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Know your Judas

Hello and happy Monday my Lovelies!

Many times we all hear people talk about how much they can’t stand their haters, how they wish that they (haters) would go away, stop hating and get something of their own.  I dislike haters as much as the next person but I have come to know that haters serve a purpose.  What purpose do they serve you ask? It depends on your particular situation. 

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Confession is Good for the Soul They Say…

     Hello my Dahlins!  This past weekend was so hectic that I didn’t have a change to post they way I would have wanted and yesterday was absolutely HELL for me!  In order to answer they why it was hell for me, I will have to unburden my soul it would seem and make a teeny confession… more than one confession in reality.  My confession is this my Lovelies: I laugh, I giggle, I approach the not so great things in life with at least a bit of levity and have a sarcastic and caustic sense of humor at times.  Am I funny? Maybe, if you say so, but a portion of my humor comes from a place of pain.  The truth of it is that my health seems to fail me at times. I am coming up on the anniversary of year ago when I ended up in the hospital fighting for my life, and so comes a time for reflection and thanks that I am here to even write any of this.  This blog, my blog, is an attempt to channel all of the words that I want to say but at times don’t have the voice to publish; and maybe, just maybe, it would help someone going through the same things or something similar.
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Everyday is Mother’s Day for Me

Happy Sunday and Happy Mother’s Day my Lovelies!!

My life is abundantly blessed and every day for me gives me the privilege to praise and worship Him. Holidays and such as great for telling our family and friends how much they mean to us but why reserve that just for holidays and special occasions? I wrote this to my mother this morning:

Happy Mother’s Day! You are incredibly special to me and words pale in comparison to your wisdom and love. You sheltered our souls within yourself, safeguarding us from all manner of evil, prayed over and for us yet while we were unaware. Time has not changed your unwavering commitment to your children, regardless of age or station in life, you still pray for us and over us, for the protection of our souls. For this today and everyday that God grants me my right mind, a reasonable portion of health and a voice to speak, I will lift you up to the Lord. I will bless His infinite wisdom and graciousness for blessing me with such a woman after His own heart as my mother. I hold you in the highest esteem and if He sees fit to bless me to be a mother, I pray I am even a fraction to them of what you have been to me.

To all of you, love in those that you hold dear every moment that you can and that have the breath in your body and the activity if your limbs. For those of you would no longer have your mother here with you, remember her love and devotion to you and smile knowing that she is with you always, as her prayers have kept you. For those who are adopted, know that biology doesn’t make a parent, care and compassion do.

Blessings and Happiness

T. Nicole

 

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“The Alphabet Game”

     Today has been a rough day for me, to say the very least.  This week in general has been one that has tested my patience to the inth degree. Something happened to me today that caused me to take a step back, a moment of self-reflection and compiling a persona inventory of sorts.  This “thing”, action, occurrence, for the lack of a better term, shook me to my foundation and made me question my self-worth, my ability to function in a professional capacity even.  And I know that it shouldn’t have affected me the way it did, I am stronger and better than that.  As a matter of fact I have a sign posted in my cubicle to remind me on those days when it all seems to be too much that I can do and be better.

     I have done several spiritual inventories before but this time I think it is time for a personal one. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Emerging As a New Me

Anyone who really knows me knows that I am random. I can be easily distracted by squirrels, puppies and butterflies, drawn to their seemingly random patterns and actions.  Something that my mom and I have in common is our love of birds and butterflies.  I adore butterflies, I will stop everything that I am doing to marvel at their magnificent hues and delicate nature. My sister and I share an affinity for many things, seafood, wine, happy hours and the occasional tattoo. Several months ago we went to our favorite tattoo parlor, The Electric Chair, for late night sister time.  While there we both got inspirational tattoos, hers was words of faith, mine was a butterfly.  Read the rest of this entry »

 

