the charms on my Pandora bracelet charms… Visiting the shop is a dangerous, dangerous thing for me!  Great for the lovely ladies that work there though!!! Forgive as I digressed….

All you had to do was post on their wall what summer means to you…

Believe it or not, I kept it short and sweet ( I know you’re thinking it’s impossible, but really I did!)  Here’s the proof!

Now, my friends it was a shot in the dark.  JMB has a very loyal clientele, coming from far and wide.  ( I’m a firm believer that the owner makes a business and let me tell you, this gal is a true peach.  Customer service is #1 there!)  They’ve got a phenomenal reputation in the community, without a doubt!  I was one of many hopefuls to share their thoughts on summer via Facebook.  I crossed my fingers, but really didn’t think anything of it.

The other night I got an email notification from a co-worker saying “Yay!  Congrats Megan!”…. Huh?  What is she talking about?  SO I get on FB to see what the deal is and….. I WON THE TAILGATING PACKAGE!   Wooo hooooo!!!

Two tickets, chairs, food and music worth $600

I couldn’t believe it!  Absolutely, completely thrilled!

I then became even more excited when I realized that Zac Brown Band is going to be there also!  July 2nd is gonna be a BLAST!!!  Now I just have to figure out who’s coming with!  Any takers out there?  😉  Ha ha!

 

A HUGE thank you to Jane and Jonathan Michael’s Boutique for such an awesome surprise!  Can’t wait to share pictures 🙂  Monday I get to pick up my goodies and then the countdown begins to July 1st ( my first day of vacation!!!!) and July 2nd which is the concert!!!

 

What good things have happened to you lately?  Care to share a negative that turned into a positive?  (Kidney stones =>passing kidney stones)

Happy Anniversary… A year of blogging!

It’s my one year “blog”-iversary today!!! On June 12, 2010 I wrote The Bits ‘N Pieces, which was my very first blog post!  Was it really a year ago already?!?

During these last 12 months Maggie Mae’s Days has seen…

  • 115 Blog posts
  • 7,851 views
  • 30 subscribers
  • 782 comments/pingbacks
While pleased and overwhelmed by those numbers, none of that matters to me in the least.
What matters is all that has changed and how much I’ve grown during that time span.  My blog has helped to fine tune my writing and share my life with all of you.  Writing on my blog helped me deal with and rationalize all the ups and downs and anything and everything in between. Sharing with you has helped me to work through some tough times without anyone holding or passing judgement. I’ve become more confident in sharing my thoughts, views and opinions and have learned to accept compliments and criticisms much more gracefully.
I’ve come to know so many WONDERFULLY AMAZING people through writing this blog; each of whom has  provided support, comfort, smiles and laughter through their own words on their blogs as well as in the words they shared with me personally.  Through comments, personal emails, tweets and Facebook messages I’ve received support and reassurance. I want to thank my blogging friends…I am so blessed to have met you and come to know you through our sharing of words.  There are some that I consider to be true friends even though we’ve never physically met.
You’ve walked with me through the adoption of B-Shane;
you’ve helped me through it all, the tough stuff remembering those gone before me;
you’ve supported me during the loss of my grandma;

