I am a believer and I’m not ashamed of that… I don’t and won’t judge your belief structure God allows us freedom of choice xxx I’ve made my choice and right or wrong I’m sticking to it.
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When this year started… I was highly optimistic because of a few projects I’ve got on the go. Nerves might grab hold and try to make me fill the corners of my mind with self doubt and outside influences go out of their way to remind me that I’m in their terms a “lower life form” but regardless of the odds stacked against me I know that the idea I have is quite doable.
You see not only am I an educator of the most amazing young minds I for some or other odd reason have some creative skills too. Circumstances might try and push me down and as I’ve recently heard by people I once respected and revered who died tragically in my heart on that fateful 14th Jan 2021, that I’m a nobody that needs to be kept in my place… under their Louis Vittons
Why would I give them power over me? I’m not.
So when life happened and I was told of a future storm possibly heading my way I was at peace and this idea I’ve been nurturing like a seed that was planted a couple of years back was about to become a virtual reality. Let’s just say that even if it reaches no one but a few nearest and dearest my cup is staying half full.
Be blessed. mtw
P.S I’ll definitely be keeping you posted. 💚💚💚💚
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking that they don’t have any!Alice Walker
Ask yourself one thing… have you given someone else your power lately? I know this to be true for myself of late. I was in a situation where although I was confident in my ability to do it and I was thriving within it and yet I was undermined and insulted on a daily basis leaving me second guessing myself and feeling as though I was in an emotional punch bag. This in itself twisted my insides and tried to turn me into a hateful and bitter human. I stepped back and did a lot of soul searching and made a conscious decision to forgive my antagonists.
How’s that working for you? I hear you ask.
Actually it is absolutely phenomenal and I’ve got my smile back. I’m feeling peace and I’ve reclaimed my power again… 🥰
There is absolutely no reason why you can’t also take the emotional baggage that they have placed on you and hand it straight back saying on the top of your voice… “YOU’VE BEEN SERVED” so reclaimed your power turn your back and carry on going.
Be blessed. mtw
How cool is that quote… I know that you’re probably looking at the screen right now thinking “duhhhh” but think about it for a moment.
We were not made to just exist… we were made to thrive. Surely it makes more sense to live everyday as though it is a special occasion than to hardly function. So let’s do this… enjoying the little pleasures in our live will add them to the entirety of the day we are commissioned to excel in. What do you think?
Who’s with me?
Be blessed. -mtw
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destinyC.S LEWIS
You’ve got this and with God all things are possible. I know that it seems as though you will never get through this massive obstacle course you find yourself in but I also know that if you couldn’t do it you wouldn’t have been given this assignment in the first place.
When you feeling as though you’re not getting through it BREATHE.
I know that you have this because I know you x
Be blessed. mtw
We’ve all been given a gift in our lives… have you thought about what yours is? Don’t hide it away because you are scared of what others say about you. You see I feel as though my gift is as valuable and valid as yours and although we are from different worlds it doesn’t make our gifts less valid.
So play your hearts song to the world *you’re worth it
Go into this day knowing that you’re doing ok and you’re about to have a splendid day xxx
Be blessed. mtw
In all of my decisions I try and look at the bigger picture. Quite often I find myself back spacing and redoing it over and over to make sure I’m at peace with my decision. Do you?
Sometimes we win some and sometimes we lose some. It’s ok to allow the sadness to be felt and to want to express it but remember that just because someone is family or maybe even friends do not exempt them from boundaries or fences that are needed. Feel the highs and lows but move on.
Start stepping up to the plate and know your worth.
I have had to cut ties from people who thought it acceptable to treat me less than but I have learned that that is ok. Just because poison ☠️ is given to you does not mean you are forced to drink it. Wake up and understand that you’re a great person and yes you matter and you’re worth greatness.
Ever had such huge ideas knocking on the inside of your head like bongo drums? They are not necessarily the best ideas and they might never come into being but they are there rattling and willing for us to take the chance. I’m there right now.
I might not succeed but I know that I’m going to give it my all.
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Michael Jordan …so here I go.
I’m a firm believer in the following saying… “God removes people from your life because he hears conversations about you that you didn’t hear.” Although I don’t know who said it first I do know that it is a true statement.
