Drama will destroy your business, your life and you.
Surround yourself with positive energy, positive people,
positive words and you will go far!
When life get's you down ---> RUN from the DRAMA!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

How Loud Do Your Actions Speak?

We all have heard throughout our lives that "Actions speak louder than words".  But do you realize how LOUD?  "The Butterfly Effect" is a short movie that illustrates just how loud our actions speak and how we each do make a difference not just right now, but in generations to come.  It's about two and a half minutes long but speaks volumes.  I hope you take a few minutes to watch
this beautiful movie!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Garden of Life #6

Every Saturday, I volunteer six hours of my time at a tiny, two-room library in Reddick, Fla. For me, it's just like being a kid in a candy shop so it astounds me to watch little kids and teenagers walk by hundreds of books on the shelves only to sit at computers and watch videos for hours. They have no interest, whatsoever, in exploring all the different worlds which quietly reside in those precious volumes of paper, ink and cardboard.

Books have always been special treasures in my "Garden of Life." I was an only child and books kept me company by taking me on amazing adventures with all kinds of fascinating people and animals. I read science fiction, fantasy, and stories about dogs, cats and horses. My absolute favorite book when I was growing up was "Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell -- the life of a horse, through his eyes. I read my paperback copy of BB so much I practically had it memorized. And all these years later, I still have that very same ragged copy in my collection. It's way too special to ever throw away.

Now, as an adult, when I hold a book in my hands I realize I am holding someone's dream, sweat and tears. It's an incredibly difficult process to write a book, let alone get one published. Writers who have successfully done so may have received numerous rejection slips before their dream finally became a reality. No matter what obstacles they faced in the publishing arena, though, they didn't give up. They kept trying, kept reaching until they were finally able to share their world of "pure imagination" and/or research with the rest of us.

So, have you picked up a good book lately? Better yet, have you shared one with a young child or teen?

Until next time. . . remember the roses.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sing it to me James Brown

James Brown

Whoa-oa-oa! I feel good, I knew that I would, now
I feel good, I knew that I would, now
So good, so good, I got you

Whoa! I feel nice, like sugar and spice
I feel nice, like sugar and spice
So nice, so nice, I got you

{ sax, two licks to bridge }

When I hold you in my arms
I know that I can't do no wrong
and when I hold you in my arms
My love won't do you no harm

and I feel nice, like sugar and spice
I feel nice, like sugar and spice
So nice, so nice, I got you

{ sax, two licks to bridge }

When I hold you in my arms
I know that I can't do no wrong
and when I hold you in my arms
My love can't do me no harm

and I feel nice, like sugar and spice
I feel nice, like sugar and spice
So nice, so nice, I got you

Whoa! I feel good, I knew that I would, now
I feel good, I knew that I would
So good, so good, I got you
So good, so good, I got you
So good, so good, I got you

How about you? 
Grab a hold of some of these "Feel Good Vibes" I am sending your way today and have an AMAZING day!  HEY!!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

The excitement of children

Our oldest son and his family were here to visit last week. We do not see them often as they live in Germany while he is stationed at the Air Force base there.

I have to laugh at my comic strip life and the timing of things. I lost my voice to allergy problems and talked in a squeaky in again off again whisper for most of their stay. Chase is 6 and Parker is 3. Parker now thinks his grandma Leah doesn't have a real voice. We whispered to each other a lot.

The boys enjoy our fish tank, especially the baby guppies. As a surprise, we took them to a local pet store to pick out fish. The idea being that they could name the fish and leave them at our house here in the states. A fun conversation starter for future phone calls.

We took them around to see the other animals first. Once that fun was winding down we headed to the fish tanks in the back of the store.

Imagine...we are walking...grandma says in a whisper "You get to pick out..." and that is all that was heard before they began jumping up and down and yelling with excitement. Chase says "Wow! We get to pick out animals!! I'm getting a parrot!!" Parker, wide eyed and thrilled, responds "I am getting a cat!!" I had to laugh. I couldn't be heard. Grandpa Scott to the rescue.

We left with 2 new cory catfish for the tank. A green one named Rocky and a spotted one named Tigger. Gotta love it!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Positive Quotes

"A strong positive attitude will create

more miracles than any wonder drug."

Patricia Neal

"Our attitude toward life determines
life's attitude towards us."

John N. Mitchell

"Having a positive mental attitude is
asking how something can be done rather than
saying it can't be done."

Bo Bennett

Its hard for me to actually come up with positive quotes, stories etc. so I went to this website for my 3 quotes.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Life Is Like A Cup of Coffee - Inspirational Video Movie

   I love this video and it is so true.  Hope you like it.

Purple Star Party!

Hello, I'm celebrating my eBay Purple Star today. This means I have sold over 500 items on eBay since I started selling in 2005. On my eBay Summary page I scroll down to see my feedback score. The next color star that I can shoot for is only 500 transactions away!

498 of my transactions have been drama free. I’d like to believe it’s because of the positive energy I’m putting out. But as many of you know, it’s a lot of hard work and good customer service. I may also be a bit lucky. After the first 100 stars I didn’t worry too much about reminding people to leave feedback. I’ve let my feedback grow organically. This means that I didn’t ask for feedback in the package and I didn’t remind people to leave feedback for me. People might say I was not being proactive in soliciting feedback. Could it be that I did not “ask” for drama?

