Drama isn’t for me

Last night my husband and I were talking about drama’s that are going on in our families. How angry everyone is, and how everyone yelling only makes the entire situation worse. Name calling when you’re angry or in general brings nothing constructive to the disagreement; all it does it make things worse. Words spoken in anger are usually words we wish we could take back. That’s the thing about words of anger the pain they leave behind never really fades away. The first cut is always the deepest.

I told my husband that they should not resort to this kind of behavior, that more can get accomplished by talking. That name calling is beneath them, and if they spoke up and told people how they feel then it wouldn’t of gotten this far. What he said next really surprised me, he said “This is why everyone gets upset with you; you always take the high road. Sometimes I don’t want to take the high road, when I’m angry I say whatever comes out. Your too hippie dippy for me sometimes.” Still now, this statement makes me starch my head in confusion. I told him “That statement zero sense to me. When you get angry and call someone a terrible name what do you think that does to them? What does that do to you? That’s your ego, telling you it’s okay, and encouraging that behavior. It is unacceptable for me to believe that is okay.” He said sometimes he just wants to call someone a bad name. I told him how does any of this makes sense to you, I am disappointed I thought you were better than that.

Calling me a bad name when your upset only upsets me and then you feel like crap for making me upset. So how is any of that useful? How can you justify that in your mind? He says that’s just how some people are; which is a huge reason why I don’t understand most of the population. If you tell people how you feel when they upset you, then you don’t need to resort to yelling and name calling. It’s all one huge ego trip, and I wish everyone would notice this. When people yell they are no longer talking to listen to the other person, they are talking to only be heard; and nothing good comes from that. So I will always walk away, and leave all that garbage behind. I understand that everyone is angry, and that is okay but it is all in how you work through your anger that matters. If people get pissed off at me for the way that I am, then they aren’t mean to be in my life. I am the way I am and I will not apologize for it. I have lived most of my life in a house filled with fighting and negativity,  and it has no place in my adult life.

We are all different. We all think differently, would do things differently and act differently. Once we all come together in our differences than perhaps we can leave the acts of ego behind us.  The ego only holds us back from our own happiness. No one idea is better than the other. Life is all about choices, we choose what affects us and how it affects us; we make them everyday, whether we know it or not.

Nature of letting go

I think often of the saying “nature teaches us the beauty of letting go.” I think of this while walking in the woods, looking at all the beautifully dying leaves.  I have never seen this beauty before, no, not like this. Not in this way.

Fall has always been my favorite season, and I think now, why?

It’s the season of transitions, of letting go. Allowing parts of ourselves to die; so they may blossom into something more beautiful than before. I’m in awe of the lessons mother shows us. We must let go, we must live in the darkest snowiest parts of ourselves so when we thaw we become more beautiful than ever. Radiating everything we are.

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Save the animals

Over the weekend my husband and I finally got the chance to visit East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue in Fairfield, Pa. We had wanted to visit for years but it never worked out until yesterday. When we got there I didn’t realize how big it actually was, or how many animals they have. We started to walk around and I began to look in to the eyes of these animals, and the wildness in their eyes was incredible. These are beautiful creatures that need to be saved, and that is exactly what the rescue does.

 These foxes were going to be sold and turned into furs until the rescue stepped in. They now have a safe, loving place to call home.   IMG_8789.JPG

And then there are the white siberian tigers, they’re retired show animals. IMG_8829.JPG

These animals are shown love and compassion; things all animals deserves. All of the animals are happy and healthy. Everyone who works there genuinely cares for the well-being animals and that’s a beautiful sight to see. The work they do there is nothing short of amazing. I am all about love and animals; this is the place were the two collide into one. If you are ever in the area I would highly suggest a visit.

 It’s important that we highlight the amazing work people like this do. To take action and save the lives of so many animals is nothing short of heroic. It many not seem like much to some but it’s everything to these animals. People like this are the beautiful souls of the world, they are seldom noticed, or recognized but it isn’t about being recognized; it’s simply about saving the animals that need saving. That is why I will always support and show my love to them.

 If you want to donate or simply read more about them here’s their website: http://eastcoastrescue.org/