I’m not about to bore you all with personal issues (I do want to keep you with me after all) but in the last 2 months I have lost a very special family member who I mourn daily and then I lost people who although are still physically on earth they have due to conversations and lies that circulated by them about me are also no longer with us. It’s been a journey that as the clock struck midnight on the fateful night of the 13th January 2021 they removed themselves from my inner being. My soul does not mourn them because my soul is at peace with my decision. I’ve cried bitter tears trying to hold onto what wasn’t mine to hold onto because I wanted to be the nice person I was raised to be but on the 14 January 2021 they cut the ties that bound me to them. How ironic is it that this also happened to be my daddy’s birthday. The very man who raised me to be nice and take shit emotionally gave me the scissors to free my self from the lies that they built about me.
I’m stronger today because even when I was called horrible abusive names and treated as though I was lower than the dirt under the dirt that stuck to the poop on the bottom of their Louis Vittons I know that God sees through the bullshit and lies.
In all this I have forgiven them, not because they deserve it (they don’t) but because I deserve the peace and I won’t allow their hatred to turn me into a bitter human like them.
So forgive the people that are assholes to you it won’t make them less of an asshole but it will free you from the chains they place you in. You deserve peace. Oh and when you’ve forgiven them block them so that you never have to deal with their bullshit again.
What are your plans for the weekend? I plan to be with my family just chilling. Chances are however it will be full of chores. Hahaha whatever happens I guess. 😏
Strive not to be a success but rather to be of valueAlbert Einstein
Whatever happens this weekend, you’re going to get through it like the champion you are.
Be blessed – mtw
Hello, Happy Thursday.
I would love to feel as though I make your day better in some small way. I would love to know that even when you’re feeling down, just the thought of me makes you feel some kind of happiness and contentment.
You, my readers and friends, keep me wanting to be better by you.
I pray that my faith in God helps you to know that Jesus does love you and me. You never have to doubt it.
Be blessed – mtw
Good morning everyone, Happy Wednesday.
Today I am setting up a challenge for myself and I know that quite a few of you might even join in… 😊 I hereby challenge myself to take some time within the day to stop what I’m doing and look out at the bright blue sky above and marvel at the miracle in front of me. I will Thank God for each moment I have been blessed with and I will breathe.
Be blessed – mtw
You are worthy of kindness, loyalty and love, you matter and I appreciate you.
Having a bad day is ok… ironically it helps us grow 🤫. Just remember that your bad day is not there forever and even if it revisits you at some other point in time it will be ok then too.
So embrace the bad day when it rears it’s ugly head and smile knowing at the thought that you survived it in the past and you will in the future.
Go out and smile at someone just because it might be the one thing someone else needed at that point in time.
Be blessed ~ mtw
You need to read between the lines but also not jump to random conclusions for no purpose whatsoever… but if they ghost you remember this, it’s their loss!
We need to learn a valuable lesson… someone who ghosts you needs their privacy respected… let them be. Your future is brighter without them
So go forth and prosper 💚💚💚
Be blessed ~ mtw
Today is going to be epic… I can’t wait to see how it plays out. Well a girl can dream. You see in all honesty I’ve got the odds stacked against me for sure in my current situation but I choose to see the lighter side of life.
I can’t and won’t allow my bullies to win or steal even a smidgen of my happiness. That is most certainly not going to happen.
I’m standing my ground and keeping my head held high.
So I challenge you to step in to your worth too. You are made to be glorious, remember that.
OK, I challenge you today to do something random today.. Something you have been itching to do, it doesn’t have to cost a cent… Just do it.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life…
I think that this is the time that I’m going to breathe more and take a good look at who I am. Although I’m aware that I am actually the same person wherever I go I’m that same awkward weirdo at work as at home as in life. I’m learning to stand up for me.
Be yourself and change for no one. They can change for you.
Has anyone ever said to you “you need to check yourself before you wreck yourself”? Well when you do hear it think about this for a second…could you have approached the situation differently? Could I have done it better or without the fiery sarcasm? Or is the other person totally out of their mind? Funny enough it could quite honestly be all three BUT it could be the moment we step back and reflect.
My daddy used to repeatedly tell me my attitude would determine my altitude… the ground work you put in would determine how high you soar in life. Learn to adjust your approach even slightly and expect great things.
