Quotes That Speak To Me: Black Sheep

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Black Sheep

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Oh my, how this made me smile when I found it on FB.

The irony is that those in my family who (were they to be honest with themselves, if nobody else) would recognize themselves in this quote (as I actually know some of them should), are most probably not reading me anymore – if they ever did.

LOL!

Quotes That Speak to Me: You Matter

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You Matter

I saw this on Facebook this morning and in the time it took me to read from top to bottom, I felt a calm stealing over me and my breathing start to slow.

I’m going to put it somewhere that I can find it when I want it – here will do.

I might also put it somewhere I’ll see it every morning.

Where would that be for you?

Quotes That Speak To Me: Criticized

Now if I can just internalize this, I think it will be like a giant, cleansing deep breath, followed by actual relaxation and clarity because yes, it Is So True.

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You’re still going to get criticized, so you might as well do whatever the fuck you want.— Kathleen Hanna  

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Quotes That Speak To Me: Mind Control

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Control Mind

Found this morning on Women’s Rights News’s Facebook page.

As I confessed this morning on FB, I am still actively struggling with this…

It bit me in the ass in the shower this morning.  In fact, it does the same many mornings in the shower.

What is it about first thing in the morning and being in the shower that allows my mind to have imaginary conversations with actual people in my life – conversations (that don’t Actually occur in Real Life, and I Am aware of this fact, mind you) that end up disappointing, angering, frustrating or downright hurting me?

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Quotes That Speak To Me: The Mean One

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The mean one

Found this on Facebook this morning.

I Literally laughed out loud because it couldn’t be truer.  Anybody who has studied group dynamics knows the truth of this comment.

A whole bunch of people in my life currently think I’m the mean one.

I’m still trying to decide if I’m gonna go back to the way things were or not, knowing that if I don’t, I’ll likely be abandoned.

Quotes That Speak To Me: Walk Away

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For those of you who are sensing a theme in my life/blog since I returned to you from my unintendedly-silent month or so, and even if you’re thinking I’m starting to sound like a bit of a broken record . . .

 . . . I keep reiterating this theme in different words not because I think those reading need to hear it again and again and again, but because I’M struggling with putting this into practice, so really thanks for hanging out while I try to get there from here.

Song Lyrics That Speak to Me – Call Me When You’re Sober by Evanescence

Call Me When You’re Sober by Evanescence

Call me when you're sober

Don’t cry to me.
If you loved me,
You would be here with me.
You want me,
Come find me.
Make up your mind.

Should I let you fall?
Lose it all?
So maybe you can remember yourself.
Can’t keep believing,
We’re only deceiving ourselves .
And I’m sick of the lie,
And you’re too late.

Don’t cry to me.
If you loved me,
You would be here with me.
You want me,
Come find me.
Make up your mind.

Couldn’t take the blame.
Sick with shame.
Must be exhausting to lose your own game.
Selfishly hated,
No wonder you’re jaded.
You can’t play the victim this time,
And you’re too late.

Don’t cry to me.
If you loved me,
You would be here with me.
You want me,
Come find me.
Make up your mind.

You never call me when you’re sober.
You only want it cause it’s over,
It’s over.

How could I have burned paradise?
How could I – you were never mine.

So don’t cry to me.
If you loved me,
You would be here with me.
Don’t lie to me,
Just get your things.
I’ve made up your mind.

This one is for those to whom most of it applies, and I don’t mean the alcoholic bit.

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A Little Red Equals Sign

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This morning I woke up to find the Coolest Post on my Facebook!

Someone I used to work with at a former job has posted that he was so inspired by the number of people in his Facebook world who had changed their profile pictures to be the red equals sign (or some variant thereof) in honor of SCOTUS hearing the (originally) Prop. 8 case from California on Tuesday of this week and the DOMA case yesterday that . . .

. . . he felt loved and supported enough to . . .

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. . . COME OUT TO HIS PARENTS!

He shared that the support and love he had felt from his Facebook world enabled him to take this giant step and his parents were ready to hear it – it all turned out great!

I thanked him in a comment on the post for sharing this (and reminding me indirectly that we don’t always see the effect we have – this time I got to – but that one person Can change the world, or at least Somebody’s world) with us who may have had something to do with it, and congratulating him on his courage!

Despite what’s going on in my life, this put a big smile on my face, and I have a sense that this will warm my heart for some time to come whenever I think of it again.