Hey! Welcome to 52 weeks until I’m 50 years old! Actually it’s now 16 weeks until I’m 50! If you are new to my blog, to the right are other subjects I’ve written about. Some may resonate with you or at least give you a chuckle. If you are counting down with me…Wow! What the hell!!! This year has flown and I’m starting to freak a little but… I’m so glad you are still with me!

I believe that the Bee Gees captured how profound words can truly be. The lyrics to this song, while short and concise are so meaningful to me with 16 weeks left until 50. Words are not only words to me. Followed by actions, your words spoken or written can define you, give you purpose and sometimes even inspire others. “Talk in everlasting words and dedicate them all to me, and I will give you all my life, I’m here if you should call to me.You think that I don’t even mean a single word I say, it’s only words and words are all I have to take your heart away.”

Do you ever feel like there’s many words that define you? Not sure you would want the rest of the outside world to know these words describe you? I started wearing my freak flag outside of me a while ago because I wanted to use the word “fearless” more often. I also love the word “fanatic” so I decided I would like to resemble one of those as well! Ha! And, the words “direct” and “concise” are two of my favorites because if you know me…I can ramble on for quite a while when I want to share something. I’m detailed and that takes time to explain so you can “see” my story and experience it…not only hear it. Blah blah blah blah blah blah! Yup. I am also “acutely aware” of my love of using words to express myself. I have my actions but together…the power of words and the follow-up is more real than anything else I can share with you.

I am speaking generally when I say that I’m surprised at how quickly people use judgement and words to define others. I hear it often. See it in writing also. Words that define another who they may not even truly know. I was horrified recently when I read a post by someone on Facebook that used the platform to slander another. I decided that day to no longer be part of that friendship and to share once again that I look for the positives in another or simply keep my mouth shut. Sometimes it’s a challenge to keep quiet but I find biting my lower lip is a great tool! And, afterwards I always feel better that I refrained. I mention that I don’t feel the same way so my silence isn’t supporting the others judgement. On the flip side, I am profoundly moved when I witness public admiration/love through words for another whether it’s in business or a personal relationship. I find myself moved and teary eyed. No, it’s not menopause and hormones although I am sure for others that may be true. It’s the realization that now is the time to say what we need to say and not wait any longer. Life is precious. Time is fleeting. I am almost 50 damn it! LOL. And, although I smile constantly and I’m filled with joy, I am fearless and will tell you how I feel…just in case.

So, if we haven’t caught up in a while or you catch me in person, I’m going to use my words…because words are all I have to take your heart away…

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