Saturday, April 14, 2012

A-Z BLOGGING CHALLENGE: M is for...Manners, Madness and Mercy

I'm going to try a new trick with my writing today. I'm going to set the timer for three minutes and type about everything and anything that comes to my mind that starts with the letter "M."

(Note: I did type for 3 minutes and then afterward I highlighted the words, spell checked and made it look pretty.)

I've gone through some bouts with madness (depression) and am actually glad for the experience, but I don't want to go back there again.

I've been married almost 9 years now to the most amazing man I know. Every year I love him more and I want to be just like him when I grow up. He's an amazing father, friend, brother, son and husband.

Magicians really thrill me, especially the ones that are great at it, like, David Copperfield, Doug Henning, Criss Angel and Lance Burton.

I think the biggest thing wrong with management is that they don't know how to manage effectively. You'd think management classes would have something in there about how to motivate people, but I don't think they do. They do seem to include how to manipulate though.

I don't think parents teach nor expect their children to show any manners. One of the first things we taught Sam was how to say, "please," and "thank you." He says it a lot on his own now, but we still have to remind him and we will continue to. What is the old saying, "You can get more bees with honey then vinegar." Maybe we need to add a class in manners into the schools too. We seem to be taking over other parenting duties, like teaching about morality and modesty, why not this one too.

Affirmative action is not helping any of the minority races, in fact, it is making them accept mediocrity

I've had some misfortune, made tons of mistakes and have even had a little misery in my life. I've mourned the passing of a few dear friends and just recently my own father. I treasure all the memories I have of them. I believe God has been there all along and His mercy and miracles have got me through and my life is that much better for it all.  I am now happy with the mysteries of life. I love listening to Christian music, meditate when I want to hear His voice and have moments where I feel Him holding me very tightly.

The meaning of my life is still elusive, although I think I'm getting closer to it every day.


Sharkbytes said...

That's a great collections of M words! I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet blog is at

Tara Tyler said...

awesome three minute post on m! great idea!

Sylvia Ney said...

Wonderful "M" post! New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.


Juli said...

Wow. You type fast. :)


birthmothertalks said...

Loved this. I don't think I could think that fast.

DayDreamer said...

Many different concepts and ideas in this M post. Just shows how our brains can go from thought to thought so quickly.