“Eeew spider veins?!? You’ve got spider veins?!? Yuck!!!” Woah! It took my ears a few minutes to recover after hearing that “observation” or insult hurled at me.  I have to admit, it took my heart a week. Okay, staying real, two weeks. Haha!

Sounds quite juvenile on my part to need a long recovery period, huh?  Well, it took much longer for my heart to get over it when I remembered who actually blurted out that “spider vein feedback”. Or, should I say unsolicited advice?

It all happened one light, breezy, sunshiny day. The weather was as gorgeous as it could get. So, I wore a lovely summer dress to celebrate the sunshine. I was definitely “dressed for the occasion”, so to speak.  Light. Breezy. Sunshiny. That’s how I felt deep within. No cares in the world. Just bliss. Ahhh. Pure bliss.

Then, out to nowhere, “you know who”….. (Oh sorry, you DON’T know who …. Well, I’d rather keep it a mystery, if that’s okay with you. It’s a delicate matter of sensitivities. I’d prefer to zero in on some life insights born that day.)….. anyway, to continue, “you know who” jumped at me, both literally and figuratively, and took me by storm. At that point, the weather drastically changed. From a sunshiny happy day to an overcast gloomy day. Or at least, that was the intention of “you know who”. Well, sorry to disappoint her, but her plan was thwarted. No one was going to rain on my sunshiny day, haha!

Initially, I was dumbfounded. However, when I mulled over it, I burst into indignant laughter in my head. I mean, seriously?!? It’s unbelievably hilarious how some people make it a life mission to obliterate the happy hearts around them. The crazily awesome thing about happiness, though, is that when it comes from deep within, no amount of heavy rains, thunderstorms, insults, naysayers, doomsayers, or whatever negatively charged forces there are, can ever cause it to dissipate.

We all pretty much have our own “Cheer Team”. And we celebrate them with love. As for the detractors and green-eyed monsters, sure they may attempt to block our path to the yellow brick sunshiny road, but they ain’t stoppin’ us, no way!

On a personal note, I thought to myself. Hmmmmm. A few spider veins on my thighs (what with all the heels I’ve worn in my earlier teaching/ training days)? Well, I really don’t mind. In fact, I’ve “made friends” with them, haha! They never bothered me anyway. BUUUUT having to deal with spider-veined souls? (Just saying! ….) Now, THAT is totally unacceptable to me. My happiness is non-negotiable!

In my life, amidst the erratic climate ….. the  sudden weather shifts from droughts to torrential rainfall, I choose to embrace the sunshine within me.

So, what did I do that day? I simply smiled and walked away. Yup, that’s me, I don’t stoop to the lowest levels unnecessarily. I wore my phone headset and checked my playlist. Then I happily sang along …. “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way, gone are the dark clouds that had me blind, it’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day …. it’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day!” ❤️

It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day! ☀️☀️☀️


28 thoughts on “SPIDER VEINS?!? YUCK!!! ❤️”

  1. I think there will always be those without filters, or with competitive or mean hearts, but we are the ones in charge of our inner sunshine, and that shines much brighter than their attempts to dampen our days. Keep smiling and shining!

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    1. Smiling! 🙂 Your insights resonate with me, Diana. I love how you emphasize the power and brilliance of our inner sunshine. Colors of proactivity all the way. Keep smiling and shining too! 🙂

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  2. I think we all have toxic “friends.” You handled yours beautifully. I wish I was strong enough to handle mine the same way. But, no, if I saw her, she would engage me in conversation, asking about various parts of my life until she hit one that might be causing me pain … and then commiserated at length. I was left feeling down for the rest of the day. If not in person she called, same routine. When I moved, I neither called nor left a forwarding number with the phone company. Since then I’ve been able to handle toxic moments much as you did yours

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    1. Well, Barbara….. we all come across toxicity in our lives at one point or another. Others are simply either too full of themselves that the rest of the world disappears in their presence ….. or at times, they carry unbearably heavy loads they can’t manage that drives them to dump their trash on others…… others are emotional vampires…. well of various sorts….. That’s okay …. without them, how could we sharpen our skills at life managment and handling people with difficult behaviors? There’s a positive side to all this acutally haha! And I so admire you …. your loving compassionate heart actually gave that lady some air time initially ….. although when you knew that her toxicity was harming your soul, you shut the door . Forever. BRAVO!!! That was courage, boldness, authenticity, and self-care in action. Thanks so much for sharing your story with me. Here’s to even more moments of protecting, loving, and radiating our inner sunshine! 🙂

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      1. Well, come to think of it, they say vampires can’t stand the light haha! Let’s simply shine our light ….. and be the gloriously happy sunshine we are everywhere we go! May your day be filled with all the sunshine your lovely heart can hold! ❤️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️❤️

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  3. Wow. I adored reading this because of the light and love in your own heart. How inspiring! It saddens me when I think of how often people tear each other down, simply because “they can.” How much suffering must be going on in the heart of the one who is doing the hurting that they need to bring someone low to feel high themselves. (sigh)

    You are perfect exactly the way you are and I’m thankful you realize that each and every day. Your beauty is unmatched and your writing is spectacular. Blessings to you & yours! ♥

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    1. Oh dear Holly, my heart is full! You are such an angel adding light and love to my day. Thank you with deepest, sweetest appreciation. ❤️

      You’re right ….. the negativity that others display may actually be a cry for help …… and so , compassion steps in. And yet, we balance that with healthy boundaries and parameters that ensure we don’t spiral down in their path as well.

      Only a truly abundant, beautiful person can share your goodness. Surely, your cup overflows! ❤️

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