Today’s Quote

“The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind: Never let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow.”

– Roy T. Bennett –

Carrie 2: The Rage (1999)

This movie’s heroine is Rachel Lang, Carrie’s half-sister. Telekinesis runs in the family and she has it too. The character, Sue, the lone survivor of the Black Prom in the first Carrie movie, is now the high school counselor. Sue notices Rachel’s powers and she takes an interest in Rachel and, at the same time, is leery of the powers Rachel possesses.  Rachel is also bullied by her classmates and, like her half-sister, unleashes the full extent of her powers in the end, raining fiery justice on her school bullies.

Review of Stephen King’s “Carrie” – The Movie

The first time I saw Carrie was when I was a senior in high school and I couldn’t help but hurt for her.

She’s a high school senior who’s bullied by her classmates and abused by her psychotic and religious fanatic mother. It seems that Carrie can never get away from the drama and she longs for the things that everyone else seems to come by so easily.

One thing she does have that her classmates don’t is telekinetic powers- powers that she uses as a powerful weapon at the end of the movie. And when I got to see her pour out her wrath upon the people who treated her so badly, I was cheering her on inside and find myself secretly wishing that I too had those powers.

I think we all did if we ever saw the movie.

“Carrie” was Stephen King’s first published book that soared to the top of the best seller list, then became a movie in the 70’s. It’s an awesome movie for Halloween. If you haven’t seen it, you should.

Wishing Everyone A Spooktacular Halloween!

The Halloweens of 19-something

Halloween was exciting and fun in the days of old

Several ghost stories we all sat in circles and told

Dressed as our favorite ghoul we covered the streets for trick-or-treat

Until way past Thanksgiving we’d feast on something good to eat

In front of houses with porch lights and jack-o-lanturns a-glow

Adults sat on their porch swings and chairs holding a huge candy bowl

Halloween in the old days was an exciting night

With Halloween parties and haunted houses set up to excite

Holiday Halloween

No worries of home invasions, robberies, shootings, or guns

But only of bigger punks waiting to swipe our candy and gum

The Halloweens of old were full of fun and excitement

Not like those of today with the threat of crime and incitement

Halloween was an exciting time full of wonder and magic

Not like today with threats of high crime rates and sex-traffic

The streets were a-buzz, swarming with little ghosts and ghouls

No worries we had of the threat of gangsters and fools

Back then we trick-or-treated without a care

How I wish I could time-travel back there

Weakening of a Society

Changing words and definitions is the thing today

Mass mental illness and insanity on full display

The dumbing down of our society took a slow creep

Turning too many people into a docile herd of sheep

The wussification of America didn’t happen overnight

Immorality, hate, and treason slowly normalized and made “right”

Young brunette woman wearing white sweater gagged and tied with duct tape around wrists, facing camera, hostage concept.

Now, they’re trying to normalize pedophilia and pedophiles

I’ll bury them where they fall if they ever touch my child

They promote child porn and sex trafficking

They’re way past due for their day of reckoning

Soon we’re gonna light up the sky

When we make the pedophiles fry

The family unit being attacked and destroyed

It’s where they start to have a nation torn

Schools, colleges, and universities preaching hate and division

All to satisfy the CCP in the name of Communism

Through distraction, destruction, and projection

The Cloward-Piven Plan executed to perfection

Slowly, surely, incrementally, and barely noticeable over time

Was the evil and glee of the haters who aren’t worth a dime

Criminals, crazies, robbers, thieves, and murderers hailed as heroes

Servicepeople, veterans, Christians, and Patriots deemed as zeroes

But there are more of us than there will ever be of them

And we’ll work quietly behind the scenes to be free again

Sunshine Blogger Award

Howdy, everyone! I want to thank my fellow blogger Zakia for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger award! I frequently visit her blog because I enjoy reading her posts so, please check out her blog. I believe this award nomination is an opportunities to get to know other bloggers and to give recognition for their work!

