MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I just wanted to come in and say Merry Christmas! Hope your days are filled with cookies, laughter and family.

On behalf of my friend Stefan, I would like for you to check out his page. He was diagnosed with cancer and he has been struggling with it and of course so is his family. He’s in a financial situation where he has 2 children with autism, therefore his wife can’t work and must stay home. Stefan is the only one who brings money in so they are really struggling. Please I beg all of you to donate or share this page! Thank you all so much! God bless you all!!

http://gogetfunding.com/project/stefan-rodi#/project_details

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Cancer

A friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer a few months back.  I found out about it a few weeks ago but I wasn’t allowed to say anything.  We have mutual friends and because I respect him, I kept it to myself. Recently, however, he’s now having to ask for help,  against his will since he’s a proud man but he has no choice.  He’s having a hard time paying for his medicine and keep his 2 autistic children in the same routine.
It is very sad to see him go through this because he’s a great friend and a wonderful father and a loving husband.  It breaks my heart to see all the good people having to through something this horrible.
I recently lost a coworker and friend, she had a heart attack in her sleep.  It was shocking,  I went around in a trance, disbelieving that she had passed on.  She had 3 autistic children as well.
At times like this I turn to God and He comforts me. And now I pray that Stefan will be okay because his family desperately NEEDS him! The children would not be the same without him.

This has not been a good year for me,  I Can’t wait for the new one to come!

Ignorant people

*sigh* I’m going to vent, because I have to.

So, last night a friend of mine posted a quote that said “I want to live my life without stress and worries,I don’t need to be rich and famous, I just want to be happy…” I jokingly left a message that said “Being rich couldn’t hurt anyone… 🙂 ” 

And then this is when the fun starts, my friends friend whom I had never talked to or even seen in my life makes a comment about that’s why women get killed such as OJ’s wife and Ray Rice wife’s getting beat up. (I can’t post exact comment since he later deleted all his comments….I’m guessing he realized he was being a total idiot).

So from what I understood from his comment was:

1. “A woman needs a man to be rich”  – Really? This is the 21st century people, get real. Where I work there are more women working than men. I’m an independent woman who goes for what she wants, do you really believe that I need a man to get what I want? My father taught me to fight for what I want and NEVER to depend on anyone.  And yet I have some guy who doesn’t know diddly squat and starts making assumptions about someone whom he’s never met. 

2.  “Rich people are assholes.” –  I don’t even understand why he would say this. It really doesn’t matter what class you come from, if you’re an asshole, you’re an asshole. End of story. 

Normally when I see those types of comments I never hold my tongue but this guy shared the same last name of my friend and I didn’t know if he was a long lost cousin and I didn’t want to be rude. I left it at he needed to learn to express himself better. 

What bothered me the most was that a woman needs a man to be rich. I don’t consider myself feminist, in fact some feminist take it to the extreme and I find it annoying but at the same time some of these women have fought for our rights so I am thankful. I just can’t wrap my mind around his way of thinking. I need a man to be rich. A. MAN. TO. BE. RICH. – I need a man to be rich. You mean I can’t work and make my own money? Is that a sin? Oh no! Let me go quickly put on my dress, my make-up on and I’ll cook dinner for my husband and I hope he makes me rich when he goes out to work.

I have worked since I was 15 years old and even before then I was delivering newspapers! I have worked in warehousing, sales, retail, to name a few. I now have this job that its not my dream job but regardless it’s a job that I do enjoy.

I guess what bothers me the most is that with just one sentence he made me feel like all my hard work means nothing. Do all men think like this? Of course not! But it just makes my blood boil to see there are still ignorant people that have this way of thinking and to make it worse, they pass this on to their children and then they will pass it on to their children and so on.

Let us hope that our world will improve and ignorance will be beaten by knowledge and facts.

I end it with naming some great women:

Anne Franklin – a young woman who dreamt of a better tomorrow and endured the tortures of WWII

Rita Levi Montalcini – discovered nerve growth factor

BILLIONAIRES:

Oprah Winfrey – I think we all know who she is 

Doris Fisher – founder of Gap company

Rosalia Mera – founded Zara clothing company with her ex husband.

Dilemma

I have been asked by my friends to talk about a certain…individual if you will and how it affects me. So here goes nothing…

I met, let’s call him Mr. X about 5 years ago and like any other relationship, the beginning is always exciting, wide eye aspiring, new hope, new feelings, exhilarating even! How can it not be? As I settled with Mr. X, I heard rumours here and there, which I didn’t pay any mind to since as the saying goes “haters are gonna hate”. :/ However, 2 years into our relationship I realized no matter what I was trying to tell him, he always had an excuse, I let it go for a few months, until finally I called him on his lies. Mr. X didn’t like it and told me I was being unreasonable and wasn’t making any sense. I was extremely disappointed, being such an important and rich person I thought he would have had more class. I thought that the rules of courteous manners extended to all of us, however he thought differently. I always asked myself why? Why are you such an exception? What makes you so special? 

As time went by the questioning continued. Why didn’t he like me asking them? Why couldn’t he answer them truthfully? So, it finally got to the point that I was getting so disappointed and it started affecting my health. I went away and hardly gave him any notice. I don’t think he liked that – he would call me every 2 weeks! Why couldn’t he just let go? Let me be in peace?

Finally 3 months later I went back to him. I was scared, anxious, I didn’t want to come back, but felt I had no choice. I had nothing to show for, no one to back me up. So like any broken screwed up relationship, we went back together.

I’m not the same girl with big wide innocent eyes that looks up to him any more, no, I changed. I came back with a clear head and told him what I wanted. I told him as soon as a better opportunity showed up I would take it and never look back. We are now in a relationship where it’s settled. We have become acquaintances, where we politely tolerate each other but if he steps out of line, all hell will break loose.