• Tea for ONE

    Wednesday, August 02, 2017

    ::typed while listening to the track "Easier"fromManic Drive::

    Tea for ONEI love the fact that we, (psssst, that includes YOU reading this, too!)  as a family, can reach out to each other and just... vent...? our frustrations of life. Recently, in my own life & from my Air1 fam, it seems like there's a theme. A spike of struggles, fights ...discord - Whatever the word is that correlates to "frustrations" you're going through in your life. It was after several recent conversations that led to the following. As I realized it's not just one or twenty people that've been clobbered by this Mack truck of emotion, I thought it could possibly be helpful. Sharing lessons learned up to this point. At least from my end. (and keep in mind, this is between friends, I'm no theologian! ...I'm still trying to figure it out, just like everyone else.)

    "I don't exactly have the greatest relationship with my family. It's been rocky over the years but my parents, especially my dad, have grown colder towards me... I'm just getting tired of not being treated like family"  - Anonymous

    That's tough. Agonizing. And I'm sorry if that's what you've been going through. It makes my heart hurt for you. BUT! (And yes, there's always a "but"  ) - The experience you can gain from this frustration & hurt, can teach you invaluable lessons, on & with adversities all throughout life ...if you let it! So if you will, read on, and hopefully absorb this as encouragement as we're going forward; Class is in session: Use it! Learn from it! Why? Because this won't be the only, solitary, singular, isolated situation in life where you'll have "run-in's" with someone that doesn't see eye-to-eye with you, or where you're feeling you've been/you're being treated poorly. Rebel against the human-side that's very existent in every single one of us mouth-breathers! As hard as it seems in the moment; Learn from it!  Embrace it as an exercise in patience, love, and grace. (And advanced apologies on plagiarizing Jesus) We have the handbook for what yields the best results in the end; Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If they smack ya on one cheek, let them hit the other too. If they take your shirt, let 'em have your shoes..."Do to others as you would have them do to you” ...Jesus also gave us a great example on how to respond when we have people shouting all sorts of things at us, or about us - it's in John 8:6 where He stood there silent, knelt down and drew in the dust with his finger. -- I don't know about you?!? But THAT is the ultimate example of restraint... honestly, a frequent exercise I'm still trying to master!! So all that to convey the easy-out of saying, "Hang in there" with a gif of that kitty dangling from a wire. But sincerely: Hang in there. Use the notes from class. From the lessons. Don't let it turn you bitter & resentful. Because, I mean, as far as I've learned up to this point; bitterness is like a tea. Steeped, soaked and incredibly potent! And it's 100% up to us, to choose yea-or-nay, if we're gonna sip it up, all pinky out-like. Hanging on to things & choosing to sip from that teacup is absolutely awful!! Best option, don't even let it to brew! ���� ...a tea party of one, is NO FUN! 

    They'll ALWAYS Text You Back

    Monday, July 10, 2017

    I'm sure we've all got that "one" friend that we text, and they never text you back..?! (a lot of the times, I AM the friend!) ...But now you'll always have a true-boo, companion, that'll pop you back a text, with zero drama or obligation!

    So get this, San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art is all artsy-fartsy in the digital age. And since it'd take you about 4 days to see everything if you went, they'll now send you what you wanna see; to your phone!!

    All you gotta do is pop a text to SF-MOMA's short-code 57251  with a text including the phrase "Send Me _____ " ...followed by: your mood, a color, hankering or whatever specific you want to see; and BAM!!

    Here's what I got after texting, "Send me 'a party'"


    ...kinda nailed it! I guess?! Not the party I was hoping to get. Buuuuut, ok?!

    Try it out! What did you get back??

    A NEW Chocolate to Inhale

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    For chocolate lovers, "inhale" is a pretty common verb for those of us that can snarf it down, FAST!

    ...Or is that only me after a bad day?? ...O.K., any-given chocolate-deserving day! (sheesh!)

    Well, if you truly wanna inhale your cocao; yeh. It's now a thing! This Cuh-RAZY new inhalable chocolate's debuted in the U.S. of A. ...and I'm not quite sure how I feel about it!? -- Honestly, it looks like a pack of Swiss-Miss hot chocolate. So technically it's not "new."

    I mean, I'm down with the "old-fashioned" way of inhaling chocolate, piece-by-piece while watching a "good-cry" movie. But I guess if ya don't got's the time... enjoy???

    Check this out if you want more! <-- clickity-click the link

    ((I wonder how long you "taste" it?? I mean; This can't legitimately be good for the "long-term" chocolate snooting fans, right??))