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Curtailing freedom of speech, thought and expression…

Bushsfault1Censoring for agenda has tarnished the FB reputation as a free speech zone and many are talking about this and getting off. l am hearing from younger people, (the studious, sharp, thinking kids) that FB is lame.
Facebook appears, by their censorship and actions taken, to be a propaganda arm of the ISIS and the Baracko Regime. It’s all out war by the Left (Democratic/Progressive/Communist/NWO Party) and they are using every means necessary to eliminate anyone who opposes them and that includes using private records obtained through the IRS , Google, Facebook. 

Their war machine is in full swing. We’re living in the days of Hitler’s Third Reich. Anyone who speaks against the Marxist Baracko Regime will be persecuted.   Barakio stated. “The future does not belong to those who insult Islam.”  And  clearly, ‘Mr. let me be clear’, is so sensitve that he can’t take anyone disagreeing with him or mocking him. Apparently, freedom of opinion and free speech are curtailed on FB as they stand by this by punishing and banning those who state dislike for Muslims, ISIS, etc.. . Yet, they allow hate America pages, hate Israel pages and even pages that call for killing of people.

???????????????????????????????This is not the America I used to know!
FB allows pages that call for the destruction of America, yet I am banned for calling a Moooselm, I saw on Hannity, a freak and evil who was saying that Sharia Law will be coming to a town near you and would not answer Hannity’s direction questions. He was threatening America and her people and I can’t post the below about him on FB. Because I did and I am banned from FB for three days. So Muslims can threaten Americans, behead Americans, kill Christians  and If I comment that one is a freak and evil I am banned from FB.  
I was blocked from FB for three days for posting this.. apparently you cant have an opinion.. and freedom of speech is being curtailed on FB
“Geez.. this Muslim freak on Hannity.. his voice is like evil and he never answers a question directly.. just deflects.. like Odumpo…”
While FB lets through their gates the ability for those in any and every country to make email contact for solicitation of Lord knows what.. with the demand that you contact them privately because they have ‘something’ to tell you. Yeah right! We are being solicited for money and our info taken to be used in scams. We are not even protected on FB as we are being censored, punished and harrassed.
“Obama subsidizes Hamas, freed countless al-Qaida from Gitmo, &rolls out red carpet for Islamist funders.”
We are in a war between good and evil…
AllahdollarThese dollar bills are beginning to show  up all around our country! Muslims are defacing our money. If anyone tries to give you one of these  dollar bills as change, please refuse it and ask them to give you a dollar bill that has not been defaced.

Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and by many state constitutions and state and federal laws. The freedom of speech is not absolute; the Supreme Court of the United States has recognized several categories of speech that are excluded from the freedom, and it has recognized that governments may enact reasonable time, place, or manner restrictions on speech.Criticism of the government and advocacy of unpopular ideas that people may find distasteful or against public policy are almost always permitted. There are exceptions to these general protections, including the Miller test for obscenity, child pornography laws, speech that incites imminent lawless action, and regulation of commercial speech such as advertising. Within these limited areas, other limitations on free speech balance rights to free speech and other rights, such as rights for authors over their works (copyright), protection from imminent or potential violence against particular persons (restrictions on fighting words), or the use of untruths to harm others (slander). Distinctions are often made between speech and other acts which may have symbolic significance. Despite the exceptions, the legal protections of the First Amendment are some of the broadest of any industrialized nation, and remain a critical, and occasionally controversial, component of American jurisprudence.

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Commitment …

???????????????????????????????Once commitment happens is when everything begins and until it happens it is playing  and that goes for relationships, a business, or any endeavor. Nothing happens without the commitment to it.

– a promise to do or give something

– a promise to be loyal to someone or something

– the attitude of someone who works very hard to do or support something

A person can talk all day about losing weight but until they commit to taking the action, it’s all for naught and is wasted energy.

A man can say that he loves a woman, but until a commitment is made, it’s playing house. To want all the benefits of a relationship or marriage without the commitment is spoiled and childlike and will most always do harm to both participants.

A person can talk about writing a book or creating a piece of art but until the commitment and action are taken, it’s nothing but talk.

It’s either worth the commitment or it isn’t. A person is either commited or they aren’t. Some people won’t or can’t make commitments. They avoid them skipping from one thing to the next, be it a hobby, a relationship, or a job.

Let’s talk relatonship commitment. A man and a woman committed to creating a life together is the best and what God intended. Sex without commitment… well, what is that exactly? Not much!