Be the change you want to see…
Today is the day that I will be grateful and thankful despite any situation that heads my way… well I’m really going to give it my best shot.
Too many times we don’t see the wood for the trees… it’s time to be more observant and awake on things around us. Stop seeing only the negatives and try to see the good, wholesome and positive. Today I woke up… so many others didn’t have that opportunity. So I’m grateful to God for another blank page that I’ve been granted.
It’s time to enjoy each moment. Be that person who takes one moment just to breathe and inspire someone else to be their better version. Kindness is invaluable and it’s free. Your smile could literally save a life because everyone is going through shiz you know nothing about so stay true and be kind
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that countsWinston Churchill
Breathe it in…
So often life’s craziness feels as though it knocks us down. We are tempted to whine and complain and throw the pity party of the year because we feel as though the world owes us a living…news flash 😂😂😂 it actually doesn’t owe you anything. So get back up, put your big girl panties on and get a move on.
You are not a failure if you get up and try again.
I’m proud of you for trying. ~mtw
Think about that for a moment… it’s actually quite profound.
Everyone has at some point had a dream or a song in your heart that started at a young age. Many of us dream big but then life happens and we start second guessing ourselves and our abilities. When we reinforce the doubt we tend to lose our ability to dream and dream big and fall into the rut of normality. Every day becomes a mission and we are filled with the “what if’s” we teach our children by default and by our actions that our dreams are invalid, which sends a loud and clear message to our impressionable children that their dreams don’t count…STOP THIS IMMEDIATELY.
Make yourself a priority and send the message to your kiddo that they too can live their dreams.
Let’s ensure that the future is filled with adults which in turn teach their children to never give up.
Have a good day
Some of the gossipers in the group are probably thinking that I am validating their inability to keep private matters to themselves but alas I am in fact not😂 my point of this post is to remind everyone that even when we are older than time we still have the ability to empower ourselves with knowledge every day.
Try to learn at least one fact a day that you didn’t know OR if you are given the opportunity and ability to study further or improve yourself in your field of expertise or work. Go out and prosper. You’ve got this.
Let’s do better.
Let’s challenge ourselves daily
Hey… How are you doing? Ok, remember that you are safe here and although I understand that we are programmed to respond with “I’m fine” I’m honestly interested in how you are really doing, don’t hide behind the invisible force field that tells you no one cares because we do.
If 2020 taught us anything it was that we need to learn to speak out and somehow break the chains of isolation (even online).
Pre covid and lockdowns we could embrace and now that’s been taken out of the equation to keep ourselves and others safe.
So this is me sending a cyber hug to YOU, pull up a chair and pour a coffee and tell me something… How are YOU? Are YOU ok? I hope so my friend,i really do.
Be blessed. mtw
Ok, now read the title again…
You see it’s easy to play the “woe always me game” and get our knickers in a tight bunch because things don’t work out like we want or hope it would… But we need to learn to grow up and realise that it’s not always about us in every situation.
Start your morning or day with the attitude of “putting God first” and after that’s done it will all fall into place.
Don’t ever see yourself as the victim because you’re not. If you’re living life to the fullest you’re not going to allow yourself to be the victim.
I know I often get down in the dumps too and that’s OK sometimes… Aslong as I don’t stay down.
This year I’m going to continue to be a smiley happy go lucky genuine person. I’m also going to don my cape and superheroine myself into the record books (my own record books mind you) 🤣
It’s easy for us to take what people say to us and badger ourselves for days, weeks, months or years about it but that sick trend needs to stop.
Let’s agree to start treating ourselves better because if we don’t… Nobody else will.
Be blessed MTW
Good morning my friends… I trust that wherever you find yourself at this point in time, that you are well.
It’s been an interesting year so far worldwide and it’s not even the first week of 2021.
Never give up x
Even though it looks like chaos I know God is in control x
Be blessed and stay safe…
The one thing 2020 taught me? It’s not about what you can get that matters but rather learning to appreciate all that you have.
Good morning friends 💚
Today is going to be a great day, at least that’s what we are all hopeful for. It’s not as though we look forward to the day going… “ oh I really hope today sucks… that will be so amazing” right?
We look at the day ahead with all the excitement and hope of a small child looking forward to what could possibly come our way. We dance a little jig and smile a goofy grin in expectancy of what is to come…
Let’s keep the faith and the hope that something good is about to happen.
