Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Shush That Barking Chihuahua!

'Ace barking' photo (c) 1997, Michael Sabal - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
"Fear is a bully who doesn't fight fair. But like most bullies, it doesn't stand it's ground when you decide to turn and face it. And you can, my friend, you can." (GSD pg88)
Dear Fear,
You can be the itch on my back I just can't scratch. The zit fest right before a date night or my baby got back butt that won't fit in those darn skinny jeans. You're down right annoying and always in the way.

Holley equates fear to a barking chihuahua. They think they're all big and bad and run at you like they are the king of the house and they are going to take you down for stepping into their domain. Only they don't realize their size, and the fact that you could squash them with one foot if you were so inclined.

I think they would be evolution's theory of what a rat could grow into given the right condition.:)

I digress, Holley says, "Fear camps out right next to whatever it is your most called to do. That means the closer you get to your calling, the louder fear sounds. You must be headed in the right direction. Keep going-fear is a Chihuahua that sounds like a Doberman." (pg88)

Ain't that the truth? Sometimes you bark so loud I can't hear anything else.Shush!

You try to intimidate me with your loud voice hoping I'll back down and be put back into my place.

I'll give some credit, though, you are loud and daunting, but like the chihuahua you bark loud because YOU are the one scared. Scared of what might happen to the hold you have if I turned and stared you in the eye. Scared that I will realize my full potential and do all the things you know I'm capable of but haven't because of you.

Well, I'm sorry, but, I won't back down anymore, your loud barking isn't making me fearful it's making me brave. Your yap is just plain annoying and  I won't stand for it one more day.

I'm breaking up with you for good. I'm turning around and looking you dead in the eye and saying Shut Up and get out!

It's time to hit the road and don't come back. No need to send a postcard or call to check in, I'll be fine, better than fine-I'll be soaring high for the first time in a long time.

So, Adios-and don't let the door hit your backside on the way out!


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12 comments :

  1. Ha ha ha ha! Oh, my. Just. Shut. Up. And don't let the door hit you on the way out. Priceless, Alecia, priceless.

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  2. :) Love it. Continuing to pray for you, friend, as you kick that fear out of the way and go for your dreams! You can do it! Blessings on your day. :)

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    1. Thanks, it's a daily battle and journey. Blessings to you too!

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  3. Love your style of writing. Good word, "shush"...

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    1. Thank you Betty, I like that word too :)

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  4. I was laughing so hard at the beginning of you letter that I didn't think I would be able to read the rest. Great post!!!

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    1. :) Glad I could get you to laugh, that makes it worth it!!

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