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No Risk, No Reward

Risk pays off
Risk pays off

“I said YOU shut-up”…Duchess answering her daddy, after being asked, “What did you just say?”.

She damned well KNEW he heard the 1st time…she didn’t care. Both my daughters are the same in how they inherited my attitude, but both are different in how they approach risk. Princess calculates risk, while Duchess just takes it and makes it her pet. No Risk, No Reward….Assuming they both understand Risk….I think my daughters are going do just fine….

“I think you’re very cute” that was written from me to a boy named John Castor, when I was a Freshman in HS. He never did find out it was me…until now that is….but at the time I was a little mousey red-head afraid of her own shadow, so I didn’t take a risk to meet him. The Ronnie of several years later, would simply walk up to him and say, “You, me NOW”. As I got older, I found myself attracted to the bad boys, the ones so confident in themselves that they can just walk up to a girl, and say, “When are we going out?”…of course he was the biggest mistake of my life….But later, the love of my life would introduce himself by asking me, “You want to thumb wrestle?” I ended up marrying him. Risk…it has it’s Rewards 🙂

Little Sisters, the reward you earn in life, is directly proportional to the risk you take in pursuing it. I took a risk in January 2013 and wrote about an interaction between two Strangers in Walmart….I took another RISK and wrote a status about Pooping at The Kiddie Pool, and yet another in August, 2013 when I wrote about punching a stranger in the face…Have you seen Merrill? He’s amazing at so many things, but I would have none of it, if I hadn’t of taken a risk and said, “NO” to his thumb wrestling question because honestly, I DID want to thumb wrestle with him….I just had to be coy. No Risk, NO Reward means you cannot Be a Baller….if you don’t play the game. Gotta go, Duchess and her daddy are arguing….Sigh…doesn’t he realize it’s ME he’s fighting? Risk…it’s a bitch. Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those whom cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Sunday.



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The Frog

You'd better smile.
You’d better smile.

“Now that would be a good cock-fight”. Ronnie to Merrill this am explaining why she let a very large spider live.

We take calculated risks everyday. We push 79 in a 70mph zone, we speed up enough to pass on the right (Do that all the time to the hated left lane drivers), We quickly dress before amorous hubbies know we’re naked. Every day, we take risks with some paying off, some not so much. I took one of the greatest risks of my life last night…and not to blow it out of proportion, but the fate of The World lies with The Frog. Did he win? If he failed we’ll know soon enough. We’re going to have to burn our houses down, change our names and relocate to Scarsdale Az. The Frog…we’ve all taken risks….

The age-old adage,”You win some, you lose some” did not apply last night. Truth is, I couldn’t afford to lose. My entire existence, the survival of my family, the survival of YOUR family, was upon the head of The Frog. Taking Tuck out for his end- of- night pee, I looked over to see a very large ARACHNID, facing off against a rather good-sized frog. Hey, I’m all for the underdog in this life. I’ve been the underdog. I’ve been the person, people have placed their money against. At one time, they would have been a fool to bet on me, but this spider looked like he could take The Frog, while The Frog looked like he had the Right Stuff, so I didn’t call Merrill…big mistake. Going out to my back porch this morning, I’m disappointed to see no evidence of the victor. Holy Moly, if I was wrong, there’s going to be a frog-killing spider running around here somewhere…..DAMN.

Merrill said, “You’d be one tripped up mess right now, had you gone outside and there was a murdered frog on the back porch” and he’s right, but there wasn’t, so I’m not sure who won. There is a chance, I erred in judgment, and chose poorly. Just as all species have a greater foe, froggies, can be overtaken by spiders…I’ve seen it on Discovery. Someone smuggled a Golith Frog Eating Spider into Danville, he found his way to my back porch and the fate of the entire county is now SCREWED because I let the spider live instead of having Merrill guarantee his death. Why o why, did I pull a bad guy move, and leave before ensuring my foe’s death?  Now I’ll never know who won….and for that Danville…I’m sorry….BUT…I’m leaving, so I suggest like the smart ones in the ‘B’ movies you do so too. The Frog, the Rocky of the back porch….the fate of our entire existence lies on the knowledge that if he survived, we survive. I don’t even want to think of the inverse…..I’ll leave you with a simple, “Be Blessed”, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those whom cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Friday….it may be your last.



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