We’ve all seen them before… Whether it be on the corner of a busy intersection, at the entrance or the exit of a shopping plaza, standing out among-st tourist locations, or mingling side by side with a cramped crowd of travelers at subway and bus stations at all over – panhandlers are just about everywhere!  What I’m curious to know is, what do you do when you see someone asking for money?  When you can’t avoid passing someone who says they are just asking for just a little bit of monetary help?

Some people just simply ignore the beggars, as some would call them, altogether.  They look straight ahead and will try not to even glance at the person while passing by.  Others will empty their car tray of coins and simply pass on whatever loose change that they can find.  And then there are some curious fellows that may just stop and take the time to talk to some of these people – curious to why that person is in the situation that they are in, before deciding to hand out any money at all. View Post

Follow:

 

Have you ever worried yourself sick about anything that is out of your control? There is no point into doing so, but I’ll be the first here to admit that I have!  How about having a bit of anxiety at work? Ive done that too.  Let’s face it, we all get stressed at times.  But, we all also have to learn to take time out for ourselves -mind, body and soul – or else some days will get a bit overwhelming!  I wanted to share with you some quick and easy ways that you could get started doing so today.  I actually do everything on this list myself from time to time, and I have to tell ya, they really do make a difference.  Check out my list below. View Post

Follow:

I want to share with you all a short story.  Trying to stay upbeat and positive – today was just not the day for me.  I was having a really stressful time at work.  I am currently learning a new desk and starting tomorrow, I will be on it by myself for the next few weeks.  By the middle of the day, I found myself extremely overwhelmed with the amount of work, the rate at which it was coming to me, and having to cram new information down last minute that I will need to know to do the job efficiently.  I complained to a couple of people, while another handful voiced a change in my demeanor.  With that, I quickly grabbed my purse and headed out the door, looking to clear my head completely during lunch.

During my break, I logged into Facebook.  The very first thing that I saw was a post from an old high-school classmate.  She spoke about how she was initially going to post a complaint, but instead would give God thanks.  What she shared immediately made me think of how I was feeling all that morning while on the clock, and what my mind should actually be focused on instead.  She said in part:

But when I got on here & turned on The News & seen the People of Texas that Spirit of Complaining left Me Immediately! I Wanna say this instead, “Give Thanks Inspite of!”, “Give Thanks in The Mist of!”, “Praise HIM in Advance!”, “Know that HE WILL Make a Way out of No Way!” & That Nothing is More Important than to WAKE UP WITH YOUR LIFE!!!!! Everything Else Can Be Recovered but Once a Life is Loss it Can NOT! Amen!

When I read that status, I couldn’t help to feel touched, and I’ll admit, even a bit emotional. View Post

Follow:

Gotta be honest, ya’ll.  I am currently 37 years old and I don’t drink alcohol.  I just never have.  I’ve never been into that type of thing. I’ve never liked the smell, or the idea of the taste.  Have you ever met those folks that know they don’t like something without even trying it first? That’s me… so yeah, I’ve never tried a real long island iced tea, any kind of cocktail, glass of red wine or even champagne, and I’ve never really wanted to no matter how pretty or bubbly that glass looked.  Eh.

Anytime I go out with friends, or with colleagues, or even family, I’m that girl who muffles to the bartender, “I’ll have a coke.”

It took my constant couponing to even try out this “mock-tail” of an alcoholic drink.  Earlier this year, Kroger had Ocean Spray’s Mock-tail for it’s free Friday download.  And it doesn’t matter what is for free on any given week, I get it all.  This would be no exception.

But would I like it?  The answer is surprisingly – yes! View Post

Follow:
I was in no way paid or compensated to write this review.  Don't let my opinion influence you in any way.