The Walmart Difference
it’s bound to be
the death of me
each passing day
is exactly just the same
an ugly stain from yesterday
same plain shade of gray
time is to my dismay.
my eyes open but i don’t awake
to exist seems cliche..
the same spot I lay
again plotting my escape
I may never get away.
stop rewind and press replay
if the only consistency
is ceaseless catastrophe
I’m beyond capacity
I can’t go on miserably
in a life lacking diversity
my life has got to be
lthriving with variability,
I don’t mean frivolity
rather I seek flexibility
maximize probability proficiently
confidently I could reachieve
versatility and eventually
recover the once upon a time Natalie
happily ever after could really exist for
start by setting me free
Synonyms: afraid, chicken, cowardly, gutless, tame, timid, timorous
Synonyms: afraid, anxious, apprehensive, backward, base, caitiff, chicken-hearted, cowering, cowhearted, craven, dastardly, diffident, dismayed, fainthearted, frightened, gutless, having the willies, jittery, lacking courage, lily-livered, nervous, no guts, panicky, paper tiger, pigeonhearted, pusillanimous, recreant, retiring, running scared, scared, shrinking, shy, soft, spineless, timid, timorous, weak, weak-kneed, worthless, yellow, yellow-bellied
Antonyms: bold, brave, courageous, daring, dauntless, unafraid, undaunted, unfearful
Synonyms: chicken, cowardly, dastardly, fearful, gutless, lily-livered, mean-spirited, poltroonish, pusillanimous, scared, timorous, weak-kneed, wimpish, wimpy, wussy, yellow, yellow-bellied
Antonyms: bold, brave, courageous, heroic, strong
Synonyms: base, contemptible, cowardly, craven, despicable, low, mean, pusillanimous, underhanded, vile
Synonyms: aflutter, afraid, aghast, agitated, anxious, chicken, chickenhearted, diffident, discomposed, disquieted, disturbed, fainthearted, frightened, goose-bumpy, have cold feet, hesitant, in a dither, intimidated, jittery, jumpy, lily-livered, mousy, nerveless, nervous, nervy, panicky, perturbed, phobic, pusillanimous, quivery, rabbity, running scared, scared, shaky, sheepish, shrinking, shy, skittish, solicitous, spineless, tense, timid, timorous, tremulous, uneasy, unmanly, weak-kneed, worried, yellow
Antonyms: bold, brave, courageous, inapprehensive, unafraid, unfearful
Some chemicals just don’t mix. Even pretty colors can explode. I kept saying its righteous to forgive him again but he enjoys my suffering. He knows what he does. The simplest answer to how could he do this if he loved me? Is simple…. he doesn’t, he hates me.
—Guest runaway train
Repeat or paraphrase the toxic person’s comment and the past comment made and ask the toxic person if he or she realizes how they sound for it is negative. That toxic person needs to have the chance to be confronted on his or her behavior for the toxic person may not realize that the problem lies within them and then yet the toxic person maybe well aware and may not want to change. Challenge the toxic person to try to practice making a positive statement after making a negative one or tell them to practice smiling while saying a negative comment. Something has to change and since you cannot change a person, you can actually teach that toxic person how to treat you. Set boundaries of what you will and will not tolerate. If all else fails, then remove yourself or distance yourself from that person. That person has issues and if boundaries are not set, you well be left exhausted and really the best relationship to salvage and to take care of is the one you have with yourself.
This week’s readings (in the chronological Bible) were so perfect and timely that I have got to journal them and look back at them in a few years. I am going to keep reading them until I fully believe them.
Some highlights from May 6 – May 10:
I will praise you Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. (Psa 9:1)
How great is your goodness, You have stored up for those who fear you. You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world. You hide them in the shelter of your presence, safe from those who conspire against them. You shelter them in your presence, far from accusing tongues. (Psa 31:19-20)
Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? Only those whose hands and hearts…
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Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman
36When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. 38As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.
39When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.”
40Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.”
“Tell me, teacher,” he said.
41“Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii,c and the other fifty. 42Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?”
43Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.”
“You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.
44Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. 46You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. 47Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”
48Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
49The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”
50Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”