Just remember

PSA

Just remember that during these unusual times, that there are people out there who want to help. There are people out there who just really don’t know that you need help. Remember, there’s no shame in asking for help.

Just remember to talk to to people, even when you’re not expected too. A simple, “Hope you’re doing well” Can perk up anyone’s day. Do it, but just remember that they may not reply, and that’s okay. Just remember to not harass them if they don’t reply.

Angry Karen’s at the Mall.

I am sure that by now, we have all seen at least one video of the angry white “Karens” at the supermarkets and in the malls. Throwing a fit, and causing damage to properties and products.

Do you think, a single one of these women, have watched themselves later and gone “Maybe, my priorities are wrong?”. I doubt it…But I live in hope. How are these grown ass “woman” NOT embarrassed by their actions? If you want to see what privilege is, watch one of these “meltdowns”. It is EMBARRASSING.

Soldiers, Police, Front line workers put their lives on the line every day. Possibly never coming home…And these “woman” are having a tantrum, fit for a child, because they don’t want to wear a mask.

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Good god, I hope they DON’T have children!

Sure, they have a right to protest about not wearing a mask. But is it REALLY want you want to be known for? That you don’t want to do literally the very least you can do to help your fellow Americans? I would be willing to put a bet on it, that these “women” are also the FIRST to say that America is a Christian nation.

Share Your World…13/04/2020

Share Your World – 04/13/20

Share Your World

QUESTIONS:

What do you do to get rid of stress? 

I usually try to play a computer game. A lot of the time, I can get just get lost in it for hours. But then sometimes, it’s a cause of my stress to!lol. Sometimes I’ll read and get lost, but then I can get upset when it’s over,lol. Sometimes I love just listening to music and tuning everything else out. However, I’m not ever alone really. So just listening to music without getting interrupted very rarely happens. Honestly just getting out of the house can lower my stress too and getting some fresh air.

In the past people were buried with the items they would need in the afterlife, what would you want buried with you so you could use it in the afterlife?

I have a plush Lion that I’ve had as long as I can remember. I have a few pieces of jewellery that I really love wearing, a favourite dress. I’m not sure what I’d take, I just want to be with people and furbabies! ❤

What’s the opposite of a koala?  (this is strictly for fun.  I know what I came up with as an answer, but it was nonsensical.   Alaok.  See?   It’s okay to pass on this one too if you want)

A fur-less, scaly, no legged, never sleeps…thing?lol

What’s the creepiest tech out there?  (My interpretation of “tech” is app or program.  If you know what “tech” is supposed to mean, hey!  Great!   Educate us. 

Anything that can “listen” to you. It does worry me a little bit that you can be talking to someone on the phone, or in your house. Then when you get on the computer, there’s an ad for what you were just talking about!

GRATITUDE IS AN ATTITUDE

What method are you using to find your smile right now?   Please explain in detail so others might utilize the same ideas.   Some bloggers have shared a daily (weekly sometimes) method that they are using to keep their spirits up right now.   I’d love to hear from anyone who does and is successful at it!    Have a great week and stay safe!

Sometimes just staying off of social media helps a LOT. I give myself a bit of time on there and then come off again. I find giving myself a goal, that would not be part of my usual routine, is helping me. Doing something different, is getting my brain active. I think that’s the most important thing

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World Polar Bear

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We have probably all seen the horrific images of those starving polar bears, heartbreaking. Although those images are our reality, I wanted to try and keep it a little light. I am usually against trying to humanise animals, but maybe if we did…People might care more?

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What are some things though you may not know about the polar bear?

  • While climate change is affecting polar bear. It’s is mainly humans destroying their habitats, making room for more oiling and drilling, that is truly killing them off. Contact with oil spills can reduce the insulating effect of a bear’s fur requiring them to use more energy to get warm, and can poison them if ingested
  • Grizzy-Polar Hybrids exist. Aso known as ‘grolar bears’ or ‘pizzly bears
  • Scientists can extract polar bear DNA from their footprints.
  • Although they are “bears”, Polar Bears are considered aqua animals as well, because of their dependence on so much from the sea.
  • Cubs are usually born from November to February, and will nurse for about two and a half years.

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Share Your World, July Wk1, 2019

Share Your World

Share Your World 7-1-19

QUESTIONS:

Would (or do) you stop to help (presumably) stranded folks by the side of the road?

