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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Small Insights

I think that...

Women who date bad boys feel like they need to earn love. You don't. You only need to love yourself and then let someone else love you, too. It's not easy, but it's better than emotionally/physically abusive men that make you "earn" the right to be treated like a human being.

Guilty-pleasures are necessary for small joys in life. Mine are inspirational sports movies (like Miracle, Glory Road, and Remember the Titans) and Sonic Diet Coke with strawberry and vanilla.

Your family should be treated like your best friends. The best of friends should be treated like family. All irreplaceable.

Nobody should be embarrassed to speak another language.

Grammar is the foundation to a good first impression these days. As the daughter of a teacher, I grew up with the correct spellings of certain words drilled into my head. For example... you're= contraction for you are. your=possessive. There is a place, their is a group possessive, they're is a contraction for they are. Ensure is to make sure something is done correctly, insure means to insure something through insurance. To is a direction, two is a number, too means also.

No house is complete without a dog in it. :o)

Watermelon is the best summer food. It's cold, sweet, and perfect for summer cookouts.

To be engaged, you have to be ready to be married. Sounds simple, but people forget that marriage is the ultimate destination when engaged.

Most of the time, it doesn't matter where you are going, it just matters who you are with.

If what you want to say will only bring pain to somebody, don't say it.

There are true times for white lies. When someone shows me a piece of jewelry that I don't find attractive, rather than say "oh ew, that's gross" when they are obviously proud of it, I say, "oh, I bet that looks really pretty on you". There's NEVER any need to make somebody feel bad for no reason. If you're the type that believes in honesty all the time, I bet you have never had true honesty from the people around you. It would probably make anybody hurt.

You are who you really are when you are alone at home doing a crossword puzzle or playing with your dog. It is the moments between the big events (marriage, death, heartbreak) that truly define us.

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