Anyway…

Anyway Poem – Mother Theresa

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

 

I heard this poem yesterday and it really hit home for me. For me it meant to continue to be who I am regardless of what others may think, say, feel, or do. In the end, my life and all I have or haven’t done will be between myself and God. That’s it. So, I will continue to push forward and be who I am no matter what.

People talk most of what they know nothing about.

 Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.

Have a great day folks. 🙂 I know I sure will!!

 

 

 

You Can Lead a Horse to Water….

I’m back. I didn’t feel like I had anything to write about, so I used that time to get back into the swing of things with school and such.

Anywho…

This has been quite the interesting week for me. I’ve had a few realizations after being tested in different ways.

The amount love, care, time, patience, faith, trust you put in a person does not guarantee anything at all. At some point, you just have to be mindful of yourself and your needs. I’m such a giver in life, especially to those I care about. And there’s one person in particular that I would give everything and some. Shit, I already have actually. And I have absolutely nothing to show for it other than broken promises and fading memories. Right now, I’m preparing for REAL life. This isn’t middle school anymore. Every decision I make has an impact on my immediate and long term future. I don’t have time to waste anymore. And I refuse to waste anymore TIME helping people who don’t want to help themselves. I can’t fight anyone’s battles for them. I will fight along side them, but I simply cannot fight for them. So what do you do when someone asks for your support, promises change, and knows they need you, but can’t stop themselves from making destructive decisions which only hurts you?? Hmm?? Any takers? No? Oh. Okay. I don’t know either. I made a promise 10 years ago, and I intend to keep it. I just have no idea how. 

Sigh. Nexxxxt.

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I just don’t fit!

I am the square block trying to fit in the round hole. Learning how to cope with not being wanted, accepted, or even understood has been one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. And what is even more confusing is that I’ve tried, maybe not to the best of my ability, but I’ve made attempts, only to be rebuffed. So what to do then?? Hell, I don’t know. But I can tell you what I’ve decided to do: MOVE THE HELL ON. A lot of things in this life are material and temporary, and I’m coming to understand and accept that. Not getting to know me, like, REALLY know me (which very few people do) is a loss in itself. Not to me, but to others. But to understand why that is, one must know me. Enigma? Eh. Maybe. But, it isn’t for me to worry about anymore. I’m simply over it. Will I get pissed and frustrated about it even more at some point? Probably. Mais, ces’t la vie.Time stops for NO man. 

The are moments in my life where I lose my filter and become brutally honest. Only a few people have witnessed this first hand, but it can either be hilarious or pretty ugly. Especially if the situation has a negative context to it. But sometimes, it happens accidentally.

I’m a Sagittarius. My apologies.

I hate conflict though, so I am usually trying to hold on tight to that filter between my mind and mouth. I know how to handle conflict. I would just rather not have to deal with it. That’s just me.

Moving on.

I realized that I have one of THE best support systems EVER. Unfortunately, it doesn’t consist of much blood family, but a few of those who I consider family. Always there for me, even when I’m stubborn and want to be by myself. I will be forever thankful for the few who have constantly and consistently been in my corner. Know that you are appreciated.

…Geez. I feel like 10 times better, lol. I should probably get some sleep now. And if you think this post is about you, it just might be. 

Deuces.

Christen ❤

SMH.

Black America Web

A Clark Atlanta student faces felony aggravated assault charges for shooting a Morehouse student over pickup basketball game.

Police arrested 21-year-old Amir Obafemi on Saturday after he allegedly shot Cornileus Savage at the Samuel A. Archer Hall on Morehouse’s campus.

Savage was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital and is currently in stable condition. Doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

“We think it’s totally irresponsible to have a weapon on a college campus, let alone discharge it,” said Morehouse police Chief Vernon Worthy.

Many Morehouse students who were outraged by the violence on their campus united in an effort spread peace.

“I want people to still believe and still know that there are people who are promoting peace,” said Moore, a senior.

Moore said students will walk around campus placing roses in spots where students were victims of violence.

Morehouse President, John Silvanus Wilson Jr. believes the rally…

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Warmth of the Sun

Good Morning!!

I must say, there’s something soothing about feeling the Sun’s rays fall on your face. Seeing the sun peek through the blinds as you wake up should put you in an instant good mood. At least it does for me. I can recall times even I felt I had nothing to smile about, but when I stepped outside, I couldn’t help but smile as the sun kissed my skin. This morning was no different.

I can only hope that this good mood continues for the rest of the day.

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Christen

Baked Apple Chips

Baked Apple Chips

So, in yet another attempt to eat healthy this year, I picked up some apple chips from Walgreen’s for a snack while at work.
And OMG, they were delish! I just knew there had to be a recipe out there so I could make my own!

I will be making these as soon as school starts for a quick (and cheap) snack on the go! I will let you know how they turn out.

Any suggestions for other quick AND healthy snacks would be appreciated!!

Christen ❤

In order to change you must know what you can change and when you have the chance to change, do it and understand why you did. – Amos

On a journey to become a better person, change is more than necessary; it is essential. I believe that progress is a process and if true progress is to be made then some change must occur. I think he’s saying that to grow you should be aware of what changes need to be made in your life, thoughts, and actions. And instead of being afraid of change like most of us are, stop thinking about it and just do it. When you do make the change, understand what made you change and why you decided to finally make the change.

Life is a journey and you can never be absolutely sure where you’ll end up. But, that’s where the fun is, isn’t it??

I guess I’ll find out.

Christen ❤

 

In order to cha…

Hello & Welcome 2013

Hey there!
Thanks for taking the time out to read!

So, what’s this all about?? Well, a friend of mine requested me to try writing again and this blog is the result of that request.  Some posts may be random or incomplete thoughts, some may poems (maybe), and some may be extremely long and be about nothing at all. I guess the point is, don’t expect to much.

I haven’t been able to write much since my dear friend and lover passed away in 2008. This is semi-new territory for me that I’m willing to venture into for the sake of myself. So please forgive me if I’m brutally honest or if it seems like this is a waste of your time. This is yet another attempt at introspection that I hope to gain something from.

2013 will be a very important year in my life. I will be getting my first degree in May, managing my own business (well sort of), and preparing to REALLY grow up. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t scared out of my mind, but becoming fearless is one of many goals that I have for this year. But I know “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7). So with that in mind, I’m ready for whatever this year may bring, at least, I hope so.

Positive and constructive feedback is welcomed. Anything other than that would be a waste of my time and yours.

Thanks again for reading. Come back soon.

Christen ❤