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Karma Counted Crosstitch…..

Really, don’t you think this would be a delightful crosstitch?  Framed, hanging on the wall?  I saw this today and had to share it.

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On a weekly, sometimes daily basis, my “newly” Americanized friend gives me, or should I say attempts to give me the latest updates on the N. 
In my “Karma’s a ^#*^!”  post and “Karma:  Where does she work?”  I talk about my friend telling me the latest news re: the N and me teaching my friend, a new American word: Karma. 

Truthfully, I can say that I don’t really care to know what’s the latest and “greatest” in the N’s mind/life.  I’m just glad he’s gone.  I have absolutely no emotional pain anymore…and boy was that a long time in coming.  I do however, find that he is great fodder for my NPD posts!  (Hey, I looked up ‘fodder’ and it seemed like a good choice….maybe not…but there’s no way to be sure…my editor is in London.)

Unfortunately, the N was a learning experience that I had to suffer through. 
What was I supposed to have learned?  
“Four…Three…double hockey sticks”… if I know. 
When N’s name is mentioned the thought that goes through my head these days is “that A** H***?  What now?” 
I don’t actually say it out loud, I am too proper for that. 
As my friend Jan says, “Too bad you have such a “G” rated family persona….you might become a folk hero otherwise.”  Oh well. 
Folk Hero…Paul Bunyan?….Johnny Appleseed?…. Hmmm not me. 

Last week my friend Jack, there, I’ve told you his name…launched in on the latest dirt regarding the N. 
I looked at Jack and as sweet as I could be…I said in my nicest voice,  “Jack – Picture. Me. Not. Caring!” 
Jack laughed.  “Ohh!  Don’t mess with the woman.” 

Good.  ‘Bout time someone figured that out.

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My newly Americanized friend was telling me latest info from the “grapevine” re: the N.  This latest bit of news made me laugh, joyously.  (Sorry if you think I’m a heartless *#!^>.  Obviously you haven’t been paying attention.) 

My friend said, “What do you think of that?!”  I replied with, “I warned him.  It just goes to show you, Karma’s a *#!^>!”  My friend looked puzzled; he still hasn’t “gotten it” from last time.  He said, “I don’t think I’ve ever met Karma, does she work downtown?”

I’ve got to build the curriculum for “Colorful American Sayings 101.”  Then I guess I will have to petition to have it as required coursework.  I don’t think my friend is the only one who thinks “Karma” is a woman with attitude, who works at corporate.

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During the past two years, I have been getting my undergraduate degree in psychology.  I am fascinated by a disorder known as Narcissistic Personality Disorder.  Specifically in regards to the devastation that people with NPD have on their victims or “targets.”  It is for purely personal reasons. You see, I was a target. 

I read everything I could get my hands on.  Some of the information was helpful, some of it only further victimized me, by saying that “it was the victim’s fault.”  That’s when the author would lose me as a reader.  I would think to myself, “Excuse me, but I didn’t sign up for this!”  

One fellow victim on the net, who spoke of his bout with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and subsequent recovery, talked about how helpful red wine had been for him during the process.  While my doctor had agreed I was suffering from PTSD, her advice was to “Get over it.”  I have never been much of a drinker, but I decided to give red wine a try.  Don’t they say it’s a good antioxidant?  All I can say is that it helped me and surprisingly not, it was a much needed self esteem boost to be carded for being under 21, each time I purchased my favorite blackberry Merlot.  I am fond of saying that I read everything I printed from the net, with a yellow highlighter in one hand and a glass of red wine in the other. 

During my research, a concept I found that was new to me, was “Karma.”  According to Webster’s, “Karma: n comes to us from Buddhism, Hinduism, and is the totality of one’s acts in each state of one’s existence.  Or, it is loosely considered, Fate.  Occasionally, (certainly not as often as we would like) the narcissist gets a big dose of Karma because of how they have treated, family “friends”, co-workers, basically everyone they come in contact with.  (I place “friends” in quotations, as the narcissist really doesn’t have ANY.)

I understand the concept of Karma, but I am more familiar with Galatians 6:7 “Be not deceived: God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”  After many years of abusing people, the narcissist is finding that be it Karma or the biblical truth, the very thing I warned him about, is coming to pass in his life.

I have been educating a co-worker and friend in our rich and diversely influenced American language.  Apparently, when one becomes a citizen of the United States of America, “Colorful American Sayings 101” is not offered either semester for a P/F grade. 

After hearing about the latest consequence leveled against the narcissist, I exclaimed, “Karma’s a *#^*@!”   My friend’s eyes grew wide.  “Who’s Karma?  Does she work in the office?”

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