The Best Gift That Never Came Wrapped With A Bow But Just Happened To Appear In My Life

The Best Gift That Never Came Wrapped With A Bow But Just Happened To Appear In My Life

I believe those happen to be the best.

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Life works in many mysterious ways. One day you can have it all, and the other you have nothing. One day you can have nothing, and the other day you have everything. It's so mysteriously amazing that somebody just now ran into their favorite actress in their local grocery shop. This is what I like to call the little gifts of life.

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These little gifts can range from a random dog running to be pet by you, being grazed by a calming, soothing gust of wind, eating a donut. They're those small details we sometimes can take for granted. Sometimes, even people happen to come into our lives, and we never realize just how lucky we are for knowing those certain people

About eight months ago, I was going through some rough times. I was not entirely happy with myself or anything. Nothing that I did was pleasant in any way possible. I felt like a human rag doll, devoid of emotions – just being thrown around, waiting to see what was in stock for me.

But on a Saturday afternoon, a day I can remember as well as my own name, I happened to meet this boy. I never noticed it until a couple months, but whenever he happened to be around, I would feel this small spark breaking in me. Flashforward eight months later, that small spark transformed into the power of the burning Sun.

Many people claim that we shouldn't rely our happiness on other people, for most of them come and go. Some just come and fill you up with promises but then wonder why you cry. Others come and they offer you a support you never asked for, and the next day they turn their back. There are those that betray us. We can't rely on humans because we have learned to not trust other people.

But they are just biases, and biases don't apply to everybody. They are general assumptions of others that make us lack that trust. And most of the time, a person just randomly appears and changes your entire perspective of the world – your perspective on life and in those moments the fall is inevitable.

It's impossible to hide a feeling when it is so obvious to the entire world. It's hard to hide it when you're wrapped in a cocoon full of warmth. It's hard to abide by their rules. And it's best when you break them.

Eight months after that fateful Saturday afternoon and the entire world has been way different.

The thunderous clouds have dissipated.

The blue sky shines bluer and brighter every day.

And the entire world just seems to be so full of light.

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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Life With A 'Huskweiler'

9 things to expect when you bring one of these furry little monsters in to your life

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My dog's name is Phynn, and he is a Huskweiler. My husband and I stumbled across this particular breed in our search to compromise. He wanted a big dog, and I wanted a small dog. Well, we got a medium dog with one big personality. Here is what you can expect from these funnily named pups!

Expect to be overwhelmed by their cuteness

One of his first naps

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Adorable, right?! Trust me, they know it. They will give you the sweetest and saddest puppy eyes you have ever seen to get them out of trouble or having to go in their kennel. I can admit, it makes me weak!

Expect no toy to last longer than five minutes 

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We have gone through countless toys with Phynn. The rottie in them will make them want to chew apart anything they can find. Boxes, socks, toys, paper towels, almost a $50 dollar, the list goes on and on. They will certainly keep you quick on your feet and short on your patience.

Expect them to be a great help in the garden (They love dirt)

Relaxing after a hard days work...

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They LOVE dirt. It is like a natural high for them. They will dig and eat dirt, not to mention anything found in the dirt! One whiff of dirt and he is running around the yard like its the Kentucky Derby.

Bathing them is like trying to catch an oily fish with your hands

Attempt number five to jump out of the tub

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I have tried just about every trick in the book! I put peanut butter on the side of the tub, I have fed him treats, and it lasted a whole two minutes. He was jumping, fur was flying (and sticking to my walls), Needless to say, I too was soaked!

Speaking of fur...they SHED.

The result of a quick brush

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Phynn is my first "long" haired dog. I'm sure most of you know the following information, but I was shocked! The husky in these dogs means the get winter and summer coats. This causes them to itch and bite at their own fur and shed everywhere. My particular huskweiler hates to be brushed, he again, tries to chew on the brush (see number 2). So this photo is the result of just a few quick swipes. Our vacuum cannot keep up with the constant tumbleweeds of fur rolling across my kitchen floor.

They are curious and smart

Just looking for a snack...nothing to see here

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They learn quick. From learning how to climb on everything to learning cute commands like "high-five" and "roll-over" ( my personal favorite), they pick it up quick. They are smart and good listeners when they want to be.

They have no sense of personal space

Those eyes

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He is constantly wanting to be around us. Whether we are cooking in the kitchen or watching a movie, he is either under our feet or laying on us. As I type this, he is putting his head on my keyboard (where my lap is). They love to smother you in kisses. For such a loving dog, he hates to see affection. Whenever my husband and I get close to hug or snuggle on the coach, he has to break it up. He will assert himself right in the middle of us. He must be the center of attention, which clearly means being right up in your face at all times...otherwise, you may miss something cute! O, and he will make sure he has your attention. For example, when I take a few minutes each morning to read my Bible, he will purposefully get into something so I have to fuss with him, thus giving him the attention he craves.

They are little snow angels

Snow covered and happy

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This winter has been Phynn's first experience with snow, and he loves it! He sniffs it, eats it, tries to catch it as it falls from the sky. He will whine at the door, not because has to go to the bathroom (as he is trained), but because he wants the snow. It is a battle trying to get him to come in as I am freezing my nose off. It really has been such a fun experience seeing him discover snow.

They will steal your heart

Half husky, half rottie.

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Despite, them being cantankerous, these pups will quickly steal your heart. They will test your patience with their incessant need to chew, their constant need for attention, and their stubborn ways. However, they will make you melt even quicker. From Phynn's morning Husky Howl, to his inability to make both his ears stand up, I adore him. These huskweiler pups make a lovable and quirky addition to any household and family.

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