Sometimes I look at those cards. You know the pretty ones with the happy families on the front? My life just doesn’t look like that. No snowmen – it’s like 55 today in WI. No sleigh rides, no happy horses. Where do they get these ideas? Who really lives like that anyway?
Maybe I should start my own card line. Ones for real life.
10 Funny Ideas for Real Life Christmas Cards:
Let’s have multiple Christmases this year to make sure everyone can come. Yeah, splitting time with the ex’s just makes the Holiday more Merry!
Do I really have to buy a present for the ex from the kids? Does it have to be nice?
Another Holiday? Another family fight? Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Spiked punch or unspiked? Silver bells, silver bells…
Bills or presents – that is the question!
Are you coming unglued? Yes, me too – let’s try some tape.
I can’t believe I forgot to buy a present for…let me go find something quick.
Am I a Redneck if I re-gift things I didn’t use from last year?
Where’s that darn tape again? Ugggh!
If I hear one more Christmas Carol I am going to lose my mind. Oh yeah, I think I already wrapped that up!
Here’s to the rest of us – with a bit of humor thrown in to keep our sanity! Don’t worry – God knows us and loves us, humor and all. Think of the big job He has with all his kiddos. Now that is a handful! God bless us everyone!
(All images from Pinterest. Maxine Cartoons are by Maxine.com)
Crazy. For thinking I was the Savior – that I could change someone’s behavior. Crazy for thinking it was all about me. Crazy for thinking things would get better when you live with an Abuser – when actually things were getting worse day by day. Denial is powerful. Especially when you have given away your power. Crazy for thinking he would be faithful – when he is gone night after night.
Living in an abusive relationship is toxic – to me. It’s all about power and control. And a small man pretending he is God. Crazy, I tell you.
If you need help, reach out today. Call the hotline for Domestic Abuse, or the YWCA, or tell a friend. Life doesn’t have to stay CRAZY! God will make a way where there is no way. He will put people in your path to lead you out of the darkness and into the light.
Sometimes, we act on impulse: it could be something as small as ordering that special dessert on the menu, maybe asking out that cute boy or girl, or as large quitting your job and selling everything you own to become a shepherd in New Zealand. What’s the most crazy, outrageously impulsive thing you’ve ever done? If you’ve never succumbed to temptation, dream a little. If you gave yourself permission to go a little crazy, what would you do?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us IMPULSE.
CRAZY by Patsy Cline
I’m crazy for feeling so lonely
Crazy for feeling so blue
I knew you’d love me as long as you wanted
And then some day
You’d leave me for somebody new
Why do I let myself worry?
What in the world did I do?
For thinking that my love could hold you
I’m crazy for trying
And crazy for crying
And I’m crazy for loving you
Crazy for thinking that my love could hold you
I’m crazy for trying
And crazy for crying
And I’m crazy for loving
No wonder I felt sick while living in Abuse. The effects are way more than just what happens when the Abuser acts out their anger. It is physical. And it made me sick. It is more than just emotions. I read this today and it really helped me understand. I remember that last year I was living in abuse I had all sorts of things going on physically. I ended up with weird medical things like Shingles – twice. And a month later Viral Meningitis. I would not wish that one on anyone. And then the girl problems…Ugggh.
This article says women living in abuse have THREE TIMES MORE problems with reproductive issues. And 48% more chance of being diagnosed with Depression – yep. Been there, done that. The scariest part for me was:
Abused women are 70 percent more likely to have heart disease,
80 percent more likely to experience a stroke
and 60 percent more likely to develop asthma than women who have not experienced abuse;
No wonder I was so sick! If you are having physical problems with your health – see someone today. Take the first step. Domestic violence eats away at your body and your soul. Break the silence and get help today.