I’m Thankful

WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR, REALLY?

I know most will say family, health and jobs etc. But, what does it all mean?

It’s easy to list things we’re thankful for, but do we really feel that gratitude? Does your love ones know you’re thankful for them?

Are you thankful for your job only because you have a job?

What is it that makes you thankful?

Personally, I’m thankful for my family because through them I learned about unconditional love.

I’m thankful for my faith because through my personal journey I’ve learned to rely on the fact that there is a higher power.

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Wake Up America

Not all Muslims are terrorist.

Not all Christians carry guns.

Not all Jewish men spew hate.

Not all Catholics priest are pedophiles.

Stop generalizing.

People who are saying all of THEM are this or that.

Making others think anything is true about a specific group of people is a ballsy attempt at hate. Everything you hear about any race, religion etc. isn’t always true. But people get on a bandwagon and hate for no real reason.  They read something that worked them up into a frenzy, and it makes the hate grow.

Sadly before it’s all over, history will repeat itself if we are not careful. We’ll have war on American soil. People against people. Families against families.

Friends against friends.

(It’s already starting.)

#StopBullying

#StopHating

#NoMoreWar

#WakeUp before it’s too late.

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Just a thought…

Something to think about…

Not everyone can stand up to you while you stand there with your self-absorbed personality. You may think that what you say to someone that puts them in their place or makes them feel small, or even makes them afraid of you, puts you higher up on some totem pole.

You are wrong. You have now become dirt. The person or persons you have been trying to put down and make them feel worthless, well they do, but they think of you as being a jackass and of no value.

They pretend that you are all that, but truth be told, you have scared them, bullied them, and they think you are nothing more than a monster. They are too afraid to tell the truth. I can’t believe that any self-righteous person would think they are all that if they really thought about what the person they are putting down really thinks.

My two cents worth.

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Yellow-Rose I applaud anyone who has survived a bully attack. I can only wish that those who are still being bullied, they work really hard to believe in themselves and get help to stop the bullying. 

#WritersAgainstBullying
#StopBullyingInSchool
#StopBullyingInTheWorkPlace
#StopBullying

Oh Dolce!

Dolce Gabbana is at it once more.

This time one of their ads is showing a “gangbang”.

When is it OK to show your personal side in business?

It’s interesting to me what can be done to make a dollar. I’m not against the ad or for the ad. I’m just disappointed that a brand I use to adore is coming under so much scrutiny because the owners are testing the waters to get attention.  In my opinion.

According to the hype that’s going around, not only are “feminist” in an uproar, fashion consultant publicist Kelly Cutrone was pissed when she saw the ad.

She went to twitter and blasted the Dolce Gabbana duo. @KellyCutrone 

Recently in the news about their views on artificial insemination and what they call “synthetic children”.

There’s a boycott of their brand and several people have weighed in, for and against the men.

Famed singer songwriter Elton John and talkshow hostess Ellen Degeneres has joined the boycott.

I guess I need to keep up because even a writer from Forbes.Com weighed in…

{Throughout their multi-year criminal tax ordeal, the public and the media seemed to be behind the Italian billionaires.

That was so despite their more than $1.65 billion net worth—each. The public didn’t mind when they were alleged to have sold their company, stuffing money offshore away from the tax man. The sale of the Dolce & Gabbana label to Luxembourg-based Gado may primarily have been a tax shelter. Financially, Italy ended up making out just fine, collecting 343.3 million euros in fines and restitution from the pair. Several courts found them guilty of tax evasion, imposing 18 month jail sentences while prosecutors sought heftier three-year prison terms. In the end, though, the pair were vindicated and ruled not guilty by Italy’s highest court. So now D&G are OK with the taxman but not with Elton John. And yet taxes have a way of getting into virtually everything. Curiously, the subject of taxation and egg donations has hit the U.S. court system. Earlier this year, the U.S. Tax Court concluded that amounts received by an egg donor were taxable.}

Well Dolce & Gabbana, whatever are you going to do next?

Do you think their brand should be boycotted because of their personal views?

Sources:

=== Pagesix.com

http://pagesix.com/2015/03/16/feminists-outraged-over-dolce-gabbanas-gang-bang-ad/?_ga=1.118984521.172018553.1427138755

=== EOnline.com

http://m.eonline.com/news/638371/ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-weigh-in-on-dolce-gabbana-synthetic-babies-remarks

=== Forbes.com

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2015/03/17/dolce-gabbana-tax-cheats-ok-parent-bashing-not/

Are you writing?

