Thursday, November 27, 2014

Being Anti-Social By Leigh K. Cunningham

"Experience," says Oscar Wilde "is of no ethical value - it is merely the name given to our mistakes."

It seems odd to me that individuals are born into a relationship with others, and are bound together for life by an indiscernible and enduring umbilical cord.  They were there in the beginning before husbands, friends, or anyone else.  They saw you in your pajamas, knew when you had new ones, slept beside you in a caravan bunk, and scared you with horror stories.  They were with you when the guinea pigs had babies and when they died.  They fought with you over whose turn it was to wipe up, set the table, put away.  They blamed you when the fish died from over-feeding or starvation, and waited impatiently with you Christmas morning...They laughed at your measles, but bought you flat lemonade when you were sick.  They threw rocks at your window when you were grounded to be sure you knew how great it was to be on the outside.  They lined up beside you Saturday morning for pocket money distribution, and led you in the rebellion against tyranny when the work-for-pay rule was introduced....They teased you for every schoolyard crush and wrote you fake love letters from your wannabe boyfriend.  They laughed when you rode your bike into the mango tree then carried you home for repairs.  They were there, brothers and sisters, to witness the earliest part of a life and the foundations of a future not yet known to anyone.

I am noy only the bad from my past, I am the good as well, and if I do not let go of the past, it will roll over me until I am dirt in the earth.

Everyone knows romance does not last forever, but the truth does.

It is okay to remember, even though it brings pain and no hope of change, for that is what we must do.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

One Lavender Ribbon by Heather Burch

"Love doesn't always go the way we hope, but that doesn't mean we can stop living.  It doesn't mean love isn't a beautiful thing."

"When one is confronted with a random act of kindness that is neither expected nor ordinary, one is obligated to meet that kindness and exceed it if possible.'

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Mixed Blessings
By Danielle Steel

p.25 - "I love you," he whispered as she stood at his side, and as she looked at him, she realized that she really loved him.  He was doing something wonderful for her, he was giving her a beautiful new life, and offering to protect her forever.  No one had ever done anything like that for her, and she knew, as she looked at him, that he would never fail her....He was just right for her, a good friend, a good man, a good husband...

p. 31 - And the more she came to know him, the more she respected him, the more impressed she was with his mind and his skill and his soul, his unfailing sense of fairness and integrity.  He was even more remarkable than people had told her.

And before she knew it, she was head over heels in love with him and he with her....

p.41 - "You were worth the wait, every minute of it.  And I'd wait another fifty years if I had to."

p. 209 - "We're two good people who love each other and have a lot to give each other, and the world, and their friends."

p. 331 - "It's so strange, you expect one thing and you get another, you pay a price for everything in life, I guess...the good, the bad, the dreams, the all comes rolled up together.  Sometimes it's hard to tell them apart, that's the hard part."

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!!!

I'm hoping to do better with my blogs this year.  Things have been really crazy busy in my life the last couple of months, but alot of good has happened.  I am unhappy at my job and trying to find a new one, but my relationship is getting stronger and hopefully going places now.