Yesterday, I was very upset. It seems the lies my family have shared with those that would listen were believed. And what came to mind during this brief moment was something I was once told. “Everyone deserves their good name.” That statement holds true for the person that ruined yours. Yet, the part of you that protects and loves you wants to seek revenge despite the truth.
In Humility Matters the author writes:
“An angry reaction is to use words that harm another. Calumny is to speak about another and harm his or her good name. It might be a truthful fact but not necessary for me to promulgate. Slander is to actually speak and promote lies about another and testify false things about another as if they were true. Everyone deserves a good name, and for us to devalue another has an irrevocable and damaging effect on that person’s social well-being. Calumny and slander, however, most harm me because I falsely put myself above the other either in judgment or in vanity. My own being is tarnished. If I do this, I am not to be trusted. If I am not trustworthy, I forfeit the honor of bearing witness.”
And tho my name has been ruined I must find ways to bury old feelings. I must figure out another way to detach from those that ruined my name in the first place. I must finish the task that opened this door of reality of the affects of people ruining my good name; so, I can continue of the path of living a joy filled life.
I never read anything about the incident that took place on United Airlines concerning the removal of a passenger; however, you can’t help but to hear people talk about it. Sadly they make it seem like it was racially motivated.
After reading this bloggers post on the matter I can’t help but to wonder if the man brought it on himself. Sorry. But after reading he was removed and he ran back on the plane as an angry elf, no one really knew what his disdain could have given birth to and how it would affect the other passengers. Therefore, he was treated as a possible threat to others and was apprehended for his poor choice.
So I, with much regret, agree with how he was finally removed. He had the power to leave on his own accord and chose not.
If there’s one thing I have learned over the years, it’s that there are always two sides to every story.
On April 9th, a very unfortunate incident played out on United Flight 3411, the video of which has since gone viral causing a mass social media uprising with an ‘off-with-their-heads’ mentality. I mean, across the board. Fire ’em all and let the gods sort it out later.
Look, I get it. When I first saw the video I was appalled too. To say that it was inflammatory would be putting it mildly. But it was also a situation that was escalated far beyond the boundaries of necessity.
If a federal law enforcement officer asks me to exit a plane, no matter how royally pissed off I am, I’m going to do it and then seek other means of legal reimbursement. True story.
Most of you know that I enjoy couponing. I really enjoy giving to others. But for the past year what I have learned about me is that I HATE hypocrites!
I get all kinds of thoughts coming across my Facebook feed. Most of it is well wishing something personal, some of it deals with cruelty to animals, but the bulk of it deals with racism in America. Let me return to the subject of me couponing.
When I started my money-saving journey I never knew the doors of understanding that would open because of a paradigm change. In the last year I’ve lost friends for various reasons and most of those friends claim to be extremely religious or extremely knowledgeable about sex, race, religion, politics, and all other things that goes along with living life. And as I began to coupon I found myself in a spiritual place I didn’t even know exist and was able to read the hearts of those that claimed to love me.
I found myself caring less of what the world thinks of me as a black person. I found myself caring less of how people viewed my beloved car that is missing a quarter of its front bumper, a broken pulled down latched that was done by a Walmart worker. I found that my opinion mattered despite the rejections of others. I found I could validate another person’s opinion even though I didn’t agree with their belief. I found myself feeling more put off by folks forcing themselves in my life in one form or another. I found myself being inspired by the single good-looking younger than me caring about morals successful business owner man down the street. I found myself reflecting upon my marital vows and how I treat the guy that goes to work everyday and misses sleep because he must get his load to the buyer on time. I began to really put thought to how he gives me his paycheck each week (should he make a check) and questioned if I could do the same. I found myself wondering how I was going to pay back all the student loans my youngest took out in his name to attend college. And for you folks that feel my youngest should pay his student loans, close your pie holes! Please!
As my son’s parent it’s my job to see that he gets the best start in life. And! Since I made such a mess of my life by making poor decisions when I was young and netted nothing financially to aid my children when it came to helping them enter into the world as successful adults, then my son’s student loan repayments became mines because his entry into adulthood debt free is my job as his parent.
But the thing I’ve learned from couponing is that it takes all kinds of people to make this a beautiful world.
King Soopers/Kroger store has several varieties of Chef Boyardee Ravioli on clearance. Sadly there is no known coupon for this item. But! I brought 10 cans and paid .25 cents for each and saved tones! Cha-ching!
King Soopers/Kroger store has several varieties of Campbell’s Spaghettio’s on clearance. And what can make this sale even sweeter is the .50 cent off FOUR coupon that doubles in Colorado! I brought 8 cans, used 2 coupons, paid .33 cents for each and saved $7.68! Cha-ching! The coupon is in 9/17 Smart Source with the Rubbermaid cover.
Good morning! Today is a new day and with every new day comes new mercy. Thank you, Lord!
Today father I want to chat with you about my friend Joe and his struggles with your choices.
Father, my friend can’t understand why you won’t stop injustice. He feels because he questions your existence and why you created humanity, he is going to hell.
Lord, I don’t need to tell you my following thought because you already know. My friend is not the only one that feels disdain towards you; and the beauty of your deity is that you understand those feelings because you know their source. Sadly, what so many people don’t understand is your redemption plan.
When your son died on the cross his death covered doubt and unsavory thoughts. Therefore, my friend and those that feel as he will be given the same opportunity to live in Heaven as the next person; because in your eyes there are no little sins or no big sins, sin is sin. And when sin is committed and the sinner ask for forgiveness all is forgiven.
So today Lord, I’m praying for those that hate you. Lord give them a mind of spiritual clarity, hearts to believe in your existence, a mind to understanding there are many parts to your spiritual body, give them one on one time with you as you share and eat spiritual fruit with them, so, afterwards they can feel your presence in their lives. In Jesus name I ask these things. Amen
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Sadly someone or someones have abused the sale by misusing coupons; therefore, as of today, Monday, August 24, 2015, Office Depot corporate office will only allow customers to use one coupon per transaction. However, customers can buy the limit of 3 same like items but can only use 1 coupon towards one of the three items.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one. Matthew 6:9 – 13
Heavenly Father thank you for this day we have never seen before. Father God it’s Sunday! Someone will wake up sad because they are lonely. Can you please give them your joy by filling their hearts and minds with your perfect love and perfect peace. Amen
I didn’t see this portion of the View but I get what she’s trying to say. Illegal immigrants are given the shittiest jobs and cleaning toilets are among them; and you certainly won’t find Donald Trump cleaning toilets not even his own. To me Kelly’s statement holds painful truth. And I’m sure people know that Latino’s do other jobs than clean toilets so what’s the problem?
Social media exploded in outrage after Fashion Police host Kelly Osbourne tried to defend Latinos from presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday morning’s episode of The View, but ended up offending many of them instead.
“If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?” she responded when asked about what she thought about Trump’s controversial remarks on Mexican immigrants. The candidate previous said that Mexican immigrants are “bringing drugs, bringing crime,” and that “they’re rapists.”
The View co-host Rosie Perez jumped in as Osbourne stammered: “There’s more jobs than that in the country for Latinos, and Latinos are not the only people who clean toilets.”
Twitter quickly joined the conversation with a hashtag, #QueridaKellyOsbourne (Dear Kelly Osbourne).
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