In all the world, there is no one exactly like me.
There are persons who have some parts like me,
but no one adds up exactly like me.
Therefore, everything that comes out of me
is authentically mine because I alone choose it.
I own everything about me
my body including everything it does;
my mind including all its thoughts and ideas;
my eyes including the images all they behold;
my feelings whatever they may be ...
anger, joy, frustration, love, disappointment, excitement
my mouth and all the words that come out it
polite, sweet or rough,
correct or incorrect;
my voice loud or soft.
And all my actions, whether they be to others or to myself.
I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears.
I own all my triumphs and successes,
all my failures and mistakes.
Because I own all of me I can become intimately acquainted with me.
By doing so I can love me and be friendly with me in all parts.
I can then make it possible for all of me to work in my best interests.
I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me,
and other aspects that I do not know.
But as long as I am friendly and loving to myself,
I can courageously and hopefully, look for solutions to the puzzles
and for ways to find out more about me.
However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think
and feel at a given moment in time is me.
This is authentic and represents where I am in that moment in time.
When I review later how I looked and sounded, what I said and did, and how I
thought and felt, some parts may turn out to be unfitting.
I can discard that which is unfitting, and keep that which proved fitting,
And invent something new for that which I discarded.
I can see, hear, feel, think, say and do.
I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive,
and to make sense and order out of the world of people
and things outside of me.
I own me, and therefore I can engineer me.
I am me and I am ok.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I don't know what has changed about me in the last year, but people who put down other people really annoy me. I mean REALLY annoy me. The whole, "I drive a Mercedes", "She's gained weight" or "I make six figures" turns me off.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Another guest post by Dana
Well, we all know that everything is better if it’s made with bacon, is bite-sized or is put in a can, right? I know! Let's put a sandwich in a can! That way that can of Rock-Star won't flatten your sandwich when you put it in your Bobby Sherman lunchbox!
That's right! It's better than Vienna Sausages! It's a Candwich! You can choose between PBJ Strawberry, PBJ Grape and - if you are really adventurous - BBQ Chicken Candwiches.
Unfortunately, A lawsuit by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission says that Travis L. Wrightt promised returns of up to 24 percent on real estate investments, but put the money instead into Candwich development and other equally untried ideas.
The good news? According to the New York Times, the Candwich concept perseveres. "The president of Mark One Foods, Mark Kirkland, who said he patented the idea of putting solid food in a beverage container with the slogan, “Quick & Tasty, Ready to Eat,” said Mr. Wright promised full financial backing for Candwich production that never really materialized even as investors did. He said he believed that canned sandwiches would ultimately sell, and hoped to go into production later this year."
Okay, full disclosure: I actually, probably, most likely would definitely buy these. Not to actually eat, but to stock my bomb shelter shelves. Really!
What about you? Can you see a place for the Candwich in your life??
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Here. You be the judge.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Another guest post by Dana
What surprised me was that accomplishing that goal didn't feel the way I expected it to. No, it felt even better! Why??
When I was living with husband we bought a really nice camera for a vacation we were taking. I was not allowed to take photos - husband reviewed my first attempts and decided I had no talent - I was just wasting space on the memory card.
Whenever we took the camera anywhere, he took the photos. He didn't even want me to take the camera if I was attending an event without him. I saved up my pennies and purchased my own camera. Sure, it was a $149 point-and-shoot model, but it was mine! And I started taking pictures, never sharing them with him.
Since leaving him, I started participating in Project 365 - a photo-blogging project where you post a photo each day for a year (if you are interested, you can find it [HERE]) One of the photos I took (the one below) was a perfect fit for the "Black & White" theme of this juried show. I took a deep breath, attached it to an email, and hit send.
Although I'd be thrilled if my photo made the cut for display, it really isn't about that - it's about surrounding myself with people who support my goals - people who give constructive criticism - people who know that if I believe in myself I will believe in them.
It's a good reminder that there will always be people who gain far more pleasure in telling us what we cannot be than they do seeing our joy in becoming what we were meant to be.
Listen to the don'ts.
Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts.
Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me...
Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
~ Shel Silverstein
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Is nothing safe?? Wonder Woman had remained pristine - relatively untouched - since 1941. I realize that many superheroes have seen their costumes go through changes during their history ... subtle changes — Captain America’s shield gets changed here, little sprucing up of the Batman logo there. But this??
Seriously? Is that a Spider man hand-me-down shirt she's wearing? And square-toed shoes? Didn't those go out of style a decade ago? And do tell, what superhero wears leggings?? And is that "V" style belt to emphasize her ... ummm ... vagina?? They even redesigned her bullet bouncing bracelets?? I mean, hello??
What was wrong with the patriotic undies and bullet bustier? Wonder Woman was a classic beauty - changing her costume is akin to making Marilyn Monroe a brunette!
Lynda Carter, in a story from Access Hollywood, said:
"I think Wonder Woman has a mind of her own. And I think she was just kind of ready for something new. She’s got an attitude and if this is the new thing that she wants to wear, well, by God, she’s going to wear it. And I like that."
Well Lynda, I don't!
What do you think?
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