Showing posts from July, 2016


Sparkle Today it is your day make it count, make it shine be beautiful like the sunrise be you Every day that I get to fill my lungs with a nice deep breath of life is a gift. Unfortunately, I will admit, there are some days that I forget this. There are days that I am dull. Dulled by what I feel is the boring humdrum of life. At times, I feel as though the daily things keep me stagnate. My shine is lackluster. My sparkle is gone becuase, I feel so stifled. I do not appreciate the importance of breath, the breath of life. Yesterday was one of those days and I felt the heaviness of life settle down upon me. This can happen to the best of us at any time. This happened to me despite the fact that I am having a great summer, heck a great year. This happened despite the fact that I am in a very good space in my life. The thing about it is that we have to recognize it and not fester or simmer in it. I took action and got my butt moving. I took a five minute walk, got some su

Under Siege

I have no words for the current affairs of today. I have no words but to wonder what our ancestors must have experienced and to marvel at where we are today regardless of the injustices for I know we are made of tougher than tough stuff. One day, my grandchildren's grandchildren will marval at us for making a way out of this. Stop killing us. Stop killing each other. Take care of our selves, our health, our mind, spirit and energy. Be overcomers, conquerers, achievers, fighters. Though I have no words, I have words. Under Siege My mouth  opens to speak  I am muted by pain,  numbing fear wraps me as I hug  my son by WMT

In Remembrance

Anniversaries are a wonderful thing. Birthdays, marriage, graduation, etc are all life events that we commemorate with an anniversary. They mark a special time in our lives. They are usually a cause for celebration. Usually. Death however is one thing that most people do not want to celebrate though. The anniversary of the loss of a loved one is sometimes painful and brings forth difficult emotions. As the years go by, it definitely gets easier to the point that we may even sometimes feel guilty. But I have learned to embrace death anniversaries as well. Life does indeed go on. People go about their business. They live, laugh, cry and have their own ups and downs to deal with. The world does not stop because we have lost a precious one, even though I sometimes feel like it should (of course that is not realistic). This is why I embrace the death anniversary of my loved ones that have moved on. It is a time to remember, mark and reflect on the gift of their past presence in our l