This comment and others like it have plagued me almost all my life. I don’t know how many times I’ve been told that I needed to come out of my shell, to be livelier, or to talk more.
As a child and teenager, I allowed these remarks to hurt me deeply. I was already shy, but I became even more self-conscious as I was constantly aware of people waiting for me to speak. When I did, the response was often, “Wow! Louise said something!”
This would make me just want to crawl back into my shell and hide. I became more and more reserved. The older I got, the angrier I became. Each time someone told me I was “too quiet,” I wondered what exactly they were hoping to achieve anyway. Did they imagine I had a magic button I could press that would turn me into Miss Showbiz?
If only it were that simple, I thought. I felt I should be accepted as I was, but apparently that wasn’t going to happen. There was only one thing for it; I would have to become the extrovert the world wanted me to be, but how?
At 17, I thought I’d found the perfect solution: alcohol." 3 minutes ago - View -
Audrey Evans : Got a pavilion with a fire pit at riverfront for a BBQ and nerf war to celebrate Dylan's birthday. Half asleep at every store this morn, people said,"Oh ur bbqing today?" I tell them yep. Then they reply, "In the rain?" After the 4th person I wanted to say, "No, I have a magic fucking bubble where it isn't raining and hasn't rained there all fucking week." Is it just me or did everyone ask me the same freaking question twice? 7 minutes ago - View -
Prison City Confessions : My confession? I had a dream last night where I had a threesome with Magic Mike era Matthew Mcconaughey and Ryan Phillipe.... Needless to say I woke up feeling amazing.. 14 minutes ago - View -
Jay Beardsall : Intermittent Fasting (IF) 2 words to describe this... Loving It!! It works like magic for melting off that stored bodyfat! 14 minutes ago - View -
Innocent Mordi : Saw this on twitter and it did make me laff: U earn 80k per mnth,wear hair of 200k,own a BB z10/Q10 n iPhone5,yet ur in church Sundays,crying 4 miracle wen u r already performin magic? 14 minutes ago - View -
Mick Rourke : Had a magic weekend at the AMC "Thunderbolt Rally" in Dungog. Good ride, good people and amazing entertainment. Caught up with a lot of friends( old + new) What a well organised rally, My hat goes Off to The Central Coast chapter of AMC. You did yourself Proud! Certainly on the calendar for next year. So all my Biker friends put it on your calendar and expect me to start harassing you next year for this Rally. MJR 14 minutes ago - View -
Charlene Lankford Mcroberts : well we went to the new global mall (the old hickory hollow mall) what a joke there is nothing there empty ...been forever since i have been in that mall and brought back alot of memories thats for sure!even if it was empty 16 minutes ago - View -
Ray Comfort : "I have often lamented the inadequacy of the English language in its ability to express human emotions. This is never more evident than when I want to articulate my appreciation for the fact that God has freely given me everlasting life. Any sinner who tasted of the grace of God in Christ , knows my frustration." Ray Comfort 18 minutes ago - View -
Rocky Valdez : Well yesterday @ the discovery museum it went well. The good news and the bad news, the good news it went great there was a little girl there and it was her 1st time @ a magic show i thot tht was awesome i told her i will do my best 2 impress her and she said ive been impress so far so i thot tht was cool, and azura got 2 b my assistant and she did a great job. Now the bad news there werent a whole lot of ppl there this this time like there was in Jan, and we checkd the video cam there were no videos but there were pic so 2 numb it all dwn my mom got 1 trick on the cam due 2 the fact there was 2 much memory so she only took pic but either way it still went great. 22 minutes ago - View -
Hair and Makeup By Lavish : Hoteles Vincci. Reserva hotel España, Portugal, Túnez A wedding ceremony is very much a personal choice between the happy couple and our bride and groom on Saturday May 16th the choice for them was an intimate wedding with family and close friends to celebrate there new life together for our bride Kristel Vroman and her groom Gert Vercouterem both from Belguim.
The setting was a relaxed, cozy and very romantic hotel which I personally loved as Jessica did tell me I kept saying this is gorgeous I didn’t realize the hotel was there so here is a link for a fabulous boutique hotel on the beach www.vinccihoteles.com defiantly worth a look. A few of the guest had a close call as Germany had a strike at the airport and not wanting to miss the wedding hired a private jet to get the to Malaga now that’s friends for you!!!
Finishing doing all the hair and makeup for her guests we moved onto Kristel our and her bridal hair was big loose curls with eye make up strong and a light gloss on her lips beautiful and perfect for a beach wedding. As we left the photography Agata Jensen agatajensen.com was working there magic a lovely wedding with memory forever captured, cant wait to see the photos. 23 minutes ago - View -
Andrew Green : Just watched an episode of Ben Earl Trick Artist. Ben is the most incredible sleight of hand magician yet I felt the tv producers were afraid to concentrate on this and instead did MTV style edited tv magic. Or am I missing something? (My opinion is only based on one episode) Discuss... 25 minutes ago - View -
Larry McCarty : ...seems like it was just a few short days ago when Magic Johnson assured the viewers that the Grizzlies would most likely come into San Antonio and steal game 1...I wonder what his excuse will be later this week... 27 minutes ago - View -
Arcanine : How did we get 804 likes
What the fuck
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Aman Kang : Wife called hubby in office ..
Wife - window is not opening .. What shall I do ?
Hubby - Put some hot water n wait for while. It will open ...
Wife (lil unconvinced)- r u sure ?
