Evolution of a Culture

Wale said it best TV killed the radio and then the internet slit the television throat.

So if those did all of that, what did the cell phone do and more recently the smart phone?

I read somewhere that “Gadgets somehow makes everything go faster as if life weren’t going fast enough” and to me that is what smart phones did and continue to do…at least for me they made information more convient but isolated the population.

As I sit here typing this post on my cell phone I am a product of my generation.

Good that I am advanced in technology and bad that I am ignoring the person sitting next to me.

Who we are and where we are going as a result of this cultural evolution no one knows. Yes there has been much speculation that technology is hurting us more than it is helping up but who really knows. Maybe we should find our way back to the basics, just in case. Give me a pen and a piece of paper and I will write…write a love letter…not a text, email or fax. Because computers can crash and phones can be stolen but a physical declaration of can be preserved and kept forever.

Hot Pink Kisses,
Emerald FireFly

Emerald FireFly’s Summer Travel Tips

This is the season of vacations and road trips so here are some hip chick tips for travel.

Girls Getaway Travel Kit
Five Essential Items

1-Your favorite bottle of wine…not matter where you go a good time is just a bottle away.

2-Cute hat and big sunglasses- fabulous descuise and necessary accessories.

3-We all have that book that we own that we want to read…throw it in your travel bag.

4-Unscented baby wipes or wet wipes-they can be used for a number of reasons.

5-An all purpose or all season sweater or jacket.

Make sure these items are easily accessible. You never know when one of them will come in handy!!!

ALSO- when traveling remember to snack healthy…nuts and fresh or dried fruits are always a great idea when traveling.

Spring Cleaning

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April is the month of great weather and beautiful blooms in most cities. After being snowed in most of the winter it is only right to want to get out into the sun and enjoy yourself and I encourage you to do so. However, all of those months being cooped up in the house have probably made your house junky and cluttered. Not to mention the aftermath of the holidays, travel and out of town guest.

Get your life together for the spring and summer and do a little cleaning. No matter what you do or where you getaway to when you come home you should feel just as great as the weather.

Clutter of your personal space bring clutter of your mental space.  Start with the physical and it will influence the mental. No matter where you go there you are!

It is time to clean your life out!

Lets get organized and do a little spring cleaning. Rid yourself of unnecessary items or store items that are no longer in season. Make room for new and improved or clean up what you already have.  Somethings are reminders of times past but sentimental none the less. Free yourself of the emotional reminder of times past and make room for the future to happen.

Buy some new sheets or towels in a fun color to add some brightness to your life. Simple fixes can make a big difference.

But, for every new item your bring in your house take one thing out.

Hot Pink Kisses,
Emerald FireFly

Everybody Plays the Fool Sometimes

It is April first, also known as April Fool’s Day.

Be careful of the jokes you play on others. Take into consideration
how the same prank may make you feel because at the end of the day the
real joke may be on you!

Karma comes back and your time will come. We have all played or will
play the fool one day but lower your chances by putting good karma out
in the world. Today is meant to be fun and funny not mean so keep this
in mind when planning your pranks.

You are free to do as your want but you are not free of the
consequences of your choices.

CHOOSE WISELY!

Hot Pink Kisses,
Emerald FireFly

Travel Smart because Life Happens

New beginnings do not always come at the first of the year.

Fresh starts can happen whenever you choose. The choice is yours.

As we all get older time passes quickly and for some a twice a year self evaluation is necessary.

January first is always a good time to map out your year but a check-in or check-up should follow to access your progress.

Birthdays are great time to reset and reevaluate goals…as long as it’s not like mines and falls at the end of the year. Or maybe a midway point around June/July/August.

But don’t let the year pass you by and come December you are scrambling to the finish line because you may not make it. Plan ahead and travel the road to your goals smart.

No journey will be the same and there will be detours along the way. That is life. But travel smart and map out your course. Things will change because that is how life works but it is earlier to modify a map in troubled times than to create one.

It is nearing the end of March and we have almost covered the first quarter of 2014.

How is your 2014 journey going?

Hot Pink Kisses,
Emerald FireFly

Let the Good Times Roll

In the spirit of Mardi Gras, Carnival and sheer indulgence I encourage you to participate in life!

