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Am I Strong Enough?

I search into the abiss, pondering the choices in front of me
Considering all facets and still I remain torn from understanding

You leave me weak and frail yet I continue to need your cure
What is this hold that you have over me? Keeping my secrets hid

Please release me from this thing that is ruining my existence
Rather to be an empty vessel than to be owned by this cruel mind

Controversy is my bed fellow and strife is the mistress of all
Each moment that I am in their presence I am lost more to them

Yet it is of my own doing that I find myself entangled within
What will become of me? I know escape is only for the strongest©

by Mac

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Force Unstoppable

“If you add your hot passion to the cold attitude of another person, it becomes lukewarm. Don’t stand on the toes of dwarfs; stand on the shoulders of giants!”
~Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Watchwords

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I have fire burning within, a raging ember

Refusing to let others put out my passions

Never changing myself for another, never

Choosing people that add only positivity 

They will raise me up, not bring me down

No water can turn me lukewarm, I’m a force

For when my fire burns hot, I’m unstoppable©

by Mac

 

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I Refuse

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I feel it seeping into my veins
It calls to me, calls for change
Wants me to take great stride
Revolutionize, reverse the tide

Is it weakness or am I strong?
Resisting to play, even go along
Taking charge, know who I am
I don’t just follow like a lamb

Have ideas, stand my ground
Views I own, won’t back down
Believing in who I’ve become
Not just parts, my entire sum

Choose a path, stay the course
Journey trust, strength enforce
Trusting self to decisions make
Will not bend, I refuse to break©

by Mac

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Strength In Love

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by SBDMB (MM)

Light peaks across the horizon and festive tones of amber bloom

Gently I look to you and watch the hues caress your features

Knowing that all will be well wherever the darkness is no longer

Washing away all impurities and taking away all of your pain

Golden embers of fire in your soul will ignite once again as flames

You shall come forth as a phoenix with power born of strife

Heartache may be your bedfellow but overcoming is your soul mate

Exhaustion looms and threatens to overtake you once again

Hold fast and look to me for strength as you walk this path of life

For I am Love and I am here to guide you along your way

©by Mac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pursuing Self

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Women are a mystical creature. One that men have a very difficult time figuring out, quite often. To be a woman takes much patience and fortitude. We are the glue that often holds things together, yet we can be as fragile as a porcelain doll. We have hearts that are easily broken by life and souls that are easily turned cold. Abused and battered internally, we still must go forward- having in mind only those that rely so heavily upon our being strong.

How do we care for ourselves when it feels as though our insides are attempting to tear us in two? This is the great mystery that I have yet to discover, but here I am holding it together. I’m still standing, still pursuing dreams and passions. I refuse to let myself come apart! I refuse to let life have the victory over my being. Tapping into the reserves that life has yet to siphon from me, I will continue on, in pursuit of answers to this journey’s destination.© ~Mac

 

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Follow Me

You asked me to follow, scared, I didn’t know what to do
So instead of asking “where to” I turned and ran from you

Patiently you waited, displaying a tear-streaked face
Too busy with this life, I stopped looking for your place

Realization I had lost you, and I’d wandered very long
A road full of angry faces and I didn’t feel all that strong

Then up in the heavens, I heard you whisper from above
Come be with me my angel, come be with me my love

©Follow Me by SBDMB (MM)

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Miming Mom

“Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate.” ~Unknown

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Daily Prompt: Copycat

I recall when my son was about three years old, we had traveled to visit a friend. When we arrived he proceeded to walk around her house saying, “Damn, damn, damn!” over and over. I was appalled as even this slightly offensive word was not one that we used! I couldn’t imagine where it came from. Later, I found that it was used one time in a favorite movie of his (kid friendly mind you). Of course, this is the word he chose to pick up on. Needless to say, this movie quickly found its way out of his life.

Fast forward 13 years and this story is hilarious to me! At the time I thought that I’d surely done a number on my child, letting him be introduced to such “language”- Haha! Oh, but there are far worse things that a kid can pick up, as parents learn in time. From bad habits, to personality flaws and so on, we are an open book that our children are reading daily. I do not agree that children should, “do as I say, not as I do” because it’s not realistic. Children will copy the behaviors that they see.

“One of the most important things we adults can do for young children is to model the kind of person we would like them to be.” ~Carol B. Hillman

Modeling “good” behavior for kids is often easier said than done. In the toddler years I struggled, as I’m sure all parents can attest to, with yelling, fit throwing and just straight out melt downs, often all within an hour! Oh, and sometimes my kids would do these things too. 😉

So, in my nearly 16 years as a mom, here are some things I’ve learned to help mold my kids, without too much scarring, some of which I wish I’d learned much earlier on. I hope you find them useful or at least helpful.

  1. Learn to say sorry. We are still human and it is good for our children to know this. We will make mistakes, we do not know everything and we will mess up. It is a great lesson in teaching humility and forgiveness when we teach our kids how to say, “sorry” by saying it to them when we are wrong.
  2. Honesty is the best policy. This one may seem like a “no-brainer” but let me explain. There are times when parents keep feelings or just difficulties in general from their kids. Now, while I don’t think at certain ages children can comprehend everything, I do believe that they need to learn the reality of life. Sometimes there are struggles, people can be cruel and it’s not all puppy dogs and rainbows all the time. Modeling appropriate behavior in these times are perfect opportunities to teach them about emotions, personality or belief differences and how we should treat others.
  3. Think for yourself. As parents we sometimes fear when our children seem to suddenly have minds of their own. Some may even see it as “acting out.” And while I don’t believe that rebellion or disobedience is positive and should be nipped in the bud, I do think that we can look to steer this behavior in the right direction. As our kids grow we want them to learn to think for themselves, in a respectful manner. This is a strength that can be harnessed into strong leadership personalities. We do tend to desire our children to be mirror images of us. However, in reality, we should hope that we do our jobs so well they will learn to think for themselves. By showing them how to lead and then learning to trust them as they become mini-adults, this can be a great gift to our children and their future.

“I don’t want my children to follow in my footsteps…I want them to take the path next to me and go further than I could’ve ever dreamt possible.” ~Unknown

 

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