Every stranger is simply a friend you haven’t met yet

Keywords: travel

I have come to realize we are all more similar than different. Our clothing may be different. We may have different shades of skin color. Use different money. Speak different languages. Some have plenty. Some not enough.

But we all bleed red. We all have same basic needs. To feel valued. Important. Loved. And we all respond to Gratitude. Human touch. And kindness.

https://lifeinasuitcase.net/2020/06/12/lessons-learned-from-solo-travel

If you’re too good to like a picture of my kids than we really aren’t friends

The company we worked at had a toxic team culture. When I left, I didn’t tell them where I was going. I didn’t want all these negative and toxic people to know about my new chapter. I did meet some lovely people at this company and I keep in touch with them to this day. The toxic ones I want to remove from my life. When I blocked this person and the rest of the toxic team members from all of my social channels, I felt a huge burden lifted. I periodically clean out my friends/contact list to this day. If you’re too good to like a picture of my kids than we really aren’t friends.

https://therealishma.wordpress.com/2020/07/07/social-stalking

If you do not feel at home with your friend just being themselves at their worst/best then y’all ain’t homies

When you stressed and got problems. The homies say we’ll figure it out, the friends and acquaintances say you’ll figure it out. You don’t need to be close to be a homie. You don’t need to talk everyday to be a homie, you just need to be a home a person can find and seek comfort/support in when they need it. Support doesn’t mean giving money or anything monetary it means being with them so they know they won’t be suffering and crying alone in their mess. It means showing them they aren’t fighting for themselves, by themselves.‬

Maybe the rest of this year won’t suck huge proverbial balls

Before this all started, I decided on August 29th 2019, the day before my birthday, that I was going to grab this year right by the balls. This was going to be “The Year of Gigi”. I no longer wanted to waste anymore time on thinking of all the things I wanted to do and not doing them, instead of jumping out of the freight train’s way known as life,and instead hoping into the conductor’s seat myself. I was finally going to put on my conductor’s hat and fill that firebox and push on full steam ahead. You see, in the past 6 years I have lost 2 of my closest friends, people I thought would be in my life forever. And when something like that happens you realize life is moving on every year, faster and faster, whether you’re ready for it or not. Each day, each moment, each breath, even if it doesn’t always feel like it, is a gift.

https://insidegigisworld.wordpress.com/2020/06/20/to-blog-or-not-to-blog

You don’t want to put yourself over others, but you have to

Keywords: thoughts day in the life , connection , friendship , hurts like hell , journal , life , love , mental heath

When you have a fear to lose people, they will walk out from you trying to control that situation and trying to keep them. You slowly learn after each relationship and friendship, people leave and it will hurt. And each time, I get a little less cold. Still angry, but slowly keeping myself open to everything.

https://livinginjeneral.wordpress.com/2019/12/11/connections-after-disconnection

I’ve come to realize that my judgements stem from my own insecurities

If I judge someone (including myself) to the highest degree, then no one else can first. If I make a hilarious, self-detrimental comment, then people can only laugh with me, not at me. And a lot of the time, they do. I’ve made my friends, my coworkers, random people around me at Starbucks, laugh with the judgmental things I’ve said.

https://allwhoponder.com/2020/05/28/who-do-i-think-i-am

As we set out on another week in quarantine, know that I’m praying for you, that I love you, and that I am grateful for your presence in my life — You matter to me! 🙂

Keywords: anorexia , bible , catholic , christianity , coronavirus , covid19 , faith , family , god , jesus , life , mental health , quarantine , recovery

Thirty million people. Each, not just a “number,” but a person. With a story: Moms. Dads. Siblings. Spouses. Sons and daughters. Friends. Colleagues. That staggering statistic hits differently when you think about the person behind the number: struggling to pay bills, put food on the table, blowing through savings, or finding themselves having to go to food banks for the first time, ever.

https://beautybeyondbones.com/2020/05/04/the-question-we-dont-want-to-answer

You’ve been so fucked up by someone in your life that the minute someone comes along and tries to treat you the way you deserve because you’re a fucking decent human being, you back up and out those walls up like you’re trying to stop that Trojan horse from storm charging the city of your soul

Keywords: advice , blogger , cake , coping , depression , friendships , love , mentalhealth , priorities , relationships , self-love , therapy , ukblogger

Starting again is a difficult time of your life. It’s hard to break out of cycles that you’ve always known. It’s hard to break habits of a lifetime and it’s hard to loose people you’ve believed would be in your life forever but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing. Sometimes starting again, on your own or with someone new can be the most refreshing and exciting times. Learning the little things that matter to someone and even new things that you didn’t think you knew about yourself can be wonderful.

https://hashtag-mumlife.com/2020/03/16/dont-fuck-with-feelings