Saturday, February 7, 2009

I ran across something written by Maya Angelou that totally sums up the way i've been feeling lately. People don't like to see you trying to do things. That's why you have to brush the dirt off your shoulders and keep it moving.

And now, a word from Maya...


By Maya Angelou

A hater is someone who is jealous and envious and spends all their time
trying to make you look small so they can look tall. They are very
people to say the least. Nothing is ever good enough!

When you make your mark, you will always attract some haters...

That's why you have to be careful with whom you share your Blessings and
your dreams, because some folk can't handle seeing you Blessed...

It's dangerous to be like somebody else... If GOD wanted you to be like
somebody else, HE would have given you what HE gave them! Right?

You never know what people have gone through to get what they have...

The problem I have with haters is that they see my glory, but they don't
know my story...

If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you can rest
assured that the water bill is higher there too!

We've all got some haters among us!

Some people envy you because you can:
a) Have a relationship with GOD
b) Light up a room when you walk in
c) Start your own business
d) Tell a man/woman to hit the curb
(if he/she isn't about the right thing)
e) Raise your children without both parents being
in the home

Haters can't stand to see you happy. Haters will never want to see you
succeed. Most of our haters are people who are supposed to be on our

How do you handle your undercover haters? You can handle these haters

1. Knowing who you are & who your true friends are

2. Having a purpose to your life: Purpose does not
mean having a job. You can have a job and still be

A purpose is having a clear sense of what GOD has called you to be.
Your purpose is not defined by what others think about you.

3. By remembering what you have is by divine
prerogative and not human manipulation.

Fulfill your dreams! You only have one life to live - when its your time
to leave this earth, you want to be able to say, 'I've lived my life and
fulfilled my dreams, Now I'm ready to go HOME!

When GOD gives you favor, you can tell your haters, 'Don't look at
me...Look at who is in charge of me...'

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget
what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Maya always knows how to say what I feel.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Addicted to the Snooze

I really have to lay off the snooze button. Every night I set my alarm clock for 5:30 am. It would be great if I remembered the last time I actually got up at that time. I hit that damned snooze button a minimum of two times. This morning I hit it five and got out of bed at 6:00.

It's a shame. Things would be so much easier for me if I just got up the first time the alarm goes off. I wouldn't have to rush or participate in a race for the shower with my daughter. She won the race this morning and I ended up getting to work with a minute to spare.

There are a few reasons why i'm a snooze addict. First of all, I like to sleep. There are times when nothing else feels better and the sound of that alarm waking me from my unconscious bliss pisses me off. It's hard for me to close my eyes before midnight and when 5:30 rolls around it feels like I just went to sleep.

I don't exactly love my job so knowing that i'm getting out of bed because of it doesn't really make me happy. It doesn't motivate me not to hit that little button on the left side of my alarm. I know exactly where it is and have it measured just right. I don't even have to sit up in the bed. My friend, the snooze button and I have a special relationship. We speak our own language, no words are needed. My friend subliminally tells me that i'm not ready to get out of bed.

I've tried, but I just can't shake the habit. No matter how much sleep I get the night before, my finger is magnetically drawn to the snooze button in the morning. It's like I have no control. My name is Tammy and i'm a snooze button addict.