When a man commits to a woman, oftentimes, is the point when he become a real man. He oftentimes becomes more successful than he would have without her or if he remained single. A mature, genuine man becomes focused in his life by making this commitment to his beloved and this life.  He claims responsibilities as a man and an honorable man not only wants to make this commitment but takes his commitments seriously.  The dishonorable man, not only does not take, or make the commitment, but he may not honor it if, and when he does. That is why we have so many fatherless homes, children left with mothers to do it all. There are fewer and fewer male role models. It seems the commitment to a relationship, love,  and to have a family have lost value to some. When this is the most valuable commitment and in the long run reaps the greatest rewards in life and it  all begins with commitment. (I know a woman must make the commitment also for it to work and for it to be worthwhile.) But it begins with the maturity in the male… otherwise, a woman is forced to take on the male role and this is one most women resent then bitterness takes over the relationship.

A man is the leader, the provider, he sets the stage. The woman is the nurturer and the creator. I am not implying that there are not dimensions in of both in either sexes… but this is their primary innate roles. Men hunt and gather and women create the home. If a man can’t/won’t do his part, the woman cannot do hers and it all falls apart. (and of course, visa versa) Men are stronger, women are softer than, and again that doesn’t mean that women aren’t strong or that men can’t be soft. Actually, softness is the the most strength. A women helps a man process his emotions, but if he doesn’t do his part in creating that space for her, she will get exhausted… as will a man who is providing and doens’t feel nurtured and appreciated. Appreciation is the key. Both sexes must feel appreciated for what they bring to the relationship as both are equally valuable and the place it begins and the glue that holds it together is commitment.

At times, a commitment can be difficult to hold to, but all that’s worthwhile in lfe begins and ends with a commitment to it.

Having a child is one of life’s major commitments and anyone who has a child without the commitment to the  well-being of the child is an immature, selfish fool.

Commitment is what
Transforms the promise into reality.
It is the words that speak
Boldly of your intentions.
And the actions which speak
Louder than the words.
It is making the time
When there is none.
Coming through time
After time after time,
Year after year after year.
Commitment is the stuff
Character is made of;
The power to change
The face of things.
It is the daily triumph
Of integrity over skepticism.
When I say I love you, I mean that I’m committed to working to love you even when it’s hard.
by Ashbash

It’s out of commitment that comes true happiness and contentment…

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Can you tell the quality of a person by looking at them?

???????????????????????????????Can you tell the stock  from where they derive, how they were reared, the values, morals and qualities that were instilled from their family and its lineage? Is it solid or not? Can you tell their health, their intelligence, their morality, their standards or lack of,  by their external appearance and how they present themelves? Can you tell by their eyes, their smile, their demeanor, their grrooming,  and the words they use,  whether or not they are a quality human being? Well, can you tell a good cook by sampling their food?… of course, you can!

It matters not the clothes that a person of real internal quality and worth wears because they will wear their clothes, their clothes won’t wear them.  Character trumps clothing everytime. You will notice a person i with quality of character before their clothing,  who they are  is clear and their clothing is only a part of it. Their clothes are secondary to who they are because who they are precedes everything else. Their clothing may or may not further define them in any given time. But in a person of low quality, you see what they are wearing before you even notice them or who they are. They may even wear things that glitter and shine to attract attention or to deflect from who they really are, so they can’t be seen clearly for what and who they really are. relying on their clothing to shout their existance and presence. You know the flashy types who always wear  the latest,  in the moment style, or the ones who put tatoos on their body, piercings, and do other things that mar and distort their natural body  beauty as in pink or green hair, etc.

Haven’t you seen a person of quality wearing a plain tee and jeans workout clothing, or oversized casual clothing as they mow their yard or do some other activity,  and their quality is seen, no matter what they have on or how momentarily grubby becasue their inner quality emanates even glows  from their being. It’s in the energy they emit and it’s one of sincere, internal quality. And haven’t you seen a person of no-quality wearing the finest of clothing and all you  could see is their clothes because there clothes were all there was to see? It’s as if the clothes are walking down the street on their own creating and carrying the image and existence of this empty being.

Now, of course, there are some people who have learned to mimic  quality and can fool the world or certain individuals  for awhile. But if you will really look and learn to discern, people of quality, internal value and worth have a certain look in their eyes, on their faces and in their walk no matter where they are, what they have on, or in what circumstances they may fine themselves. Although, there’s an old adage that you can’t see in another that which you don’t have in yourself.  I don’t know, is that always accurate or not?