Roger Waters

You’ve learned about my love of music, music, music and more music;
You got to see my most favorite things and read through 100 random facts about me;
You’ve watched as I’ve crossed off items on the list , cheered me on through kitchen drama and my return to running, while helping me to refocus when I’ve lost my way.
Through it all I’ve learned that no matter how difficult the days may get, the promise of better days is ever-present; It’s up to me to recognize and acknowledge what I’m presented with and make the best of any and every situation.
Some numbers that DO matter from the last 12 months…
  • Nephew #4 was born only 10 days after I began my blog
  • Nephew #5 will be born exactly 1 month away from today
  • I’ve been to 6 concerts
  • I’ve participated in 5 craft shows
  • Been to 2 weddings
  • My car celebrated it’s 1st birthday
  • I turned 32 and will soon be 33 next month
  • I ran in my first 5k
I really don’t know what made me decide to start this blog since I’ve been writing for as long as I remember.  I don’t know how long I will continue to write on this blog since you just never know what will happen when.  What I do know is, I will continue writing as long as I am able to.  I will continue to write and share with you whenever I can… I’ve enjoyed getting to know you and sharing of myself with you.  I hope that you’ve enjoyed stopping by and that maybe I made you smile, made you laugh or share a tear.  All I ask is that you take a piece of me with you just as I do each and everyday.
I’ve truly enjoyed the journey that Maggie Mae’s Days has taken me on throughout these last 12 months.  Who knows where I’ll be or what I’ll be doing this time NEXT year?!?  I hope that I’ll still be writing and sharing here so that I can look back and reflect just as I have today.  This has been such a rewarding and uplifting experience thus far… I can only imagine the places it will take me and the people I’ll meet in the coming year. Thank you for joining me and coming back for more…
Be sure to check out the hyper-links in case you missed any of those posts!  And if you get a chance, check out my favorite blogging friends!  They’re the BEST of what’s around with out a doubt!
XOXOXO

…pUzZlE pIeCeS…

The puzzle…

A mystery that never ceases to amaze and astound.  One ponders the possibilities filled with  loops, swoops and pulls in directions unknown and ever-changing.

Finding all the pieces…

Try as I might, attempting to pinpoint all the pieces in the puzzle of life is exhausting.  Bits ‘n pieces are hiding all throughout.  Some plainly in vision, while others remain tucked deep away where eyes have not seen and ears have not heard. Whether it’s the smallest of your hearts desires or the grandest of life’s adventures each serves a purpose, helping to get you to where you are destined to be in life.

The kicker of the whole thing is that where you think you should be or where you want to be may not necessarily be in your life’s plan.  While you have wants, desires and needs and can control some things in life, the greater scheme of things is not in your control.  How you handle and react to all that is thrown your way is something you have control over.  Remembering that is a challenge for me.

Sometimes I find myself questioning things and wondering what makes people act and react the way they do.  It can be quite perplexing at times…

“Why do bad things happen to good people?”

“Why is it so easy for people to be dishonest?”

“Why would a person be brought into my life only to be taken away for one reason or another?”

“How can a person say meaningful things to you one minute, then act like you don’t exist the next?”

Have I come up with answers to any of these questions?  No, not even close actually. Guess I’ll be left to wonder.

Another aspect is deciphering where you want to be in life versus where you should be.  Deciding which road to take and contemplating paths you’ve already taken.  I know for a fact that one decision I made 9 years ago COMPLETELY and TOTALLY changed the path of my life.  Was it a path for the better?  Honestly, if I could make that choice again, I would ave chosen differently… no doubt about it at all. But the long and short of it is that some good things did happen since I made that choice 9 years ago, some of which probably wouldn’t have happened had I not made that decision.  Unfortunately though, I’m left with a much more negative taste in my mouth regarding taking that path and what subsequently followed over the course of these 9 years.

I’m at a point in my life where trying to find the pieces and putting them together is quite difficult.  Which pieces are the right ones to focus on?  Which path should I chose?  Things that were once promising  are now questionable…leading me to think of different possibilities and options for the future.

All I know right now, it that I am puzzled by the puzzle.  I’m not going to quit trying to figure what’s what and where each piece goes… I just need not to let it consume me. Each piece will fall into place on its own at the guidance out of my control.  It’s in Someone else’s hands.

