A gift called Life

A gift called Life

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As we get older we tend to be a tad more philosophical I think. Well, I seem to be, anyway. I tend to look back at my life and see how the threads of all the trials and tribulations, all the meetings and events seems to all collide at a central end point. All the lessons learnt through it all. All the wisdom that I can depart onto my children and to those who want to listen and learn by my mistakes and take the shortcut through theirs.

Life is about the messy bits in life. I like to think that life would be extremely boring and bland if we didn’t have it.

Would I change anything in my life? Maybe just one or two things but on the whole I would not change anything. I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I wouldn’t have all the knowledge, wisdom and empathy that I have now.

Life is exciting with all its knocks. To look back and see the reason behind all the trials and tribulations is amazing. Not nice to go through it at the time but it makes us stronger should we allow it to.

I start each day with a “thank you” to our Creator for allowing me another day.

Life is a blessing, a gift and we must never forget it.

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Woman! (for Woman’s Month)

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Woman……..

In the beginning God made woman from man, He took a part of the man’s rib and fashioned her and saw that it was good.

Man is made up of pure logic and physical strength, he was made to be the provider, the protector of the woman, the protector of Life.

Now a woman is made up of the pure emotion side of life, she is a complex person, she is the one who has so many roles in life. She is a nurturer of life, she is the protector of life, she is also a provider of life, she is the comforter, the nurse, the educator and so much more.

She will always put those she loves first in her life.

She is full of wonder and light.

She is a mystery to Man.

She is Life.

A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets. - Gloria Stuart

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You only have one life.

Do you want to live it true to yourself?

“I won’t” – 0%

“I can’t” – 10%

“I don’t know how” – 20%

“I wish I could” – 30%

“I want to” – 40%

“I think I might” – 50%

“I might” – 60%

“I think I can” – 70%

“I can” – 80%

“I am” – 90%

“I DID” – 100%

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Wants and Needs

 

 

 

 

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The world is full of wants and needs. What we want and what we need are two different things.

The definition of a need would be defined as goods or services that are required. This would include the needs for food, clothing, shelter and health care.

The definition of a Want are goods or services that are not necessary but that we desire or wish for.

Sometimes it is very hard to distinguish between the two and sometimes it is so hard to choose between the two. How many of us have had to give a sigh and weight up the costs of choosing between a want and a need…..

Sometimes we just need a Want and crave it but deep inside we know we cannot afford it but just bulldoze ahead and get it anyway only to regret it later on when we realise how selfish we have been or do we?

How many of you out there have that dilemma?

How many of you have that constant battle between doing the right thing and going towards the Needs in life or throw caution to the wind and head on down the Wants alley?

Wants and Needs……. The battle is real and lives on……

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A short Poem from a time gone by: NEED TO

This is a short poem I wrote a good while back when I was feeling trapped and alone…..

 

 

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NEED TO

 

Locked away

Screaming inside

Lost and alone

Fighting for sanity

Crawling to safety

Need freedom

Need to cry

Need to fly

 

Fire burning

Bright and high

Need to go

Need to shout

Need to scream

Need to GO

 

Nuggets of Bliss in a World gone Mad

Nuggets of Bliss in a World gone Madin the grass

This Sunday morning I decided to plonk myself down on the green grass after my morning chores. The warm Autumn sun was soothing to my skin, the gentle breeze played with the branches of the trees. It was bliss. Until I was rudely interrupted by a small, wet, cold nose of my doxie, pushing his way under my arms to find my face as if to say “Oh there you are Mommy.”

Play time was called for….

He was rolling onto his back while I played roly poly with him. My bigger boy then decided he was going to get into this fun time action and gently placed his big head gently onto my shoulder and pressed his head into my neck. A moment of pure love flowed between human and dogs at this time. My big boy on my shoulder, long dog between my legs, all awhile I was sitting on the green lush grass of our backyard. Total peaceful bliss…..

Off they sauntered, noses twitching in the air gathering the different smells, on the hunt for the fast, sun loving lizards.

My morning nugget of total love and bliss in this world gone mad. Watching my fur children romp in the grass, having them roll around me on the grass and all the while having the warmth of the sun enveloping my skin.

Pure love, pure warmth and pure peace.

The Power of Words

The Power of Words

Most people do not realise the power they have over others just by what they say. They do not realise that words can hurt a person. They are so blinded by their own hurts and insecurities that when they receive a kind word or a compliment they take it up wrongly and then just blast the one saying it with unkind and hurtful tones. I am a person that has never forced myself or my ideas or religion onto anyone. Today I told a lady via Facebook that I compliment her on having a disabled child and that the good Lord choices special women to look after His special children and that I would keep her in my prayers as she is having a hard time being alone as she is separated and that she has said that her loneliness was forced on her and not by her on choice.

Well, did she blast me back saying that I must not force my religion on her as she is an atheist and I must not tell her how to live her life and that I was insensitive and blah blah blah….. I felt a tinge of hurt as I thought I was being nice (evenly I was not, according to her) but I threw back to her that I choose not to take her words into my heart or head.

It is times like these that really try one’s strength and wisdom.

One has a choice whether to take the words said to heart or to just release them and not allow them to take up space in your head. If this had happened a good few years ago I probably been so nasty back at her and I would have let this brood inside me. Fortunately, through trial and error, I have learnt to let things slide. Why waste the time and effort over somebody you do not even know.

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