The RULES are as follows:

1.Thank the blogger who nominated you and links back to their blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 further questions.

4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog

Here are Zakia’s questions:

1.What do you think about life? It definitely has it’s ups and downs. LOL

2. When did you start writing, and why? When I was ten years old. When I was ten, I wrote for fun. Later, I wrote as an outlet because I was being bullied in school.

3. Do you believe in dreams? Are they real? I do believe that dreams can be premonitions.

4. Did you change? If yes, why? I’m forever changing. If you’re not changing, you’re only stagnating and not growing.

5. If you become a president of an under-developed country, What changes will you do on priority? Set up a budget for water system, better food availability, etc.

6. Who is your true love? My husband, Mike.

7. What is your approach to being helping hand? Getting the truth out and participating.

8. How do you deal with happiness and sadness? I write.

9. Do you love coffee or tea? And why? Tea. I’ve always loved tea better than coffee.

10. How is socializing to you? Do you enjoy? I love to socialize because it’s fun.

11. Lastly, What is your best memory in life? Family get-togethers and vacations when I was growing up.

Now, here are my questions for my nominees:

1. What is your favorite car?

2. Would you prefer to go to Hawaii or Alaska for vacation?

3. What’s your favorite book genre- horror or suspense?

4. How do you prefer to unwind at the end of the day, TV or Music?

5. What is your favorite season of the year?

6. What is your favorite movie of all time?

7. Strawberries or blueberries?

8. Have you ever seen the Northern Lights in person?

9. Have you ever seen the ocean in person?

10. Do you like to ride horses?

11. Who was your favorite teacher in school?

My Nominations (so excited!):

  • (Cindy Georgakas)
  • (Angelilie)
  • Danatheactress
  • Jasleen Manifests
  • (Kristi Ann)
  • Philip Edwards
  • (lisarey1990)
  • (KatieMiaFrederick)
  • Jeff Flesch
  • (Kym Gordon Moore)

That was fun! Thank you so much for reading this post, and I hope you enjoyed reading my answers. I am uber-excited for the nomination!

Have a fantabulous weekend guys!

Using Your Traumatic Experiences for Good and to Fuel Success

Space Shuttle starts its mission and takes off into the sky. Rocket with clouds of smoke flying into space

Although traumatic experiences are never good nor fun, they can shape us into better people later and give us the drive and passion to want to help others who endure the same experiences, or, even better, to prevent others from enduring the same traumas. However, it depends on several factors- whether we’ve healed enough, our overall attitudes, and what we’ve learned from the terrible experiences.

Any traumatic experience a person endures can be used for good later and can be their launch pad to unimaginable heights and unlimited success.

Here are a few scenarios:

1.A 13-year-old girl is a victim of a natural disaster. A horrific tornado hits her neighborhood and kills her family, but she barely survives. She is left lying in the hospital for two months, fighting for her life. Because of this, she develops a strong passion for figuring out weather situations and patterns. She gets the education through training, either self-taught or classroom, then later helps to design a weather warning system that provides much longer warning times and, therefore, more time for people to get to safety. Even better, she thoroughly enjoys it and is excited about doing it!

2. A young, married father is involved in a horrible car accident caused by a drunk driver. The accident kills his wife and six-month-old baby daughter but leaves him in I.C.U. fighting for his life. He develops an interest in learning about intoxicated drivers and the effects of driving under the influence, then using it to warn others. Later, he helps many people and builds his success by speaking publicly about the dangers of driving drunk.

My point is that no matter what you go through in life, you have the delicious opportunity to use it for great results later, and to make a difference in the lives of others.

Sadly, past severe trauma can defeat most people, leaving them to live lives of severe depression and self-defeat. And it’s easy to do when you’ve experience trauma so deep it changed your life. Therefore, in no way would I ever judge the people this has happened to because I understand, and my heart goes out to them.

