Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Beauty and Wonder

Here is something I recently learned. Have you ever been told that you are beautiful and wonderful? The time line for your beauty and wonder is based on your actions. You can walk around thinking you will always be all beautiful and wonderful in someone's eyes. Here's the secret to how quickly an opinion can change.

For instance, you can be engaged in a great conversation and while agreeing with what is said, darling you are beautiful and wonderful. Uh oh here's comes a speed bump. You don't totally agree to what is being said and so you offer your opinion with reasons why you feel the way you do. Suddenly you go from beautiful and wonderful to not so beautiful and someone with whom it is hard to get along. Ever have that happen?

Oh, oh here's another one. Let's pretend for a moment that you are in an exclusive relationship. Girl, you have never been so beautiful and wonderful. Slow down, speed bump ahead. All of a sudden you discover there are more than two of you in this exclusive relationship and aren't so cool with that. You share your opinion on the situation. Do not pass go and collect $200. You go straight to butt ugly and argumentative. Don't believe me? Give it a try.

You'll always be beautiful and wonderful to the people who can handle the truth,

Michelle K. Perkins

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What Your Friends Say About You

Due to the recent increase of stress in my life, I have been taking a lot of long walks. I usually have my ipod for company but for a few days I forgot to charge it and was forced to think while I walked. Of course many thoughts run through my head. Honestly, it's like the ticker for the stock market. It just doesn't stop.

While in a class last week, the speaker said something that I had heard before and truly believe but it somehow got pushed to the corners of my mind. Well now it is back up front where it will stay. Here is the bit of advice. If you want to know who you really are, look at your closest friends. They are a reflection of you. I liked what I saw. We are not talking about your over 100 Facebook friends. We are talking about your circle. What do you see?

So feeling recently deceived, I took a look at the deceiver's closest friends. It was right in front of me the entire time. Yeah I wondered for a while and let that person be the person I wanted shim (gender neutral) to be. Not who shim really was. So many things make so much more sense now. Half of shim's friends were fictional characters. Come to think of it, I never met any of shim's friends. Hello red flag, didn't see you waving in front of my face.

One more life lesson learned. I know I have said it before but really, I do have the best friends in the world.

Like people usually come together. I like my girls. You know who you are. Some of us talk more than once a day and some of us don't talk as often but we know we are there for each other when it counts the most.

Michelle K. Perkins

Monday, September 14, 2009

FaceBook for Dummies

For all of you who easily gets their feelings hurt, don't take the title too seriously. I'll admit, I was a FB Dummy but that is why I am blogging tonight. It's difficult to make good decisions when only having half of the story. So my friends, here is the rest of the story.

I'm laughing as I type because I have a gut feeling that I will soon be "unfriended" by some but not by the ones who matter the most.

Dummies is actually referring to significant others or want to be significant others. It doesn't matter what one's relationship status is. FB is a playing field for those who think they are among the slickest. You think your man or woman hasn't commented or poked in days. This often is not the case. Slick folks change their account settings quicker than the maids at the Holiday Inn can change a set of sheets. Maybe that was a bad analogy because I didn't mean for there to be any implications. Just saying, the account has been altered to not show post. Oh now it's time for a legitimate post that my baby can see. That ring or nice bracelet is a constant reminder, "check my account settings". I know, you thought that piece of jewelry meant love - no - account settings.

What about those disappearing posts that made you feel all special. Hello, let's not let anyone know we are seeing each other means - now listen - I don't want all of you to find out about each other. Another clue - go to chat - that way you'll feel like you have gotten some attention but no one else will know.

Now when your baby confesses his or her love all over your wall and vice versa. You are safe!!

Go tell your baby how much you love them for both of your friends to see,

Michelle Perkins