Wings of Freedom

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I think I’ve taken my freedom for grated.  I think we all do that at some point in our lifetime.  On the grander scale, such as our nation freedom I cherish everyday and try to remind myself to give thanks for it, but it’s the smaller freedoms I tend to forget and don’t hold as closely to my heart.  I guess that saying “you don’t know what you have until its gone…” this could mean many things to many people, but for me I didn’t realize how much I depended on something in my everyday life and how much freedom it gave me.  It’s never nice to feel stuck and dependent on others to help me, but I am thankful for my family and friends who love me unconditionally and still stick by me when I am and have been a total brainless twit.  I can only hope that my wings will spread themselves again and I can regain the freedom I so desire and will never take for granted.  And for those who are helping me through my time of struggles and many repeated act of blindness, thank you, your love and kindness are something I don’t take for granted and hope I can repay ten-fold.  My wings may have been clipped, but I know that with time and perseverance they will return and I will soar again.

30 Day Gratitude Challenge Post #27

Learning something new…I’ve been fighting with myself because I’ve been struggling with a new job and learning its process, but today I gave in and stopped struggling-ok maybe only for a moment.  It seems like I have way too many struggles, in way too many areas in my life.  Maybe no more or less than anyone else, but it still blocks the good energy I seek and the balance I long for-but I refuse to give in and give up the fight.  I guess you can say that the fight can be both good and bad, the yin and the yang…so Today I’m grateful for my fighting spirit.  I guess the Irish is coming out and showing her GREEN!

30 Day Gratitude Challenge Post #26

Faith.  I sometime feel like I lose myself and my faith, but I know that there is a bigger power than myself.  I always have faith, there are just somedays I have to look harder for it.  Today I felt lost.  I felt overwhelmed, confused, and completely out of faith.  In one moment, one glimmer of my faith showed itself and reminded me that I am never alone.  I might still feel out of sorts and exhausted, but I am being carried through my rough times and reminded to never give up on my hope and faith.  Today I have Faith and I am grateful for that one glimmer that made me turn to look once again.

30 Day Gratitude Challenge Post #22

Happy Birthday Grandma F.  I sure do miss ya and I am thankful for all the time I did have with you when you were here with us.  I could always ask for more time but I think the lesson was to spend as much time with the people you love so that when its there time for them to go you don’t have any regrets.  So…thank you for always being there for me and showing me your love.

30 Day Gratitude Challenge Post #20

Today I’m grateful for my moment of grace.  It didn’t feel like it at the time, but I was able to pull myself up by the bootstraps and walk back with my head held high and no one was the wiser for my little fall from grace.

30 Day Challenge Post #14

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“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.”

Friends…this is what I think of when I read the above quote.  Friends are like my second family and in some case more family than friend.   They keep me grounded when I feel a bit out of sorts, we share many laughs, treasured moments, secrets, and they are there to pick me up (this works both ways) when life throws a 1, 2 punch.

And who doesn’t like to have a lunch buddy every once in a while– especially when you find out they have some of the same weird attributes as you and you both laugh with a little wicked grin.  Because your family already knows how weird you are and they have to like you, but your friends see the weird and still want to be your friend.

Today I’m grateful for my friends.  I might only have a handful of GREAT friends, but I’ll take any day over 2 handfuls of so-so friends.  Thank you my friends – you truly do make a difference in someone’s life.

30 Day Challenge Post #13

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Today is simple – Water.  It’s one of the 4 most important things you need to live – the others being Air, Shelter, and Food.  Over the past week my kitchen sink has been out of order because of a broken seal.  I didn’t feel the need to buy a new faucet and was able to order a replacement seal that would be delivered to my home in 5 days.  It’s amazing what we can take for granted and that simple task of turning the handle on a faucet could set my day off in the wrong way.

Today my faucet was better than new.  “It” looked revived and “I” felt revived.   Then it dawned on me how easy it was for me to get clean water any second, minute, and hour of any given day.  What a luxury this was and how fortunate I am.  We have people, families, children, and even animals in our own country, and around the world, that don’t even have clean water to drink.

As an Aquarian, the water bearer zodiac, I think this was my sign to invest in helping others get clear water.   I’m not sure what I will do yet, but I know that I cannot take that action for grated anymore.  I know this is a growing issue, but like the saying goes “if you only have faith the size of a mustard seed…” Well the mustard seed has just been planted for me.

Today – I am thankful for the simple twist of a handle that brings forth clean water to drink.  May I find a way to help others, no matter how small or great, for no one should be without water to drink – be it from a faucet or some other means.

30 Day Challenge Post #12

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Animals – They are a huge part of my life.  Whether I have them in my home, donate to multiple organizations, or am helping with shelters & fostering programs animals are woven in my daily life.  I think it’s important, even for people who don’t really care to have animals, to be educated about them and to teach our youth the importance to care and respect them all.  Animals teach us about our own self and how to be selfless – much like children.  They don’t have a voice so we must and as humans, a community, and global society learn to respect and understand all types of animals and promote the safety and care of them everywhereToday I am grateful for my animals who teach me every day to have a little more patience and know that I am unconditionally loved – even when I don’t feel loved by one or many of them. 

30 Day Challenge Post#10

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Today is my little cousins 7th Birthday.  I can’t believe how much time has gone by, but seems like when you have children or children around you – something like time is very visible.  I wish nothing but the best for her and hope that this world will become kinder and more at peace for her in the future.  I hope that she finds someone to love and who love her back.  Treats her kind and shares her dreams and will help her make them come true – and in return she does the same.  There are so many things I want for her and my nephew, but more importantly I wish she sees more happiness than sorrow.  Today – I’m grateful for TIME.  Time to spend with people I care about, time to see the children around me grow to be adults, and time to ponder about what I will do with my time.  Happy 7th Birthday my dear Kyra – I know you will grow to be a beautiful young girl who will do right in this world and for others.  Love you to the Moon and may all your wishes come true my dear KyrBear.

30 Day Challenge Post #9

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This goes hand in hand with Post #4 – whenever I hear music  I want to dance.  I love watching any show that has dance in it – especially my “Dancing with the Stars” and the Young & Talented kids on “So you think you can dance…”  I think I might have been a dancer in one of my other lives J and it has carried through to this one.  Today I’m grateful for Dance.  I might not be as coordinated or talented, but I do love to dance and to me just being able to get up and dance to my hearts content is truly a blessing.

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