Archive for January, 2010

I Fight Like A Girl…..

[I Fight Like A Girl…..]

I fight like a girl who refuses to be a victim

I fight like a girl who is tired of being IGNORED and HUMORED and BEATEN and RAPED

I fight like a girl who’s sick of not being taken seriously

I fight like a girl who’s been pushed too far

I fight like a girl who OFFERS and DEMANDS RESPECT

I fight like a girl who has a lifetime of ANGER and STRENGTH and PRIDE pent up in her girly body

I fight like a girl who doesn’t believe in FEAR and SUBMISSION

I fight like a girl who knows that THIS BODY and THIS MIND are mine

I fight like a girl who knows that YOU ONLY HAVE AS MUCH POWER AS I GRANT YOU

I fight like a girl who will never allow you to take more than I offer

I fight like a girl who FIGHTS BACK

So next time you think you can distract yourself from your insecurities by victimizing a girl,


She may be ME and, I ……..FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!

If God gives me strength and courage,
When the way grows steep and rough,
I’ll not ask for other blessings –
I’m already blessed enough.


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I accept myself completely.

I accept my strengths 

and my weaknesses,

my gifts and my shortcomings,

my good points and my faults.

I accept myself completely 

as a human being.

I accept that I am here 

to learn and grow, and

I accept that I am learning and growing.

I accept the personality 

I've developed, and

I accept my power to heal and change.

I accept myself without condition 

or reservation.

I accept that the core of my being 

is goodness and

that my essence is love,

and I accept that 

I sometimes forget that.

I accept myself completely, 

and in this acceptance

I find an ever-deepening inner strength.

From this place of strength,

I accept my life fully and

I open to the lessons it offers me today.

I accept that within my mind

are both fear and love, and

I accept my power to choose

which I will experience as real.

I recognize that I experience 

only the results of my own choices.

I accept the times that I choose fear

as part of my learning

and healing process, and

I accept that I have

potential and power

in any moment to choose love instead.

I accept mistakes as a part of growth,

so I am always willing

to forgive myself and

give myself another chance.

I accept that my life is the expression 

of my thought, and

I commit myself to 

aligning my thoughts

more and more each day

with the Thought of Love.

I accept that I am

an expression of this Love.

Love's hands and voice 

and heart on earth.

I accept my own life

as a blessing and a gift.

My heart is open to receive,

and I am deeply grateful.

May I always share the gifts that I receive

fully, freely, and with joy.

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New Beginnings…

New Beginnings

It’s only the beginning now

…a pathway yet unknown

At times the sound

of other steps

…sometimes we walk alone

The best beginnings

of our lives

May sometimes end in sorrow

But even on our darkest days

The sun will shine tomorrow.

So we must do our very best

Whatever life may bring

And look beyond the winter chill

To smell the breath of spring.

Into each life will always come

A time to start anew

A new beginning

for each heart

As fresh as morning dew.

Although the cares of life are great

And heads are bowed so low

The storms of life

will leave behind

The wonder of a rainbow.

The years will never take away

Our chance to start anew

It’s only the beginning now

So dreams can still come true.

….by Gertrude B. McClain

At times I’m so discouraged with problems of the day,


that are along the way;

When troubles overwhelm me

it’s then my nerves may fray,

that’s when I need to take the time to simply

sit and pray; I must try to remember

though problems come my way,


and the beauty of the day.

— Author Unknown

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Ready or not, some day

it will all come to an end.

There will be no more sunrises,

no minutes, hours or days.

All the things you collected,

whether treasured or forgotten

will pass to someone else.

Your wealth, fame and temporal power

will shrivel to irrelevance.

It will not matter what you owned

or what you were owed.

Your grudges, resentments, frustrations

and jealousies will finally disappear.

So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans

and to-do lists will expire.

The wins and losses that once seemed

so important will fade away.

It won’t matter where you came from

or what side of the tracks you lived

on at the end.

It won’t matter whether

you were beautiful or brilliant.

Even your gender and skin color

will be irrelevant.

So what will matter?

How will the value of your days

be measured?

What will matter is not what you bought

but what you built, not what you got

but what you gave.

What will matter is not your success

but your significance.

What will matter is not what you learned

but what you taught.

What will matter is every act of integrity,

compassion, courage, or sacrifice

that enriched, empowered

or encouraged others

to emulate your example.

What will matter

is not your competence

but your character.

What will matter is not

how many people you knew,

but how many will feel a lasting

loss when you’re gone.

What will matter is not your memories

but the memories that live

in those who loved you.

What will matter is how long

you will be remembered,

by whom and for what.

Living a life that matters

doesn’t happen by accident.

It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.

Choose to live a life that matters.

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