My mind is still spinning about something that happened today. A dear friend of mine always puts other people first. She has nothing, and when I say nothing I mean her unemployment was cut off when she was owed about 7 weeks past due pay, Her husband has been out of work thanks to the holidays and his clients going on vacations, they don’t even have money for their rent. Their Christmas celebration was happy because of the generosity of others. Today I was scoping out some of the Facebook boards I am on to see if there was anything else I “needed”. I noticed my friend had some things posted for sale and then some guy she doesn’t even know and I have never seen active in the group before replies with the nastiest comment accusing her of asking for Christmas Donation gifts and then re-selling them.
ARE YOU EFF’N KIDDING ME BUDDY!!! (check out: “Christmas is a Time for Giving“)
Well, I don’t tolerate people talking crap about others and god forbid you do it about one of my friends but when you tell a blatant lie that I happen to be associated with WATCH OUT!!! I think being a full-time Mommy has kicked the Mama Bear Instinct into over drive. I set him straight on that real quick and tagged the moderators of the group in my comment so nothing could be twisted about me or my post. I must pat myself on the back because I was direct about it but I was pretty nice too.
After I had that posted up I read through some of the other comments after his on her post and I can’t believe how absolutely terrible people can be. It was like watching a bunch of middle school punks bullying another kid. I was reading these hateful words and really wondering how people could be so mean to and about someone they never met. My heart broke for my friend so I messaged her as soon as I finished my comment to let her know I had her back.
So here is a very nice woman trying to take care of her family and get money for rent the only way she can. And what do people do??? bash her and make her cry. After this she has now decided she doesn’t want to help anyone else out unless she knows them. She has taken down her posts and has decided that she won’t sell any of the items at all. Where does this leave her… Thank you to the FB bullies what messages are they teaching their kids. Are their kids as mean and nasty as they are? How can people be so cruel?
ARRG!!!!! MEAN PEOPLE SUCK!!!
First star I see tonight
I wish I may
I wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight
I have only ONE Christmas Wish
I keep a twinkle of hope alive
Until there are no more gifts to unwrap
Until there are no more calls to make
Until there is no more time left in Christmas Day
But I doubt it will come true
It has been nine long months
Since they last played and
Since the sound of their laughter
filled the air
I have but only ONE Christmas wish
It is not for me per-say
It is for my son
For him to have the joy of playing with his sweet dear cousin
Because nine months is forever and a day
(c) Dawn Leoni 12/23/13
~ For My Dearest Son, Merry Christmas…
Well I am wore out and I still have 2 days of running around to do. I have driven around and picked up a lot of items people wanted to gift to families in need for this christmas season. I was inspired by a dear friend of mine and a post she put on one of our Facebook boards. We put others before ourselves and I am sure that is what makes us such good friends. It has been a very long time since I have had a close friend like this.
When I saw her post I noticed people had said that they had stuff but she doesn’t have a car to pick stuff up. We happened to be getting stuff from the same person and I asked if she was giving stuff to my friend and told her I would pick it up at the same time. At that moment I knew what would really mean a lot, pick up the items people were offering and then taking them to families in need. Some I wrapped so the families wouldn’t have to try to do that as well and other requested no wrapping so they could do that. Turns out there are more people who need at least one present to put under their tree than I ever thought there was. My heart breaks because I know first hand how hard it is and the struggle of being a single family income. But, in the end it fills my heart with great joy to know that I can help put a smile on a little child’s face just by taking a little of my time to pick up and drop off some things.
Christmas is a time of year when we should think of others not ourselves. Give to others to see their joy and never expect anything back in return. Plus it is more fun to give than to get. 2 more days of pick ups and drop offs. YAWN This girl needs some sleep.
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I am now officially 24 hours into my new weight loss journey. I haven’t started the thyroid meds yet but I did start the Phentermine 37.5 mg/day in the morning. WOW I felt great yesterday. So great I finally took the air conditioner out of the living room window that I have dreaded doing for a few weeks. It is nice to have energy. So far the only side effect I have is the increased energy. I took it early enough that I slept very good, well by the time I finally fell asleep @ 1:00 am. I woke up full of energy and ready to go.
Then I dropped the french press full of coffee. EEKKKK!!!! Thank goodness for back up french presses. Come to think of it, I think my mood is even more chipper than usual. On the swing side it has also made me a little mushy. Well, I am not so sure if it is the meds making me mushy or if I am feeling emotional while processing the information I got from the Dr about my thyroid. Things I didn’t know that I partly wish I had known earlier and partly am glad I didn’t know. I just focus on my healthy and very smart toddler and then I don’t question a thing, until I lose focus.
Well off to work more on my book… Ahh yes, I have started compiling a top-secret book that I hope to have ready and in print before Christmas. 🙂