Have a good day.
Have you ever woken up and thought “it’s a new day do go out there and shine bright like a diamond?” Lol ok ok if you like me you’re probably a slow starter too… but after the sleep is out of my eyes, I’ve had my tea and recharged by shutting the world away while I read my Bible and thanking God for blessing me with a new day I move on and try to shine brightly.
Does this mean I’m always in the best of moods? Definitely not. If I’m bullied or picked on by my antagonist I also start to feel as though I’m about to blow a gasket but I’m trying to readjust my thought process and reaction to what is happening around me. You see my antagonist likes to throw stories out about me and lie to those in charge and ultimately they fully believe the absolute nonsense that is spewed out by arrogant people and it’s ok because I will continue to persevere and do my best to be better.
You see, so often we hand the keys to our happiness over to our bullies and we let them see how much they hurt us which fuels their reign of terror and gives them more power but as soon as we ignore them and not show them how we are affected by their bullshxx they will try and try again and then move on to someone else.
Saying this reminds me of a day when my son was in grade 2ish… I was a full day ,full time working mom and my then boss had surprised me with an early day so I went so pick my son up at school (he is most often the highlight of each day) . I noticed 3 kids beating up one little boy so I ran to defend he poor kid being bullied. Turns out it was my kid being beaten. I was enraged and even though he had begged me to leave it alone I marched to the office to lay a complaint (useless to say the least because unless you’re a somebody they treat you like a total nobody) … that afternoon the principal call me to tell me that all 3 bullies and my son would be in detention for the next few days, because as he put it , the school had a no bullying policy. The 3 bullies also happened to be on the first team for Rugby. One of the bullies dads just happened to have been on of my bullies when I was at school too. Nice hey. Then something strange happened my grade 2ish son said something that is still mind blowing to me… “mommy don’t worry about it, if they are in detention with me I can keep an eye on them and they can’t bully someone else” 🤯
A lesson out of the mouths of the young…
So now when my antagonist bullies me I try and remember that if you are bullying me you can’t bully the next person.
So as you start your day… let’s try and show our antagonists some compassion…and remember that…HURT PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE
Let’s show them some love ❤️
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”– Charles R Swindoll
I’m not a New Years resolution kind of girl but I am a be better kind of girl. Yes some might very well think••• isn’t that kind of the same thing? Actually it really is not the same to me. A new year’s resolution lasts a week or two but trying to be better at what I do is invaluable.
I’ve recently suffered tremendous loss in the family as I held my dad in law’s hand as cancer took him from us and being the person that I am I took it upon myself to move in and assist his widow, my mom in law, who is fighting her own life challenges. Is it easy? Not all the time. It’s a learning curve for sure. I may not speak in company without being glared or cussed at and I am poked and prodded repeatedly with a walking stick. Thanks to lockdowns and curfews I am in it for the long haul. Am I here for accolades and praise? No. I am here because someone needed to step up to the plate and do what was needed. The moral of this story? Be kind to those that need it. JUST BECAUSE
It’s amazing to me how the people,even family, that do the least … have the biggest mouths.
So let’s agree that we will try our best to actually do better, not for anyone else but ourselves.
Today I bought my year planner/diary for 2021, it’s usually my gift to myself for Christmas but I finally got around to it on the 4th of January 😂.
My homework for today is to go through my diary and add random notes of encouragement to myself all throughout the diary so that by the time I get to that date in future I will have a note to myself from the younger me… now I know that these statements might sound as though they are both bizarre and a waste of time to some of my readers but think about it. We are so easily plagued by the voice in our head that bullies us days/weeks/months telling ourselves that “you shouldn’t have done that/ you needed to think/ stop being stupid/ you’re to this and you’re too that” it’s time for change. Learn to be nice to yourself and learn to forgive yourself.
So yes … il be spending time reminding myself throughout the year to snap back into reality and be nicer to myself.
I encourage you to do it too.
Who’s with me?
I’ve been meaning to sit down with you and ask you something. Do you have a moment? Well pull up a chair, take a load off and let me pour you some tea…
The question I was hoping to ask you was… how are you? How are you really doing? Are you ok? Do you want to talk about it? I know that the built in response to that question is usually met with the generic response of “I’m fine” but are you really?
