Tuesday, 29 November 2016

He keeps coming back: Mr. Grinch


Its that time of the year again.

Yes, its the season I love the most of all each and every year. Its the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ by way of a special date of memorial. As with everything else in the world, commercialism has indeed taken a hold of festivities and with it a new symbol. The symbol I'm, sharing with you is non-other than Mr. Grinch.
Last year I wrote a poem about him and how he comes to 'mess with' my happy season.

Catching Mr. Grinch

That Grinch tried to steal my Christmas,
Last year he did not win
My sister came to visit
And kicked him in the shin
He must really like the torture, of trying his disguise on me
He thought I would not but yes I did
Finally he saw my Christmas tree

Mr. Grinch by now I hoped you’d see this worthy adversary
Will not depart, nor change her heart
Each season I will be merry
Your spoils of unhappiness must be really low
For this next attempt you make
Forget finance
Forget romance
But never my Christmas spirit you’ll take

Grinchy boy maybe I was feeling sorry
And gave you the ‘come hither‘ eye
Sorry I need to tell you, that’s just a part of my Christmas disguise
Wrapped in all my troubles
And bills piled so high
I can see why you were in your glee
My door is never open to you  - sour grapes
That’s a fools thought if you felt happy

Grinch dearie  please don’t look my way
My smiles are turned on very brightly
The stars in the sky
Can’t tell the days which go by
You are a nightmare that will make me feel sorry

Scroogy Grinch, you are so adorable
The way you make me remember all I do not have
You can fill a moment with sorrow
Casting shadows which make me sad
But I put up my Christmas tree today
Just for you to see
Whatever you do, will only hurt you
This Christmas it’s not about me!

I will be spreading joy
 Making everyone laugh
Singing carols, telling stories
No one will be sad
I’m on a mission to spread happiness
Those great feelings of good cheer
And I’ll even share a wish for you this Christmas
That you don’t come back next year! 

I do hope this time of the year brings everyone much joy and family time! Thanks for reading, sharing, and expressing your joy for the season and life!

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Just Thinking out loud - Control


Random Thoughts


Blogging has been for me, a way to share as much as I know with the rest of the world. These are my thoughts and examples from my own experiences, so I guess you can say - Dwordslayer shares a real person!

There are days I need encouragement to read, and then there are moments when comforting, interaction exchanges matter. Right now, at this very moment, my 'happy' wants to jump out, but its being held by somethings I can't fully control. Today, I'd like to talk about the things which I can't control and how blogging has helped me get to this point of healing a broken body.

Musical mind

There is a song for every feeling. Every mood and nuance of life has rhythm. Just imagine how you feel when you're excited and listen to the matching sound which fills you at the thought. I can feel a dose of Salsa filling me with excitement, and immediately it reflects my feelings. (Conga - Gloria Estefan)

Now imagine, fear, sadness and pain. For me there are so many love songs about a 'love gone wrong', its like a selection fiesta, but the melody I choose, will make me feel at peace. I have practiced feeling( the beats/rhythm) songs of peace for emotions which can make me unhappy or feel fear. We are drawn to it because of our moods, and the desire for a companion in emotions. ( In the Arms of an Angel - Sarah McLachlan)

Lets now look at the pressure of challenges. I need a song to motivate and I've got a 'cloud of  encouragement' filled with gospel and relatable inspirational songs collected over the years. Have you ever listened to "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus, if not please check it out.

Then of course there are my happy songs, full of energy and though some are not super upbeat , they can take me to a place of fulfillment like no other. I spend a lot of time in this zone, because its my choice.( Party Rock Anthem-LMFAO)

Its out of my control


I can't control the weather. It will rain like an ocean overflowing when I least expect it. The sun will be blisteringly hot, and I will be wishing for rain. Then when its humid I will be wishing for a less sticky atmosphere and be hoping a breezy wind will stop by. Whatever happens with the weather, I don't get to decide how the day will be. I get to prepare for it sometimes, and I get to experience it. I can choose to gripe, or enjoy the benefits of each weather. In the Caribbean I wish for snow, because its , in my opinion, the hugging weather!

Everyone has a different opinion of me, and some thoughts may make me run for cover if uncovered! In the USA election which just ended, I was really hoping the other candidate won. Neither candidate was loved by everyone. Everyone was influenced by information which tipped a scale based of their needs and personal convictions. Its gotten crazy, but if the tables are turned someone will be unhappy. Thus, political outcomes, I cannot control, but voting gives a contributing stake in the outcome if I were a citizen. This is life, and a democracy at work. I hope more persons can be mobilized, for a different outcome the next time it comes around. We cannot control the thoughts of others but can influence, and that's much better than being around 'remote control humans'.

I can't control an accident, or the effects of it. I can control the process of healing and while the outcomes may not meet my expectations, I can mange my expectations to be fair to myself. Some of you may relate to this. It is one of those 'out of control ' things which can make one feel frustrated, anxious, and even angry with oneself and others. Yes, its easy to say it will get better, and even live the words, of hope. My truth is not textbook. My truth is a bunch of DNA's mixed with age and some other stuff, which make me unique. We all are unique. I could not stop the accident, but I can take control of my outcome, and you can also.

Its in my control


I can smile, laugh, feel happy, cry, and be the best woman in some crazy situations which makes me happy. Blogging and wearing my heart on my sleeve has been one of the best remedies, in my opinion. I'm sharpening my skills and sharing to the world, and getting to rest at the same time. Social media, has given me the control confidence with technology needed to expand the horizons of delivery of my capabilities. Maybe, somethings are out of our control, but every one of us was born with the capacity to have 'self' under control of 'self'.

This is just the beginning. Face the fear, and face the future. You are your own super- control freak. Its your God given ability, and moment of truth.

You Made A Way - Travis Greene




I did start writing this early last week, so its being published a bit late, or maybe its perfectly timed for you - my friend, my family, my online world of bees and social media kin!

I'm sending a huge shout out to the Bebee community of  Ambassador Bees, Blogger Bees and everyone who has missed me, and sent me a note. I sure miss You & Me. It's an experience of emotions and passions which results in a Social Media Experience.

I got You Babe - UB40




The week has begun... Woooooo!!!

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing!

D-wordslayer


Credits: YouTube
You Made A Way- Travis Greene:The comfort zone entertainment
I Got You Babe- UB40: UB40VEVO

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Saturday, 12 November 2016

Another Milestone...

To all my readers and followers...
I've been off  for a while. Had not written, and though I tried to keep up with my reading, the challenges seemed to block even the thing I love so very much - writing and sharing with my global audience.
I have quite a bit to publish over the next month. Seems I'm slower than usual, but this 'wordslayer 'is a fighter, a warrior, and I will keep pressing forward!

It's been a long four weeks.

Time has passed and so too the challenges which came during the time. Challenges come into our lives to prove us, and not to harm us. Yes, there are moments when it seems the climb up the mountain of life is steep, but looking back it was quite flat - it was the perception of my capabilities which needed to be changed. Change does not come from simply saying positive things - but that is a start. It comes from every action taken, moving closer to the challenge and away from the fear.

Today, I pray that we can all heed the call of the challenge, because the reward is the strength gained from that opportunity!

Be blessed and encouraged...



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