Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Breathe, Release, Rejoice.

First. Breathe. Easy enough, eh? Actually, take in some big healthy breathes over and over and get some oxygen to that big brain of yours. This is the first step in healing your stress.

Second. Release your stress or anger. Get rid of it. Find a suitable place for it to go. I'll let you lead by my example.

*ahem*

My dear friend is in a tough spot currently. Single mom. Ignorant shit for brains ex-husband and father of her children. Financial struggles that are relentless. She says over and over: "Why can't I get a break?"

Because of the financial difficulties, she is in a slump. And when she is down in the dumps is about the time the bill collectors start calling. Of course, they have impeccable timing. And like so many others in the same situation, she is bullied by these collectors.

The other day she got a call from a debt collection company about a hospital bill for around $500. She desperately tries to explain that she has nothing left over after her household bills, her car and groceries to feed her children.

This particular punk proceeds to "advise" her to default on her car payment for the month to pay him, a unexpected medical bill. "Sir Shithole" informs her that she spends too much money on groceries and her kids do not need to eat that much. He goes down the list of things she should remove from her expenses so he can get paid in full to get commission.

*Insert a pissed off friend that has been helping her friend get out of debt by introducing her to the Dave Ramsey Plan. It is a successful plan because we did it ourselves and are now, debt free.* that was the longest damn 2 sentences EVER

I'm gonna tell you what, there is nothing that pisses me off more then bullies. I know her pain. I have been there. These bastards will torment and torture you until you finally give them a credit card number to put the medical bill on or they will harass you countless times by calling and calling you. AND...AND...THIS PUTZ CALLS HER AT WORK 3-5X'S A DAY. BASTARD.

I'm gonna rip his nut sack off. I'm ready to pounce. NoONe. I mean NoOne bullies my friends or family. Grrrrr.

Let's just say for the sake of a really long ass post, that I spit rat poison in this dudes eye. I know my laws. I did research after research after my hysterectomy because I was the one being bullied at the time. And luckily, I had a good friend who jumped in when I was a big wad of chewing gum and took care of my dirty work. I learned from the best of the best. She was a rock star. And I learned so very much. And I know my laws and rights. And this bastard stumbled into War Territory. The End. Until the next one calls and I get a bite of his ass too.

And I suppose if that doesn't work for you, just kick sand in someone's eye.

And finally, Third you rejoice.

There is nothing more exhilarating then to know you took control of your stress. You did it. You live and learn. And I'm gonna tell you sweet friends, rejoicing is NOT overrated.

My very delusional point here is take it from a chick who had/has numerous panic attacks, anxiety and fear. You live and learn but you cannot learn unless you fail. I have failed. a lot And today, my friend picked her head up, realized she was living in fear, dusted off her bottom and is learning to take action and control.

I am soooo proud of her. It's like succeeding in potty training a toddler. BooRah Baby!

*Note. If you have financial burdens that are causing you great pain, I am highly recommending the Dave Ramsey Plan. It isn't fun. It is something that you have to work hard at. But trust in me, the first time you pay off a bill that has been gnawing at you for awhile, you will feel triumphant and renewed. I only suggest this because I know the financial burdens to well. Not long ago my friends, I was eating my fingernails for dinner. I was a wreck, worrying about money day in and day out. My husband introduced me to the plan, I kicked and screamed however I gave in and did it. And today, I am so relieved I did. Please. Go to Dave Ramsey and learn more. And if you have personal questions, although I am no expert, I do have a very good knowledge about the program and can try to answer your questions. Email me. I'm here to serve you.

If you don't have financial foes because you succeeded in the Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover, then a virtual "High Five" to you.

6 comments:

Brittany said...

I would love to see his testicles, if you ever DO rip them off. cool? lol


AND- on an unrelated note... I got a magic sponge...some lemons...some water... ANDDDDD MY MICROWAVE IS CLEAN!!! IT IS FRIGGIN' CLEAN!!! :) And it's all thanks to you! :) Thank the LORD for that magic sponge!

Kel said...

Yes, that could be fun to watch - I mean its not everyday I get to see a mans testicles ripped from his screaming body (although there are a few I'd like to do that too.) Good for your friend!

BTW-Like the new background, very pretty!
~K

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Good for your friend! I wish her happier days in the future....BTDT.

OHmommy said...

I hope that your friend sees many happy days ahead.

Oh. And CUTE background Krissy.

Blessings From Above said...

Your friend is VERY lucky to have you in her corner! :)

Patois said...

I'd definitely want you on my side. No doubt about it.