Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Here I am making sure the hardest working man I know is comfy and well taken care of. We're still spending a little bit of time ticking away at the family business. But, boy it feels good to slow down and spend quality time together. I hope you're able to slow down and enjoy the things that matter to you most during the busy holiday season. Xoxo
Sunday, December 15, 2013
The same can be said about life. Life is not a sprint. It's a long haul. I have come to realize when it seems like I want to sit out and give up (not unto death don't worry) if I just keep pressing, I will be revitalized. Life is a beautiful thing. It goes on! I have been trying to make sure I squeeze one last blog in before the New Year. In retrospect that's silly. Years are an excellent way to mark the passage of time. But I'm done with "waiting on New Years" to address anything that needs attention in my life. I'm doing my best not to drag any old mess into 2014, but the fact of the matter is, I am not waiting until the final moments of 2013 to let anything go. I release all that does not edify the life I am trying to live, when I recognize that it does not profit my purpose.
The last quarter of this year I found my second wind. I can and will continue to move forward. I can and AM growing mentally, spiritually and physically. I had a complete stranger walk up to me in the grocery store of all places this week. He told me that he could sense my profound sense of spirituality. That a force greater than me was radiating to the point in which he could sense it when he walked in my presence. My response......."Yes that's correct." I won't pretend that makes me sensational or special. What that makes me is a woman that is walking in her destiny. This palpable force is to be expected from anyone who is doing such. It doesn't mean that I am special. It means I am on the right track. Which loops my back to my original thought....I am on this track, my second wind has kicked in. I'm running on!
If I don't make it back to this blog before January 1st. THANK YOU for stopping by to read my words, and look at my pictures. I appreciate the likes and interaction I receive. Be blessed xoxox.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
This is me this morning. I was willing myself to have a good day. I've come to realize that so many circumstances in life are a struggle. Even happiness can be a struggle. There's a time to retreat and there's a time to press forward. I don't have the luxury of going to a still quiet place to regroup right now. So I celebrate each accomplishment I lean in...dig deep and fight. My soul is a kiln bubbling with hope and goals. I feel them boiling and rising. Now my day is coming to a close. I am content. I did my best. I didn't let up. I accomplished my goals. It wasn't an easy day. But it turned out to be a good day. And that makes me happy.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
I'm almost 40 years old, and just now understanding my worth. You best believe I'll do my best to impart full knowledge to the young ladies in my sphere of influence. I'm old enough to know better. And finally old and wise enough to care.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
I wrote a post a few weeks back on the art of taking black and white photos. I decided to change this picture of my husband and I today, into black and white. I must say I LOVE what I'm seeing consistent growth in the midst of challenge. I see more strength which I am extremely happy to observe. The eyes... well mine can't lie...
To show my 80's baby 90's lady roots.... "Don't call it a comeback! I was here all the time." ;)
Sunday, November 3, 2013
I had an opportunity to reconnect with family. Some of whom I had not seen in over 10 years. My cousin and his adorable fiancée had an engagement party. We used it as an opportunity to get together to celebrate instead of waiting until the next time we have to mourn. I'm feeling so happy. Love in it's many forms is a wonderful thing. I'm happy our family is looking for occasions to celebrate love.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
We got up, went outside, and watched the sun come up. He told me how much he loves the sunrise. I am a self described "lunatic". Give me a sunset, and the chance to stare at the moon, and I am content. In many ways we fit into the Opposites Attract category. But there is an element of cooperation that is just working for us.
He is like the sunrise. He embodies hope. I am like the sunset. I embody gratitude. Like one hand washing the other, we will work together. Balanced success is in our future.
Friday, September 27, 2013
I changed my perfume this morning. It's time to let go of the fresh florals, and welcome the sweet warm scents associated with autumn... I'm feeling warm and fuzzy :) It's time to drive out and enjoy the beautiful foliage. Good day beautiful people.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Taking time to for prayer and meditation has been an absolute necessity for me lately. I consider myself to be a spiritual person, and definitely a woman of prayer. But the discipline of regular meditation is difficult to master in today's hectic society. It is however, something I have been forcing myself to do.
It turns out setting this time aside to both focus and listen, was a vital and missing piece to MY peace. I dwell in more contentment, love, and well being than I have ever known in my adult life. (And I've been grown for quite a few years now lol). My husband expressed his heartfelt appreciation for the transformation he has seen in me recently. His sentiment is as important to me then the actual benefits I have received by making these life changes.
So here is my personal endorsement for implementing mediation into your lifestyle. I am sure most people are not doing it. Let's face it, pouring a drink, smoking, or popping a pill is a much more time efficient way of dealing with stress or life's challenges in general. But what is missing with those alternative stress combatants are the answers we are looking for that so often cause the unbalance in our lives in the first place......
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Conjoined flesh, rhythmic heartbeats and breath providing the background music
She watched strong hands covet her flesh
Whispering lips on her ear filled her brain
The reflection a most magnificent sight
But alas it was art imitating life
The image was untrue
She had looked into reflection of an actor's eyes
And what can the mirrored eyes of a pantomimist provide
Little more than a double portion of an optical illusion...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Little by little. One day at a time. I'm growing, changing, challenging myself. I'm determined to be more self-aware then ever before. I'm just at the beginning of this journey. Only God knows where I'll end up...
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Happy Sunday beautiful people. Today finds me in perfect peace. I don't have words just yet to describe them. But I feel a poem formulating in my mind. Peace, love, and blessings to you all...xoxo
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Amazingly with open arms I find myself in the position to accept them both. Miraculously with this acceptance I have found a "a peace that passes understanding". I have spent the last couple of days sleeping more soundly than I have in years. The future...MY FUTURE in particular is more full of hope and possibility than I ever could have imagined. My past will give me the ability to endure the challenges and pitfalls that I must overcome.
I am grateful for every struggle that has gotten me to this point. I needed them. I am better because of them. I am beyond determined to rise above it all and be a spectacular woman who lives the rest of her life in grace. It all starts tomorrow. My feet will hit the floor, and I will be ready for it.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
My neighbor died unexpectedly a couple of weeks ago. Dan was one of the nicest people I've ever met. The embodiment of the proverbial "nice guy".
In talking with his widow, the equally nice Joan, I learned they'd been together since the age of 12. Sixty-two years they spent together. Fifty-four of them, they were married. She looked me in the eyes and said, "I'm lost without him. We were so close. We've spent most of our lives together and I can't believe it's over."
You can love someone so much, that no amount of time with them will ever be enough...