FictionFridays are all about finding inspiration in the craziest of places. This Friday I was inspired by the Christmas spirit.
Christmas Hate Love
Oh, no… The whole family is coming.
Cooking, cleaning and always some shortcoming
always a flaw, something to complain.
Why does Christmas always have to be such a pain?
Are you still single?
Found a job yet?
Did you do that to your hair on purpose?
Hold on just a moment longer.
It’ll make you stronger.
Before you know it they’ll be out the door
and they won’t be back for another year more.
Really, still single?
Have you gained weight?
They drive you crazy.
They make you feel incredibly lazy.
But every year they’re always there
to remind you that even though you hate them, you actually really care.
Have a very merry Christmas!
This Tuesday: How to get motivated to exercise?
It’s almost that time of year again, New Year’s Eve, and you know what that means. New Year’s resolutions. Eating healthier, going out more, studying more, spending more time with friends and family and probably the most common resolution of all: exercising. I’m probably the most lazy person you’ll ever meet so here are my 5 stages of exercise.
Denial: I’m feeling good. I’m ready to do this. Gym, here I come! I got this! No problem. My body will look incredible.
Anger: I totally didn’t go to the gym last night. I’m an awful person. I’m such an idiot. I hate myself!
Bargaining: I’ll just have that one cookie and instead of watching TV I’ll go running tonight. Yeah, no worries.
Depression: It was just one cookie… Okay, maybe two… and a half. But come on, that half cookie didn’t count. I should have gone running, though. I know. I’m fat.
Acceptance: It’s fine I don’t need to go to the gym. My body looks amazing anyways. There’s just more of me to love. I mean, who really cares? I don’t.
Hey, look a cookie!
Have a nice Tuesday.
You ready? Let’s do this. Here’s how it works: No plan. No ideas. Just words!
The Little Gnome
There once was a gnome dreaming of being a giant. He tried everything: jumping up and down, eating all the vegetables he could find, drinking the poisons from the witch next door, but nothing worked. The gnome got sad and refused to go outside. He stayed inside dreaming of being a giant, knowing that was the only way. His friends wanted to help, but this little gnome felt so sad that even his friends couldn’t cheer him up. After a while they gave up.
Years passed by and everyone forgot about the little gnome who dreamed of being a giant. But, he was still there, dreaming of things that would never be. Until one day, someone knocked at the gnome’s door. At first he refused to get out of bed, but the stranger kept knocking. Reluctantly, the gnome got out of bed and opened the door. To his surprise in front of him stood the most beautiful girl-gnome he had ever seen. He had to pinch himself to make sure he wasn’t still dreaming.
The girl-gnome had moved into the tree next door and had baked her new neighbor an acorn pie. Together they ate from the pie and for the first time our little gnome was happy to be awake. He had forgotten about his dream of being a giant and knew he had always been supposed to be a little gnome. Because no matter how much he loved being a giant, he loved this little girl-gnome a hundred times more.
I hope you like these words.
Have a nice Wednesday.