Saturday, February 27, 2010

She learned

She learned that her stubbornness can be a virtue but there are times and certain things that she must let go of. For her own sake, she must release the feelings evoked because of other people’s actions.

She learned that doing this would not be easy. She has to accept the person for who they are. Even if she does not agree. Even if there are parts of them that are dark and hurt her at times.

She learned that she should never, ever feel guilty about any of this. Because they are their choices, their decisions, and they have nothing to do with her.

She learned that she could not change their minds. She can only open up the door for them, show them what else is out there, and hope that by doing so they step through the door and enter a whole new world of possibilities.

She learned that life is not always easy. But what is great is that life is always something. That means that life keeps on going. And that is beautiful.

Friday, February 26, 2010


It is not always easy to say the words
To open up
To express how you feel

Happiness and sadness
Two very opposite feelings
Yet both equally important for our soul

We must take the steps
to have open conversations
Communicating with one another
is a healing power
that cannot be measured

Breaking hearts mend
Souls strengthen
Smiles form

Conversations remind us we are not alone
They allow us to drain the hurt inside of us
And they bring us together

Open yourself up to the healing that occurs
when conversations are taking place
Allow yourself to be vulnerable
It is in these moments of vulnerability that 'you' will be seen

Nothing is more powerful than being seen

Sunday, February 21, 2010


As tears soaked my cheeks
You stopped to wipe them away
You gave me a friendly smile
And an understanding look
I did not even have to say a word
for you to know I needed you
You sat with me and listened
You never judged me
You saw me
For who I was
In that moment
And what I was feeling
Right then, right there
You held my hand
You held my heart
You helped to heal me
You are my angel
My light in the darkness

Saturday, February 20, 2010

"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are"
~ Joseph Campbell

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

all of you

photo taken while driving home and smiling thinking of all of you

Do you know what you guys do to me
Each time a comment appears from you
Or when a card arrives in my mailbox

Do you know how my heart sings
When a simple text messages is sitting in the palm of my hands
Or a little note appears

I sit here smiling
Thinking of all of you
And all the ways you brighten my days

Sometimes when I need it most
When my heart is sad or I just need to smile
One of you will appear, as if you knew

It is amazing how connected we all are to one another
There is no distance to far
for two heart and souls to connect

Words cannot convey this feeling
This heart swelling pride
That sings inside of me

I am a better person because of all of you
I am stronger, braver, and I smile more often
I am happy because I have you guys in my life

Thank you for being my little angels
For watching over me, loving me,
And seeing me

I adore you
I admire you
and I love you

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Truelove

The Truelove
~David Whyte

There is faith in loving fiercely
the one who is rightfully yours,
especially if you have
waited years and especially
if part of you never believed
you could deserve this
loved and beckoning hand
held out to you this way.

I am thinking of faith now
and the testaments of loneliness
and what we feel we are
worthy of in this world.

Years ago in the Hebrides
I remember an old man
who walked every morning
on the grey stones
to the shore of baying seals,

who would press his hat
to his chest in the blustering
salt wind and say his prayer
to the turbulent Jesus
hidden in the water,

and I think of the story
of the storm and everyone
waking and seeing
the distant
yet familiar figure
far across the water
calling to them,

and how we are all
preparing for that
abrupt waking,
and that calling,
and that moment
we have to say yes,
except it will
not come so grandly,
so Biblically,
but more subtly
and intimately in the face
of the one you know
you have to love,

so that when
we finally step out of the boat
toward them, we find
everything holds
us, and everything confirms
our courage, and if you wanted
to drown you could,
but you don't

because finally
after all this struggle
and all these years,
you don't want to any more,
you've simply had enough
of drowning,
and you want to live and you
want to love and you will
walk across any territory
and any darkness,
however fluid and however
dangerous, to take the
one hand you know
belongs in yours.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I listen and I see YOU

I listen to your stories, your heart ache, your tears,
your dreams, your worries, and your fears
I listen to not only what you have to say
but I listen to how you feel
I digest it
Soaking in each morsel
I listen to what you do not want to say
What you are afraid to say
And what you think you never will say
I listen to that little voice that wants to jump outside of your soul
And open up your eyes to a whole new world of possibility
I listen to the pain that pours out of your eyes,
even when you are not talking about it
And I listen to the emptiness that you feel is inside of you
I listen to everything

But what I see is so different than what you say
I see you
I see this strong women standing before me
Doing things she never thought she could
Spreading her wings and opening her heart up to the world
I see your soul radiating light
I see your smile guiding you through each day
I see you
All of you

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


This adventure is your own
each step you take
leads you somewhere
you do not even have to know where you are going
your intuition will guide you
all you have to do is listen

Take a deep breathe
and step into the life that is yours

Saturday, February 06, 2010


Always remember
that even when you think
who you are or what you do
does not matter
that it does
It matters to so many people

You touch the lives of others
without even realizing it
every single day

Your smile brings hope to strangers
The kind look in your eyes
makes other not feel so alone

You are a shining star
You radiate a beautiful light

Never forget this

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


wedding ring

Awhile back I declared to save the only thing I was able to save ~ my life. I set out on an exploration, an excavation into my heart and souls inner desires. I vowed to myself to find out what it is that truly moves me. What really makes me happy. What I stand for. I explored my thoughts, dredged up the past, and tried to piece meal it all together.

This declaration was at first stated silently and without me even knowing. It was brewing inside, manifesting slowly and yet my mind could not even grasp the concept. Over time I grew more conscious of this thought. I focused on my bravery, the sadness that took hold in eye opening moments, and the happiness that just seemed to unfold before me.

I declared that I wanted to celebrate myself in the form of declaring that I was the one I have been waiting for.

I was the one I have been waiting for. All this time of searching for someone, thinking I needed a partner to lean on, being fearful to step out and take the leap, afraid of knowing who I was. All this time it was right there within me. My courage, my passions, my desires, my wants. The answers to all of the questions I had always asked myself ~ like what made me happy, what did I stand for, what was I passionate about. The whole time the answers were in me just waiting to be discovered, nurtured, and tended to. When you take the time to care for something it grows and when you truly nurture and love it, it blossoms in ways you never thought possible. Mind blowing, exhilarating, magical ways.

By taking the time to tend to myself I was growing. I grew strong, brave, and courageous. I put myself out there. I took chances. I trusted that everything was going to work out. I trusted that it was all going to fall into place as it should. And somehow that is exactly what did happen. It all fell into place and it all seems to be working out. Life is such a magical place.