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The Joys of Being A Big Sis

I hear so many horror stories from friends, co-workers, Facebook folks about having siblings, specifically younger siblings.  I know personally siblings that literally don’t talk to each other, not even via social media and it is sad to see honestly.  The bonds between siblings are inexplicable, indescribable and at times infuriating and frustrating to say the least.  However I wouldn’t change my role as a Big Sis for anything in the world.  It is my job to keep the younger ones from tripping into the same pitfalls that I fell into, give them advise how to deal with the parental units and protect them from all the bad things that can happen in life.  I don’t always succeed, sometimes they do the same things that I did, don’t quite navigate the waters of life without running aground, and sometimes I can’t protect them the way I would have hoped.  At times I feel like a failure as the oldest, but then I get a text or a call or an IM asking me for my opinion or help and my lack of self-worth bounces back.
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Making Work A Little More Fun

Happy Tuesday My Lovelies!

We all know that we spend an asinine amount of time at work, more than we spend with our loved ones.  And in doing so at times we can become intertwined in our co-worker’s lives, we share stories, meals, break times and birthday cake.  I have an “office” mate ( We live in cubicles across from each other) and her name is Macie, Mace for short and if she likes you.  She has to be the cutest and most hilarious person I have ever worked with.  She has this naivety about life at times and Googles EVERYTHING!  One day it was raining baby zoo animals outside and I sent an email, while driving ( Yes, I know, don’t even start with me ) stating the following:

Me:

Good Morning All,

I am slowly making my way in, my neighborhood and quite a few side streets here in West Houston are flooding.  Don’t worry, even if I have to turn my car into a pontoon boat I will be in! 🙂

Macie:

*googling: pontoon boat*

We are from the South, everyone in the South knows what a pontoon boat is, or so I thought anyway.  We had a huge laugh over it and just added to the list of things that she Googles, like hooptie. ( No folks, she had no idea what a hooptie was)  Yet even though she has a funny side, her nickname yesterday was “Heinz 57″ because she was being quite saucy.  I mentioned off handily as I was walking away from my desk that I had a headache, she quipped ” You are a headache!”  I nearly got whiplash spinning around and called her “Sauceboxx”!  She just giggled and said she was in a mood.

With so much time spent away from home we are lucky, blessed even, to find people that make work life a little easier to bear.  Here’s to everyday being an adventure and never quite knowing what Macie will Google next…

Blessings and Happiness

T. Nicole

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2012 in Work Life

 

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A Cure For What Ails You

So, my day started off just down right crappy, as you all can tell from my first tweet of the day.  As I trudged through my day, trying not to be downright depressed, my co-workers made me laugh from a place that I thought I had long forgot.  I can honestly say that the ladies that I work with are a group unlike any other!  They are hilariously funny, supportive and we keep each other from going crazy on everyone else.  To my ladies in HR, and you know who you are, my first drink at happy hour this week will be raised to you!

Cheers!

T.Nicole

 

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Look At Me!!

Happy Monday my dears!! 

 I felt a need and pulling on my soul to write something today that may touch someone.  I overheard someone saying in the office one day ( I work in a cubicle farm so you can overhear almost EVERYTHING a certain someone says… Posting about that person to come later) that they wanted to be famous, even if it was for something really bad, at least their name would be known.  It got me to thinking that their desire to be famous/known/recognized isn’t really all that uncommon. 

Everyone wants to be admired, even the most basic creature does things to draw the attention of others; fireflies flash lights in a beautiful display, male peacocks splay their azure hued feathers proudly. Today it seems that everyone wants to be famous, even for the innocuous things. Reality TV stars are having random and staged encounters with John Q Public on national television, fighting, cursing, semi-nude, or beleaguered; movie stars who are making millions of dollars per picture, music sensations touring the world and posing in designer fashions.  Everyone wants to be seen and revered, fawned over and adored.  And yet, the most prolific and famous person of any generation past, current or to come, was the exact opposite.  Read the rest of this entry »

 

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