A Message from my mom

Seems it’s friendship week. Earlier today I thought about some of the people at work and how profoundly they impact my day, my mood and my outlook on the place I now have to call home.
You sometimes feel like sayimg to someone that their friendly smile is all you needed in your day, or their kind words. Well I received the following from my mom and thoughtbto share this as I find it so beautiful.. 

“This quote is profound: If  you will take the time to read I promise you’ll walk away with an enlightened perspective. The subjects covered  affect us all, on a daily basis: 

They’re  written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so  much with so few words.  ………Enjoy………

I’ve  learned …That  the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly  person.

I’ve  learned ….  That when you’re in love, it shows.  

I’ve  learned ….  That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’  makes my day.

I’ve  learned ….  That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the  most peaceful feelings in the  world.

I’ve  learned ….  That being kind is more important than being  right. 

I’ve  learned ….  That you should never say no to a gift from a child. 

I’ve  learned ….  That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the  strength to help him in some other way. 

I’ve  learned ….  That no matter how serious your life requires you to be,  everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.  

I’ve  learned ….  That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a  heart to understand.

I’ve  learned ….  That simple walks with my father around the block on summer  nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an  adult.

I’ve  learned ….  That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets  to the end, the faster it goes.

I’ve  learned ….  That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask  for.

I’ve  learned ….  That money doesn’t buy class.

I’ve  learned ….  That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so  spectacular.

I’ve  learned ….  That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be  appreciated and loved.

I’ve  learned ….  That to ignore the facts does not change the  facts. 

I’ve  learned ….  That love, not time, heals all  wounds.

I’ve  learned ….  That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them. 

I’ve  learned …  That life is tough, but I’m tougher.  

I’ve  learned ….  That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the  ones you miss.

I’ve  learned ….  That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock  elsewhere.

I’ve  learned ….  That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one  more time before she passed away.

I’ve  learned ….  That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because  tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I’ve  learned …..  That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your  looks.

I’ve  learned …..  That when your newly born grandchild holds your little  finger in his little fist, that you’re hooked for  life. 

I’ve  learned ….  That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all  the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing.

To all of you…. Make sure you read all  the way down to the last  sentence.

It’s National Friendship Week. Show your friends how much you  care. Send this to everyone you consider.”
Dankie mammie xx

Would you wait?

Would you wait for me at the ocean if you knew one day we would meet?

Would you wait for me to come and join you and save me an open seat?

Would you wait for hours in the longest line if you knew you’d be forever mine?

Would you dance to the music I hold dear if dancing was your greatest fear?

Would you swim in dangerous waters so deep if you knew my heart would be yours to keep?

Would you wait for me to wake every morning so my smile is the first thing you see?

Would you wait for me to fight my inner demons if together we’ll then forever be?

Would you wait until I say I do…because I would wait baby, I’d wait for you..

Go ahead, take it for granted…

It’s something often said… Men are all the same. I think the reason for this is that they really give us more reason to believe that than what they give us reason not too. That being said, women are also all the same. So when you complain about the usual stuff there is some common ground.

So when you actually finally meet someone man or women, that is willing to go above and beyond for you and actually enjoy things most others would complain about, would you consider yourself lucky? Would you consider yourself fortunate? Would you then try and be an even better you to accommodate that person? Or would you simply take it for granted? “I am who I am” …Forget that you are fortunate to not have reason to complain?

…. Very sad, but even given everything on a platter without having to go to any effort, you’ll no doubt not see it. You’ll just shrug it off, say “oh well, I can’t help it”… And you’ll say those words right up to the point where you loose what is given to you so freely on a platter, and you’ll be left wanting.

Don’t complain then! Don’t complain when you are without! Life is short, your window to have the things you love and can indulge in is brief.

I am

I am but a whisper, a silent breeze, floating freely. Ten thousand tiny lights move in and out, a kaleidoscope of brilliance and beauty.

I enlighten the soul, carve etchings of words onto the heart. I leave my silent mark. Once my touch has been felt it is remembered.

I am craving and I am lust. I intertwine with feelings of friendship, with soft spoken words, intangible thoughts and feelings.

I uplift, I overwhelm, I care freely. I am abundant and filled with joy. I’m soft raindrops against a window, a meadow filled with Spring blooms.

I hold no value for monetary things, I have no need for gifts. I fill an empty space, join together broken bonds, mend fractured souls, give life.

I sing and I am music to all.

I am LOVE.