The bigger picture of the pandemic and the year that shall not be spoken of… ok ok yes 2020 was an interesting year that affected a lot of us in many different ways, so lost loved ones ( I pray God comforts you through it) jobs were lost, financially we were brought to our knees while the rich seemed to still manage to prosper and thrive. Yet every morning we were blessed with a new day. No sarcasm in the last statement for anyone who gritted their teeth as I wrote it.
It might have tried to knock us down but the fact that I’m able to write this and your able to read it means we are blessed to be here.
You are worthy… I love and appreciate you more than you may believe. If ever you feel the need to vent know that I am here. It’s going to be ok hun. Even if it doesn’t feel like it in this moment understand that it is ok not to be ok, but it’s not ok to stay lying down, one step at a time is one step. You’ve got this.
Good Morning everyone, happy Mon(yay) 🤗
I just wanted to remind you that you are doing great… everyday you wake up is God’s blessing to us because we need you in our lives. You really do matter and even though there may be moments when you doubt yourself you need to strike that pose, blow yourself a kiss and say “look out world cos here I come”
So remember hun… be yourself and shine bright like the diamond you are.
Much love, mtw
As you prepare to lay your head down and get some well deserved rest before the first Monday of 2021 hits ,just remember one thing…
Every now and we stumble quite by chance on something that makes us see the bright side of life. Who would have imagined that this event would brighten my day like it has…
I’d like to set the scene if I may… in the beautiful little school where I teach in the beautiful little town known as Fish Hoek are two sisters who started at the school late 2020 and I always noticed the jewellery that they wore with the utmost pride…
When I remarked on how gorgeous it was the younger of the two would always reply “my mom made it for me… you need to see the rest too Teacher, she sells them” followed up with “would you like to buy something? Ask my mommy…☺️”
It was just before Christmas and with 3 granddaughters I knew I’d love to get something for them too. I’m a firm believer in supporting the smaller, home based, companies if I can
So mom’s if you want to bless your little girl’s or yourself with something beautiful and definitely affordable look no further than SIMMY’S CREATIONS based in Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa.
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My grand daughter won’t take her she’ll necklace off…
Start 2021 off with beautiful and affordable bling.
Oh dear what can the mater be? Have you looked in the mirror today? Take a really good look at that face staring back at you… are you happy with who you see?
Let’s take a moment to remember that although you might feel inferior at times it’s going to be ok. You see it is perfectly ok not to feel ok but what is not ok is to stay that way. Let’s decide to start by knowing that thing’s although we don’t necessarily see it at the time will improve.
If you are that person who loves to find fault in someone else and make them feel bad about themselves just realize that hurt people hurt people and how you treat others actually speaks volumes about who you are as a person.
Let’s readjust our perception and learn to be kind.
And so we have arrived on the last few hours of the year we thought would be wonderful… well if you’re here and reading this post then it is after all wonderful. Indeed we are blessed to be here and we remember those of our loved ones who are not with us today where due to covid or something else that took them.
2020 was the year that taught us to be thankful for what we have.
So breathe it in and remember to put your loved ones first 2021 might indeed feel like 2020 part 2 but know that every moment you wake up is a blessing.
Thank You for being loyal readers and I will upload more often God willing in 2021
Ever heard the saying…”I’m all ears” ?
Well I might not be powerful or of much importance to anyone ( so I’ve been told numerous times and I started to believe that those bullies were right) but if I’m a little light in someone’s darkness then that’s ok with me… you see too many people are out there needing someone to just be there. Not necessarily to dominate the conversation but just to say…”hey there…you matter and you belong”
And then I met a wonderful group of people on TikTok #dbf4l and I realised that I too belong and I matter too…
Find your tribe… yes you heard me find your tribe.
Oh my shattered nerves, this is exciting news for the South Peninsula in Cape Town, South Africa… so listen up peeps.
Imagine that you’re sitting at home on a hot summers day with your children who on school holidays and the heat is unbearable, the children are nagging you for ice cream and you are feeling like just staying put. You get up to get the car keys to get some ice cream to keep the peace and indulge in that icy cold treat as it soothes your inner being and quenches your thirst and then it hits you like a light bulb… “HORTONS ICE CREAM DELIVERS” and a smile crosses your face as you grab your phone to order a beautiful batch of deliciousness… that’s how easy Alistair Horton has made it for you #lifeisbetterwithfriends #icecreamtime
Could this get even better? YES
Oh my shattered nerves. You read correctly… your ice cream needs are met just like that.