Hubby - ya trust me it will do the magic.. Try it ..
(After a while hubby calls back to check) ... Did u do as I told u ! Did it do the needful trick ?
Wife - I don't know about the trick or magic but NOW entire laptop is not starting =)) 28 minutes ago - View -
Tommy Thomas : Saw Paul McCartney last night with Melissa 'Melon' Thomas. What a great, great show. 38 songs, 2 hours and 45 minutes. Fantastic material, of course, but a super tight talented band with amaizing vocals all aorund. The highlight might have been them doing For the Benefit of Mr. Kite - so cool. Don't let his age fool you - he is on top of his game. 29 minutes ago - View -
Zoyisile Mpayipeli : Wow. I see where I'm heading. Just converted to house now. I've been around for a very long time but delaid by back magic. Ekhaya new house track just did it today. Dj Bora just played it. 31 minutes ago - View -
A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day
a small opening appeared, he sat and
watched the butterfly for several hours as it
struggled to force its body through that little
Then it seemed to stop making any progress.
It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it
could and it could go no farther. Then the
man decided to help the butterfly, so he took
a pair of scissors and snipped off the
remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly
then emerged easily.
But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled
wings. The man continued to watch the
butterfly because he expected that, at any
moment, the wings would enlarge and
expand to be able to support the body, which
would contract in time.
In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life
crawling around with a swollen body and
It never was able to fly.
What the man in his kindness and haste did
not understand was that the restricting
cocoon and the struggle required for the
butterfly to get through the tiny opening
were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body
of the butterfly into its wings so that it would
be ready for flight once it achieved its
freedom from the cocoon.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we
need in our life. If God allowed us to go
through our life without any obstacles, it
would cripple us. We would not be as strong
as what we could have been.
And we could never fly.
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Enfamil Canada : Baby Boy or baby girl? Did you find out your baby’s gender before birth? Why or why not? 33 minutes ago - View -
Frank Lima : Anyone else watch the 2103 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction last night? Any comments on the show, those inducted or the performances, and I won't take Blah Blah Blah for an answer LOL! 35 minutes ago - View -
Sean Ohlman : So the new song " Rise Up " which we are finally releasing tomorrow- is the best quality recording we have ever done, despite dealing with perhaps the worst producer of all -time. The truth is, the delays and problems we endured, made this a better song than it would have been if we had finished the song with the first producer. We heard constant lies, delaying tactics,and outright theft of services from a deceitful person ! We as a band worked to be patient and understanding with this person.After 6 weeks he finally told us that he lost our vocal tracks.When we requested the tracks that he had for the instruments, and one vocal track, he said he would not give then to us, and we should take him to court.After much conversation , he finally sent tracks that were mixed down with the one vocal track, so that we could not change any levels when we were ready to add the new vocal tracks. But thanks to Gabe , we were led to an awesome producer, who did magic with the new tracks that we added, and the song turned out incredibly well. We have learned so much from this experience, not the least of which proof of the biblical verse " all things work together for good to those who love God "! We also have become much closer as a band.When you first hear this song, please remember the journey it took to get to your computer. Please enjoy our newborn baby song, we are so grateful to finally present her to the world. 35 minutes ago - View -
Gary Hamilton : I'm rooting for the Pacers cause I hate Lebron James the man who couldn't so it alone an had to jump ship to a team that already had stars on it. Way to go fool a Michael Jordan u will never be 37 minutes ago - View -
Baher El Sohly : I can show you the world .. Shining, shimmering, splendid ..Tell me, princess, now when did You last let your heart decide?
I can open your eyes .. Take you wonder by wonder .. Over, sideways and under .. On a magic carpet ride
A whole new world .. A new fantastic point of view .. No one to tell us no or where to go .. Or say we're only dreaming
Same rules apply of course 39 minutes ago - View -
Jay Dougherty : Acts of the Apostles bible study chapters 8 through 14 39 minutes ago - View -
Dale Stahl : Listening to the gentle purr of the ice cream maker. :) 42 minutes ago - View -
Helen Baker : Sometimes I wonder what we would have done without The Little Miracles Centre, I've met such amazing people and had such splendiferous days with so many people. I considered attempting to tag, but there are too many of you amazing people and I'd miss someone out because my brain is like a sieve.
178 people at ZSL London Zoo today, I think I bumped into most of them while out and about and we had such a super day.
THANK YOU for being sooooooo WONDERFUL. 47 minutes ago - View -
Kelly Hammer : Making my own burrito bowls. Cilantro lime rice. Tequila marinated chicken. Black beans. Little bit of cheese. Sour cream. Avocado. YUM!!!! 47 minutes ago - View -
Hector Flores Jr. : Magic Johnson on the Spurs: The Lakers will beat the Spurs in 5... Spurs win series, Curry will beat the aging Spurs ...Spurs win Series, CONFERENCE FINIALS - The Grizzlies will beat the Spurs... I am ready for the NBA to finally remove this guy from commentating forever like they did when he was a player. 48 minutes ago - View -
Adam Bates : stayed up daaaaaamned late playing Magic with my buddy David C. :) It turns out I now bike up to 30 miles a day when I've got various events on around the city. Buddies in Willen, Bradville, Heelands, Wolverton area, kickboxing in Coffee Hall, gaming in Kingston, work at CMK, parents in Woburn Sands... I should get a GPS device to track how far I go. :) 50 minutes ago - View -