Reflections from Christina Rhys
Who Is Christina Rhys?
The Price We Pay For Freedom
Adrift On An Ocean Of Loneliness
The Old Weathered Barn
Forever Young
Poems written by an Anonymous but Precious Friend
Who I Am
Plain Faces
A Story In Waiting
When I Say I Am A Christian
I Want To Know
A Woman Is.....................
The Nature of A Heart
I'm Special
In Praise Of Older Women
A Beautiful Woman
In God's Eyes
Inner Beauty
What A Marriage Should Be
My Heart
The Gifts of The Twenty Third Psalm
YOU Say.............
My Heart On The Line
What Is A Vet?
Our Founding Fathers
A New Bill Of Rights
Safety Tips For Women
The Room
What is emotional/verbal abuse?
Are You Being Emotionally/Verbally Abused?
Frequently Asked Questions About Verbal Abuse
Speak Out Against Verbal Abuse
Watch Your Words
Forging Self Confidence
Cultivating Self Esteem
Strengthen Your Self Confidence
10 Tips to Increase Your Confidence
Jan Sporri's Tips to Bolster your Self Esteem
YOU are Special
Don't Compromise Yourself
When You Ridicule Me


Life isn't about keeping score.

It's not about how many friends you have.

Or how accepted you are.

Not about if you have plans this weekend or if you are alone.

It isn't about who you're dating, who you used to date,
or how many people you've dated, or if you haven't been with anyone
at all.

It isn't about who you have kissed. It's not about sex.

It isn't about who your family is or how much money they have,
or what kind of car you drive, or where you are sent to school.

It's not about how beautiful or ugly you are, or what clothes you
wear, what shoes you have on, or what kind of music you listen to.

It's not about if your hair is blonde, red, black, or brown.

Or if your skin is too light or too dark.

Not about what grades you get, how smart you are, how smart everybody else thinks you are,or how smart standardized tests say you are.

It's not about what clubs you're in or how good you are at "your"

It's not about representing your whole being on a piece of paper and
seeing you will "accept the written you."

But, life is about who you love and who you hurt.

It's about who you make happy or unhappy purposefully.

It's about keeping or betraying trust.

It's about friendship, used as a sanctity or a weapon.

It's about what you say and mean, maybe hurtful, maybe heartening.

About starting rumors and contributing to petty gossip.

It's about what judgments you pass and why.

And who your judgments are spread to.

It's about who you've ignored with full control and intention.

It's about jealousy, fear, ignorance, and revenge.

It's about carrying inner hate and love, letting it grow, and
spreading it.

But most of all, it's about using your life to touch or poison other
people's hearts in such a way that could have never occurred alone.

Only you choose the way those hearts are affected, and those choices
are what life's all about.
What choices have you made?