Splurge a little, but according to your personal budget.

Life should be fun and life should be enjoyed!

Yes sometimes enjoying it does take money but with a little creativity anyone anywhere can enjoy life.

Money does not necessarily make things more fun it just makes it more accessible.

But hey when there is a will there is a way!

Do not let life pass you by. Live it, be a part of it. Do not be a spectator on the side watching but get out and PARTICIPATE.

Just say YES to Life!

Hot Pink Kisses,
Emerald FireFly

Should I, Shouldn’t I

I have often heard common sense is not common. I have even used the phrase myself on several occasions. But somehow we all know when something just does not feel right. However that is not when the commonsense or lack thereof comes into play but rather in you response to such feelings.

Most females call it their womens intuition. While other people refer to it as their spidey senses tingling. Whatever the feeling we all know when something does not sit right.

But like any good researcher what point does it pass the thought process and set off into investigation?

It is just a hunch for some while others it has to be clear signs. And if it reaches the point, how many signs do you ignore or contribute to coincidence?

To know or not to know becomes the next question.

So many people claim they would rather know but when things are right there in their face they ignore them as though they simply do not exist.

Actions or reactions of such often lead others to believe that they lack common sense because you would rather believe that someone doesn’t know better than to believe the opposite.

Most people fear if they go looking for something that they will find it. But isn’t that the whole point?

To know the truth how ugly it may be because it will set you free…or so they so.

But a lot of people believe that the truth may bring more heartache then good and they would rather not know.

But be careful when you look the other way because if it is one of those things that you should speak up on by looking the other way you you condone such behavior which can cause it to become repetitive.

Whatever you choose the choice is up to you. Do not let other peoples thoughts or feelings dictate your actions.

Hot Pink Kisses,
Emerald FireFly

Evolution of Love

Yes I am an 80’s baby but I remember a different time before the digital age…after the Stone Age.

I remember when a declaration of love was often made on paper.

Long ago when people fell in love and were separated the most popular form of communication was written. Through the mail they expressed their deepest emotions in eloquent poetic thoughts.

The language of love was letters and it was universal.

Now a days tweets are considered love notes but sometimes a person wants more than 140 characters. I want 140 words or more. I want it all and I want it written so I can keep it forever. What is said can be sweet but once it is said it is just a memory. Letters can last a lifetime.

So this Valentine’s Day give your love one a extra special written gift that they can cherish over and over again.

Happy Valentine’s Day,
Emerald FireFly

ME = PRICELESS

Last night I had a dream…

I was standing on a street corner and in a shopping cart I had all of my favorite things; clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags, artwork, even my teddybear Franklin. About 20 items in all. Some were inexpensive and others were very expensive. For some reason I left the cart unattended to go for an elevator ride and when I came back down I realized that some items were missing. I was not upset that the items were gone but rather that now they had to be replaced and then I realized that somethings can not be replaced and I began to weep.

I woke up and was puzzled and confused. What did this all mean for I have never been one to grovel over material things…and then all of a sudden it hit me and I realized that it was a deeper message.

The moral of the dream was that all things are valuable in their own way and the point of life it to continue to grow and expand your empire and to have to replace things in life are a waste of money and energy but more importantly somethings can not be replaced and those are often the most valuable of things in life. Things such as time, memories and emotions. So if in real life I would not leave my watch on a corner and walk away and I would not give my teddy bear to a stranger to hold I can not give my time, energy or heart to someone who is not deserving and appreciative of it otherwise I will be continually repairing it and wasting time trying to repair it from all of the emotional damage. 

So I got to thinking…What is my most prized possession? And I concluded it was ME.

I am priceless mind, body and soul most importantly and I began to realize that my kindness and love are also priceless not to be given to a  person who won’t appreciate it.  In my dream the elevator ride was symbolic of joy or a good time and I realized that one should not endanger what they have for what could be all for a good time but rather protect what they have and continue to enhance themselves.

Often times we throw away our self dignity and respect for a man, money or something materialistic when the act is often more damaging then the gain. Protect your most prized possession at all times and do not let anyone misuse or abuse it. Show your worth through your own actions and people will see your true value. 

Hot Pink Kisses,
Emerald FireFly

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