Cheers, To You

Meeting people was never really my type of party. I've met so many people, I couldn't tell you how many of them started a conversation with the horrific stories of other people's 'dirty laundry'.  At first, amusing. But what if that person was me. Now, now. I'm not gonna sit here and act like I'm …

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Quote of the Week

"Fear is the resultant answer to acts or impending acts of terror that have high probability of causing harm or further harm. Fear can leave a person in a state of mental or physical paralysis." It can be gripping... squeezing the very precious sense of hope out of one's being. It commits thievery.. stealthily robbing …

Why I love..

Understanding, Undemanding, Uncomplicated, Untroubled,   Being able to love and fall in love is so easy.  You don't learn to love when it happens, it just.... happens. But what comes with love- comes with indifference, no one seems to tell you. I fell in love when I was 15. I thought I knew what love …

Poem of the Week

Possibilities by Karen Babcock I used to think that my limitations were more important than my possibilities. unhappy because I was not always accepted, because I was shy because I was different, I blamed my troubles on my weaknesses, never considering my strengths, wanting what I did not have, but always thought I needed. But …

Hating Yourself

I blamed all my differences and struggles on being Tongan. I hated who I was. Not because I knew I was different, but because I wanted to be someone I wasn't. I spent most of my childhood in Orange County California. A small 2 bedroom townhouse holding all 13 of my family members. Race and …