Archive for September, 2015

Do you even know who you’re talking to?

Posted: September 30, 2015 in books

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These days most of us talk by text, whatsap or Facebook. It’s a quick and convenient way of talking if you don’t have time to actually hold a conversation over the phone but do you really know who you are talking to? These days most couples tend to know each other’s passwords for Facebook but there are also devious partners. Perhaps you don’t approve of your son/daughters partner and they know it. You may be thinking that you’re talking to your child when really they are away from their phone and their shunned significant other is impersonating them to cause trouble in an already rocky relationship. Maybe you’re a friend and think that it’s your bestie on the other end asking odd questions which suspiciously appear to be seeking information about things they should already know. It really is hard to tell who is tapping away at those keys when you can’t see or hear the person on the other end . Has this ever happened to you? If so I’d love to hear from you 😀

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Deadly sins#4 Sloth

Posted: September 30, 2015 in books

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Sloth: lazy, aversion to work or exertion. We all have our lazy moments which are usually well earned but to be a permanent sloth? Nope, not me. I don’t understand how someone can spend day in day out doing nothing. Sat in front of the TV living in filth with only the smallest effort in lifting the control to change channels. Why are people like this? Do they not wish to have any achievements in their lives? Maybe they just want to be waited on hand and foot watching others racing around doing everything while they just sit there. Don’t they get bored? Unfortunately I know quite a few people like this and it looks to me, a sad life to live. I would go crazy doing nothing all day even on one of my lazy days I still make sure the housework is done and the kids are fed and watered, and still I’m not doing nothing I would be writing 😀

I want to forget you.

Posted: September 30, 2015 in books

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Have you ever had someone you want to forget about so badly but can’t bring yourself to? It could be a lover, parents or even your own child who hurt you so badly that just thinking about them sends you into floods of tears. You may have even begun to be on speaking terms but you will never see them the same, too much has changed. A normal conversation becomes awkward and leaves you wanting to get off the phone but at the same time you miss them so badly you don’t want to. The thought of actually seeing them fills you with dread and yet you’re desperate to see them. It’s a sad situation and sometimes you feel it would just be easier to forget them, banish all contact and hope that they will eventually fade from your mind but it’s not that easy.

Fake people

Posted: September 29, 2015 in books

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I hate fake people, we all know at least one and yet most of the time we never call them on it. They are usually just a passing face, someone you know and say hello to or maybe someone you used to be close to and for whatever reason drifted apart from. You will find them in the thick of the gossip, a school playground is the highlight of their day where gossip is rife and peoples misery are their main purpose for living. They can completely ignore you for months and then pass by you and see that you look a little down and then they’re on you. Suddenly you are their best friend and concern oozes from their pores ready to lap up your problems in order to regurgitate them later on to anyone who will listen. Do they have no life of their own? Are they that bored? I generally keep to myself and never approach someone just because they seem upset. If they wanted me to know their business then I’m sure they would have sought me out in the first place. These people are not your friends they are parasites with nothing better to do. Give them a wide berth or even better make up a total lie and let them spread it around only to be made a fool of at the end of it. It’s nothing more than they deserve 😀

Deadly sins #3 Greed

Posted: September 29, 2015 in books

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Greed is everywhere we all crave something we want, but to what extent? Some people cram their homes with things they don’t use or need but to what purpose? There are many people in this world that have nothing while others waste money on useless things because of greed. We all want nice things, the latest gadgets etc but spare a thought for those who have nothing. Greed doesn’t just apply to material things. Some people have everything, nice house, loving family and yet it still isn’t enough, they also want what others have. They could be after your husband/wife or even your son/daughter and they won’t stop until they have what they want and then usually discard of them when they’ve had their fun. A greedy person is usually deceitful and spoiled. Be grateful for what you have and remember that others have worked just as hard to build their lives don’t come along and destroy what they have because you’re not content with your own life.

How far would you go to please your teen?

