Sunday, November 29, 2015

Jennifer Lawrence, just say NO to Hollywood

It is no surprise that the morals in our country are slowly going down hill. But I just read something that was extremely troubling to me.

A news feed said that Jennifer Lawrence admitted she had to get drunk in order to do a sex scene for a movie. I guess it bothered her that her costar was married and she felt uncomfortable doing it. I can't help but think that her internal sense of being was going to be violated and it appears she had to alter it with alcohol so she could do something that was possibly against her inherent moral code.

It is time we collectively stand up for our moral values and courageously stop this trend. Jennifer Lawrence, you are a gifted actress and if you stand up and say, "this doesn't make me feel comfortable," then maybe we can reclaim the moral values in movies that will positively support individuals, marriages, families and communities. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Relieving Stress

I love it when some frivolous thing I have decided to do has some powerful benefits. A recent article in USA Today talked about how activities such as crocheting, writing, or painting (things that have brought me great joy) are also ways to relieve stress. I have found that we are all born to create something, and if in the process it also alieves stress; then BINGO. I have always maintained that something worthwhile has a multitude of benefits.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

My talents

I have always declared that I have two talents. I fall asleep easily and sleep really deeply and I don't have to use the restroom very often. Now that I have an app that reminds me to drink water more often and after reading an article that says that people with higher IQs have trouble falling asleep, I now realize I was just dehydrated and dumb. So much for those two talents. I will just hang onto my talent of being able to put away a lot of food at a buffet.  

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Pay attention

In the last couple of days I keep getting the message over and over again; pay attention.

Pay attention to what brings me joy. 

Pay attention to what brings peace. 

Pay attention to the needs of others. 

Fulfilling the needs of others will bring me joy and peace.