Yikes! I’m human…..after all. Even though I like to believe I am like the woman pictured above, I am actually more like the picture to the right. A bit clueless, extremely motivated by food, but very loyal to those I love. The hard part is forgiving myself for not being able to bring forward my superhero-alter-ego when I need it the most.
Words. There are many beautiful ones, aren’t there? Some words carry the power to inspire, or to tear down. I have never been one to think before I speak, but I have learned to control some of my impulsiveness. After all these years, I know what comes out of my mouth, or through my fingers as typewritten words…..is my genuine self….whether it is April, Rebel Warrior, or Ms. Pansy Pants. It’s a constant struggle to be in control of how I react to situations……….or words, especially the hurtful words.
We have been a bit addicted to the Discovery channel’s Gold Rush and Bering Sea Gold shows. (Don’t ask me why) Anyway, there is a character on one of them who is a real _________ (you can fill in the blank—he is a real poop head—in my PG-rated opinion). The poop head has hired a man to help him dive for gold in the Bering Sea, and he is extremely rude to this man. However, the target of such mean spirited words, takes it all in stride. He lets it roll off…….he is having a good time, in spite of what the poop head says. Of course, I know it’s TV and they have to entertain us, but I think we all know a happy person like this. What’s their secret?
Words are powerful, and should be beautiful.
My words for you, today……pay attention to how you speak (especially those closest to you).
Have a wonderful day, find the beauty around you, and if someone wants to block your sunshine……give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they just don’t know any better.
Or, in my R-rated version (for the violence) opinion……kick them to the curb. You don’t need that type of negativity in your life.