Push or shove?


When it comes to the words push and shove, you might say that they are one and the same. Or are they? Would you rather be pushed in different areas of your life or shoved? You may feel that being pushed in the direction of pursuing your dreams is a welcome and favorable action. In this case, you don’t mind being pushed all day; if it’s going to help propel you to where you need to go. It also may depend on who’s doing the pushing. Now, lets talk about the word shove.  Shove would seem to be the ruder term -vs- push, even if only by sound.  Shove can imply taking someone by surprise and in essence can be viewed as aggressively pushing. Do think you would ever find yourself saying, I’m so glad my parents shoved me in the right direction concerning furthering my education? Maybe, maybe not. Sometimes, parents are pushy reflecting their particular style of parenting and may feel the need to aggressively shove their children to excel and become successful. But if a teacher or colleague were to do the same thing, you might very well take it defensively and feel more like you’re being shoved. After it’s all said and done, you may draw the conclusion that it really doesn’t matter as long as the end result is a positive one. But remember, the true end result may be the fallout of all that pushing and shoving.

Is makeup sometimes a coverup?


It’s always a beautiful thing to see when you spot someone who is wearing perfectly applied makeup. Would you agree? You know the type, the eye shadow is done with expert precision, the face makeup is seemingly flawless. Awesome right? Well, then there’s the flip side. The person that is wearing heavy layers of “cover up”, so much that if you were to see them without it, you might not even recognize them. Why do some people where such heavy paint on their faces? You may know someone who does this, or you may be a person who likes to spread the layers of foundations,powders,etc. on as thick as can be.

Please understand, I’m not against makeup. When it’s done right, it can be a beautiful vision to behold. I don’t wear it because my skin is very sensitive and I try not to do anything to stir up more problems. I apply a little lipstick/gloss and I’m out the door. Also, applying a full face of makeup takes time and energy. It’s just one more thing to have to make time for and squeeze into an already jam-packed day.

Do you ever think that some people who put on all these layers of cake  are maybe trying to hide the face that they are really unhappy with? Does each layer represent a new and deeper level of dissatisfaction with the face that they were born with? Kind of scary when you think  about how thick some of these layers appear to be, mannequin-like in some cases. I say that because some people would not be caught dead or alive without their makeup “mask”. For instance, someone drops by your house unexpectedly. You did not get the opportunity to put your face on, so you are frantic and at your wits end! No one can see you like this! What do you do? Do you scream to the person through your closed front door, that they need to come back later? Or do you take your chances and open the door bracing for whatever reaction you might get?


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