Words of Another

I find solace in the words and lyrics of other…

 
…Words that simply hit me in a way that I can’t describe.  Song lyrics reach deep within and bring me at ease in the midst of chaos.  Oftentimes the words of another calm me; bringing me back to reality. While I can often put my own words down onto paper; the words of another say exactly what I feel or think… 
 
The power of  written words can be so influential… completely honest and sincere.  Sometimes my own words just don’t suffice in expressing true sentiments in some situations…
 
 
Here my friends, are a ew of my favorites…
 
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss
 
 “We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”
 

“Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
And you are young and life is long and there is time to kill today. And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.  No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun” ~ Time by Pink Floyd
” Long you live and high you fly
smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry
all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be”  ~ Breathe by Pink Floyd

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” — Dr. Seuss

 

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”  ~Maya Angelou
 
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  
“Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.”  ~Henry David Thoreau
 
“I am just a raindrop that accelerates without control
Losing bits and pieces in descent ’til I’m no longer whole
I am just another shooting star above that you might see
Until I have your full attention I’ll be anything but me”  ~Anything But Me by Phish

“May the journey always be your reward in life…”  ~ Author unknown 

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
“The future is something we create” ~ Author Unknown
 
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.”  ~ Maya Angelou
 
“I want to be remembered as the girl who always smiles even when her heart is broken, and the one that could always brighten up your day even if she couldn’t brighten her own.  – author unknown

 “…I am just a satellite, high above the atmosphere; Bouncing every thing you say to someone who was meant to hear…”         ~ Anything But Me, Phish

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent” ~Victor Hugo

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” — Dr. Seuss

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. Seuss

“You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change…”

“…I would do it all again; Lose my way and fall again; Just so I could call again; On the mercy in you…” ~ Mercy In You, Depeche Mode

“…I was taught a month ago, to bide my time and take it slow…But then I learned just yesterday, to rush and never waste the day…” ~ Character Zero, Phish

 …Within your heart keep one still, silent spot where dreams may go…

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
— Dr. Seuss
 
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”   — Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You’ll Go!)

 

“…Turns out not where but who you’re with that really matters…”  ~ Dave Matthews Band

“Life has many doors that can be opened and closed, what you make of your life depends on the doors you choose to close and doors you choose to open…”

We learn about each other and from each other; sharing our words, thoughts and stories. 

Do you live by the words of another?  What are some of your favorite quotes?  Thoughts???

One of Those Days…

  What can I say? 

You know how it is, right?  ( PLEASE tell me you do… come on, humor me!)

It was just one of those days where my head wasn’t quite in the game the way it should have been. 

My head was full of all kids of things… from all the many things that need to be done to over analyzing situations to organizing words to compiling all sorts of scenarios to sorting through all kinds of thoughts flitting around in my noggin. 

Worrying even set in a little today!  <GASP>  I know, I still have some time to be giving up my worries; Lent isn’t over yet. 

Today was one of those days that nothing came out right.  In the relation to thoughts and words that is…

Things just weren’t adding up!  From work to personal stuff to anything and everything in between.   

It was the kind of day where you’ve got sooooo much going through your head… so much you want to say or do and you just simply can’t find the words to put to it.

Before you speak, think:  Is it necessary? Is it true? Is it kind? Will it hurt anyone? Will it improve on the silence?”

 Sri Sathya Sai Baba

 

Some things I was reminded of today….

Insert foot into mouth, Er … Think before you speak… 

A dying art form….

We all need to do this more often...

 I know I’ve done it… If you’re honest with yourself, I’m pretty sure you’ve done it too.  Ever said anything and wished immediately you could take it back? 

Generally I don’t have a problem with this, but many, many people just don’t think before they speak!  I am amazed at times by the things that come out of some people’s mouths and their lack of a “filter.”  Some people don’t even give themselves time to process what is coming outta their mouths!  Stop a second people… give your noggin’ a second to catch up with your mouth.  What you say and how you say it matters to people. 

I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”

 Robert McCloskey

Diarrhea of the mouth….   Ughhh.  If you’ve got something that you don’t want anyone else to know… DON’T tell anyone!  Unless

I did used to love this book!

 you’ve got that person’s complete and utter trust and they’ve got yours, your secrets are meant to be left just that.  SECRETS.  Don’t tell Suzie at the water cooler about you mom’s, sister’s, dog’s cat and expect your “secret” to stay put.  People infected with diarrhea of the mouth don’t know their limits… they simply can’t help themselves.  ESPECIALLY when you tell them not to say anything.  The whole world is bound to know in a matter of mere minutes if not seconds. 

