Yup! Crumpled paper everywhere! I love writing but the flow is somewhat blocked… And I’m sure that, somewhere in this brain of mine, there are several poems that could be pushed out, but right now I can’t seem to put one metaphor together that makes sense.
It never ceases to amaze me the levels of stupidity people will resort to. People will interfere in someone else’s argument without having all the facts. Without having all the facts, unwise judgments are made, which results, most of the time, with people flapping their gums and spreading gossip and slander to anyone who will lend them a listening ear.
If some people are gossiping about you, it should be understood that if they are not gossiping about you, they are gossiping about someone else. Those who are flapping their gums are getting all up in your business because they don’t have a life of their own. They will badmouth, backbite, slander, and lie because they have nothing better to do. However, when they do so, they are involving themselves in something they have no business getting involved in. They are too wrapped up in flapping their gums because they are filled with hatred, anger, and jealousy. What they do not realize is that they have no self-control as they are salivating looking for the next dainty morsel to share with others who are all too eager to listen.
It is shameful and embarrassing when gossipers do not have all the facts but will pontificate as if they have all the facts. Has anyone considered that gossiping and interfering in someone else’s argument is like yanking the ear of a wild dog and expecting it not to take a bite out of him or her? If they should attempt to yank on the ears of a “wild dog,” why should anyone feel bad for them? They are simply reaping what they have sown, and they deserve whatever consequences they get.
Linda A. Knowles
“Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish.” -Proverbs 18:13NLT
Every Halloween, it’s a mad dash to get out of the house as fast as possible by exactly 4:30 p.m. to avoid Trick or Treaters. I am one who absolutely loathes Halloween as does my husband. We don’t celebrate Halloween, and the idea of passing out candy every two minutes for four and a half hours doesn’t sound appealing at all… EVER.
The first year we were at our current residence, we were leaving the house, and I caught a glimpse of a parent with his child in his arms. Something about seeing a child dressed as a vampire was highly disturbing, and the fake blood on the fangs just made it worse until I saw a newborn dressed as an ax murderer and found myself shuddering.
Figuratively speaking, people wear masks and costumes all the time. The masks conceal what the person’s face actually looks like versus how the person shows him/herself to others. For instance, when someone is wearing a mask/costume, he can portray himself as if he is an angel. When in actuality, he lacks compassion, has the intrusive nature of a cockroach, and has the character of a shark and alligator combined. If someone is shy, she may not be shy when wearing a mask. She can feel free to be outgoing and speak her mind because no one knows it’s her, allowing her not to fear rejection, and being able to share her thoughts and ideas without anyone trying to stop her from talking, and there’s no one to stop her from meeting other people who are wearing masks and costumes just like her.
HOWEVER, THE PROBLEM WITH MASKS AND COSTUMES is eventually they have to be taken off. When masks and costumes are stripped off, be careful because you may find the person was a wolf for the entire time you knew them. At that point, you have to decide what you will do. You will either stick around and be devoured by the wolf until there is nothing left of you except a skeleton, or you will run and get away from the ravenous wolf who is staring at you like you are dinner with its fangs exposed and ready to pounce on you.
If you choose the second option, you, at least, have a chance of survival.
Linda A. Knowles
Remember This: Your story is just that -your story. Tell your UNTOLD Story -the story you have kept silent for months or even years, the other side of the story that has made those you once respected separate themselves from you.
Let their jaws drop open to the floor, and let them realize they were wrong about you. Let them realize you have a mind of your own, that you know more than you say, that you observe more than you let on, that you don’t need their approval, and that they cannot imprison you by what they say about you or by what actions they take against you. Let them realize they are not the reason for your success or for the better choices you have made for you and for your life.
If no one is encouraging you, then let me encourage you today; Free yourself up, and let it all hang out.
Much Love To You All, L.A. Knowles
“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” -King David
WHAT KIND OF TREE ARE YOU?
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.” -John 15:16
“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” (2 Peter 3:9)
I grew up in an Italian/Sicilian family, and as far as my family knew, they could trace our ethnicity to Italy and Sicily; however, thanks to my parents’ genetic makeup and my receiving whatever they had, I found out my ethnicity, my family’s ethnicity is not just Italian/Sicilian.
Back a few months ago, my husband and I received two Ethnicity DNA kits as a gift. I made sure I followed the instructions to the letter with the help of my husband so I didn’t miss a beat, and he completed his kit; we sent both DNA kits off to the center.
It took awhile, but in the last two weeks, I FINALLY got my results. And while it was not surprising based on Italy’s history, it was most definitely an eye opener.
HERE ARE THE RESULTS OF MY ETHNICITY DNA TEST
61% SOUTHERN EUROPEAN
39% MIDDLE EASTERN (Breakdown):
19% Asia Minor
16% Eastern Middle East
4% North African
DNA is absolutely amazing!
Life is too short to be angry all the time, and hatred takes way too much time and effort.
Current news, violent protesters, division, name calling… they don’t seem to end.
It’s downright exhausting.
Let it go.