So I will recognize the big 500 as my accomplishment today and celebrate. I somehow managed to turn this fun past time into a small business and people have noticed along the way! I plan to celebrate with my small staff that includes a husband and a teenage daughter. I want to include all the blog readers here at RunDramaRun in my Purple Star Party. Many of you can relate to the star feedback system and the rewards of hitting milestones as you sell on eBay, get Twitter followers, or reach new heights in blog traffic. So please join me in a toast of whatever you are drinking. Cheers!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010



Who will weep for the children?

Who with broken heart will come?

Who will dare with open eyes to look?

Upon the horror being done!

Who can bear the agony?

The depths of untold pain!

Who can bear this burden?

Yet keep from going insane?

Who can know the secret?

And not cry out in shame!

A people who abuse its children???????

Are we not all to blame?

Who will come to their senses?

Who will cut against the grain?

And stand no matter the cost?

With the children and our pain!



This is only a positive message if people will hear it and do their part to heal our land.  Each generation is weaker than the previous one because of this disease that everyone involved needs to be healed from.  Independence Day just past and we honored our soldiers once again for their service in acquiring our freedom. What soldiers are fighting to acquire the freedom of the suffering boys and girls on the front line in the war of child abuse. The wounds that are being inflicted every day against these lonely, silent, innocent victims are devastating to the core and leave life long scars. I know. Please do not turn a blind eye towards the child or adult victims of this hideous secret malady. They are all suffering!  They need a lot of love and encouragement.  Everyone should be free and not living in a prison forged by child abuse. That  is not freedom at all.  I know. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Someone may appreciate it some day.

Garden of Life #5

Sometimes, in our "Garden of Life" we take for granted the very people who are the closest to us -- our spouses. We might have a bad day and end up taking it out on them. We might forget to say "please" and "thank you" for everything they do for us. We might forget an anniversary or a birthday and say a quick, unthinking "sorry." We might "tune out" when they are telling us something that has happened to them during their day. For those of you who may be experiencing these types of situations with your "significant other," I submit the following:

There Was a Time. . .

There was a time when I was lonely,
Then you came.
We built our friendship
Slowly, carefully, tentatively.

There was a time when my life was dark,
Then you brightened it.
You showed me how to chase
Away the shadows of mistrust.

There was time when I felt unloved,
Then you loved me.
No strings, no pressure --
Just "unconditional" love.

There was a time when I was sad,
Then you brought happiness.
You helped me shed my tears and
See the rainbow beyond the storm.

There was a time when my life was empty,
Then you filled it
With forests and beaches, autumn colors,
And winter wonderlands.

There was a time when I was afraid,
Then you brought courage.
You said we could face together
Whatever Fate might bring us.

There was a time when I stood alone,
Then you joined me.
We stood on an altar and
Pledged our lives and our love.

There Was A Time. . .

But that was before You.
Thank you, my Love, for changing my life. . .
And Times.

(From Marie to Husband, Joe; 1991)

Have you let your spouse know how much he or she means to you today?

Until next time. . . remember the roses.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Appreciation Will Bring A Smile

How often have we gone in to a shop, bought something from the cashier, paid and then left the shop and the only words we said to them were a quick thanks ? We are all humans and I think we all have done this. But a would like to challenge you to try something a bit different -

The next time you are out and about and in a shop or restaurant, just spend a few minutes and say to the waiter or waitress "Thank you very much, tell them how well they served you, and how they helped you enjoy your meal with the way the served you" As you say those words to them you will notice how their body language will change they will be made to feel important and valued.

Right the above was quite easy and once you have done it a few times it will be easier and you will find yourself just doing it naturally where ever you are. Now I want to up the game a bit. When you see someone who is cleaning a shop, public toilets, offices, stop and have a chat with them and tell them what a difference they make to the place they clean and what a pleasure it is to go there.

By doing this you will make these people valued, and will put a smile on their faces. Also encourage your family and friends to do the same and over times think of the difference you will make to your town and city.
Have a Blessed Day

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Don't bungee jump naked!

My cousin Opal and I are always trying to top each other on tall tales, so I had my tongue in cheek when I read it and nearly bit it laughing.

Be ready to laugh out loud!
Click here: YouTube - JEANNE ROBERTSON VIDEO! Don't Bungee Jump Naked!


Drama Comments

Do you know someone that "drama" comments?

This means someone that has thought up of creative wording to express themselves by turning a blog post or an article into a dramatic bunch of nonsense!

Most drama commenters don't show their "real" name as they hide behind their words. While you are reading you can actually hear them yelling "neener-neener" from the back of your mind!

Remember the bully on the playground?
This is the perfect example of a drama commenter!

The purpose? See how much attention we can get! Sometimes it can be a "stunt" like a publicity stunt where the blog or website owner will encourage someone to post negative comments. Negative comments can bring in attention to a site because of all the lurkers the site would then get many hits. Some people love drama and will go out of their way to be  part of it. Little do they know that the drama has just added a bit of madness to their life.

Opening up the door to negative energy will grow like a ball of snow rolling down a hill! The negative forces will surround you  until you cannot feel the smiles on your face anymore.

RUN from the drama. Avoid the drama and most of all don't FEED THE DRAMA!