We have all known toxic people whether it be a friend, acquaintance, or a family member.
Toxic people need a victim and if their victim is no longer around they will reach out to the next person they are closest to.
You can not please a toxic person no matter how much you do for them it is never enough because they feel like everyone owes them something.
You have to have enough Self-Respect and Self-Love to understand that no one should be allowed to belittle, insult, shame or ridicule you.
The day you realize that this is Verbal Abuse you will wonder why it took you so long to see it. This is not a healthy relationship for anyone.
Everyone deserves to be treated with love, kindness, and respect.
There comes a time in your life you need to shut the door and slam it hard behind you.
That will be the day you can start healing and feel the calmness entering your life because you are now free of the abuse.
That is the day you will realize you are no longer a VICTIM.
My grandmother taught me so much in her lifetime many lessons I will never forget.
We called her Mama Dot and she taught me to appreciate the little things in life, be grateful for what you have and never be materialistic.
She taught me how to enjoy working in your yard and making it beautiful. Then you can stand back and look at what you created.
I have several things in my yard that came from hers. Now I know the reason she always shared things from her yard was so she could always be remembered.
She loved listening to the birds sing and feeding them. I think that is one reason I love doing this.
She spoke from the heart and was never fake she did not believe in sugar coating anything. I guess that is where I get the guts to voice my opinions and speak from the heart.
Today so many people sugar coat everything they say and they are just so fake.
Mama Dot was very special to me and I knew I could always count on her whenever I needed some advice, a hug, or just a friend. I knew I could count on her inspirational words of wisdom.
Her unconditional love for me meant it was a real love with no strings attached her love was genuine.
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Tagged Family, Grandparents, Inspirational, Life, Life Lessons, Manvel, Mentors, Role Models, Sonya Lira Photography, Texas, Unconditional Love |
Life Lesson # 1 – Storms will pass
There are people in our lives that turn every situation in life to be about them because they have to be the center of attention. We tend to call them the “Drama Queens”.
They will never say ” I am sorry” or never admit any wrong doing.
They love to talk behind people’s back and play one person against another like a game.
What they do not realize is some people already see them for who they really are.
The storms they have created in my life the last few years have only made me stronger.
BRING ON THE RAIN!
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Tagged Faith, Hope, Inspirational, Life, Life Lessons, Love, Manvel, Prayer, Sonya Lira Photogaphy, Storms, Texas |
I ran across this quote and I love it.
Two years ago today September 1, 2014, my dad passed away from adenocarcinoma. He had esophageal cancer.
It seems like yesterday when I was taking him back and forth to his chemo and radiation appointments. Taking him to the hospital for testing, going to the hospital to see him.
Even though they say time heals all wounds I do not believe that. I think the loss of a parent is hard no matter what your age is.
One day you wake up and realize you will never see your dad again, never get to say goodbye and most of all never get to say ” I love you” again. This is a day you will never forget because your life is changed forever.
The memories are all you have now. I love you Dad and I will never forget you.
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Tagged Cancer, Dad, Death, Inspirational, Life, Life's Lessons, Love, Manvel, Pearland, Sonya Lira Photography, Texas |