I’m going to be honest, once I get my licence…No. Even if it’s a girl. I might offer to ring someone for them, but I’m not driving them anywhere. I am teeny tiny and have an instinctive innate thing of not trusting people. It’s a sad state of affairs, but I don’t even like walking past a bunch of kids.

Do you think the world is less mannerly today than in past times OR are we just more touchy and manners are as they’ve always been?

Oh definitely less manners, for sure. Not just from one particular generation either. You look at someone like Trump. Or someone like Tomi Lahren, completely different generations, but still as emotionless and soulless as one another,lol. I’ve noticed a steep decline in manners, but that’s because the Leaders are so manner-less.

I got into a discussion though with a person who said insult and put downs? Sounds like a typical Liberal to me. The “insult” was of a meme laughing at something that was funny about Trump. Funnily true. I started to list all the names that the 76 year old Trump has called people over just the last couple of years. Then said, I hope you’re holding the POTUS to same standard, as a complete strange who isn’t POTUS. No response.

What happens if you’re scared half to death, TWICE?

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If ALL the world’s a stage, where does the audience sit?

On the outside, looking in…I’m not sure how to answer this question honestly,lol. I was thinking of a specific seat or wall, or something. They sit on the moon! Or even Mars (Mars being the 4th planet…Although what about Venus, the second planet?)

(There is a further question…the gratitude question, below the graphic.  Sorry folks!)

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Share your thankful comments here.   It’s a gorgeous day most places, so celebrate!

I’ve had such a weird week. I’ve been getting a lot of work, but I’m starting to get annoyed, because it’s been all call-in. Every week we get the roster, I’m not on it and then I get called in. Now this probably sounds like a good ole whinge, and it is. The major problem that I’m having is nepotism, the people that are getting onto the roster are all friends of managers. Which means they can actually plan their weeks, whereas I can’t. I have to stress that I’ll get called in, but also I can’t plan…well…anything. But then if I don’t get any work, then I’m stressed I’m not making any money.

#StopBlamingWomenMakeMenTheIssue: Nicole Cartwright Update — Things Carla Loves

— Trigger Warning — Last year, I read an article by Jane Gilmore, discussing that there was no national outrage or outcry, and little had been said in the media, about the fact that just the other week in Australia, six women were murdered in five days. Yes. Six women were murdered in five days. As nothing has changed, […]

via #StopBlamingWomenMakeMenTheIssue: Nicole Cartwright Update — Things Carla Loves

You are Enough – Mandy Hale Day 2 – 7

Mandy Hale – The “You are Enough 30 Day Blogging Challenge””

Now Mandy writes

So….here we go!

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Day 2: In Chapter One, I have a very special encounter with someone that felt almost like an angelic experience. Talk about a time in your life when you have been “touched by an angel,” or had a God wink moment that helped get you back on track or see something in your life through new eyes.

I think I get them a lot, honestly. I’m not really religious, I am much more of a Spiritual person. It feels to me it’s more of a “you just know” feeling.

Day 3: Also in Chapter One, I talk about how sometimes it takes losing yourself to find yourself. Share a time you felt lost, and how you got “found.”

I’d have to say that it’s after my huge anxiety attack and how frustrated I have been with my own mind. Its been a frustrating battle. Just a few weeks ago I got so down on myself, because my family had gone to an escape room. Just before we had to go in and couldn’t come out without forfeiting. I felt the panic come on and I didn’t go in. Everyone in my family said it was a good choice, because as they went in, the lights went out. But it’s the worse I’ve felt about myself for a while.

However, when I find that I am kind to myself and realise that perhaps I might have to just accept this is the way my brain is now and it’s okay. I am still a lot luckier than most. I’m still a good person, I still have people that take care of me. That’s what helps me get myself “found again”.

Day 4: In Chapter Two, a phone call one Monday morning changes the course of my entire life and my family’s lives. Share a time that you received life altering news, good or bad, and how it impacted your life.

