My graveyard of regrets overflows with markers
The place I would go to bury my unfulfilled hope and dreams
They lie entombed, not as a result of lack of effort or desire
But due to circumstances beyond my control
I don’t like to visit this dreadful space – yet it remains outside my front door
So I have made a plan to transform this place
Planting colorful flowers on each grave
With a prayer that each unfulfilled wish
Will create a place much more beautiful than before.
alone in the water it stood
tall, strong and fearless
ravaged by wave after powerful wave
as if the water’s deepest desire was to bring her crashing down
she bravely faced each torrent
as the waves wore at the surface
her strength flickered
but her beauty remained
true love is not easy, in fact it is down right hard.
loving someone when everything is going well is easy, so easy it makes me laugh.
real love is when you stick around for the hard stuff.
the real hard stuff isn’t financial troubles or family squabbles…..
if you are physically well, you can work two jobs, it might be hard but, if you are healthy it is doable.
family issues can be worked out if you have the health to endure them or capable to physically pick yourself up and move.
but illness………it shakes you to the core. lives are transformed in an instant, roles change, individuals get lost in the symptoms leaving the caretaker to fed for themselves in a sea of uncertainty.
only with true love do you have the freedom to heal.
Today, may you experience a sense of healing, no matter how small.
January 1st, 2018 I decided to make a resolution not to watch any TV news. I made this resolution half joking, saying it mainly out of frustration of all the depressing stories I heard day after day. What I discovered after a few weeks was that I felt a bit better. My anxiety dropped and I spent less time watching TV. It was a wonderful experience/experiment and one I plan to carry on in 2019 as part of my……..do more of good and and less of the bad activities.
Wishing you a year of more good stuff in your life!
As we enjoy the beautiful lights this holiday season, let us remember what this time is truly about. Please take a few moments out of the next month to think about those who are less fortunate and make a plan on how to help. Small actions on your part can make a huge impact on others’ lives.
Those (in need)
Now go let your beautiful inner light shine onto others!
Only when humanity cares enough, will there be less sorrow.
It’s up to us…….
During this holiday season, let us all remember that there are so many people who are hurting and need HOPE. Let us be their HOPE. Your acts of kindness, no matter how small, may change the course of a person’s life.
true peace is a result of patience of the mind,
contentment of the soul,
and a love filled heart.
……caring enough to do something about it
don’t allow less than kind people to steal your precious energy and joy,
take a deep breath,
and show them the love they must be lacking in their lives.