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Guard Rail 

A treasured written memory from 2015…

My Dads Guard Rail …
Taking my patents to their doctor appointment is always a adventure!!! Today was no exception. As they started to check their weight my dad started to list to the right and he grabbed the hand rail…. I realized he left his cane in the waiting area… 
As I retrieved it from the waiting room, he had made it all the way down the hall, holding the wall hand rail. Once in the room he looked at me and said “if we had those guard rails in the house I wouldn’t need my cane…” I laughed because of his reference to guard rails…
If that wasn’t funny enough. 

The nurses name was Valentino. My dad ask if she was a February 14th birthday baby which she replied ” no it’s just a popular Ukrainian name” meanwhile mom said
“Bill what did you say” my dad replied ” Marie, Valentino is Ukrainian” to which she said ” what did you say Bill?” Dad said “Marie she’s from Hungry”

” Hungry?, are you hungry Bill?” It was so funny…

Thank you Mom and dad for all your love and support over all these years…

I love you and miss you both❤️


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Enough is Enough! 

I’ve sat back and watched as our country has accepted bullies as role models…  from Comiedians to politicians. It seems to be ok to be a bully these days… which makes me sick. 

We are forced to decided between two presidential canidites, neither of whom can be trusted, and they are our only options… How is that possible? Ones worse than the other… neither will be great! And as a country divided, we have become a joke to the rest of the world… 

It’s not ok to segregate, and yet we have a movement doing just that! The TRUTH is “All lives Matter…” not just one race, because we are all of One race,  The Human Race… when will the insanity stop? 

I’m beginning to bury my head in the sand. I’m so disappointed in mankind right now. Whatever did happen to the “kind” in mankind?  We are at a fork in the road once again. It’s going to take a lot of individual effort to keep the “kind” in mankind… it’s up to each of us as part of the human race to show love, acceptance and Kindness to each other… and it can be done…. Each one of us needs to stop the gossip, judgement, criticizing, belittling spirit that is in our human nature and focus on love and acceptance…

As I read the “tweets” (and I don’t go out of my way to read them, they are all over the social media) I’m reminded of this bullish world we live in and I personally have had enough! I choose Love and acceptance… 

What do you choose?  And when will you have had Enough? 

Enough is Enough! 

Living  life in  love, awe and wonder ❤️


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Love and Acceptance 


I can’t help but wonder about love and acceptance… Two words filled with raw emotions that I believe if truly embraced could change this world…

I’ve had the opportunity to choose both… Love others and accept everyone… There are those who don’t want to be loved and there is nothing you can do to help them accept love them… Loving those who live in a world of “unloveableness” may be difficult at times… It’s then when acceptance of others plays its part! Love and acceptance seems to go hand and hand…

I often wonder about this world and how simple it would be to love and accept each other… A world filled with tolerance… Imagine that! 

I’m not saying we wouldn’t have feelings of discourse or even knowing we all are not going to embrace everyone… But to put our egos aside and to decide to live in a world of acceptance… 

It’s hard to watch all the turmoil swirling around the world today. From politics to gender bathroom decisions, unforginess of others to judging someone who differs from our own belief system… There seems to be so much wasted time and energy! A simple rule to remember: We are all the same…

When I stop and wonder about my own lack of love and acceptance in the past (or fall into its trap now) I’m saddened by all the wasted moments in time that could have been used for good…  

Growing towards love and acceptance is my focus as the years pass on… I pray it’s the focus of many others too…

 Imagine a world filled with love and acceptance… the sky is the limit for total tolerance of each other! 

Living in love,awe and wonder…


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Mother’s Day…


Mother’s Day is a special day to remember mothers… I came across the only picture I could find of my mom holding me as a baby. I found it by accident this week on my computer. I can’t help but wonder…. That little girl (me) on her mommys lap, what were those early years like. Our early childhood memories of life why so few, if any? 

 I often wonder if this new generation will have more memories at an earlier age then their parents and grandparents did because of technology. I watch as my grandchildren love to watch themselves on videos. My grandson can’t get enough of videos to watch of himself which makes me wonder… Will he remember more as a young child then we did? 

Mother’s Day is the celebration of mothers who are living and those who are no longer with us… Daughters who have become mothers, and mothers who have become the mother of all “Grand” mothers… Mother’s Day is a day to remember mothers and all they are and all they do… Their unconditional love that allows them the “gift of motherhood.” 

Happy Mother’s Day to you… no matter if you are a mother of a child, a pet, or in a role reversal playing the part of a mother to a loved one… Being a mother is one of the most special gifts you can ever recieve…

Happy Mother’s Day ❤️


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Out of Your Box…

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Out of the Box

I got thinking, which made me wonder…

In order to go out of the box in life you first need to take the box top off…

If you Take off the top of your box, what would that look like to you?
And
What would it take to go outside of your box?

My box top was removed after my life took a unexpected change a few years ago. I had a choice, in fact I have had many choices in the past several years. Living life to the fullest was one of them. For me it looked like and felt different than what I was use to. A new place, a different life, my box top off and there I was, set free…
Out of the box
And free to be me.

I’ve come to love and accept people for who they are, what they…

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A Different Kind of Beautiful…

 
I heard the words “a different kind of beautiful” last night and for some reason those five words put me in a state of wonder…I couldn’t help but wonder about the beauty that surrounds us and the different perception others see. 

“They say” beauty is in the eye of the beholder…  So true…  Although, beautiful is something we see with our eyes and is recieved by our consciousness, True Beauty lives in our hearts and is embraced by our souls no matter how beautiful someone may think something  is or isn’t…

“A different kind of beautiful”…

Living life filled with Love, awe and wonder ❤️


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How Much is Enough?

How much is enough? A question my dad would ask… He would laugh and say           “how much is enough anyway?” I remember it well, wondering the answer… How much is truly enough? 

Recently “enough” continues to come up. Wondering about myself, and where I am in life, I’ve heard these three little words over and over… “You are enough” 

A conformation of being still and knowing “I am enough” in all areas of my life! There have been doubts and struggles along the way, wondering about personal growth, accomplishments, and my own self image.  The message of “I am enough” has come through loud and clear recently.  A moment of accepting my life, the stage I am in and the season of wonder where life went, has been all too real.  Watching family pass, wondering about the existence of my life’s purpose and realizing the “next generation” is several generations ago… And all while knowing, no matter the wondering,  it’s all been enough! 

Life and its lessons, no matter the challenge, personal growth is its sweetest gift… When in doubt, remember this…    “You are enough!”   

Living life filled with Love, Awe and Wonder…


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On the Other Side…

I talk, you listen.

I cry, you wipe my tears. 

I sit quietly, you hear my every thought.

I wonder, you comfort me. 

I miss you, you miss me too.

I hold onto my memories, you smile. 

I smile back…                                   

I am here, you are there.                  

I feel your presence,          

you know you are loved, 

On the other side…                                               

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