This is a good idea I think. You list 3 Things you are Grateful for each day.
My Mom: For teaching me that love covers a multitude of “sins” and that talking to and with others is good. To be yourself, not be ashamed of yourself, to be a strong woman, and to love to read. She is always with me in Spirit. I love you Mom.
My Tumblr & Online Friends: They say you are not “real’ but I know and We Know Better. You are as real and as dear to me as if i were hugging you right now. Group Hug everyone? Thanks so much for putting up with me, kicking me in my big round bottom, laughing with me, some of you have cried with me, for great counsel, for forgiving me in my Emo Wench, Hormonal, & /or Bipolar states. For Being My Real & True Friends.
Being Free to Express Myself: I am So Glad & Grateful that I can write, read, say, and do what I think, feel,believe in my life without (much) fear of being jailed for it. There is a long way to go for ALL people to have this Freedom.
We take this for granted I think far too often. We are all watching SOPA and its counterparts in the world carefully. We are Aware (most of us) that the PTB’s (Powers that Be) wanting to take our rights & freedoms of Speech and Expression, and they are seeking to censor us Online. I get so mad and my sword (pen) starts to rattle. But we are fighting back. Last year saw rioting in Egypt. Why are we so darned quiet & complacent. I do not mean we need rioting. But we sure do need to not rest on past laurels, we Must speak up & out Always.
I do not Know, so sad to say.
But did you know that Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers?
Thank You so Much! I am always glad folks enjoy it.
My Goodness where did this month go to? I am amazed at all that has happened this month in my personal, spiritual, and mundane life.
My health hit almost rock bottom. Cellulitis in my leg & my Diabetes was bad. Bipolar flares messed me up. (Two out of the three are a lot better!)
In less than a few days time I embarked on a Lifestyle Change, thinking that has transformed my life too, through Prayer, Contemplation, and simple Rituals. Reading the book Living Peace by Thich Nhat Hahn, and rededicating myself to practising my mantras of: Just Breathe and This Too Shall Pass.
A heart-rending relationship breakup, to the tentative “make-up” that failed in a over all sad way.
An Old Flame back in my life, whom with just a simple “Hello” makes me smile & feel good, and he is a kind, sexy, fun, & intelligent man and he is also My Friend. We are having Fun & Going Slow. Which suits us both wonderfully. Though I will say I’d like to shower him with My “Affections” and take a bite out of him. If you saw him you’d understand. Maybe I should just nibble him… lol *winks & smiles*
My *ex-husband-to-be and I have come from explosive arguments to a friendship that most people (not us in the Tumblr-verse of course!) would find unique at best and oddly bizarre at worst. Talking about various topics, and working out details of our divorce in a truly amicable way today was a pleasant turn of events.
*(We live together separated for “reasons”)
My Daughters & Sons all have amazed me with their continued resilience, humour, kindness and loving ways they show not only to me, the family, but that they bless others with. The youngest really stepped up and showed how much she has grown as a young woman in helping take care of me.
I am a blessed woman & Mom.
And in less than a week I start the new chapter of “Starra Starts College”.
I hope y’all’s month was easier than mine on you. I would not want to repeat this month, *grins*… but I have learned life is not always a slide from one to the next for me. I who detest speed and motion (think roller coasters!) have a life that takes twists and turns, highs and lows in a mater of a day. If I likened it & me to Yoga, well I’d be able to bend in a pretzel knot! lol
I learned to be More Flexible in some areas, Stand Stronger & Firmer in other areas and when it comes to Setting & Enforcing My Healthy Boundaries, to Give Second Chances because they might just be Grand! And they also might be a huge Learning Experience I (and others) needed.
“It is all good” as the saying goes. And in time any wounds that came from the Life Lesson’s will heal. If we choose to allow them too, if we accept the lesson and take it to our heart & psyche. One hopes it happens that way for All involved.
I also learned to Forgive and Let Go. That applies to others as well as my self.
Blessings Be and Shine Dark,
So, where did your month go and where did it take you?
A Single Dull Star
A single dull star
In a crowded galaxy
That will slowly dim
In the cold darkness of space
It will go nova
A last flash of intense light
A brief explosion
Dissipating over time
And becoming part of you
I only slept a few hours last night (napped really)
So, I will curl up in my lonely “lil bed and dream lovely dreams of a Knight and Naughty Kisses.
Be back in awhile Tumblr-verse!
it may as well be our fingers.
Touch me, ‘til my ribs become piano keys,
‘til there is sheet music scrolled across the inside of my lungs
cause i”m breaking old patterns.” —Andrea Gibson (via loveyourchaos)
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson (via whimsicalele)