Thank you Alistair Horton for bringing this to us xx
I wish you every success to you in your venture. Be blessed.
It is often said BE THE CHANGE so let’s do this…
I am asking you to sign my tribe #dbf4ls petition to have his main account reinstated… they banned him from live-streaming from his main account after a troll/bully decided that he was a good target to pick on and the rest is history.
He would be celebrating his 2nd year anniversary live-streaming onTikTok on the 3rd of January and he deserves to do it on his main account. PLEASE HELP US. We are not asking for money (after 2020 and covid has kicked us all down and taken our finances away) but I am asking you to help me and #dbf4l help our friend.
Thank You 💚💚💚
At the start of 2020 I was among millions of people who were optimistic for the year ahead 2020 YEAR OF PLENTY!!! and then the world went on shut down… it looked as though the drama would never end… daily families are losing family due to the pandemic and we feel as though we are fighting on our own…
Allow me to explain where I’m coming from…
On the 23rd of March is my baby’s birthday he was born in 2000 so 2020 is his 20th year with us and everyday he is a blessing to us … this 23rd should have been a reminder of the greatness of the 23rd as a whole.
But then 23 April happened and I lost the stone in my wedding/engagement ring, I washed my hands and realised it gone.. we took the sink apart and nothing was found… I was devastated by this but told myself that it was just things and it wasn’t fair but it was ok… I could have lost a finger I only lost the stone…
THANK YOU LORD JESUS
23rd July my husband took my son to his work in peak hour traffic and I stayed home… the call came in “ mom, don’t worry we are ok. We’ve been in an accident and wrote the car off but we are all ok…” The other driver was in the wrong and took a gap that wasn’t there… BUT THANK YOU LORD JESUS I don’t have a car but I have my family.
23rd of August… my son is on a building site with his elderly boss and a ceiling on site collapses… Joshua held it up as much as he could to help the boss get out of there and blows his shoulder out finding himself un able to work again… was he thanked for helping and saving the boss ? Nope… My husband collected me from work and said we have to collect Josh he has gotten hurt at work. So we go get him and the elderly boss’s son says to him… “take a myprodol and walk it off, we’ll see you on site in the morning “ when he got in the car he moved his arm and the noise coming from it was sickening… we re still getting it seen to medically… soft tissue damage. His bosses don’t care and have told him to xxxx off… hmmm ok maybe phone calls can be made and emails sent… I’ll even add a box of myprodol for Mr WALKITOFF.
BUT GOD IS GOOD… I could have lost my son God spared him.
My dad in law has been struggling with leukaemia, bone and blood cancer and has been going for Chemotherapy but it’s taking so much out of him…I moved in a week ago to aide as a carer… on Tuesday he was told he was on his last… this was shocking to us but I felt blessed,honoured and privileged to be here we have bonded so much and he allowed no one else to help him but me.. together he and I worked a routine out and I said “daddy you tell me when you’re ready to do whatever you want me to do for you…” we could have had a stranger come in to do it but it wasn’t an option… I wasn’t about to do that as he was a private man and family was everything to him.
Then he suddenly went downhill over the weekend and I realised that the dreaded 23rd was upon us yet again… I kinda knew looking at his deterioration my heart sank. I just knew. My father in law in his illness brought the broken family back together. On the night of the 23rd of November while holding his hand I thanked him for everything that he had been and done in his life… I honoured his legacy and as I held his hand gently and at 8pm The Colonel left us and earned his wings… THANK YOU LORD JESUS
So in this year… remember… don’t always see the badness in your situation look on the flip side and prosper 💚💚💚💚💚
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Well I am trying to.
You see someday life will knock you down and beat you to the ground when you need it the least. It comes out of nowhere and pushes you back into place and tries to force you into submission… don’t major on the minors.
Walking away from a volatile situation does not mean your weak… it actually takes more strength and courage than to explode into a fit of rage . #truestory.
You owe no explanation to anyone of what you feel about the situation… if someone is treating you unfairly because you are in a situation where you are forced to take their sheet don’t allow their shit to take hold of your sparkle. Walk away and stay happy elsewhere.
