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……
Best friend, Ryker the Boerdane (or Danemastiff) and Dobby the doxie…… 6 months difference and inseparable.
Dobby with his beloved Shadow cat…. who plays Donkey Kong with Dobby’s head when he licks him too much…. The loves of my life…..
Nothing beats seeing things with new, clear eye than when you actually look through the lens of a camera. I have been away for awhile and took quite a few shots with my cellphone camera. I must say, for a cellphone camera it took quite a few decent shots. Not as close as I would have like but near enough. There were one or more pictures that have kinda lost the look that I was looking for as a result of that. Now I am on a new mission….. I would love to take up photography. I have always sort of noticed the small things around me, the way the sun sets or rises, the way a tree looks against the sky, even the everyday things take on a new look as I am now actually looking as though I have a camera lens.
Now I just need the right affordable beginner’s camera and the classes to go with it. Then I can start my new adventure…..
But for now, I have to contend with what I can take with my cellphone camera. So I am going to post a few of the images I shot and hope that you like them.
Think I might even start a new blog with my photo adventures……. Not bad for a woman in her 50s…..
My mother was a fantastic lady and the best granny ever. Yes, I know, I am biased but truth be told, she was one funky hip lady in her golden years. One strict Mother but as a grandmother (or OOee as she was fondly known by) she was one of a kind. She would drop down to their level and play on the ground with them. She had mostly boys so as she would fondly quote “If you can’t beat them, join them” and farts and all she would give those grandsons a run for their money.
I have learnt a lot by how she interacted with them, played with them and just became one of them when they were around her. It was a joy to watch her with her grandchildren. They loved her to the moon and back and were devastated when she passed away in her sleep. But she had left her mark on them and her legacy has lived on.
Grandparents of today are not what they use to be. We are more funky and alive and dare I say it……more fun.
I am proud to now be able to fall into that category by having 2 gorgeous grandkids of my own. Not yet able to play and have that absolute Granny bond yet, but I am eagerly waiting for those times.
I do not intend to be that old boring granny who just sits around and drinks tea. Those are for the days of old….. now it is the time of the new generation grandparents…. those of us who refuse to be old…. those of us that intend to have fun until the day we fall along the wayside into our graves.
We lived our lives for our children, now we can live our lives with and through our grandchildren.
Ya ba da ba dooo!
Have an awesome weekend to one and all.
This is a short poem I wrote a good while back when I was feeling trapped and alone…..
Lost and alone
Fighting for sanity
Crawling to safety
Need to cry
Need to fly
Bright and high
Need to go
Need to shout
Need to scream
Need to GO
Nuggets of Bliss in a World gone Mad
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
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.