A person of real quality, style and class is rarely appreciated by the masses because of their subtlety and refinement.  Often times, they move about with little notice. Quality doesn’t draw attention… it just is.

It’s internal confidence with no need for fakery. Sure, they may enjoy the latest fashion and have fun with it, but it’s not what defines them. What defines them is their internal moral adjuster, their conscience, their internal peace and knowing who they are in their being. It’s a heart, mind, body connection along with how they were reared, in what environment, along what they chose and allowed to have imprinted upon themselves.

We all tend to become a bit like those whom we associate with… so careful who you are around. My Dad used to tell me, “If you run with ducks, people will think you are a duck, and you are a swan.”

People of quality live in the pride of who they are and value themselves, their health, their well-being as well as that of others…

They wear clean, well-fitted garments, not too tight and not too loose and choose appropriate clothing and behavior for each situation and  circumstance. They are comfortable in their skin and selective about what they put on that skin and what and how they adorn themselves and their life.

Being appropriate in dress and behavior defines and separates the gentlemen from the clods, the ladies from the average and the ‘wanna be’s’ from the real.

The way a person presents themselves to the world, their dress and style, their voice tone,  their language use, the way they move, their grooming habits and if they will look you in the eye or not state who they are internally displayed externally.  Clear speech is one of the hallmarks of class. Class doen’t mumble and rarely uses slang except as appropriate to occasion.   Appropriateness or not, time and place  is key.

My opinion, one of the rudest, most lowly, classless activities, I see these days is that of being glued to cell phones, etc. Those who walk, drive and even interact with others  with their eyes on their phone… no person of quality does this.

Think about it… we create our appearance, it comes from the deep-seatedness of  who we are and is expressed outwardly in everything we do, wear, say, eat, walk, talk, and with whom  we associate. Quality was at one time valued … we knew what it was when we saw it, appreaciated it and many more had it.

It’s quality. It’s class. It’s the best. It’s the rarity. It’s something to strive for. People and parents who don’t have it can’t teach and model it.

Quality… seems these days, it’s on its way to being lost and a thing of the past.

Quality is innate and rare . It’s a reflection of breeding through the generations.  It’s a value that we need not only bring back but to learn to recognize and appreciate. Quality of character seeps through one’s pores…

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The Real War on Women…

ATT00001 The Bible states the Anti-Christ will be without “natural affection for women,” always thought to be a “homosexual”. Well, could be, but some ministers now interpret that it very well could be everything THE KORAN has to say about UNNATURALLY abusing, degrading, punishing, torturing, and beheading of women—–UNNATURAL AFFECTION.  Turkey has purged itself of Christians and is 100% Islamic Muslim. Turkey is a Muslim country friend to Obama, Turkey is NOT a friend to the U.S. 

Muslims are beheading, torturing, enslaving and killing Christians around the world and Obama shows little if any concern.

Islam treats women like chattel lower than goats. Females undergo genitalia mutilation, so they will not be able to enjoy sex. Women are used as breeders. So, do you think Muslim women have any concern or choice over birth control that  Liberal women seem to have such concern over? Muslim women have no choice about anything.  Let this sink in, women are  lower than animals. They are considered chattel.  So not much compatibility for the women’s rights that Liberals, progressives and Democrats fight for… huh? 

What do you think would happen to a woman such as Mylie Cyrus under Sharia Law?

Under Sharia law:
– There is no freedom of religion.
– There is no freedom of speech.
– There is no freedom of thought.
– There is no freedom of artistic expression.
– There is no freedom of press.
– There is no equality of peoples —  a non-Muslim, a Kafir, is never equal to a Muslim.
– There is no equal protection under Sharia for different classes of people.
Justice is dualistic, with one set of laws for Muslims males and different laws for women and non-Muslims.
– There are no equal rights for women.
– Women can be beaten.
– A non-Muslim cannot bear arms.
– There is no democracy. since democracy means that a non-Muslim is equal to a Muslim.
– Our Constitution is a man-made document of ignorance, jahiliyah, that must submit to Sharia.
– Non-Muslims are dhimmis, third-class citizens.
–  All governments must be ruled by Sharia law.
 whitesummer2Radical Muslims think women should not laugh in public, should cover themselves completely,  all but their eyes, are only used for breeding and should have no pleasure during sex and if they are raped, it is the woman’s fault.
Every  woman that you see with her hair covered in the ‘Muslim way’ is under Sharia Law. They are not free… they are under Sharia RULE! They are under the RULE of Muslim men.
Love is not experienced. Love is not there between a  man and woman. Children are not concieved in love but in pain and torture.  Men do not experience the love, compassion, nurturing and kindness that is innate to the feminine because they cut it out, beat it out, stone it out. Hate it out! This practice hates, actually fears the feminine and the joy in a woman and this is from where the aggression and hate derives in  these men and their acts of violence. They know not love or joy because they destroy it. Islam destroys the heart of a woman for their use and destruction of her soul.
They are fearful of women, their desire for her, her sexuality, her beauty, her feminine ways,  so they destroy all that she is… to keep what they ‘think’ is powerful and in charge…
This practice is infiltrating America at rapid rate  under the Obama regime. Mosques are sprouting up everywhere. Mosques are where they prepare for war.  
Islam the real war on women and it is the worse oppression and evil that is on this planet.

