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 #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 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 #8

“I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you’ll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn’t.” ― Mitch Albom, For One More Day

Today I’m grateful for my parents.  For they helped me the most in my life, even when I didn’t ask for it, and for that they deserve much more than what I did to them when I was a teen and early “know it all” young adult.  Thank You for being my parents – I wouldn’t change that for anything.  Love, K

Happy Birthday to Me…

Today is my Birthday, but also my New Year.  I decided that I was going to make one change this year (ok I really have many but that is for another post).  From this year forward I would start my New Year on my birthday – Jan. 31st!

It’s 31 days after the official New Year, but without the pressure.  This way I could celebrate with the best of them and then wake up on the 1st of January without the gripping feeling of panic that I needed to fulfill some sort of “New Year Resolution(s)” ~ granted that I don’t really make resolutions, but I still felt like the pressure was on.

So today…it’s Happy Birthday to me and Happy New Year.  May the year bring me health, wealth, happiness, and new spirit of finding my purpose. 

I feel like my spirit is asking to be explored more deeply.  I’m not really sure what it’s trying to say, but I know that I beginning to listen to it again.  I’m just not sure when I stopped listening?  I pray that I have the strength to truly be awakened by it and to find the meaning of my “Personal Legend.” (The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho)

So…the journey begins.

Happy Trails…