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    Friendship, when two people form a bond, they go through life in good and bad. All friends like all relationships have their highs and lows, and points where neither will agree with one another. I understand that, you can’t agree with everyone on every little thing and that’s just how life is.

In my stress management class our professor told us to write, so here I am writing to express myself. Why do some people pretend to be someone they are not? You are someone’s friend, or you’re not. A friend wont twist your words, a friend wont create you drama, a friend stands by you through good and bad. Sure you may not like everything they say, but there is such thing as going too far.

Going as far as creating you drama (goodness not even to your face but through text messaging!) just crosses a line. Like I always say, if people really want to tell me something important why, why, why must people always hide behind technology? Is it so hard to be honest to people to their face? Shall we blame technology or shall we just call it what it is, cowardice.

If there’s one thing I dislike is people invading my privacy, if I invite you in on certain things its because I trust you (and people wonder why I have trust issues…) and I always make myself clear as to how far I’m willing to let people in. When they start to bring stuff up that quite frankly is nothing of their business, it does bother me. I’m not doing that to their lives, so why must they insist on invading mine? I’m friendly, I’ll be your handkerchief of tears but once you begin to cross the lines of distrust, dishonesty, and disrespect I will stand up and speak up. This is real life, its not high school where you can gossip and create drama it doesn’t make you look “cool” it shows your true colors. I value honesty, especially if its harsh or difficult for others to say, it shows they have courage to stand up. But when you try to add lies, deceit, bring up the past, and practically show interest in my failing in life that’s not honesty that’s just hypocrisy.

If you don’t know how I feel, don’t pretend you do nor go around saying how you think I feel. I’m tired of gossip, seriously like you have no idea. I’m tired of people saying one thing and wishing your every step is the next into the realm of failure. With friends like these, who needs enemies? I respect those who tell me they don’t like me because they are being honest. Its time to let go of people, surround myself of good-hearted people, by real friends not the so called “friends” that run away when you hit rock bottom or wish you the worst and pretend to smile as if nothing ever happened. I don’t need friends like these, I don’t want friends like these, its time to move on because life keeps going and there’s no time to waste.

Smile, they may be few but there are people with (real) good hearts out there in the world.

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     I was watching the news recently when they started to report on the downsizing of the post office [Article from the Washington Post “]. Interestingly one of the news anchors said “Who does that?” in reference to who still wrote hand written letters and sent them through the post office. Immediately I thought, I do! So this downsizing of the post office is a very sad thing for me.

Every week (sometimes twice a week) I use my walks as a way to go drop off my letters to my sweetheart, its one of the things I always look forward to every week. I love writing him letters, people always ask me how I find a way to write something every day. I just do, since I can’t talk to him the way we used to I take it all to my letters and write what I would be telling him if he was here. All in all it makes me feel a lot closer to him. makes me feel that whenever I am writing he is there listening to what I’m saying.

What happened? I often ask myself why must we be such a sucked-into-technology kind of society, ironic since technology is basically my life (career wise). I wish more people wrote hand letters to other people instead of using E-Mail or text. It shows people you care, to take the time to actually write down words, its a rare act nowadays.

I LOVE snail mail, seriously love it! (Why I Walk On Sunshine, Snail Mail) Even more so now that it has a whole new level of meaning to me. Whenever I get an envelope with my sweetheart’s name my heart skips beats and beats faster, and well it just goes crazy. It gives me great sadness to know that people are not using the post that much now. (WHY?! WHY?! WHY?!) Look at how many jobs are getting lost just by having so many post offices closed. Yes, I know the budget… its still very frustrating. The wonderful people at the USPS have kept me sane, delivering my letters and bringing me mine these last couple of weeks. I smile whenever I see a USPS truck because I know that one of those trucks will one day bring me another letter from someone. With all this said, I hope that everyone out there that reads this post will write at least one hand written letter to someone, surprise someone! Make someone smile! And if you know someone that works at the USPS let them know this crazy girl thanks them for making me smile everyday.