For quite a few years, my past traumas had me defeated. I battled severe depression and lived a miserable existence because I hadn’t yet discovered what I could do with my past trauma. I hadn’t yet discovered my purpose, my passion, and the thing I would enjoy most. I hadn’t yet found my life’s work and it was because I didn’t yet know how to turn what happened to me into something good. In fact, I didn’t even realize it was possible.

Depression Concept with Word Cloud and a Humanbeing with broken Brain and Heavy Rain

But I’m blessed! I found a way to turn everything bad that happened to me into something good- a way to turn my pain into power. And it made all the difference in my battle.

In fact, it changed my life!

And though I would never discredit therapy or medication in battling any mental illness or psychological injury, I can tell you that I was on anti-depressants and in therapy for a while. And yes, it did help, but only temporarily. For me, it was only a band-aid.

It cured the symptoms, but not the root cause.

Again, I’m in no way advocating against counseling and medications because there is a legitimate need for those therapies and many people would be in big trouble without them. And I’ll be the first to tell you that many benefits come with mental health care.

There are scores of mentally ill people who acquired those illnesses due to psychological injuries caused from adverse childhood and life-experiences. It changes the chemistry of the brain and in many cases, meds and counseling are required.

Before I go on, I’d like to provide a disclaimer here: I can’t speak for anyone else who has battled a mental illness. I can only speak for myself and from my own experiences and outcomes.

And I can tell you that, what helped me more than anything, was when I began using my past traumas for the good and betterment of others. I truly believe that turning any past adversity into good and finding your purpose in it is THE best way to dial down the psychological injuries which cause mental illness. It’s how you use it to live a purposeful life.

This has created many positive experiences. And creating positive experiences to balance out the negative is the best cure of all.

So, find a way to use your trauma for good. Develop an interest in and passion for learning about the very thing that traumatized you and tried to defeat you. Learn about it from all angles. Learn the roots of it, the causes or reasons behind it- everything!

Make it not only your purpose but also your joy to help people who either have been or are going through what you endured.

And that’s how you heal the psychological injuries that caused your mental illness and, ultimately, regain control of your life!

Know that you can use your scars to reach the stars!

Bullying Is a Form of Theft- Getting Back What They Stole From You

By nature, children are happy and carefree. Their only responsibilities are to obey their parents and guardians and to complete homework and a few chores. Outside of those responsibilities, they engage in play and pretend, or they’re supposed to.
Bullying has a way of stealing everything that matters from you.

Bullying steals your happiness and takes the joy out of life.

It strips you of your confidence and self-esteem, and with them your sense of safety, security, and peace of mind.

Bullying takes away your dignity and respect, and with it your pride.

Bullying gags you, silencing your voice and overall ability to communicate.
It robs you of self-expression.

Bullying snatches away love and belonging.

It steals your ability to think for yourself and forge your own path in society.

After a while, it tires you out, wears you down, and zaps you of energy.

Bullying steals your childhood and causes you to grow up way to fast. It takes away your innocence and faith in humanity. If you’re a bullied adult, it takes away dignity, respect, and good-standing in a community.

In a nutshell, it robs you of power, of autonomy, and of freedom!


As with anything that is stolen, you can always get it back! And how you get it all back is by keeping company with those who love and uplift you, indulging in your hobbies, displaying your talents, focusing on your goals and dreams, and reciting affirmations every day! You also get it back by working on yourself. You do it by changing your thinking!

Here’s a quick note: I’ve found that when I focus on my goals and where I want to go in life, I don’t have time to focus on any bullying or negativity! Try it! You’ll love it!

I won’t lie to you. It will be tough, and it will take a while. But nothing worth anything is easy or quick. Right?

You’ll never get back the years they bullied you. But if you put in the inner work needed, you’ll eventually get back your confidence, your dignity and everything else they took from you.

I promise you! It’s worth it in the end and you’ll be so glad you were patient and put in the work!