You have one mouth and two ears. Listen carefully but use your words wisely.
How many times have you been pigeon holed by someone who actually doesn’t know you but who has “heard” all about you from your hater’s who don’t know you but who assume they know.
The land of TikTok is a world wide phenomenon if you’re not not familiar with the app you’re missing out a whole bunch. My TikTok journey started on the 26th August 2019 and although I am a small timer with 8000 friends/followers I am part of a family that prides itself in being different. We don’t have to conform to the cliques that judge us unfairly and call us names because we are fearlessly amazing. Each one of us belong to the #DBF4L (The island of misfit toys)
The first livestream I stumbled into was the creator @dooshbagmcgee and boy am I blessed to have done that…
Often judged and misunderstood but always real… he is the best creator on TikTok… if you’re looking for real. Don’t judge him by his name… he is definitely not a Doosh.
Head over to his account and follow @dooshbagmcgee and while you’re there look for @catladyapril6 and ofcourse me @radmanthedude.
This is a true life event that happened on the night of my 40th birthday at my previous favorite restaurant… I mention previous because since this event happened I have had to look for greener pastures (excuse the pun) 🤣
It was a dark and wintery night… OK ok let me get on with it 🤣😂🤣 I can laugh now but the night it happened was not funny at all.
My gorgeous loving husband blessed me for my 40th by surprising me with a wonderful dinner after a long day at work at my favorite restaurant and I was ecstatic.
So we sit down in a booth at the window with a sea view second to none and we order our food and chat a while enjoying each other’s company… Life was good and the company impeccable.
Our food arrives and as I am about to tuck in my focus is drawn to a staff member strolling through the restaurant picking his nose, studying the Booger on his curled up finger, rolling the Booger and flicking the Booger into the air. (I am not kidding although I honestly wish I was) it is an occupational hazard for me (an Educator) to notice something as odd and gross as this because I deal with snot pickers by default. If it happened once I could have shrugged it off and said “ah no harm no foul” and got on with my birthday dinner but the Booger an must have had a cold or something (it was cold and flu season after all) because the whole 2 hours we were there he would pick, survey, roll and flick his green essence around the restaurant as he patrolled the restaurant lost in his diamond digging venture.
My husband and son kept saying “just leave it please do not make a scene” but of course anyone who knows me knows I have a tremendous hard time just letting things go.
At the same moment a staff member spots me staring at the Booger man and runs over to say “good evening mam, is everything ok?” to which I responded “I need to speak to your manager please…” (just call me Karin)
She walks off to call the manager and guess who gallops over to my table to help? THE BOOGER MAN himself.
Oh my shattered nerves… Are you kidding me right now? 🤢🤢🤢🤢
“Good evening man how can I help you?” to which I answered “get away from me…. Gross… I don’t want you here leave me alone…”
My embarrassed family get up and leave begging me to shut up and not make a scene… I walk off and I am met by yet another manager asking if he can help me… So as I was explaining why I was irate and upset Mr Booger man arrived again and stood super close to me to speak quietly about the unfortunate incident to which I freak out again and ask him apparently quite loud (go figure) to move the f xxx away from me with his Booger infested hands “can’t you get a damn kleenex for your boogered nose? YOU HAVE PICKED, STUDIED, ROLLED AND FLICKED YOUR SNOT ALL OVER THE RESTAURANT AND I DON’T WANT YOU NEAR ME…” OK turns out the reason I couldn’t hear anyone else is because everyone was engrossed in the conversation that was going down the middle of the restaurant 😳😳😳 dinner and a show.
So the operations manager orders the Booger man to leave us until it is all sorted out and we continue our discussion he offered me a free meal to which I declined . I paid and left.
When I got home I called head office and told them what had happened and they had the owner (operations manager) call me in the morning to sort things out. “please come back and have a meal on us… It will never happen again I promise” “I don’t want free food and besides if I do come back I’ll have more than boogers in my food, no thank you”
So a month later I was walking with my son in our local shop PICK AND PAY and guess who I physically bumped into? The Booger man himself… My son says “please mon let’s just go” so I walk on and casually say “well atleast you’re in the right shop now hey” 😂
The Booger man now works at a different restaurant location and although the years have passed I am still mindful of that fateful night and prefer to cook my own meals because I can guarantee they are booger free.