I have some things that just need to be said out loud for all to hear. No one on this planet has asked my opinion on any of this, but I have taken the liberty to share it because Paula ALWAYS has an opinion; and opinions are for sharing. I think a little outside the box occasionally and that’s okay. If you’re offended, that’s okay as well. If you smile a little while you read, then maybe we think a little bit alike. If you’re snarling by the end, maybe we’re a little different, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still get along and live peacefully on the same planet. Opinions are like butt holes……so the saying goes.
…that most people are good…and so does Luke Bryan.
…judgments rendered by others on who YOU choose to love are irrelevant.
…if someone is using the entrance ramp, you need to get the *bleep* over and be a courteous driver.
…you need to make eye contact and smile at everyone you meet.
…you need to smile at choir members while they sing, even if you don’t like what you’re hearing.
…that if you’re riding in the left lane and not actively passing someone, someone is, or is about to start, cussing at you.
…that babies are always super cute, but are much cuter when they’re quiet and sleeping.
…you should know what relaxes you and that you should do that often.
…family is more important than anything and you should love on them as often and as much as possible because one day you or they won’t be here.
…that every now and then you should just eat a King Size Kit Kat while chugging an ice cold Mountain Dew.
…it’s okay to drink a beer sometimes.
…it’s okay to have a tattoo or twelve.
…a hug can right a lot of things.
…more can be said by sitting quietly with someone while sharing a pot of coffee than a hundred red roses sent with no time shared.
…every person has a talent.
…if you’re too good to fill the toilet paper holder at work, you’ve gotten too big for your britches.
…there was a day when I thought the first drag off of a Marlboro Light was the best.
…the sound of the ocean can drowned out all of the unnecessary clutter in your brain.
…every girl should have a pair of jeans that make her butt look amazing.
…every girl should know what it feels like to have someone tell her her butt looks amazing. If you’re currently acting appalled, you’re lying to yourself.
…every girl should know their perfect shade of red lipstick.
…every person should know what it feels like to have butterflies while remembering a romantic night that went the perfect distance.
…everybody has, at one time or another, had that one person they couldn’t keep off their mind.
…music has the ability to take you anywhere you want to go, back to feelings and moments you thought were lost with time.
…parents need to focus more on their marriage than on their children; when you don’t, it does your children a great disservice.
…kids need to hear the word “no” sometimes; as well as to know what the sting of a good pop on the bottom feels like.
…that when you are married, if one partner wants sexual intimacy, it’s time for sexual intimacy.
…that when both spouses work outside the home, all chores are halfed; there’s two adults living there and both should be pulling equal weight.
…compliments should be given freely.
…compliments should be met with a simple “thank you”; not excuses of what should have been better; compliments given take courage and energy that are expensive enough to not be shortchanged by your struggling self image.
…that if someone wants to spend time with you, they will.
…if you want to spend time with someone, you will.
…handwritten cards are a thousand times better than store bought cards.
…I don’t need flowers from anyone to feel loved; their time means so much more.
…you need to kiss with your eyes open at least once.
…New Year’s Eve is made for kissing.
…some of the best moments in my life involved mud from head to toe, 4-wheelers, ice cold beer and Marlboro Lights.
…concretely that you should treat others the way you want to be treated; unless they are consistently being the south end of a northbound donkey; then they deserve whatever Karma presents. But remember, Karma isn’t from you.
…depression and anxiety, at times, can steal the joys of life from both partners in a relationship, even if only one experiences the two.
…any time you get the opportunity to do something new, you should.
…trips to new places are the best.
…true confidence doesn’t come until your mid to late thirties.
…trying new restaurants has to be one of my top ten favorite things to do with friends.
…you are probably getting tired of reading about what I believe. LOL!!!!
That’s probably enough coffee for tonight. Thank you so much for your time! ~paula