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September 11, 2012

Chutzpah: Being Brave

ChutzpaChutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine.

chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or confidence, but among Yiddish speakers, it is not a compliment.

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In honor of 9/11. I would like to thank the men and women who were brave. Those you ran into buildings and fought fires. Those whose life was changed forever and they have made it work. Those that have spent each day trying to make sense of the destruction. Those who have held their children tighter and redefined their dreams to match their new reality. I would like to take a minute to be silent and to honor those we lost. It takes Chutzpah to put your life on the line. It also takes a lot of chutzpah to go on when the life you knew was suddenly changed forever.

September 4, 2012

Chutzpah: Mean GIrls

ChutzpaChutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine.

chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or confidence, but among Yiddish speakers, it is not a compliment.

Wow! I am so surprised still at what happened last night. I decided to address bullying. The truth is if your are groups that breed bullies and if you are indeed someone that helps one day that person will turn and you will be the one bullied. It happens all the time. I have seen it. I have lived it. I am sure most of you have as well. I often think about the fact that people look for ways to tear people down instead of building them up. I made the decision a long time ago not to be that person. I am far from perfect but I recognize my downfalls and work hard to correct them. I know who the head mean girl is in this group. I am happy to say I made her mad by offering to help her husband find a job because he was out of work. I called the owner of a local restaurant that I knew to get him an interview. She sent me his resume to help. I then learned that her washer was broken I invited her over to use mine. I hate laundry but offered to help her do hers. She told me the house she was living in was being foreclosed I said if you and children need some where to stay you can stay here. The best part is I have never met her face to face, She said  they were having a hard time making ends meets I invited to my home for lunch. I figured I am good at helping people with their money and at the time I was working virtually and could possibly get her a job. Then she stopped talking to me. It wasn’t until two weeks later that I was sent screenshots with her accusing me of making comments on her facebook page. I never went to her facebook page I was working 30 hours a week and blogging and I was a stay at home mom. The fact of the matter is if I do not like you. I would not say anything or I would address you privately. I would not bash anyone. The reason why I am sharing this story is I truly believe that bullies are just that and one day they may be next to you and the next day you are their target. I thought I would share my experiences so you know what will put a target on your back and that is being kind, helpful, and thoughtful.

August 28, 2012

Chutzpah: Acceptance

ChutzpaChutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine.

chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or confidence, but among Yiddish speakers, it is not a compliment.

Okay Ladies, Where is the girl power? What if perception isn’t reality. I have spent hours trying to get the cellulite off my leg. I have tried the creams and I have tried exercise. I have also drank enough water to fill a small pool.  I was rubbing my leg and my husband said why are you trying to get rid of your dimples I love them. It made me think that what people perceive as faults can actually be your assets. Who would have thought something I hate my husband finds “damn sexy.” I am just reminding you that you are more than your parts it is you that makes you whole. I say embrace “being damn sexy” and own who you are!

August 21, 2012

Chutzpah: Higher Education

ChutzpaChutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine.

chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or confidence, but among Yiddish speakers, it is not a compliment.

It is true.  I am going back to school. I think I have lost my mind. I mean I have three kids and a 24 hour 7 day a week business. I have always wanted to be able to take a really great picture. I have a nice camera that my husband bought using airline miles. I have some really awesome lenses. I bought them using money I won on Superpoints. I thought why not spend that free money (Superpoints cash) on my dream to be a photographer?  I cashed out for Paypal cash so I can go to class.  I do not wish to be a working photographer. I just want to be able to take a good picture. A picture which tells a story. I am currently working on making sure my fingers are not in the way and my pictures are not dark. I have decided to take some time for myself and improve my photos because preserving memories is really important to me. I look forward to starting school and learning something new. I believe knowledge is power and maybe once I am good at photography, I can use my talent to help someone else. I look forward to sharing what I learn with you.

What do you aspire to do?  How are you making it happen?

August 14, 2012

Chutzpah: Frauds

ChutzpaChutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine.

chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or confidence, but among Yiddish speakers, it is not a compliment.

I have a huge pet peeve. I know one of many but this one really makes me angry. I really get upset when a program is set up to help people and then people commit fraud. I mean honestly isn’t it enough to get help. They should be grateful not deceitful. It seems like one bad apple can ruin a program designed to help others.

July 30, 2012

Chutzpah: Lying

Chutzpah is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine.

 

If you read this site you know I hate people that lie. I can’t stand it. I mean man/ woman up and get your act together and tell the truth. I recently had a fellow blogger fail to pay me for promotional services. The worst part is they were supposed to be a friend. The amount of stories they have told to avoid doing what they promised is epic. The good thing for me is I document every contract I make it really sad that I will have to pursue this but I can’t stand people who lie. I believe it is my duty to resolve the issue so they do not do this to someone else who may not have taken the time to document conversations and actually trusted the person. I do giggle because I believe in karma and this lady has some coming to her! That is the nice thing about this world that if you do good things and are a good person you usually do not have to deal with people like this.

chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or confidence, but among Yiddish speakers, it is not a compliment.

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