Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day 21: Your Best Friend is in a Car Accident and You Have Been in a Fight Just Before, What Do You Do?

This seems like a very strange question to me but here goes...

I am assuming that my best friend is not dead, therefore, I would go see them at the hospital. I try to make sure that those I love know I love them, even if we are disagreeing about something so that I never have to regret if something happens to one of us. I have always made sure to tell my husband that I love him and ask him to be careful when we part so that I know in my heart that he knows how much I care about him. I always tell my family and friends that I love them each time we talk or write because I know that our future's are not decided and life is short and unpredictable.

I don't want to live with regrets that I could have avoided by stating three little words of love...


Four Years Ago on In My Words...Countertops

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day 20: Your Views on Drugs and Alcohol

Once again, moderation, moderation, moderation people.

I have never used any illegal drugs but I don't feel it is my place to judge those that do either. I think that people need to be responsible for the choices they make and in knowing that, use drugs, if they chose to, responsibly.

Having had alcoholism very close to me growing up, I have always had a bit of a fear of it, and I think that has caused me to always err on the side of caution when it comes to alcohol. I do drink occasionally but when I do, it is never very much. I just don't get a level of "fun" from it that warrants feeling really crappy the next day or doing something I would later regret while under the influence.

One thing I don't excuse is those that put other people's lives in danger while using either of the above. I think that if you are going to make the choice to use drugs and/or alcohol, you should be the only that has to deal with the consequences of that choice, not some innocent bystander on the road, or an innocent child that is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Of course, we know that this is almost never the case when abuse of the above two is involved...which is why my opening lines were moderation, moderation, moderation...


Last Year on In My Words...My Christmas

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 19: What You Think of Religion and/or Politics

For both....moderation is key!!!

Religion: I think that if being in a religion causes a person to be a better person, lead a better life, and makes them feel better about life after death, then go for it. I think that if being in a religion causes a person to judge others, force their beliefs on others, and/or kill others in the name of religion, then it should be definitely rethought.

Politics: Politics need to be about making the world a better place for everyone, not just for those that have money, means or both. Politicians should be individuals that are looking to make a difference in the lives of those they represent and definitely not people just looking to take advantage of a position and a system.


Two Years Ago on In My Words...What To Do

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 17: A Book That You Have Read That Has Changed Your Views on Something

This one is easy for me. There are two books.

The first one is the Color Purple. I read this book for the first time when I was in high school and in it, two of the characters have a discussion about God that I thought was awesome. It made sense to me. I was pretty excited about reading it enough that I actually told my boyfriend at the time all about it. The rest of the book is great and I love the movie too but the discussion about God was the part that really connected with me at the time.

The second book is called Ishmael and my dad turned me on to this one. This book is amazing and completely changed the way I think about everything in life and how I interact with this planet we live on. It explained so many things.


Five Years Ago on In My Words...Geocaching Peeve

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Day 16: Something You Can Definitely Live Without.

I could live without inconsiderate people.
I could live without child abusers/molesters.
I could live without racism and bigotry.
I could live without war.
I could live without cruelty to animals.
I could live without selfishness and greed.
I could live without prejudice.
I could live without heartbreak.


Six Years Ago on In My Words...Bathroom Kitty

Friday, December 03, 2010

Day 15: Something You Can't Live Without Because You Have Tried to Live Without It

Okay for me this one is in two parts...emotionally and physically (and this is excluding food, water and sleep, which we all need to survive).

Emotionally, I can't live without the love of my husband, family, and friends. Without love, anyone's life is just an empty shell. I truly believe that the only thing that matters at the end of your life, is who you have loved and who loves you.

Physically, I can't live without (meaning I could if I had to, but really wouldn't want to) books, and writing materials...with those two things, I could stay busy and keep my mind fresh for all time.


Six Years Ago on In My Words...Locked Out