January 3, 2011
Pop Pop was so strong. He was a man of honor, and truth. He was a man that did what was right regardless of what others thought. He was a man of few words. He was a person that listened and didn't judge. He was a person of love, and kindness. Pop Pop was LOVE.
In the last year of challenges, and change for me personally I have thought of him often. I have asked myself if Pop Pop were here what would he tell you right now? What would he "approve" you doing in this situation? And, the answer is often - pray first. Pray first and have patience for the answers. Stay true to what God wants us from each of and the answers will come, but you also have to be still and listen. The other lesson that I can say Pop Pop would have given me would be to remain strong. Put God first, family second, and work third. To stay focused on the important things in life, pray, have patience, listen, and don't jump to conclusions is hard. And, if Pop Pop ever lived outside of the values he showed us growing up I never witnessed it. Pop Pop was my lesson in strength!
It is my hope that I will change my way to reflect more of my Pop Pop in my daily life. And, that my children will absorb the good intentions of prayer, strength, and the true meaning of LOVE.
Until I see you again,
October 14, 2010
September 28, 2009
What is love to you? There are many ways that people interrupt the meaning of love. Here are 2 examples that come to my mind when thinking about the meaning of love. 1. There is the always hoping for true love always and forever. This is more of a utopia that people want to feel or are addicting to feeling when all is new and mysterious. 2. Tough love is another form of love that people use when it is fitting. Meaning they love someone so much that they have to be 'hard' on that person to teach them a lesson. Being 'hard' on a person could mean letting them fail when you sit back and wait for them to understand or learn a lesson.
Now with the meanings mentioned above, what you think?
Love to me is unconditional, understanding, and always the first thing to think of any situation. Without love people are left alone, feeling unwanted, and create something to fill the void(s) that if love was there in the first place they wouldn't have to fill.
Love is always have an understanding of others and their feelings. An understanding that you are not the only one that is in the relationship, friendship, or conversation. That yes you matter and so do others. When a relationship is built on love you will have trust, freedom, and mutual respect for all involved.
Love is always something that should be first in any situation. With a love understanding your intentions are at their purest form and any decision or choice that needs to be made will be made with the best in mind.
Love is something that we all need. We feed on it, and crave it when it is not around. Without love we feel alone, isolated, and create self doubt in ourselves that can lead us to filling voids in our lives in less positive ways.
Are you craving love? Do you feel a void somewhere right now, how can love change it? Think about it.... You must give your truest love away to have the true love feelings return in waves of abundance!
September 27, 2009
July 26, 2009
Loving the beach, any beach!
April 29, 2009
I am jotting down a few thoughts on just being grateful! I have heard so many people complaining and unhappy with what they really have or in their eyes what they don't have. And, truly if you can get up every morning, start your day with good thoughts, and count every blessing that you have what can be so wrong in your life?
I am so very happy for my family, friends, and all the experiences that I have everyday. Good, bad, and anything in between makes me who I am, and continues to keep me grounded.
What am I thankful for this week?
- Sunday, Brett's message was a great start to the week! God, has been wonderful in my life!
- Monday, Waking up and being able to go to work. Coming home to a fabulous family that is full of love, and happiness!
- Tuesday, Spent the day with one of the Best Leader/Mentor. Mom, was able to pick up J, and they were home with big SMILES, and HUGS when I got home!
- Wednesday, Went to dinner with the family and had dessert at Starbucks!
And, many more thank yous for the week:
- Working at home for one day
- Doing hair for a great family
- Looking forward to the races on Saturday with my Hubby
- Helping my BFF with her mail pick up when she is on vacation
Life is Good!