I guess it was the time my Mum texted me to let me know that my Pa had passed away (I write about it a bit more below). I actually laid down and just cried. Wow…I am just opening up here,lol…It wasn’t crying of grief, it was crying relief. My Pa had emphysema, the last week or so was so horrible. I wouldn’t wish his death on my worst enemy, let alone him. My mum was with him when he died and he died the day just after Midnight AFTER my cousins birthday, she told him he could go now, and he did. He was in a morphine coma and he wasn’t coming back. One of the things I regrets was I didn’t break up with my ex that day. Not only did he “forget” that he was supposed to come over so we could take care of my Mums pets and my Mum could be with my Pa/her father. Then he said to no bother ringing him because he’d have no credit.

So not only did my Pa die that night, but I had to lie to my Mum so she wouldn’t get pissed off with my now ex-boyfriend because we never spent time together. It’s why she waited until the morning to text me, because she didn’t want to interrupt our time together.  Can you imagine it? Her father DIES and she’s still thinking about others? Then I had to lie again, because she unexpectedly rocked by up at the house and she realised he had never been there. She told me not to ring him, that he was to ring me and make an effort. So I rang him, so she wouldn’t completely hate him and tell her that he had reached out. I regret that to this day. I should have NEVER rang him.

Day 5: In Chapter Three, “Your Life Will Be Different, But It Will Be Amazing,”I talk about how life can be beautiful again, even after unimaginable loss. Share a time when you faced unimaginable loss, and how you came to realize that you were ENOUGH to handle it.

I would have to say that it was when my Pa (Grandfather) passed away. My Pa was probably the most positive male role model I had in my life. When he passed I was not in a healthy relationship. I remember being at the funeral and as they lifted his casket to take him away I felt my heart break and I made this really odd loud noise. It wasn’t that I thought my family are going to live forever…Well, maybe a little bit.

What his death taught me though life is too short to keep people around that aren’t worth it. A few month later I broke up with my then boyfriend and since then I have been so much more realistic in relationships. It made me appreciate my family relationships so much more as well, and although my Mum side may be small, we are mighty! I think, now, the reason, I kept holding onto my then relationship, was because I just didn’t want to lose anyone else. I don’t think I even really liked him. He was such a wuss.

Day 6: In Chapter Four, I share my journey of “Looking for Love,” and how a dating app helped shake up my romantic life. Share your thoughts about online dating or an experience you had while doing online dating that made an impact on your life.

Well, I don’t actually know how many people you read my Blog are aware of this. My current partner and I met online and it was the same for me and my first serious relationship. So I completely believe that it can be great, but you have to be smart about it. I met my first partner in an AOL chat room (showing my age) and my current partner on an actual site.

Day 7: In Chapter Five, I write a letter to a past version of myself to share with her the struggles she would soon face. Write a letter to a past version of yourself, at any time in your life, letting her know that whatever is up ahead for her/him, she is ENOUGH to handle it.

Dear Lauren,

It’s okay. You will be okay. Never forget it’s okay to walk away and it’s okay to say it’s that it’s not okay anymore and you need to leave. IT IS OKAY!

Headspace/World Mental Health Day

I just wanted to start off this Blog with a “I hope that this Blog Post, finds you well”

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I’ll start off with writing a little about the organisation “HeadSpace” Now HeadSpace is really dedicated to young people between the ages of 12 – 25, in Australia (I don’t know why they are always so specific,lol). Although I am sure it is perfectly alright for anybody of any age to go and have a look at them.

I don’t want to have this blog post trigger anyone. I want this to be a “safe post today”. Let’s write about getting help for one another.

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What is the one thing you find helps you during an episode?

I hadn’t a panic attack for nearly and then a couple of weeks ago I did, but I managed to calm myself down before it became full blown and I needed the…as I call them…the big stuff! The pills that help you sleep, or they make you really drowsy. I have an app on my phone it plays sounds and I put the earphones in an concentrate on the music.

Do natural medication works?

I find that do. It almost feels like that when you look up herbs and teas to help with anxiety. It’s like they’ve evolved with us. I don’t think they can work alone though, don’t rely on them or Western medications, unless you have something severe, by themselves.

Do you have people you can trust to go when you are having an episode? If you don’t, can my readers, suggest a place to go?

This is actually something that I want to do. I was thinking of making a space, somewhere, safe. Where people can talk and discuss, in Australian time. I have so many friends overseas who are doing this and I think it is such a beautiful idea! I’d just like to do something like this, where I don’t came in after the conversation,lol

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