Sunday, November 27, 2011

in between

She wanted to make a wish
Closing her eyes
Transporting herself to a different time
Another moment
When things were more settled
Her heals dug firmly in the ground

But she knew herself better
She knew that her wishes were only that, wishes
She knew she would have to go through the struggle
Take the difficult path
It was always that way with her
And she knew that

Along her journey she learned so much
Patience, kindness, love
Showing up and wearing her heart on her sleeve
She learned about being vulnerable
And saying she knew she just needed kindness
She learned how to speak from her heart

And now she stands in limbo
With half her life here
And the other half there
Dancing between the two
Placing her things gently
Not wanting to disrupt the flow of life

She knows how to blend into the background
She knows how to disappear
But this time things are different
He wants to know how she is feeling
He doesn't want to see her cry
He wants them both to be happy

She is no longer dancing alone
She no longer has to step into the darkness
Afraid of what will be waiting for her when she turns on the light
She comes home to someone
Who loves her and holds her close
And together they step into the future

Friday, November 25, 2011


I looked the word up in the dictionary because I wanted to know what it meant
"Without ever ending, eternally, continually, incessantly, always"
"An endless or seemingly endless period of time"
That is what I found
That is what they say it means

But what I wonder is
Does anything last forever?
Is there anything we we can rely on, forever?
Should it even be a word in the dictionary?
Should it be a word ever spoken from our lips?

Is there anything in your life that has stayed the same since it began?
Anything that has lasted forever?

Everything changes
Ebbing and flowing with time
Seasons come and go
And so do people
We grow and learn
Never the same forever
Nothing is the same forever

Yet we toss around the world
Speaking it from our lips as if it holds power
But what power could it hold when we never keep the promise?
What ground does this forever word have to stand on?
What does forever really mean?

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Feeling so much gratitude in my heart
Each and every day
Filled up to the brim
Love, kindness, laughter
Each of these things are a part of my daily life
They weave their way into everything I am doing
From the smallest task to the biggest decision
They show up
Ready to take on the world
These three elements guide me
Carry me safely on my journey

There is much I have to be thankful for
An amazing family that is always there for me
Great friends who hold up the mirror and don't let me stray to far off my path
Finding the love of my life and spending beautiful days together
Two wonderful jobs that I enjoy going to
A great apartment to come home to each and every night
Smiles and tears
The ability to take adventures with creative souls
Conversations deep into the night
You wonderful individuals who show up here and support me
And the joy of having each day 

The list could go on and on
I am grateful
As I write this I am smiling from ear to ear
My eyes filling up with tears
I am so deeply blessed
Thank you

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

sharing my words

Today I am over the moon excited
I have had the honor to share my words in two other places today
I hope you will take the time to stop by and visit

You can find me over here on Jen Lee's site
Sharing how I tend to my soul
And take time to listen to what my heart needs

Also my very first post on you heART makes a difference is up
I feel so blessed to be a part of this incredible collaboration
There have been so many beautiful things  already, and we have just begun

The rain drops are falling from the sky
So curl up under your covers with your tea in hand
And come stop by and say hello
You know I love seeing you

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

standing tall

She stood tall
Even when she felt others around her drifting away
She knew she had to keep reaching
Continue dreaming
Stretching, growing, loving
This was the journey she was cultivating
These were the steps she was destine to take
So she stood tall
In the face of adversity
When others didn't belive in her
She believed in herself
And she pressed on
Standing tall in who she was
Going after what her heart was singing
Letting go of the things she could no longer hold onto
Allowing new things to wash over her
She stood tall

Saturday, November 19, 2011

your path

The path is laid out before you
All you have to do is have the courage to take the first step
Each step you take opens you up to a world of possibility
New adventures
Things you never even knew existed before
Learning, growing, healing
As you meet new individuals
Your heart opens up
You learn to be a little gentler with yourself
Embrace your individuality
Forgive yourself for past mistakes
You learn how to show up in a room full of people
As yourself
Boldly standing in who you are
And feeling confidante, strong, and alive
You delve deeper into what moves you
And you soak this in
Allowing these simple pleasures to be a part of your daily life
You begin to listen to what your heart and mind are saying
Standing peacefully with the two
Wiser for taking the time to get to know yourself
You allow your path to open up before you
As it ebbs and flows so do you
Taking risks
Laughing wildly
Feeling the sun shine down on you
This is your life
And you are going to continue to soak it in

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

what I know to be true

. . . holding hands warms my heart instantly
. . . laughter is the key to happiness
. . . you have to let go of your pride in order to move forward
. . . when it is warm and the sun is shining there is only one place to be
. . . feeding the ducks feeds my soul
. . . beautiful sunsets shared through pictures messages is amazing

Life is good

Saturday, November 12, 2011

there is always beauty

There is beauty in the small spaces
The unexpected places
Where you think nothing can survive
It does
Digging deep roots
Heading for the sun
Pushing through the dirt
Shining for all the world to see

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Truly living

Heart out for the world to see
Not hiding behind her fears
She proudly dangles in the breeze
Allowing the wind to take her
Guiding her on her journey
Never alone
Swirling in love and delight for the world
She feels light
Filled with hope
Dancing amongst the stars

Saturday, November 05, 2011

stolen moments

It was in the small moments
During the space between
When our hearts opened up
In these small pockets of time
We stood next to each other
Just being in each others company
Stolen moments
Embracing the quiet
Painting our stories
Sharing our dreams
Knitting our hearts together
Soaking in these precious moments
We hugged them tenderly
Filled with gratitude that they happened
Stolen moments
Creating a lifetime of memories