A few years ago I had a conversation with a few established writers on twitter. I asked how do they do it, I mean keep the books rolling out the way they do. Everyone had their answers, but the information they gave me sorta was summed up in one word, consistency. They told me to be consistent, and everything will fall into place. These ladies were knocking out 30k words in a day. How? It was their job. Writing is a job and can be a hobby for some, but these ladies worked hard to get established. They asked me what makes my job any different than theirs when they have to work 9-5 just like everyone else? What could I say?

Seriously though, great advice but consistency is hard work.  After four years and some months later, I have yet to perfect it, but I sure am getting close. It’s March 2015, and I am steadily climbing upwards.

If you have ever wanted to write, don’t give up the dream.

I tend to tell anyone who is interested in writing, write. Write your name, tell your story on a piece of paper. Find something of interest and write about that or write what in your head. Worry about grammar later. There are editors and proofreaders out there that will be more than happy to help you succeed. Don’t give up if anyone tells you that what you have written isn’t good enough. Join writer groups, find peers that are like you so you won’t feel alone. Get support and ideas from these groups that will enhance what you already know about your writing. Never give up, and always keep learning about what’s new out there in a genre. Also, write outside of your box just once to have the experience of doing something different. Make writing a challenge and try not to be like everyone else, be different. Lastly, be leery of a ‘good thing’. If you are offered a contract, make sure you’re not the only one reading the fine print. Money may sound good, but be wise not to sell your soul. There are going to be people who want to read and review your work, be sure to copyright. Publish your work first before giving your work to a blogger or reviewer.

I currently have self-published a handful of books, but I have a ways to go. I’ll tell you a little secret, when I do feel like I have accomplished what those ladies have, I know there will be a sense of pride that goes with that feeling. Also, I will have worked my you know what off to get where I wanted to be all along.

What in the world is a hole punch cloud?

Is it a phenom? Is it a gateway into heaven? Are the aliens about to attack or making contact? Check out the pictures below.

According to Wikipedia (Yes it’s the new age version of the encyclopedia. Only it’s created by people who like knowing stuff.)

A fallstreak hole, also known as a hole punch cloud, punch hole cloud, skypunch, canal cloud or cloud hole, is a large circular or elliptical gap that can appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds. Such holes are formed when the water temperature in the clouds is below freezing but the water has not frozen yet due to the lack of ice nucleation particles (see supercooled water). When ice crystals do form it will set off a domino effect, due to the Bergeron process, causing the water droplets around the crystals to evaporate: this leaves a large, often circular, hole in the cloud.

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Officer Does Good

In the news recently, more recent than they want, police officers have been getting a bad wrap. I would say well-deserved attention to those who think they are above the law. High on a testosterone juice? Who knows what goes through an officer’s mind when he is beating someone senseless, but that is for another topic on another day.

One officer proved that not all police are bad. There are many good officers who still serve and protect. I know plenty! They really are out there and deserve to be recognized. We hear more sickening stories about officers who take the law into their own hands. I’m tired of it, are you? I say keep telling your stories, and maybe, just maybe the news will take a turn for the more positive like this story about  Athens-Clarke County Police Officer Gary “Lee” Crosby, who went out of his way to help a family that is down on their luck. He went on a call and found a family squatting at a resident.

Here is his story:
Athens-Clarke police officer buys groceries for family down on its luck. http://tinyurl.com/lky8yob Story by Joe Johnson

What is humanness?

Humanness – being human

Is that enough of a definition?

In recent news, Kim Kardashian and her daughter North West were in a car accident when her sister slipped who was driving did some slipping and sliding. Everyone was reported to be ok.

The one thing I had a problem with on this report, had nothing to do with the report itself. My issue was the people who joked, and made insulting comments about this family, and they never said, “Oh wow, the baby is fine, that’s great that no one was hurt.” (I’m talking about those who posted comments in the negative but never did say anything positive.)

That is their opinion. I know, I get it, but I do not have to like your opinion, nor do you have to like mine.

Here’s mine. You don’t have to like someone to feel compassion for them in a particular situation. The moment someone goes to twitter or facebook and says something happened to their family, most of the time people are there to give support. You, yes you, prefer to decrease your self-worth and talk about someone else’s family.

Do you ever wonder if the world will ever have so much positive thinking and happiness in it that there will be no more war or strife?

What has the world come to where everyone is contemplating their travel plans to not include an airplane ride because they fear their airplane may disappear without a trace?

What’s happening in our world that people are being kidnaped and being used as bait for religious or political awareness?

Will the world ever be released from hypocrisy?

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I may post every day or I may not. I will give my honest opinion though, and I hope it is worthy of a read from you. Check out Top News. Top News will change according to my interest.

Feel free to comment on anything I post. I will not be bullied.  I will not allow racism, discrimination or any hatred to be a part of my blogging.

I will hear everyone out, but that does not mean that I will side with you, or allow you to be mean to anyone that comments on anything I write.