Daily Archives: August 29, 2017

High Heels Over 50

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I have been wearing high heels since I was 4 years old.  You may wonder how this can be.  Well, I got my first pair from Santa Claus.  They were pink plastic with the pink fuzzy feathers flowing on the top strap.  I wore then until they cracked to pieces and I have loved high heels since.  Being 5′ 2″, I have never cared much for flats.  I own several pair because there are times when you need a good pair of flats for certain outfits so I have them.  I just find myself not wearing them much.  I would rather put on a nice pair of heels.  I do notice as I get older it is harder to wear heels.  Your body changes and so do your feet.  I had plantar fasciitis about two years ago and had never had it before.  I was in total pain and could barely walk.  I had several friends tell me what it was because they had experienced it also.  It was extremely painful and worrisome because I feared I may never be able to wear high heels again.  It was caused from walking on a concrete floor.  I was working part-time at a retail store and the constant banging of my feet on the floor from back and forth walking had injured them.  They hurt so bad!

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Do People Really Care About Good Customer Service?

This is a blog post I have thought about for a while.  I will start off by saying I speak totally from my own perspective and am not trying to hint or elude to any one person or company.  This is totally my take on how I feel about customer service.  It has gone to S@#% not only in my industry but all industries in general.

I have been a Realtor for 15 years plus.  I have always pride myself on giving the BEST customer service I can provide.  I have gone out of my way to help my clients and customers from running over to make up a bed before a home showing to getting their grass cut if the house was vacant.  I do have my limits of course but I try to be as helpful as possible because I would want the same done for me.

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Is there really “REAL” love?

Yesterday, I read a blog of a young woman of 30 who wrote about her life as a single woman.  She was very open and honest and most of all real.  Her fears about being lonely and getting older are very much in line with my own.  I admired her for putting it all out in the universe and decided maybe I need to do the same.  Sometimes getting things off your chest can be freeing.  So today, I have a lot on my heart.  I may write more than one blog to cover all the things I am feeling – who knows, but I thought this was a good place to start.  Here goes!

As I read the blog post of a single woman of 30 years old, my first thought is “If she were over 50, she would really be scared!” Being single over 50 can be stressful or at least the older I get the more stressed I get about finding God’s partner for me.  I was married over 25 years and we have two beautiful children together.  We met when I was 18 and married when I was 20.  What did I know about finding the right partner at 18?  Not one thing!  Why no one gave me a talking to I will never understand.

Reading a post from an online blog for FamilyLife.com, I found a passage that might help where I am wanting to go with my blog today.  It reads, The Bible warns against being unequally yoked in 2 Corinthians 6:14: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” (NIV). Because the phrase “unequally yoked” can be a bit difficult to understand, I like to read this verse from The Message, a paraphrase of the Bible. These verses read, “Don’t become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong? That’s not partnership; that’s war. Is light best friends with dark? Does Christ go strolling with the Devil?”

My ex-husband and I were not equally yoked from the start.  No one had ever even talked to me about being equally yoked.  If you don’t understand what I am talking about, let me make it easier for you.  What do you have in common with each other outside of physical attraction?  In my case, I found out too late the answer was nothing but two beautiful children.

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