Happiness, defined; things that help you find happiness, keep it, and share it with others.
I'll jump right to the point. What is the definition of confidence? According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary it means : "a feeling of consciousness of one's power or of one's reliance on one's circumstances." Confidence is a very big term used in today's society. Something that is brought up in social media and in many other circumstances. Confidence comes in many different forms. It can come in : physical, mental and intellectual or even many more. Well what was my definition of confidence in my own terms?
Learning to Breathe In Peace
We all have our days where we can only take so much or so little. I already have a huge family with a bunch of tiny, little mouths to feed. When covid hit the U.S., it felt as though the one thing I needed to do (which is to provide my kids), I was incapable doing because so many places got shut down. I turned to the two things that I knew would give me some form of strength...my Bible and my music.
Get Your Way
My friend is exhausted under the expectations of others. In fact, it's so overwhelming that she is contemplating a solo train trip to get away from it all. As a longtime lover of solitude, I understood this urge and was excited for her; I could even feel the pressure in the room lift as she spoke of this relief. My friend is a wonderful person which both blesses and curses her. She would orchestrate a surprise party for a total stranger, bursting with balloons and cards and thoughtful gifts because she wouldn't want anyone to feel forgotten. A marvelous attribute indeed, but all things in life cast a corresponding shadow...
I took one of those online quizzes that is designed to assess “Who Are You? And Where Are You at in Life?” My quiz results felt to be a big generic:
3 Things I Won't Take For Granted
One cold winter’s day I slipped on black ice and fell. Despite being well wrapped up and having the fall cushioned by my thick coat I still sustained a back injury. I didn’t realise how bad it was until later that day when I found myself in the accident and emergency room at my local hospital.
Leaving the Scramble for Self-Esteem
The scramble for MORE self-esteem in today’s world drives many of us. But what if we leave scaling the steep cliff of self-esteem behind? What mindset would be better?
Why You Should Laugh Often
Of all the ways that humans express themselves, I am fascinated by laughter the most. I remember people by their laughs. I had a classmate named Joan in primary school, I may not remember her speaking voice, I might not even recognise her now but I remember her distinguishable cackle of laughs. Whenever she laughed, you could hear it from far and you would know it was her.
Where Do We Go Now?
For most of us living on planet earth, we have been in the Covid-19 pandemic now for over a year. Some of us have kids, having to schedule around not only our work lives but our children's school schedule and extracurriculars. Some of us are just trying to figure out how to make ends meet and keep food on the table. Every person has it differently but the common theme they all share is STRESS. Stress is a huge factor in our everyday lives, where it can lead us to feel hopeless, tired, and even angry.
My name is Diamond D. I am 29 years old tomorrow, but I look and feel like I’m younger. This has been my problem for years. People tend to think that I am young and dumb. It's kind of sad really that every single person on earth reads people by their appearance. I have studied for years different interactions with different people based on just changing my appearance. I either put on my blue contact lenses, putting makeup, not putting makeup, baggy clothes, tight clothes, more exposed, less exposed, blonde hair, dark hair, blue hair. To the point that if any of my middle school friends ran into me, I'd remember them, but they wouldn’t remember me because I just look different every few months. It’s no one’s fault but my own, but it makes me think about all the women in this world who must uphold a certain appearance based on our jobs or everyday occurrences. Women and men are expected to act or dress a certain way to look competent. You could have possibly given homeless person money or food thinking they are homeless but, could be scamming you. Little do you know that “homeless” man/woman lives in this bigger house than yours. Don’t get me started with the way you speak and your tone of voice. These days, can we really be ourselves?
Greetings and salutations
Brushing a stray strand of hair back from her eyes, she pauses a moment to look behind her. The road has been long, the look of it a shadow behind her eyes. There isn’t time to think of that now. There’s too much to be done.
I turned 46 this past November and realized I am at that mid life moment of how the hell did I get here and what’s next. While yes my hair is getting gorgeous silver highlights and my knees are struggling to keep up. I am really not that old. I have another 20 years of work to do. But what’s next?
Kiss The Ground
March 16,2020 This was the day in where the Pandemic started for me. Not only was it the day I stopped bartending; it was also my little brother's birthday. So all in all, a fairly memorable day.