Posts Tagged ‘celebrate’

Be a Critic or a Celebrator, Your Choice

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Today is a big deal in America. The Inauguration of a new President & Vice-President marks the start of a whole new set of hopes and ideals. For many, today is solemn and depressing while for others they are rejoicing and full of excitement. I’m here to tell you…..

It’s okay to not have an opinion.

Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, it’s okay to feel neutral about having a new President. However, like me…you’ve probably read a million posts on social media praising and or despairing over one President leaving and one coming in.

People are opinionated.

Here’s what I know about that – We are taught to have an opinion. It’s considered intellectually lazy to not have one. Some would say that a person without an opinion is likely uninformed or lacking in knowledge. So, it’s easy to see how we are programmed to form opinions and share them openly.

The truth is, it’s okay to shut up.

I’ve got a lot of nerve writing on this topic, huh? My number one objective here at Queenies is to share my opinion. I’ve proudly written on touchy topics from my own viewpoint and I’ll be the first to say that I may have gotten some things wrong (here & there). Did you know it’s okay to change your mind? Well, it is. It’s okay to learn something new about a topic or subject and change your mind from what you once believed.

Try it sometime. You might blow your own danged mind.

I have no political agenda today (and no, I haven’t changed my conservative thinking). I’m simply proud to be an American in a free country where my opinion is safe to share or to keep tucked safely inside however I choose. It doesn’t matter if you (or I) voted left or right, today marks the beginning of a fresh new start. The USA is the most powerful and coveted country on the globe. We have the eyes of the entire world on us – our unity as a people will either elevate us or break us down.

Today, I’m choosing to be an American that doesn’t tear down either man. What good will it do? It would just be my opinion and who wants to hear that? Right?


70 Never Looked So Good

Friday, January 28th, 2011

I still remember the first time I met her. It was at church. I was a guest of her son. She was beautiful, loving and welcoming. I knew instantly that I would love her a long time. And so did God.

I didn’t know then but she would soon be my mother-in-law.

Today she turns 70 which is crazy because she acts like she’s 40 (and I act 70). She’s fun-spirited and full of wild ideas. I can’t get around her that I don’t laugh at her shenanigans. I know exactly where my fun husband gets his sense of humor. I LOVE THEM BOTH!! πŸ˜‰

In the 22 years that I’ve known her…she’s taught me what it means to love others (even unlovable people) and about forgiveness (even when it hurts to do it). Her faith in Christ is evident and her willingness to share Jesus with her family blesses me. She went from being a mother of two sons to a mother-in-law to two daughters and a grandmother to three grandkids and made it all look easy.

I hope some of that grace rubbed off on me!

I wish you sweet birthday blessings MARY SUE GALLOWAY!! May this day be special in everyway. You deserve a big fancy party with all the cutesy little foods you love. If I were there….we’d do it! Maybe next year, right? Celebrate and know WE ARE THINKING OF YOU way up here! I hope you know what a jewel you are to your family.

You are the greatest Proverbs 31 example I could ever ask for.


Cause I am good at random…

Monday, March 15th, 2010

This week is full! Everyday, packed! It’s Ally’s birthday week. I say week….because it’s on Wednesday (17th) and she wants to celebrate with us, her cherished family unit that night. Then, really party on Friday night with the cool people in her life known as teenager friends! At our house!

Lame! πŸ™‚

I have to work all week. My house is disgustingly dirty. Stuff needs to be done. I’ve been sick forever. A good party requires lots of planning and cooking. Which was no big deal when I stayed home for a living. But now….it’s tricky! I need some energy & stamina! And a maid!

Also, she has some things on her wish list that just crack me up. These make her preppy daddy so happy and she wants them. He’s been a fan of these since high school (the 80’s).

The other dream item has become my ebay watchdog job! Vera Bradley sure knows how to snag a girl’s heart. This backpack is adorable! The bids are getting tight so we’ll see if we win or not. Oh the excitement of it all!

On another note….cause I like to bounce around on all topics. Two weekends ago was the Ladies Retreat at Zenas Baptist Church. It fell on the day we lost our Mamaw (so it was quite a zinger of a day). I haven’t had a chance to blog about it or post any pictures but I wanted to say it was fantastic! Those ladies know how to retreat! I felt so welcomed as their guest speaker. They were fun, warm and full of love.

God really blessed me…..and I was there for them. The Fruit of the Spirit was a great topic too. Thank you sweet friends of Zenas. I hope you plan to retreat every year!