Typical psychopathic behaviors and traits easily seen in Obama…

Psychopaths believe in their own greatness (Obama, ‘the annointed one’)

Psychopaths display arrogance not confidence but arrogance ( Just listen to Obama talk and watch him walk then that cheesy grin)

Psychopaths promise but don’t deliver (Obama has done this his whole reign)

Psychopaths crave excitement and want to live in the fast lane (Obama’s continual vacations, association with Hollywood  and rock/rap types, drugs, smoking, traveling to Saudi Arabia as a college kid with apparently no money)

Psychopaths get a thrill out of having their sex partners in close proximity,  or even to meet,  and even enjoy it if their sex partners fight.( There have been continual rumors of Obama’s sexual liasions, past and present with both sexes. Think of his public flirtations with the blond Danish woman while sitting next to his wife)

Psychopaths are interested in three things: Power, control and sex(Definitely describes Obama)

Psychopaths enjoy the thrill of dangerous sex(Bathhouse Barry)

Psychopaths try to make people feel sorry for them (Obama whining or targeting, when soneone makes fun, insults or disagrees with him)

Psychopaths can’t take criticism (Clearly Obama can’t. He whines and attacks anyone who stands against)

Psychopaths figure out what people want to hear and tell it to them (If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it)

Psychopaths shower their targets with attention(All his fundraisers and dinners)

Psychopaths talk about “destiny.” (‘Hope and change’ transformation of America)

Psychopaths buy affection (Obama phones, food stamps, etc than ever before, benefits to illegals)

Psychopaths co-opt the target’s support system (Obama’s take over of most the media)

Psychopaths isolate their targets(Obama bad mouthing conservatives instead of working with them)

Psychopaths divide to conquer  (Playing the ‘race card’)

Psychopaths are bullies. They manipulate and threaten (Obama stated  he rewards his friends and punishes his enemies, IRS scandal)

Psychopaths sponge off of other people (Tax paid for vacations, continual fundraising)

Psychopaths ingratiate themselves with others( kissing up to unions, businesses and anyone else Obama can utilize for votes, support for his agenda, and, or for donations)

Psychopaths are great listeners,  in the beginning. They ‘pretend’ to care in the beginning, but can and often become cruel as it plays out

Psychopaths lie to deceive for agenda  and lie even when there is no clear reason(All Obama does is lie)

Psychopaths prey on people’s trust. They manipulate people by their individual human need to trust, to love or have empathy for others(Think the poor illegal children flooding across the border)

Psychopaths feel entitled to do what they want and to have what they want when they want it (Expensive vacations and playing while the world is in chaos)

Psychopaths convince or may even extort and threaten other people to illicit their defense of them (Think Obama and the media and his lame SNL-like spokes persons. He threatened to take Greta’s job if she continued to talk about Bengasi)

Psychopaths are overly nice in the beginning. It’s not until they ‘think’ they have their prey that their true colors are revealed (Obama’s second term, it’s clear he doesn’t care. He is busy playing and fundraising while chaos reigns. Obama is enforcing his agenda as fast and ruthlessly as he can)

Psychopaths will never admit to being wrong or owning up to mistakes and errors in judgment (Obama continually blames, deflects, and spins)
Psychopaths do all this with no remorse because they have no conscience. They only feign empathy and compassion as it suits them.
They mimic real human emotions. They don’t really feel anything. They are actors. (Think Obama and how he slides into talking with a Southern drawl when he thinks it will benefit him)
So when something appears too good to be true and when much is hidden ( as in better healthcare for all with less cost and pass the bill to find out what is in it) you are hearing the words/promises of a psychopath. They prey on the weak, needy and ill-informed.
So when you observe or hear things such as this… reflect, what is it that you are wanting, or needing from them, and is it even a possibility that they can deliver?  Many times, if  you use your intellect and intuition and not get  caught up in emotion, you will be able to see through a psychopath’s con.
Certainly, others on the public stage and  politicians fit this criteria. Hillary and Bill Clinton sure  do.

