Huge Step

I took a huge step to stand up for what it right. I knew deep down I had to do this because I’d finally reached the limit of what I was willing to accept. My boss, a man I’d lost respect for shortly after starting working for him 1 year ago, was no a good man, and certainly not a good leader/manager. He is the one that owns the company, so he believes he can say or do whatever he chooses without any consequences. He talks about other employees behind their backs to me, and not in a good way. I feel so bad for those who work their butts off, and he doesn’t think highly of them or what they do for him.

Most people who leave jobs leave them because of poor managers, not because they don’t like what they are doing. I strongly believe that.

When I walked into my workplace to turn in my key, I was shaking inside and out. I received a text from him a few minutes before pulling in the parking lot. I replied back as my hands shook and said “I can’t work for a man who lies to me continuedly. I left my key at the front desk. Don’t ever call me or text me for any reason at all.”

What a HUGE step and while I faced my fear, I can tell you it took everything I had to quit and say something true, and not play nice and polite.

What a huge weight lifted. I feel so much better. I am looking for a job now, but I am happier than I have been in a year. It was a toxic place to work. Never again!

Thank you – I am grateful.

Deanna

xoxo

Life Lesson…love openly & honestly

lessons-in-life“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.” ~ Charles Dickens

I have a lot of hard lessons in my life especially in love. But I have always said “God will send me someone who will love me with my flaws when I am ready.” I know that to be true.

People come into our lives for difference reasons – we all have heard that right? We are to be open, experience what we are meant to with them, and if they aren’t meant to be in our lives forever then we let go, figure out the blessings they gave us or the life lesson we learned during that time. Sometimes we make mistakes and hope that the other person will forgive us in be stronger in the relationship for it.

The lesson I’ve learned is to love openly and honestly. I have always been protective of my kids since I got divorced when they were babies, but when you are dating someone and you already care deeply for the person, you should share them with your family and friends. You never want to have your partner feel you are ashamed of them. You want his family to love you and he want your family to love him. That is natural. But if you don’t ever show him/her off, then they will feel that you aren’t proud or even worse, that you are ashamed of them. This all comes back to : treat the other person as you want to be treated:

Hard lesson given my background. But lesson learned the hard way.

Love who you are with openly and honestly. Give them your best.

Love and Learning,

eanna

 

Living Your Truth

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“Live your true life. Being honest with yourself first and then with others will bring you true happiness and give you an abundant life.”

~Deanna

I was reminded yesterday how important it is to LIVE YOUR TRUE LIFE  when the basketball player Jason Collins decided to finally announce to the world he was gay and therefore claiming his true life. No one wants to live in fear. They shouldn’t have to. He has had an out pour of support – probably more that he ever expected. He must feel so FREE to be himself and not be in fear anymore.

There are people who don’t understand or who feel it’s wrong to be gay, but I think it’s best to always be WHO you ARE and not feel you have to conform to what other people want you to be. That’s what I mean by living your honest life. I can’t imagine having to be quiet or afraid of being who you are because others may not like it or judge you. It isn’t our place to judge anyone. We are called to love our neighbor – to love everyone!

We may not agree with what someone else does, but we still love them!! It’s like someone who has an eating disorder or smokes – we may not like what they are doing, but we still love them unconditionally.

I am happy Jason decided to love himself and live his truth!! <applaud> Kisses and HUGS!

Go be happy – BE WHO YOU ARE – openly and honestly.

Love and TRUTH

Deanna