Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Out on a Limb

Sometimes it's good to sit higher and farther out on the limb than your usual comfy place. 
When you look about you'll have the opportunity to see the world and
yourself from a new perspective.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Summer and enjoying life's pleasures

A few suggestions from me for the beginning of our summer season:

Make time for yourself today.
Do something that you love.
Connect with nature.
Be thankful for the blessings you have.
Do something that takes you out of your comfort zone.
Remember to share and your joys will be multiplied.
Try to find humor in your life.
Give love sincerely.
Walk barefoot in the sand or grass.
Extend a smile to those you meet.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Validity of feelings

     There are times when I become sad and melancholy and feel like I have no control over very much in my life. It is at those times that I question if what I am feeling or thinking is accurate and valid, or if I've missed the boat entirely. Maybe I am reading and putting too much into it. . . .  .  (continued)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

days, hours, minutes

Right now,  there are not enough hours in the day for me. I want to do it all. I don't understand when people say they are bored. I feel like I am an in a crazy frenzy with so much I want to do, the things I need to do and the whole people, places and more of life.  . . .  I don't want to hurry through any of it, but time is of the essence. Slow deep breath in, slow deep breath out . . .  now, when are the lazy days of summer coming again?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Where does it come from?

where things come from.
I know that we see with our eyes and others see our faces and look into our eyes.

We hear with our ears,
 sometimes the truth and sometimes
 what we want to hear.

We speak with our lips and at times
 we are silent.
Our hearts feel love in both the
giving and receiving.

But I wonder about our thoughts, our minds.
How does information get in and
what keeps it there?
How can it get distorted?
What makes a memory?
In what manner information attach to
thought and reasoning?
How does it decide between love or hate?

Where does the in and out of it happen?
How does this mind of ours work?

Monday, June 6, 2011


I din't believe it, it seemed so strange, in fact, I still can't believe it.

I was reading some blogs and doing a little casual blog surfing when to my surprise and HORROR I saw one of my very own posts copied verbatim and several of my photos being used on someone else's blog.

I felt violated, used, and helpless.
Now, I don't mind someone sharing from my blog or even using some of my photos or words, but to take the entire post and photos without asking or acknowledging me first was really in poor taste and quite honestly very hurtful. I was so befumbled after scrolling through their blog that I somehow deleted their blog and now, of course, can't find it again.

Has this happened to you?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Life changes

Someone very close to me lost their longtime mate a few years back.
Quite suddenly. She has been a trooper through it all.  From the diagnosis, to the quickly declining  health, to the death that came way too soon. She played the cards that life gave her. I'm sure she asked why a million times.
 I saw strength of her spirit and faith. She still had family to care for.

She is a young woman with lots of energy and wants to live more of life. I can see a change in her eyes, and a restlessness for new things in her life. She is ready to go out and see what comes her way or travel another road somewhere. She wants to have fun again.

The other night, we shared dinner with her and her "friend". I don't know if this is a romantic link or not. They were very relaxed together. Laughing at personal jokes and being comfortable with the little things that you do when you know someone intimately in an emotional way.  I do know she seemed so much happier. And isn't that just what we want for our friends and loved ones? We want them to be happy. I am still smiling.