,Q˜ËŒUse this list on others on the public stage along with  those in your life to evaluate …

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A man leads a relationship….true of false?…

???????????????????????????????And if he is corrupt, crooked, a liar, or weak, he can lead it off its path and onto the road to hell…

Is it even possible for a woman to lead a relationship? Sure there are weak men, but a woman can’t create it on her own and she can’t make a man love her and do the right thing for them both. Sure she can encourage, support and be his cheerleader… but in the final outcome… it is a man who creates a relationship for the good or not….

Agree or not?

Now I understand that a woman can do things that destroy a relationship also…

But in the final result.. there will and can be no relationship if a man doesn’t lead.

Is this why we have so much divorce, broken homes and messed up kids? Because many men these days aren’t up to the challenge and responsibility of a relationship, commitment, and life with responsiblity to another or others….?

I think so…

As a man leads and a woman follows… that’s the basic nature and natural order and when we go against it… it just doesn’t work out as well. Sure it can be done… but the outcome is not sympathico as it is when a man leads and a woman follows..

And saying this, a man needs a woman as much as a woman needs a man. Just because he leads doesn’t make him ‘better’. It makes him have more responsiblity to the woman that he loves….more on his shoulders… that is if he is a real man.

And many men these days just don’t seem to ‘get it’  and their not getting it is causing the downfall of  society.

As a woman, if your man can’t lead, won’t lead, doesn’t lead, find another…. you are better off alone than with a leech, a loser, a con, a follower, a liar, a man without direction, a man who can’t love, a man who is all about himself, or his sports and activities, an addicted man, or a selfish man…

A selfish man does not make a good lover, partner,  friend or father.

Women protect and guard yourselves from a man who can’t lead….and, or one who will lead you and your relationship off the road and into a ditch…. 

I would not want anyone’s life, but my own…

59bday2I am content with who I am, what I have, and the life that I have been given with all the experiences in it. I am an individual created from my environment, genetics and blood lineage from ancestors.

And ladies and gentlemen, I have been through one heck of alot… and only by and with the grace of God landed on my feet and smiling…

I have been so low that I thought I would not survive. My second husband whom I loved dearly was an alcoholic.

When we met, he was an executive with an oil company in the eighties. Then oil crashed, he pared down and got into real-estate, but it was a rough emotional ride. His partner in the oil business committed suicide. While we were dating, I got pregnant and had an abortion (the most difficult and wrong decision of my life) About Abortion…

We sailed at the lake, partied and had a great time while dating. I was building my interior design business. But after we married and life ‘became real’ … his drinking became too much for me to handle. He would lose his car, sleep in his office, and once, when I was helping one of my designers write up an order, while sitting at our dining room table, out of the corner of my eye, I saw my drunk husband wearing his business suit, crawling down the entry hall towards us. It was continual drama and chaos with this man and I detested it.

He promised to stop drinking, tried, failed, then tried again. Finally, I could not handle it any longer and I kicked him out of the house by court order.

Doing this broke my heart … I cried, cried and cried.(think Diane Keaton in ‘Something’s Gotta Give’, but about 10 times more) I sat on the floor of his closet with his perfectly lined up suits, just so many inches apart (Mr. GQ was emphatic they be such) and whaled in my suffering (but even in my intense pain, I had the awarness that I was fortunate to be able to feel and to love so deeply).

I filed for divorce and during this time discovered that I needed emergency surgery to have an ovary removed. I was frightened into the core of my being and wondered if this was punishment for my having an abortion. I did want to have children and….

What should have been a relatively uneventful operation turned into a nightmare. The physician cut an artery and I lost a very large amount of blood. I had not signed a release to be given blood because it was during the time that AIDS was being discovered in the blood reserves. And the doctor told me that I didn’t need to ask my family to donate blood because the operation would not call for it. But it did.

During my recovery, I was so weak that I could barely walk across a room. I was used to being a fit as a fiddle ballet dancer and instructor. And now, I went out for an ice cream cone, it exhausted me. I was weak, going through a divorce and so alone… so alone….so, so, so alone.

During this time, one night, I was lying in bed, feeling as down as I have ever felt in my life, weak, like a failure, too tired to work, looking liked death, thin, pale weak and felt worse than I looked, broken-hearted, aching and wondering what was to become of me.