The first duty of love is to listen.

 Paul Tillich

 

Don't just nod...

Don’t be a “nodder”, LISTEN when someone is speaking.   

I consider myself to be a really good listener… I’ve been told so by a few people.  I like to listen actually, I really, really do.  Listening pays off in the end.  Listening shows a person that you care enough to pay attention; shows people who you care and helps you to forge further communication in the future.  Don’t stare off into space and nod every once in a while. Sometimes those closest to you need you to listen and listen only… words and responses aren’t needed.  Just an ear so they can talk things out, release their worries or thoughts…  

 

 

Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.

Use your words, choose your words…  We remind our littles of this everyday.  Reminders to use words instead of screaming and nice words instead of angry words.  Very solid advice for most of us don’t you think?  It’s best to tell others how you feel or what you’re thinking.  The key though is using words that aren’t hurtful or disrespectful.  Choose your words carefully… use your words.  Bottling up emotions or thoughts does little to no good.  If you don’t feel you can voice your thoughts, express them one way or another…

Don’t over think…  This I am guilty of through and through… Always have been, always will be.  This ties in with the “Worrier”

Don't over think

 that I am.  Just ask my friends both old and new.  I think and think and think and think until there is nothing left to think about excepting for the fact that I think too much.  From the weather to work to personal matters to friends and family to everything and anything in between.  I think about the words I want to say way before I say them; I over think the words of others and read into them way more than ever intended.  It doesn’t stop there either. I over think silences just as much as I do the words.  For me the silence can often times be worse because then I am left to my own devices leading myself through all sort of scenarios that came outta nowhere but my own concoction of ideas.  Some how, I’ve learned that over thinking can lead to more thinking about other issues and little to no progress gets made; yet I still over think.  And for the record…. don’t assume.  Just ask. 

 

 

Silence is best...

Silence is best…

  Sometimes there are no words.  For me it doesn’t happen often as many can attest to my love of talking and writing and just using words in general.  But seriously there are times when I just can’t find the words to express exactly what I’m feeling.  Or even times when nothing needs to be said.  Silence between friends or in a relationship can be totally appropriate and acceptable.  realizing such times can be difficult, but with those who know and love me best (and I them) it just seems to be understood.  Sometimes a look or a hug is all that is needed.  Tied into the listening aspect, sometimes you just need an ear to listen… the friend that knows what you need without you saying so is the best kind to have around.

FOR ME… 

It takes courage to use my words and share them.  Whether sharing my writing here with you or confiding in a friend…  I’ve gotten more confident in the sharing of my thoughts and the importance of my words.  Finding my voice was a long road travelled.  there was a time when I couldn’t always say what was on my mind let alone share it with you.  I’ve found that as I’ve gotten older it has become much easier to share my thoughts and words with those closest to me.  I’ve learned with whom my words will be safe… I’ve learned that saying what you think and feel is important, but how you say it is even more important.  For me,  WORDS hold a powerful presence in my every day life. 

FOR ME…  Using my words and chosing my words is probably one of the single most important gifts I have. 

Sometimes you have to take a chance and share a piece of yourself with someone; sometimes you have to “swallow the frog” saying things you never thought you would have to say to someone; sometimes you’ve gotta take a leap of faith and use your words; sometimes you’ve gotta know when silence is not only okay but very much-needed; sometimes you’ve gotta know when to listen and not speak. 

The toughest of all remains deciphering which is best for you in that given moment. 

Today, words were all over the place for me.  Flitting through my head, written on paper, used in conversation, spoken over the phone, in texts, written in a lengthy email; in the writing of this post.  Yet somehow as the day is near its end,  I’ve still got tons of words floating around in there…  The only difference being they are a bit more put together now than they were earlier today.

Do you ever have times where words just seem to escape you?  Have you ever shared thoughts with someone and were unsure of their thoughts on the matter?  How do you best express yourself when happy, upset or worried?

TODAY my friends was one of those days for me…