Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Game of Life

Do we get complacent if life?

I guess there is a comfort in the predictability of things, knowing what to expect.

I think we strive for some sense of routine but are we happy when we get what we think we want?

For me, it seems as soon as I get to a place where I start feeling comfortable with life, I collide and everything that was so settled is now shaken up.

It seems that my life is but a game of perfection, fast-moving, popping fun which always borders on frustration, but yet, I still play...

I just need to accept that fact that I can not determine the exact path my life.

I cannot predict the hurdles or the straightaways.  I just have to learn to enjoy the ride...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Stormy Night

I could hear the rain slowly thumping against the outside of the tent. The cool breeze made me shiver slightly and I pulled the sleeping bag around me a little tighter. I listened to the rhythm of the falling drops until a clap of thunder shook the very edge of my pounding heart. I darted upward and clutch the sleeping bag tightly. I closed my eyes as the rain hammered relentlessly.  My rigid body filled with unbridled fear from the passing storm.

I must have screamed in terror because you suddenly appeared in my tent. I was rocking back and forth and I know you could feel my fear as you slipped your arm around me tightly and rested your chin on the top of my head. You whispered my name breathlessly against my cheek and lowered your lips toward mine...

Your imagination is worth more than the words I can write...take it to the edge and find your own inspiration...

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Embrace the Chaos

Why do you work so hard?

Do you love what you so passionately that you can't get enough of it or do you just want to earn more money so you can meet your financial needs or are you helping someone out?

You have to ask yourself, "Is it worth it?" You should look around and ask yourself if you need everything you are working so hard to buy.  You might consider downsizing.

You should not neglect yourself.  You need to treat yourself to something that brings your joy.  You cannot sacrifice your present in hopes for a future.  What if it never comes?  What will you have then?  Future dreams may fall short of your expectations because you are avoiding the present and not really building for what may be.

Are you alone because you are not making time for a relationship?  Don't get lost in a larger than life world and forget that you are a part of something larger than yourself.   Step away from work and fully detach from it~ be fully present in your something else.  Sometimes this means saying no~ this does not make us selfish, it make us survivors in our own skin.

To be well balanced you need to trust your gut and adjust as you go, get plenty of rest and most importantly reach out~ and embrace the chaos...

Friday, March 13, 2015

Say What?

Have you ever been in a situation where you didn't know what to say to someone's negative comment or you think of an awesome comeback, however is a day or two later?

I am usually on my toes and I can dish out what is dealt to me, but occasionally I don't know how to respond.

So I made a list of some comebacks I will be using at a later date....

  1. If everywhere you go there's a problem...Guess what?
  2. You should really come with a warning label.
  3. Please cancel my subscription to your issues.
  4. Who ate your bowl of sunshine this morning, thundercloud?
  5. Before you judge me, make sure you google yourself.
  6. Some people create their own storms and then upset when it rains.
  7. I guess if you spoke your mind, you'd be speechless.
  8. Don't judge me, I was born to be awesome...not perfect.
  9. Actions prove who someone is, words just prove who they want to be.
  10. Where's your off button?
  11. I didn't know you were an expert on my life and how I should live it.  Continue while I take notes.
  12. Some people should use a glue stick instead of chapstick.
  13. It is funny how the people who know me the least have the most to say.

Of course, when I probably need one of these comebacks, I won't be able to reach it...only time will tell.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Miss Winter

It is almost spring, but winter is fighting for its right to be the dominate season here.

Even though I am ready for warmer temperatures, I will miss the beauty of winter.  Freezing rain transforms my world into a beautiful ice sculpture.  The sunshine glistens like a spotlight over the artwork as it melts into a symphony of raindrops.

I am still in awe of a freshly snow-covered landscape.  It seems like the world is caught in a giant snow-globe for a bit and even time seems to  stands still and the surrounding sounds are muted until the world starts digging itself out.

I have spent a lot of time removing ice and snow lately and frankly, I am ready for a warmup but I will always miss winter when it is gone...

Saturday, February 28, 2015

This Dress

Is this dress white & gold or blue & black?  

OMG, I can't believe how many people are almost at blows over this dress....so what color do you see?  

I saw blue & brownish-black the first time I saw the picture and all my friends saw white & gold. 

 I was sure that they were punkin' me or playing a trick.  

When I looked at the picture of the dress the next day, I finally saw the white & gold and now I am convinced there is a trick somewhere...maybe it is a great illusion...

I guess we can all see the same object but how we interpret things can be very different...but that is what makes this world so colorful...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Snow Sense

I don't know what happens to drivers when there is a little snow on the ground, they have some sort of snow-lobotomy and completely forget how to drive.

Maybe it isn't that people forget how to drive as much as it's that those horrible drivers stick out more in snow and ice.

You have the drivers that follow to closely, they are practically kissing your bumper.  I am always temped to slam on my brakes but we all know what kinds of chaos that would cause...

I think the most dangerous people are the ones who ignore the weather conditions and drive like they always do... I mean four wheel drive doesn't mean you are a Indy 500 racer!  I don't mean you should travel 5 mph but keep it reasonable..

So when you see the snow...slow down, leave enough space between cars, and always bring your common sense...or wait until spring...drive carefully out there!!