As a writer I have to believe words have power. One of the words I dislike is hate (note I didn’t say I hated hate). It’s overused. People hate their life. Family. Weight. Home. Car. Cats (maybe they sense your hate). Government. Politicians. Job. Hair. Cake (you are so reading the wrong blog). Books. TV shows. Songs. Actors. Movies. Vegetables (how do you hate something plant-based?).
I’m tired of hearing people say they hate…I’m not sure they know what that word means. Hate should be reserved for really, really bad people and things, like: child abusers, rapists, murderers, Hitler, warlords, dictators, alien overlords, stuff like that.
1. Let’s review, do you really hate your life or just certain aspects? Your whole life is a big category with many moving parts, pick the right part to hate, let the rest roll on.
2. Standing in the middle of a room silently or loudly screaming, “I hate my life” or “no No NOOOO!” repeatedly will probably make you feel slightly better for about 30 seconds, but it’s not a long-term ‘fix’.
3. This is usually the point when advice-giver types tell you to change your life. That’s all well and good, but what if some things are beyond your ability to change? Should you just accept them, or rail against them, lay down and kick and scream until you feel better, or until someone offers you ice cream to stop, or threatens to call the authorities (and no ice cream)?
4. How much time do you spend each day ‘hating your life’, I suggest you cut that in half, help others with the other half, you’ll feel the hate drift away.
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Love, naps and cake are 3 of my favorite things! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I might list naps first. I never get any sleep at night, which makes naps very important. Wait, I love naps, so I guess love does come first! I definitely love this blog!! 😍😍
Me too and the order would depend on the moment lol 😉
I know what you mean about sleep, it is elusive, isn’t it?
I’m so glad we found each other in this giant virtual haystack, hope we can virtually visit often.
I wish you love, cake, and naps. 🙂
😂😂 Thanks so much! xo
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I’ve never been able to nap.. I do love rather than hate this post — the next time someone says to me they hate something, I’ll think of this post and smile (and that person might in turn hate me!) 😉
lol And I hope you love dropping by my latest blog party, Christy https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/08/dear-santa-i-can-explain/ – leave up to 12 links so others can find your wonderful blog and wonderful you! 🙂
OMG… I just realized why I’m so drained… The absence of cake! Stay this egg allergy!
That would do it, living in a cake-free zone is brutal. I don’t know if this will help, but I”ve tried this and it was yummy https://aseasyasapplepie.com/moist-chocolate-cake-no-eggs-no-butter/ 🙂