Me ‘N’ Mary J.

What She Wore: pale green capris; black tee with sprout on it that reads “Good things come in small packages;” black and grey herringbone mary janes.

What She Ate: My MIL made green beans, ham, onions, and potatoes over rice. Wonderful Cajun cooking.

Lately I’ve been thinking about Mary J. Blige’s album, No More Drama.

If the whole Charlie thing has taught me anything, it that we have no need to manufacture drama in our lives. I could go from now until eternity enjoying calm afternoons and lovely dinners.

Facing death. Spending so much of your day in a place where children are sick. Knowing that not everyone will make it. These are real issues.

It’s not about petty differences, social status, or ignoring people you don’t like.

I won’t pretend that I haven’t had my share of starting drama for no reason, but those days are hopefully behind me. I want peace. I want calm. I want smiling faces if for no other reason than because it’s polite. Life is already messy–let’s not make it worse.

So, I’ve got a new motto: No More Drama! Call me on it if I’m stirring it up for no reason.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I have said this myself throughout the years, but I have found it rather difficult to avoid the drama which really is an essential.

    It seems like whenever I get everything going well, I seem to find drama somewhere. It’s whenever things are not going as great as I would like that I don’t need drama around me.

    Personally I hope things get so normal for you again that you might manufacture a little drama. :-) if you know what I mean?

    Take care of yourself and Charlie.
    Billy Paul

  2. Leucantha` says:

    I think the real key to avoiding “conotrallable” drama is to do the right thing, even when you don’t want to. That doesn’t mean others around you won’t have it. Anyway to make a short story long, I concur wholeheartedly.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I think when we’re young we adore drama. I see that first hand in school right now. Sometimes these “kids” are almost gleeful about it. Unfortunately for some it takes awhile for perspectives to shift and priorities to come into focus. I’d like to think I’m on that path right now too.

  4. Small Town Girl says:

    I’m with ya on this one.

  5. Nadine Hightower says:

    You got it Sista Girl!! Count on me!

  6. Amen Sista!

  7. Haz Bien says:

    “You don’t want no drama,
    No, no drama, no, no, no, no drama…” – Fergie


  8. I hate drama

  9. Lord I know so many people who are just plain bored without drama–so they do what they can to start some up…but then again I’m sure I’ve been guilty of that every now and then…