“ Summertime is always the best of what might be.” – Charles Bowden
“Lives are like rivers: eventually, they go where they must. Not where we want them to.” — Richard Russo
It’s my usual post-dinner party reflection, when the table has been cleared, the dishwasher is running and the fragile pieces have been hand washed with love, dried and set aside to put away tomorrow – well, today.Continue reading “Celebrating those we love.”
It’s Armed Forces Day in the states. Thank you to our men and women who serve in the US Army, US Navy, US Marines, US Air Force, US Coast Guard and our National Guard – and their families. We appreciate, honor and respect you.
“America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels.” — Claudia Pemberton
In conversing with a friend tonight, we chatted about relationships and other lessons life has offered us. Whether it be family, friends or romance, relationships can be complex – or rather the people within the relationships can be complicated.
I was thinking about my most recent relationship. I love him, always will – but I didn’t love our relationship and that is why I finally needed to part ways. It wasn’t healthy for me. And I realized that I wasn’t healthy for him, even if that wasn’t his decision. I may never move on, who knows, but he afforded me the opportunity to work through my own issues. There’s a lesson within every relationship – and he may have been my best.
People say remember the good times, the memories that make you smile. I beg to differ. Continue reading “Don’t let memories blind you from reality.”
“Pain is temporary but the person who hurt you is permanently never going to change, move on.” – Anonymous
Just shy of two years ago, I committed to this blog and posted my first daily thought, point to ponder and soulful reflection.
It was about a neighbor who isn’t aware of the impact he has on our lives. He is a staple in our neighborhood and when the nice weather arrives, if he’s not sitting outside in his comfy chair, taking in the fresh air, the day is not the same. When we walk or drive by, his wave is filled with warmth and friendliness. We have come to depend on him to lift our spirits and bring a smile to our faces.Continue reading “Little losses. Big impact.”
*Photo disclaimer – this is not Vivienne, my six-pound powerhouse of a dog.
After a dinner break with family this evening, I had to get back to work. The reality is I spend 12-14 hours each day working and that is not a complaint – it is a choice and something I love to do. I’m sure to schedule breaks for a stretch, some fetch time with my fur-baby and the such, but tonight I was reminded of something.
Even after the dinner break. Even after quality time with my fur-baby and undivided attention from my parents and I, it just wasn’t enough for her.
Now granted, my little fur-wonder is spoiled in all upper case letters – SPOILED. I used to say loved, but she is spoiled. I admit it and take full responsibility. We all do, everyone in my family. But can we help it?! NO!
I do think about what a long day it is for her, sleeping with short play breaks, while she stays by my side – loyally. Continue reading “What our loved ones really want.”