Friday, March 12, 2010

Stuff I do not put up with anymore

I only wear underwear that is comfortable. I do not wear underwear that rides up. I just do not care that skinny models in magazines try to convince me to buy things that aren't comfortable. Clothes should be comfortable. I will not put up with otherwise!

I can only deal in the truth. What I mean is that, I no longer believe that I am preserving your feelings by lying to you. I certainly do not think anyone should be rude, but I strive to always be honest. I appreciate honesty especially when it keeps me from smiling all day long with spinach in my teeth. I realize that I do not have time to sift through platitudes, white lies, uncomfortable smiles to get to the truth.

I finally reject regret. That goes with telling the truth. You tell the truth by living it. I try to never hold back. I love fiercely and foolishly. I blunder, and I realize that I will continue until I die to blunder. If I avoid blunders I can be safe, but I can also miss out on all the mystery and wonder that this world has to offer. I cannot live with regret. I need to know that I have actually said my piece. I need to know that I acted courageously throughout my life when I come before the Great Judgment Seat of Christ.

I do not have time anymore for relationship games, double speak, or toying with another’s emotions. Relationships are central to life. I cannot attempt to control another through manipulation or emotional terrorism. I do not need a slave. I need a friend. I need to know that I can trust you, and you can trust me. I am all for flirting, but not if the motivation is unclear. Flirting is for showing affection. I am trying to live my life more honestly. Frankly, I just do not have time for you to toy with my emotions. Tell me the truth: Do you love me? Do you want to be friends? Are you unsure but you like spending time together? I can deal with that, but I cannot deal with mixed messages and no communication.

Finally, I do not put up with uncomfortable shoes. I have people to see. I need to be able to walk. I do not want squished toes. It makes me grimace and unable to focus on what I need to focus on. I also will not put up with ugly shoes. I know that comfort and fashion meet but it is on a very expensive street. I am willing to go there.

So, what do you not put up with anymore?


  1. Thank you so much for this post. I plan on blogging on the topic this afternoon/evening.

  2. hi Laurie and Mary - I really want more detail on your shoes ... (by which I mean, if you've found a brand that is comfortable AND lets you walk freely AND looks good, what is it??? I'd so love to know)

  3. One brand that I really like is Antonio Melani- I think that it is the Dillard's brand of shoes. I literally walked in and said I need a comfortable pair of brown pumps. The sales lady pointed me to the cutest little brown shoes. They were comfortable and cute! I hope this helps you on your comfortable and cute shoe journey. God bless!

  4. You two are awesome! Thanks for everything you've written here...I'm definitely adding this blog to my favorites list ;-) --a 30 year old woman minister