Smile, be that person that says “me!” whenever someone asks of who still writes handwritten letters. 

 Ever heard the song “Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves? I love that song, and to me that song has a lot of meaning.

“I used to think maybe you loved me now baby I’m sure

And I just cant wait till the day when you knock on my door

Now everytime I go for the mailbox, gotta hold myself down

Cos I just wait till you write me you’re coming around”

I love getting mail, no I’m not talking about E-Mail but snail mail. The feeling of opening an envelope and awaiting to read whats inside… especially when it comes from someone like my love. I remember getting the first letter (after he left) I was a mixture of smiles and tears of joy (literally) for the rest of the day. Just knowing that he thinks of me despite his extremely busy schedule makes me smile, and makes me feel that warm tingly feeling inside. Ever since then whenever I get a letter in the mail from him I kid you not I start singing the song.

“I’m walking on sunshine wooah!”

I value greatly the work that the post office does. Without them I don’t know how life would be like. They are the men and women that close the gaps of miles that stand in between two lovers. They bring us close although far away, and the sight of the post by the house makes me extremely happy. Thank you great people from the post office, THANK YOU for all that you, just know you bring me smiles with every letter you bring my way, especially from my sweetheart.

Smile, walk with me on sunshine! Come on!

     I never thought I’d even be considered for something as sweet as this! Ann, from Finding Ann McGregor nominated me, THANK YOU! It’s very nice to know (and I’m very grateful) that there is at least someone out there that reads my random musings, rants, and observations, and yes it does make me smile! Thanks Ann, really appreciate this!

And now off we go with the tradition of this award!

Step 1: Thank and link the person that nominated you.

THANK YOU (I’ll keep saying Thanks by the way) Ann at http://findingannmacgregor.com

I wish I could nominate you too, because I really like to read your posts, and I think that you are a great blogger. You are a great example for a lot of women, you demonstrate enthusiasm which is very contagious by the way and for that and much more, THANK YOU. You really bring out a wonderful blog for the world and I hope that more and more people get a chance to read your writings.

Inspirational woman all around.

Step 2: Share seven random facts about yourself..

  1. I started blogging to get ready for my graduation writing test, I figured blogging would be a good way to practice my thoughts.
  2.  I have a small phobia of crossing streets, something that almost no one knows.
  3. I like that feeling after you’ve gone swimming. When you’re out of the water but you still feel like you’re floating. Yeah, that feeling.
  4. I LOVE snail mail. I even wrote a post about it, and believe me I will write more on it!
  5. My most recent hobby is knitting. I figured, why not?
  6. I am fluent in two languages: English and Spanish and can understand a lot of Franglais (yes French+English) and Italian
  7. I dislike brownies. Am I the only person who dislikes brownies? Sometimes that’s exactly how it feels.

Step 3: Pass the award along to 4 deserving blogging buddies.

Yeah I changed it to four instead of five. Because these four are special ones.

And here in no particular order my nominations for the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award go to…

The Jenny Blog : This lovely young lady or as she calls herself a Rebel Blogger combines personal with everyday beauty and wonder.

The Durtty Bride : Started reading her blog when she was engaged, she keeps her readers updated and if you read her blog you will see why she deserves this Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award.

Mo from the 254chronicles There’s a little bit of everything in this blog. I love how Mo produces a wonderful blog with various topics in her posts. There is a lot of variety, but each post is beautifully presented. Thanks Mo for a lovely blog.

Write.Sing.Laugh : This lovely young lady will keep you entertained. I love how she is has so many great responses to Plinky prompts. However she has way more than that. She really brings out passion and thought in her writing and I really admire that.

4. Contact those buddies to congratulate them.

All more than deserving blogs for the Irresistibly Sweet  Blog Award! Thank you for sharing your writings with the world! Blogging is not just about writing but also about reading. There are many great stories out there from people just like you and I. So take a second to read some of the stuff out there in the Blogging world, you never know when you might learn or appreciate something new.

Thank you once again Ann!

Smile, little surprises go a long way!

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