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Epiphany and Other Silliness
June 21, 2011, 2:58 pm
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When you read this, you may wonder:  Is this what her previous emancipation proclamation was all about?  The answer is yes and no.

For me, humor is always appropriate, so yes.  Did I need to emancipate myself for this?  No.

I received the following from a friend.  I loved it so much I wanted to reprint it – thanks to whoever originated it.  I’m betting they look something like me physically.  Bless them.

Epiphany – here the meaning is “an illuminating discovery”
I finally figured out my problem.

The shampoo I use in the shower runs down my body;
their label says
“For extra volume and body”.

I’m going to start using Dawn dish washing soap.

It says, “Dissolves fat that is otherwise
difficult to remove!”

I loved this and wanted to add some thoughts of my own:

1.  Would it be faster to order a tanker truck of Dawn and just jump in?

2.  If I use starch on my face, would that eradicate the wrinkles?  (for those of you who have no idea what ‘starch’ is or what it was used for, look it up!)

3.  Could I use suspenders to hold up my sagging belly or any other parts south of my neck?

4.  If Oxi-Clean removes the worst stains, could it remove the liver spots that keep appearing on my arms?

5.  What about bleach?  It can remove color from my hair, so can it remove the dark circles under my eyes?  (DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME!)

6.  Or should one think of pouring peroxide on the dark spots then go stand in the sun to see if they’ll lighten up?

7.  I’ve read that tomatoes are a good food to eat to help prevent cancer.  If I rub tomatoes on my skin, will they prevent skin cancer?

8.  Do you get milky white skin by sitting in a tub of whole milk?

9.  You use warm wax or sticky, warm honey to tear hair out of your legs.  Can you use the same stuff to exfoliate your face?  OUCH!

10.  Can you use self-tanning products to create temporary tattoos?  (Go ahead and try this at home.  Send me photos of your results.)

Well, it’s a lean day, mentally.  So I’ll stop now.  Feel free to add your own ideas in the comments section!  I’ll be watching.



The Power of Glinda the Good Witch of the North…
June 16, 2011, 6:25 pm
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Isn’t writing supposed to be freeing?  You’re supposed to get to express yourself – openly, honestly – write what’s on your mind.

So why do I not find it so?  I have a few items I’d like to be writing about but have to think about those who will read it, how they will feel, what they will think.  Surely some subjects will be followed directly by requests that I remove the piece so as not ‘to hurt’ someone or other.

But what if they need to be hurt?  What if what I’m going to say is the truth in plain sight and it is actually more detrimental for them NOT to read it?  What if not saying it ends life as they know it?  Or could have effected a change in someone that would affect the rest of their lives?  Should I have kept silent then?

I’m sick and tired of being expected to keep quiet because of some hidden agenda of another person!  Especially when that person only wants to control a situation to keep others in the dark about what’s really going on.

Glinda the Good Witch of the North ~ credit Techland

I’m tired of behaving more like a child who is afraid of being sent to her room or reprimanded by some other adult.  The reality is what Glinda the Good Witch said when faced with someone who wanted to intimidate:  “Be gone!  You have no power here!”

You’ve really gotta love Glinda.

People only have as much power over you as you give them.  For many of us, how we feel about that goes back to how we were raised.  If in an atmosphere of ‘just wait till your father gets home’, probably we’ll carry on thinking people, especially men, have a right to ‘punish’ us….at least verbally.

If we’ve been created in the image of guilt, then we most often will become people pleasers who don’t want to rock the boat.  Failure to do what we think is ‘expected’ finds us internally reckoning that we will be banished.

We’ve learned that doing what’s expected is just easier than challenging authority. It’s hard to change these attitudes, to adjust the record playing in my head.

The only answer is to embrace our own adult ‘power’.  We can’t allow others to intimidate us into doing the ‘expected’, especially when to do so goes against our own beliefs and values.  As adults, we must learn how to dare to challenge the ‘what’s expected’ without being intimidated.

I find the fear of intimidation to be very  limiting…and often, very frustrating.

So, this is your fair warning:

This space is mine, to write anything that I wish to write, to be read by anyone who dares to open up this blog and read it.  I accord you the ability to comment as you wish – even disagree with what I have to say – and ultimately, to not ever come back to read another word.  Those are your choices.

But understand this:  From this point forward, I will not be intimidated to remove or not write what’s on my mind by anyone.  And if you think I should, just remember this:  You have no power here!