I don’t recall, if I was reading the Bible, or had it on the bed near me. But resting back on pillows filled with intense pain, I felt a cool breeze blow directly and purposefully through the middle of my chest near my heart. At the same time, I felt love fill me up in such comfort that I can’t put it into words, I jumped up and searched to find where this cool breeze came from…no windows were open and there was no source that could have created this.

I rested back into bed, but felt differently. I felt relieved, comforted, and my energy for life was re-emerging, as much as I was perplexed concerning what had occurred. I had an innate knowing that it was a message from God, my angels, guides, someone of comfort to let me know that all will be okay.

I picked up my Bible and it opened to Psalm 27… The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? … While I read the passage, the knowing of what occurred became anchored solidly into me. It continued to sustain me through my time of healing and even to this day, I have the imprint of this memory as a comfort.. as a sure knowing that I am not alone.

I have written two books. This is a small piece in the story of the second one. The first one I am readying and will be sharing excerpts with you soon….

Some people, these days,seem to want to be someone else. They are envious of the life they ‘think’ others live, instead of being who they are. But no one really knows what goes on in the lives of others no matter how it may appear on the outside.

Your life is yours, an expression of all that you are and will become. It is what makes you individual unto yourself. All that you experience is for the growth and healing of your soul. Be not envious of others. Be glad of who and what God has blessed you with to experience. None of us are the same… we are all unique individuals…and each life has its unique path with blessings, trials and challenges…

(My ex-husband, sobered up, is sober to this day. and we remain friends. He told me that my decision to throw him out, was the wall that slammed him into himself.)

The Seven Deadly Sins…

Is the difference between good and evil becoming more apparent and pronounced? I have people sharing with me that it is and I have noticed it also. That many are seeing evil intent in those that they once thought were of good intentions. That some people are showing their true colors …. that the seven deadly sins are rearing their evil heads in the clarity and intention of what they are loud and louder in our world. 

Deadly Sin
Opposing Virtue
Brief description
Humility Seeing ourselves as we are and not comparing ourselves to others is humility. Pride and vanity are competitive. If someone else’s pride really bothers you, you have a lot of pride.
Avarice/Greed Generosity This is about more than money. Generosity means letting others get the credit or praise. It is giving without having expectations of the other person. Greed wants to get its “fair share” or a bit more.
Envy Love “Love is patient, love is kind…” Love actively seeks the good of others for their sake. Envy resents the good others receive or even might receive. Envy is almost indistinguishable from pride at times.
Wrath/Anger Kindness Kindness means taking the tender approach, with patience and compassion. Anger is often our first reaction to the problems of others. Impatience with the faults of others is related to this.
Lust Self control Self control and self mastery prevent pleasure from killing the soul by suffocation. Legitimate pleasures are controlled in the same way an athlete’s muscles are: for maximum efficiency without damage. Lust is the self-destructive drive for pleasure out of proportion to its worth. Sex, power, or image can be used well, but they tend to go out of control.
Gluttony Faith and Temperance Temperance accepts the natural limits of pleasures and preserves this natural balance. This does not pertain only to food, but to entertainment and other legitimate goods, and even the company of others.
Sloth Zeal Zeal is the energetic response of the heart to God’s commands. The other sins work together to deaden the spiritual senses so we first become slow to respond to God and then drift completely into the sleep of complacency.

What is the deadly sin that ‘gets’ you the most? Mine is anger… when I am confronted by phonies, lying, cons, sinning, and duplicity… I tend to flip into blind anger…instead of being able to confront it in myself and the situation in a calm manner. I am working on this…

What are you aware of to work on and to transmute in yourself?

What is appropriateness?…

???????????????????????????????What’s suitable and proper in and for the circumstances.

It seems that this has been forgotten… My mother modeled what was appropriate and what was not by her actions and words. It became innate to my being…

Her comment after coming home from bridge club and Daddy had given her a beautiful ring as a gift. “Several woman asked how much the ring cost. How inappropriate, one never asks a question such as this… it’s the thought not the cost.”

Then she went on to say that some women wear every piece of jewelry they own at the sametime to try and show off.

But these days, the cost of something such as what some ‘star’ gave some other ‘star’ for example the price some ring cost… blah blah! Is all over the media… Nothing is private… It’s all flaunted.

What to wear and when… There is little appropriateness any longer. It seems more like anything goes. And the less worn is the better, no matter where or when. Crassness is everywhere with ill-fitting clothes to no-clothes.

Where has appropriateness in behavior and dress gone?