What Is The Real You?

To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now. —-Alan Cohen

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—-As you might already know,  I try to embody empowerment, rising up,  hope,  optimism, &  loving yourself “just as you are” in most of my blog posts. This is the goal for My Inner Chick.

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Is There An Upside To Disaster, Death, & Darkness?

 

–Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer.  From the ends of the earth I call to you.  I call as my heart grows faint:  lead me to the rock that is higher than I.—Psalm 61

Kay's son's dog,  Abbey.

Kay’s son’s dog, Abbey.

When my sister,  Kay, was getting ready to leave her 25 year marriage, her soon to be ex-husband shot her 3 times in back of the head. She was walking out the door to go for a hike on her favorite West Duluth Trail.  She was making plans for a new life, a better life, a life where she was lifted up, valued, listen to, and loved.  This was the life she had always wanted.

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Leaving

 

--on my walk today,  I kept praying I’d see my sister walk around the corner of these tracks.  We’d run to each other and hug and kiss and sit right there in the dirt crying and talking all night long.  That’s what I prayed.

–on my walk today, I kept praying I’d see my sister walk around the corner of these tracks. We’d run to each other and hug and kiss and sit right there in the dirt crying and talking all night long. That’s what I prayed.

–“You know how everyone’s always saying seize the moment? I don’t know, I’m kind of thinking it’s the other way around, you know, like the moment seizes us.”  —Boyhood

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36 Things I’ve Learned Five Years After Your Murder

–He thought he could keep you dead and gone and silent and in the ground,  but you rise up every.  single.  day. —Kim Sisto Robinson

My sister was murdered by her husband on May 26, 2010. The world shook and darkened.

My sister was murdered by her husband on May 26, 2010. The world shook and darkened

 

  1. Crying outrageously with snot running down your face is completely normal.

 

 

  1. The soul leaves the body before you do.

 

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Through Darkness Comes Light

—–The purpose of life is not to be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.  ~Leo Rosten

 

Melissa has Kay's Liver!

Melissa has Kay’s Liver!

 

On May 26th. 2010, my sister’s husband murdered her as she was walking out the front door for her daily walk.  It was 5:15 PM.  He shot her 3 times in the back of the head to make damn sure she never got up again.

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10 Things My Mommy Told Me

 

Kay & I with our 17 year old Mommy,  Saint Shirley.

Kay & I with our 17 year old Mommy, Saint Shirley.

 

  1. Wear clean underwear.

 

“Kim Rae,  if you’re ever in a fire or accident,  God forbid,  you’re going to wish you had clean, new underwear on.”

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23 Things I Hate About You

 

 

 

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Pet Peeves do not make good pets —Bo Bennet

 

 

  1. I hate that tiny bit of saliva resting on the side of your lip like a piece of costume jewelry.

 

  1. I hate when you begin every sentence with I and Me and My.

 

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