Life is filled with moments in which we choose who to be
How to act and how to treat one another
Kindness. True warmth and affection that comes deep from within a person
Not something false or done with ulterior motive
True kindness is hard to find nowadays
Love keeps us kind.
Life is filled with heartache, pain, and loss
I feel I’ve suffered enough for one lifetime and then some
My spirit is breaking
Growing desperate from fighting
I can’t give up so I keep going no matter what
I smile, I laugh, you won’t see me cry.
Life is filled with love
There are times it takes our breath away
None of us are promised tomorrow
Cherish your loved ones and don’t take them for granted
Even now, I still dream of a love that may one day mend this broken heart
Because love is worth it.
Life is filled with hope
Even when it feels as if all hope is lost
The universe is there pushing you along
The angels voices can barely be heard but they’re whispering
We’re all surviving, We’re all dying
You have to fight for the life you want.
In life you get what you give
I still pray that one day I will finally find peace
To be able to truly breathe again
I don’t wanna die
I’ve already done that
I’m ready to live.
Victim or Not
Sometimes it may seem like life gives us an endless number of obstacles to overcome. I am in need of help and support from my readers and friends. I’ve gotten a complaint against my company. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) filed an Administrative Complaint against M3 Makeup. Actual formal charges have been filed against me. This is mind boggling. We have our business licenses, liability insurance, our girls have their cosmetology license. It’s claiming we’re a salon and that we don’t have our salon license. We are not a salon. Someone went out of their way to do this. This was a malicious act. We stay in people’s good graces and refer when we can. I’m a small business owner doing my best to keep my company going. For someone to do this and considering the circumstances that this company has had to go through with my cancer and long absence is downright disturbing.
I will do what’s right because that’s what I always do. I will hire a lawyer for legal advice even though I’m still paying lawyers for another hurdle that I just got over. Why not? Money grows on trees and that’s where I’ll go to find the money to pay for this new endeavor. We will do whatever we need to do to rectify this and will come out on top at the end of the day because evil doesn’t win. However, I am tired of fighting. I am tired of not catching a break. I am tired of seeking peace yet things keep cropping up that make no sense.
Originally I was going to ask if anyone knew of any Administrative lawyers in Orlando. I spent all day on Monday calling and making appointments with several lawyers this week. I have 10 more days to finalize the information and send the documents filled out to the DBPR. After talking to several lawyers, it’s worse than I even imagined. I would be very appreciative of positive thoughts and prayers while I go through yet another trial in life. (I am in the market for a good P.I. to find out who was behind this! Just joking…or am I??)
“Life is a series of choices, none of which are new. The oldest is choosing to be a victim or choosing not to.” -The Accountant
I’ve made my choice…
Gail Ganzlin says
Would probably need a referral from someone up there, only know lawyers down here in Jupiter
Certainly does not seem fair, but you are a fighter and someone will come to your aid,
Love and Peace,
Carrie Cannaday says
Dang, that really stinks. I’m truly sorry. As a fellow small-business owner, and one who has fallen into issues with the IRS (quite innocently), I understand some of what you are feeling in regards to your business situation. And in life… Each of our lives looks so different, but we all face challenges of different degrees. You have definitely faced a lot of them over the past few years. But through it all – I see/read a depth and richness of understanding that has been developing in your life that a lot of people just don’t have and many will never have. I know it’s been trials that I have faced in my own life that have given me any understanding that I feel I may have. I’m praying for you, and for me too, that God will give us back “years that the locust have eaten,” and that He will equip us, through what we have learned and are learning in the trials that we have faced, to do far more having gone through them than we would have been able to do having not experienced them. And for ultimately, His power (working well beyond and even in spite of our shortcomings) to overcome. So much love for you, Michele! Would love to see you sometime soon. Keep on keeping on and sharing the journey with all of us. Your life inspires and touches far more than you realize! I’ll keep the prayers coming for you and certainly appreciate yours for me as well! Love you!
Michele Mann says
Carrie, All of this…I love! I’m sorry for the challenges you have faced and I will certainly keep you in mind. I often wonder if anyone gets it, if anyone could understand even a small fraction of what all has happened in my life. Then I realize it’s no way they truly can. But when I read what you’ve written, it makes me feel like sharing my story has at the very least made some sort of impact on others. That brings me so much joy! Love you too and good luck with your journey!