Archive for August, 2012

Love You Better

Posted: August 31, 2012 in Life and Stuff, Love and Stuff
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Self-love, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting

-William Shakespeare

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This is my view from the 11th floor. This kind of makes it worth it.

Dreams are just illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you

-Marsha Norman

Well summer is drawing to a close. All the kiddos are pretty much back in school( my brother doesn’t go back until September). That means the days will be shorter and the weather will be cooling off. Thank heavens because here in Texas it’s been too hot.The pools are closed and college students are hitting the books. The weather will soon be crisp and slightly windy. I’m loving it. I love the summer don’t get me wrong but all the fun holidays are in the fall and winter. Halloween, Thanksgiving, my birthday and last but not least Christmas and New Years. I mean when it gets cooler family time gets warmer. Plus my birthday is in December and who isn’t excited about their birthday?

But as summer closes and fall is ushered in it’s the sounds that really get you. The sound of the wind whipping past your ears; making you tighten you hoodie. School bells ringing reminding you not to be late. I love the sound of laughter while having family gatherings. Even some of the bickering makes me smile sometimes. I can’t help but enjoy the sound of cars in the distance. I know that’s weird but if you listen in the quiet when in the cool air, you car the hear them sipping off somewhere. Maybe to see a loved one, work, or to have a baby delivered. Who knows but I love the sound. There’s the church bells across the street from me; I can’t wait to hear them in the fall air, then winter time cool.

I know these sounds may mean nothing to you. I’m sure you’ll think I”m a nut job, but I can’t help it. These sounds, wondrously simple sounds remind me I’m home. Home is where my heart lives and this year I get to learn new sounds. I get to make new memories to make a new soundtrack to. I’m a simple girl who just can’t wait for summers end

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Be Still and Know

Posted: August 27, 2012 in Life and Stuff, Uncategorized

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Sometimes silence is golden. Today is one of those days.

One medical issue I deal with is occipital neuralgia. I can think of few things that generate such a level of pain as this. Ironically, it has taught me a lot over the years. Have you ever experienced something that overwhelms you so much that silence seems to be your only friend? Today I am so thankful for silence.

Occipital neuralgia has several distinctive features. For me, it begins with a sensation of having put my finger in a light socket. More accurately, that sensation runs from the base of my skull up the side of my head, and thankfully taking a rest near the top of my head.

When this intruder arrives – unannounced, unwelcome, uninvited – I want to shut down. If I take a moment to ponder some blessing from this, I can eventually…

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When it’s really quiet I listen. I listen to the sound of the air conditioner humming, or the fan blowing; often brings peace. At night the sirens, traffic, and wind soothe me. I like hear the tea pot whistle when making my evening cup of tea make me smile. The sizzle of my dinner in the pan forces me to be patient. See in the silence I’m learning that I move way too much and don’t enjoy the little things. The birds, the wind, the sound of traffic all of that can be and should be looked at in positive light many times. I mean it could be worse.I could, blind, deaf, or whatever else you could think of. Why take these for granted?

The silence is also teaching me a lot about myself. What I really like. Things I don’t like.Who my real friends are. I’m learning I need to be more self motivated when I’m tired. I’m learning that I’m very creative when bored. I’m getting my childhood imagination back slowly but surely. I’m falling in love with myself all over again. So I’m learning new ways to take care of myself. Learning in the silence is truly going to be a journey for sure.

Wisdom

Posted: August 16, 2012 in Life and Stuff, Uncategorized
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But goodness alone is never enough. A hard cold wisdom is required, too, for goodness to accomplish good. Goodness without wisdom invariably accomplishes evil
-Robert Heinlein