Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Day 328 ~ May's Message

May.  May. May? Yes, May.  Holy Cow!  Lol!  

Several researchers have written that the older you get, the faster time goes by.  [click here to read more on this.]  I'm here to attest this to be true.  hahahaha  At least, as I am getting "older" I have noticed this to be true.

I sit here five months into the year in disbelief that it's so, time is going by quicker (or at least it seems so).  Having said that, I am going to try to slow down a bit so I may appreciate each moment as it manifests itself.

So... let's do a recap here...
January's message...This above all:  to thine ownself be true.
February's message... Keep  your eye on the goal, and don't let anything distract you.
March 2012's message... Anyone Who Says She Doesn't Need a Girlfriend Just 
Hasn't Found a Good One Yet..
April 2012's message... If you want rainbows, you gotta have rain. 
Now for this month's message...
May 2012's message:
~ Never underestimate the power of a "Hissie Fit".
Life is all about give and take.  But some issues can't be compromised.  When the situation calls for drastic and dramatic measures, you have to draw a line in the sand, climb up on a soapbox, and protect the hill you're will to die on.
It's not easy... anything worth fighting for never is.  But the most noble thing you can do is stand up for what is right, no matter the cost.
The problem is your voice can drown amid the roar of the masses.  Once in a while you have to stomp your feet, scream at the top of your lungs, and throw a few lightening bolts to be heard.  Never underestimate the power of a "hissie fit." 
 ~  Suzy Toronto 

I did this once, with my son.  What happened then was that he didn't speak to me for over two years.

Would I stand up for what was right knowing how I would be treated in the end, again?  Yes.  Yes, I would.  Maybe I would have handled things a little more diplomatic, with the end result being the same.  

What would I be teaching my sons (and daughter), let alone showing them, if I didn't?  

Honestly speaking, I feel proud that I stood my ground and sleep well because of it.  

I am grateful for this experience because it showed me that I love my son(s) enough not to sacrifice what is right.  Thank you Lord.   

[ooo ... ooo ... I think I am growing up!  lol  ;)  ]

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.  ~ Proverbs 31:8-9
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.  Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.  ~Matthew 5:10-12

Blessings to all,

37 days to go...  

... for a, l & c.  You are my sunshine(s).  

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Kimberly Barillas-Tilley said...

Love this post! Yes, as we get older time DOES go faster!

The Budget Diet said...

I always look forward to your down to earth, real advice for real moms! A hissie fit is just a nice word for a grown-up temper tantrum, and we all need to let loose every now & then!

Ashleigh said...

Oh my gosh it's true! Time goes by so much faster every single day! And I swear, having children only makes it go by that much faster! Great post! :)

Five Little Chefs said...

It is so funny I read this today. I am finding myself in this situation in two different fronts. One is easy to stand my ground, the other I'm still trying to figure out where to draw the line.

RuralMom said...

So true! We spend most of our youth wishing things would go faster, and now I just wish they would slow down a bit!

Kudos to you for finding and using your voice. How very important that is!

ana said...

Very true... it's so easy to give in and not let yourself be heard. Sometimes we all need to throw a little "hissie fit"