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Family!

My Family-1!

As I sit here thinking of so many memories of my children it brings home that I haven’t seen them in a while. Actually the last time I saw most of them was last year New Years Eve! You wouldn’t believe that My husband and I live in Carson City Nevada and they live in San Jose CA, Gilroy CA, and Union City CA. Let’s not forget Maryland!

I have 4 Daughters and 1 Son and 11 Grandchildren they are my world! Unfortunately life gets in the way! I should really rephrase that because by no means should unfortunately and life be in the same sentence. I am 58 years old! I am happy, healthy and have a wealth of blessings. I have friends that I have known for years real friends. You know the ones that you can count on one hand! So really life is good. I just miss my beautiful wonderful kids and Grand kids!

Sometimes circumstances get in the way and time moves entirely to fast. This is what I am feeling today. Time is moving to me at the speed of light.
Don’t get me wrong I know that I am blessed and complaining doesn’t help but in this case it does. My husband got a promotion which is awesome.
He is the new kid on the block which means no time off. All the timing just did not fit in to us getting to CA. We all have made arrangements to see each other New Year’s Eve of 2013! So here I am today missing them like crazy and anticipating for the year’s end to arrive.

I know that I am so lucky and blessed because I am married to my best friend and I love all of my children with all of my heart. Some people don’t know what that is. So today I am missing them and remembering all the good times we had together and anticipating new and fun memories.

There is nothing like family!

Quote for today….Having a place to go – is a home. Having someone to love – is a family. Having both – is a blessing. ~Donna Hedges

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I know we all can testify to this! One minute you are just trying to hold on and the next you are saying…..How did I get here? How did I do it? God will make a way. Keep the faith and hold on.
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Back Towards Light
Never let go of Hope.
One day you will see that it all has finally come together.
What you have always wished for has finally come to be.
Maybe not the way you had wanted.
But even better than you could have ever imagined …
You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself ‘How did I get through all of that?”
And you will find yourself wiser and so much Stronger.
Have Faith, Hold on … and Never let go …
Be Light … Be Love …
Everything will be okay … ♥

Words we say and use them every day. We can have the most beautiful and sweet words come out of our mouth. Awesome and breathtaking songs are sung with words. On the other hand words can be nasty, ugly and hateful. Words can destroy you are they can uplift you.

What I am getting at is use them to uplift to teach to make a person’s day better. The woman or gentleman that you might pass by in the store or street and they have a very nice outfit on, give them a compliment! You cannot begin to understand how those simple words…you look very nice or nice outfit means to people. I have done this more times than I can count and I will tell you this they become radiant! Hell I love compliments as well and when someone takes the time out to extend that to me It makes me feel good.

I choose to use my words for goodness. I have had my share of people calling me out of my name. I have had my share of people saying that I would never amount to anything. I have my share of feeling like I was not good enough to have a good relationship and not deserving of one. It took me many years to realize that I was not the issue. The people who used these ugly degrading words had the issues!

So today wherever you are extend a kind word to someone. You never know what people are going through. Words are powerful! You can make a person feel like they can soar or you can crush them to the ground! Me myself I will continue to use them to make someone’s day extra special. Many Blessings to you!

Quote for today……. Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.

Life is what you make!

We all have something wonderful to appreciate every day! A lot of us take it for granted you see. We run around being so busy that some of us fail to slow down and enjoy what the good lord blesses us with. It is called “LIFE.” It is precious, it can be short or long, it can be happy or sad. It is what you make of it! Our time on earth is not guaranteed to any of us. If there is a loved one that you have not spoken to in a long time…call them. If you have put off that dream vacation for the right time…do it now.

Time waits for no one and that is a fact. We cannot keep putting off until tomorrow because tomorrow may never come. Find what makes you happy and live, laugh and enjoy every single moment. Don’t have regrets because in life we all are going to make mistakes and that just makes us smarter and stronger.

Take a minute out of your busy day look around and enjoy the beauty that is “LIFE.” It is in the innocence of your child! It is the sun coming out in the morning, the birds chirping, the flowers blooming, the first snow. It is the fact that you are healthy and can see these amazing things and hear them with your ears. Some are not as fortunate! Cherish and be thankful for every single second that you have here on earth.

Every single day before your feet touch the floor in the morning give thanks for something beautiful…..I know I do! I came up with words that Identify life for me they are; love, children, blessed, educational, memorable, adventurous, journey, faith, humorous, challenging, breathtaking and wonderful. It would be interesting to see what others come up with. You can choose as many words as you like. May you all have a wonderful, joyous and blessed life!

