Today’s question of the day is if you could meet anyone, from any time, who would it be and why? Mine would be Anne Frank, I was amazed with her story from the first time I read it when I was little, and I would love to meet her and tell her how many people her diary will inspire and touch!
Hey everybody i am trying to get back in the habit of writing something every day but it hasnt been working, so i have decided to start doing a question of the day, and hopefully a lot of people will come by and let me know their thoughts on the topic and it should be easier to get back into writing every day if i have a specific goal!
What im curious about is how come there are so many protests and so much outrage for Michael Brown who actually did do something very wrong, but there hasnt been anywhere near the same amount of anger over 12 year old Tamir Rice who was shot and killed by a police officer for having a toy gun? I mean come on what is the deal? I swear i just dont understand what is going on in peoples heads anymore. Some things definitely deserve fury and anger, but i dont think anyone knows which ones do and which ones dont anymore. My thoughts and prayers go out to Tamir’s family.
Oh and it seems a lot of people dont know what the definition of murder is so i thought i would include it here. MURDER – The unlawful killing of another human being without justification or excuse.
Okay so im just wondering, am i like one of the last few people left on wordpress or what, cause there hasnt been hardly any posting or commenting going on lately. Here are some of my theories as to what may have happened.
1. There was an alien abduction that i am unaware of, and they left me because they only wanted intelligent life.
2. Maybe there is a strange smell coming from my blog that is keeping people away, totally explainable by the way.
3. Perhaps people were afraid of being urinated on after reading my most embarrassing challenge post, I dont drink anymore so its safe.
4. Maybe you could hear my kids screaming and fighting through the computer screen and you were afraid i would ask you to babysit. I wont, unless i get really mad at you.
5. Did you grow tired of hearing about my love for all things zombie? Its totally not my fault it is a disease.
6. Maybe ethyl has been spreading rumors again, dont listen to her she is a filthy liar, i dont have cuties.
It could be either one of these, but I need to know, Where are my peeps at? 😉
Okay so earlier i asked a question about whether or not you all think that food stamps are given out to often, and to too many people who dont necessarily need them. Here is what i think.
My family has used food stamps before and i am not ashamed of it at all. My husband was working 2 jobs at the time and we were still having a hard time making ends meet, so we got some (temporary) help.
Here is the thing food stamps are supposed to be for families who are temporarily going through financial struggles, not for people who just dont wanna pay for their groceries, or for a permanent fix. It is very frustrating to see people that my husband and i actually know who are more than able to work but instead they get on food stamps, get government housing, and they have nicer things then we do.
The government is making it very easy and very appealing to simply live on welfare. The next time you drive by some low income apartments look at the vehicles in the parking lot, most of them are nicer than the cars that my husband and i have.If someone needs help there is nothing wrong with asking for it and accepting it, but i dont think it is okay to live off of the government and not at least try to help yourself.
Where i live there is a church that offers hot meals to the poor, and every single day there is a line of people going all the way down the road, at least half of which are people my husband knows very well, and they are more than capable of working, they just dont. Now there is just no excuse for that, and that is why so many people look down on those who receive anything through welfare, because of people who just wanna take and take and never provide for themselves. So i think people should be screened better and only receive help for 1 year unless they are taking steps to provide better for themselves, for example if someone wants to go to college to get a better job than great, they should be able to finish school and get a job before their benefits stop. In other words if its clear someone is trying to improve their situation the government should help them, but no one should expect to live off of the government forever.
Side note – thankyou to those who left comments on my earlier post, i was not ignoring my comments but it was all leading up to this post.
today i have a specific question on my mind so i thought i would post it and see what kind of responses i get.
When it comes to the welfare program, do you feel that food stamps are given out to to many people, who dont necessarily need them? I would love to hear your thoughts on the matter.
The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us,
but those who win battles we know nothing about.
This post is part of http://lindaghill.com/2014/10/15/one-liner-wednesday-amusing-nonsense/
If you want to be respected, you must first be respectable.
In this day and age people are so quick to give you a label it will make your head spin. The other day i was having a conversation with a woman i met through wordpress, and everything was going great, until we started to talk about politics. We were talking about President Obama and i said i couldnt wait until we have a new president and that i think Obama is one of the worst presidents we have ever had. Her response shocked the crap out of me, she said oh i didnt realize i was talking to a racist goodbye. My first thought was, what just happened.Then as the shock started to wear off i got mad. This person had no interest in finding out why i think Obama is a bad president, she just jumped right to racism. So I was called a racist simply because i dont like what this person stands for, and they happen to be a different color than me. Seriously? So because i didnt think Bill Clinton was a good president either, what does that make me? People need to stop being so friggen dramatic all the time, calling someone racist, or a bigot, or sexist, or anything else without a reason to do so just makes you look stupid, and by doing things like that you really hurt the cause of trying to stop racism, because its hard to take someone seriously when they keep throwing words around that they seem to not even know the meaning of. So for anyone out there reading this, disagreeing with someone of a different color does not make you a racist,so please if you dont know what the word racist means just keep your mouth shut. Thanks
Hey everybody, i was just sitting here watching The Walking Dead marathon, which i didnt even know about until my friend Melissa told me, crazy right. She also nominated me for the very inspiring blogger award, since i just got this award the other day i am not gonna be doing another post on it, but i wanted to say thank you very much to Melissa from http://wereallmadheretheblog.wordpress.com/ and if you havent read her blog and followed her yet you definitely should, she is awesome.
Anyway i was watching The Walking Dead marathon when i realized that today marks my six month anniversary for trying to make things right. Awsomeness, woot woot.
We have came a long way in 6 months, with 314 followers and 5,637 views. I realize compared to other peoples blogs those numbers are tiny, but to me they are huge and amazing. There are 314 people that i have never met, who care what i think, that amazes me. I never imagined that this blog would be so important to me. When i started it i had never even read a blog, and barely new what a blog was, i just thought hey why not, but now it matters to me. I have met some wonderful people who i now think of as very dear friends, i know a lot of people dont think friendships made over the internet are real friendships, but to me they are. The friends that i have made here mean just as much to me as any friend i have ever had, and i am very grateful for each and every one of you.
In the process of creating this blog i have learned a lot, including one of the most helpful things that i have ever learned, which is that its okay to forgive myself for the things i have done wrong. When i started this blog i felt like i was carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders with no where to unload, but this is a place where i can do just that, and hopefully help someone else in the process. I am so glad i decided to start this blog, it has made me a better person, talking with each and every one of you has made me a better person, So i thank you for that. Heres to another six months. Also i have noticed a lot of people still call me mommyx4boys which is fine if thats what you prefer, but my name is Diana Roark so feel free to call me Diana if you want.
A great friend of mine April recently did a post about moms and how most people think all moms have to look a certain way, which is ridiculous, because guess what moms are individual people to, who actually like to look pretty every once in a while. Anyway she asked for us moms to post our favorite picture of our self so everyone will see that not all moms look alike, well here is my pic, just a regular top, jeans, a cowboy hat, and not a drop of makeup. I am the proud mom of four boys ages 19, 10, 4, and 2. check out her post on it here and join in. http://diapersandtutus.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/pardon-me-while-i-forget-to-wear-my-mom-jeans/
Okay people, while i am thrilled to have such smart, educated, and articulate people following me, it is important that you realize i am not one of them, Lol. I know i am wearing glasses in my photo which of course means i am well educated (winks), i am not. so if you want me to understand your comments without having to go to a dictionary 20 times, use smaller words. I am but a simple country person/ housewife/ and mother of 4. Just act like your talking to a 13 year old. 😉