Posted: September 28, 2015 in books

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How far would you go to make sure your teen is happy and content? Some parents are unfortunate enough to have wayward teens and are constantly walking on eggshells around them. Maybe they even threaten to run away if they don’t get what they want and you find yourself bending over backwards for them in order to ensure they stay. What about if they have a boyfriend/ girlfriend? Would you let them stay over, the ever present threat hanging over your head. At least you know where they are right, and that they’re safe. Wrong!!! I have a lot of kids and I refuse to be blackmailed by any of them. I’m the adult in the house not them. While you’re under my roof you live by my rules. Unfortunately one didn’t like that and decided to move into his girlfriends parents house. I think it’s disgraceful that they would even think to allow a teenage boy to come and live with their 15 year old daughter. What’s worse is that I’ve not even received a phone call from them! I would never move in anyone else’s child and if one of my children dared to ask, I would be straight on the phone to their parents telling them the situation. Remember, the hint is in the name. “Children ” is what they are, they don’t make the rules.

Seven deadly sins#2 Gluttony

Posted: September 28, 2015 in books

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Next in the deadly sins series posts is my interpretation of gluttony. Often associated with food it’s meaning is to eat to the point of extravagance or waste. In our country there is a vastly growing amount of obese people. Some may see it as just being greedy but often there are reasons behind excessive eating, reasons that most wouldn’t understand. Depression is a prime candidate. We turn to food for comfort when we’re feeling down and if it’s a long term situation, our weight can pile on but even though you know you should stop, sometimes it just isn’t that easy. It can become an obsession especially if you’re unfortunate enough to have people around you who are constantly putting you down and usually regarding your weight. It becomes a viscous circle that some just can’t break even though it may be tearing them apart. Next time you see someone who is overweight don’t just assume they are gluttonous, they may be suffering from their own personal demons.

Determination

Posted: September 26, 2015 in books

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Never lose your determination. I know it’s easier said than done having recently been battling with depression. When you lose your determination everything goes out the window. Nothing seems to matter anymore and you go through the days doing basic functions with little or no enthusiasm. I’m slowly breaking through, I’m not the most confident of people but I’ve always been determined in the things I do and now suddenly I feel weak. Today, even though my mind still drifts and my mood sinks, I have composed a small “to do” list but if I can pull off these three usually simple things then I’m heading in the right direction. I don’t want to be weak that’s not part of my personality.

You may wonder what those three things on my list were and I shall tell you: put up blog post, since you’re reading this that’s one box ticked. The second was to get on my rowing machine, I did, only 15 minutes but I’m a little out of practice. For some reason when you’re down you seem to eat more and accepting that I have gone up a dress size just doesn’t sit comfortable with me. The last on my list is my current WIP. This is the hardest, when your mind is wandering with depressing thoughts, concentrating on creating a whole new world is a difficult task. If I manage to write one paragraph that will be a huge success for me. The only advice I can offer is take small steps, write a list like I did and embrace your accomplishments. It’s a lonely place to be but only you can break free of the hold. Find your determination 😀

Seven deadly sins

Posted: September 26, 2015 in books

I’ve decided to do a fun series of posts on my interpretation of the seven deadly sins. I’ll start with lust 😀

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Lust is usually associated with a member of the opposite sex. You crave them so badly that you feel like you may explode if you don’t feel them in your arms but lust also applies to other things. There may be something you want, a material object, fame, power or even money and the desperate need for it is driving you insane. Why do we feel this way? It’s a weakness in our genes that can also be our downfall. Some are so obsessed with getting what they are lusting after that it can destroy their lives. Friends can be lost, pushed aside and deceived by our actions. Maybe you lied about a co-worker in order to get that promotion you were both lusting after, your need is that great that you will do anything to get it. Or maybe you’re lusting after a man who is already taken, or maybe both of you are and for one night of passion to relieve the lust burning inside, you have destroyed your own life as well as the other parties involved. People lie, steal and cheat in a bid to get what they feel they desperately need. Lust can be a wonderful thing when the  circumstances are right but also devastating when they’re not.

Sinking

Posted: September 25, 2015 in books

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Do you ever feel like you’re sinking? You’ve gone so low that you can’t find a way up and happiness is a distant memory. Situations can leave us depressed and feel that we can no longer go on and that nothing will ever be the same again. You change as a person, guarded against the world, your heart locked and the key thrown away to prevent anyone ever reaching it again. It’s a sad and lonely place but for some the only defence they can use to protect what’s left of their soul. We all deal with hurt in our own way, pills, counselling, denial but one thing is certain, the pain never leaves. It can be buried deep inside, pushed to the back of your mind until it attempts to resurface but it will forever be there, a constant reminder dragging you under. Some are lucky to get through it, moving on with their lives while others continue to drown in their sorrow wondering if there even is a light at the end of the tunnel.