Quote for today……. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
― Albert Einstein

This is a re-blog from Aatma Namaste ॐ Spiritual Bliss ॐ! I found it very spiritual and enlightening and hope you will too!

Walk your path one step at a time .

Life’s circumstances are not always what you may wish them to be. The pattern of life does not necessarily go as you plan. Beyond any understanding, you may at times be led in different directions that you never imagined, dreamed, or designed.

Yet if you had never put any effort into choosing a path, or try to carry out your dream, then perhaps you would no direction at all.

Rather than wondering about or questioning the direction your life has taken, accept the fact that there is a path before you now.

Shake off the ”why’s” and ”what if’s”, and rid yourself of confusion. Whatever was – is in the past. Whatever is – is what’s important. The past is a brief reflection. The future is yet to be realized. Today is here.

Walk your path one step at a time – with courage, faith and determination. Keep your head up, and cast your dreams to the stars. Soon your steps will become firm and your footing will be solid again. A path that you never imagined will become the most comfortable direction you could ever hope to follow.

Keep your belief in yourself and walk into your new journey. You will find it magnificent, spectacular, and beyond your wildest imaginings.

Today’s Quote……No one else can speak the words on your lips. Drench yourself in words unspoken. Live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten.
Natasha Bedingfield

I can tell you that my past was definitely broke. My Mother bless her soul did the best she could with what she had. She had to make a decision early in life that haunted her for the rest of her life. You see my Mom had to leave my Sister in Alabama and take me. She was then living with my Sisters crazy Dad. He told my Mom point-blank that if she took his Daughter he would blow her brains out. So my Mom took me. We boarded the bus for New York City and I was four years old. She met my Stepfather when I was six and it was dysfunctional ever since.

He was an abusive man so they fought most of the time. I have a burn on my right hand to this day that I can remember when he put the cigarette out on my hand. My Mom had three children by him and all of us were nervous wrecks growing up. My Sister’s and Brother saw things we shouldn’t have and heard things that we cared not to know. I am giving you the short version because the long one isn’t pretty. So I grew up and was in some abusive relationships but I wasn’t the one to just take a hit. You see my Mom would always protect herself and fight back so that’s what I did. I was also an enabler and had to realize that it wasn’t a healthy relationship either. My two Sister’s also were in abusive relationships. My Brother is still a lost soul. This is what happens when you just stay and it isn’t good for anyone.

I have four children and decided that I did not want them to see this ugly side of life. I removed myself and kids from the equation. Just because you were raised with racism, alcoholism or abuse you can change it. You cannot let the past control your destiny. Someday I will write a blog on some stories from my past but I’m not ready yet. I just hope that this will help and inspire someone who is struggling with issues now. You have to be the one to break the cycle. You have to be the one to change the next generations future and yours. You have to be the one to fix it!

Quote for today:Though no-one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end. ~ Author Unknown ~

I have always admired anyone that had an extraordinary talent. It is such a beautiful and wondrous thing to see when a little  girl or boy start singing and such power comes out of their mouth. They do it so naturally but depending on how and what they are singing it can bring tears to your eyes because they can touch you to your soul. Singing is just one example and I used that one because I wouldn’t mind having that gift myself. I have pondered for my 57 years on what gift I have.

They say we all have one and that we shouldn’t waste it. It gets kind of hard when it doesn’t just jump out at you. If you know what I mean. I love to dance but that boat has sailed. Don’t get me wrong because any opportunity that I can get to dance I do. I just won’t be on any of those dance shows that they have on TV. I can only draw sticks so that will not work either. I have dabbled with Coreldraw and paint now that is a work out in itself but I am getting better and better. Here are a couple of art creations that I put together. I have proudly framed one of them and the other I had it enlarged and it is hanging in our living room! I am pretty proud. It may not be much to others but that I did it myself really made me feel good.

Abstract is what I love!

My art!

The thing is I haven’t given up and I am continuously trying to improve myself. I believe that if you have been graced with something great use it and share it with the world. What talents do you have and are you using what the good lord blessed you with? Give me some feedback.  I would like to see what talented people we have out there. Everyone have a wonderful and blessed day!

Quote for today:“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me. Erma Bombeck quotes (U.S. humorist, 19271996)