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as fast as I can write



saying no to:

sinking to a level beneath me

taking all the blame

piling on more responsibilities than I can handle

being a scapegoat

judging others, letting others judge me

saying yes to:

letting love in 

making new friends

helping every person I can 

bright colors

stopping to take a pretty picture

trying new foods and learning to cook with others

taking vitamins on a regular basis

laughter in all its forms (a snicker, a giggle, a guffaw, a pee-my-pants episode)

giddy about:

the kindness of strangers


red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

finding out the difference between "alone" and "lonely"

lemon flavored things

scared of:

not providing for my family

losing love


finding out that I actually don't know what I'm doing

doing it wrong

being fiscally responsible 

deeply inspired by:

the dancing mermaid post from which I stole this



The Tao of Pooh


transformational living

obsessed with:

music that heals me with words and sounds

moving my cheese or having it moved

keeping warm in the cold

the belief that all people deserve to be cared for

following what is happening with Penelope Trunk on her blog

in love with:

the sound of happy children

colorful flowers



driving with the top down (and I don't even own a convertible!)

fresh scents and things that smell good

haunted by:

bad choices when I knew better

looks I have given, looks I have been given

failing at marriage


lying to those I love

raw truths that are painful to bear

saved by:

my loving, supportive sisters

grace and kindness

napping in my bed surrounded by pillows

a meal prepared just for me

the arts

a warm dog on my lap

sniffing baby toes

and you?

Hat tip to Dancing Mermaid for the inspiration for this post.

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Reader Comments (11)

I love being first...or atleast I am before I hit submit.
I love how you say you have no time to write ;) and then hit us with this post...I learned so much and it made me think that's for sure.

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

LOVE it!

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNora@WhitehotMagik

Heh. It's Sunday, Amanda. You're FIRST and ONLY.

It's ok. You still win in my book!

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMocha


November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShelly

I need to rub you for good luck. Or some fucking perspective. For reals.

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather B.

[...] from Mocha Momma who stole it from Dancing [...]

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter…as fast as I can write&

[...] (Many thanks to Mocha Momma for today’s blog [...]

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI am… « Open Mouth

I really like this post. I like it so well that I am inspired to do a post like it. I hope you don't mind. Do you believe imitation is the highest form of compliment? Because I do. Anytime someone imitates or even attempt to emulate anything that I do I chalk it up to the ultimate compliment. Let me know if you object I will respect your wishes. I absolutely love the posts on your blog. Keep up the good work and only change for the better.

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMadame Truth

Thank you for posting about Penelope Trunk! I have a friend who has two kids and a niece with Aspbergers. And she shared the blog with another friend of ours. She is a very inspirational woman! Thank you!

November 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLizP

I saw this over at Laurie's blog I am inspired! I am going to post this TODAY on my little ol' blog.

Haven't been over here in a good while! I am glad you are still keepin' it real Sister! ((HUGS))

March 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLovebabz

[...] to Mocha Momma and Dancing Mermaid for inspiring me to do this. If you are reading this post on a site other than [...]

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