Thursday, April 28, 2016
Go onward in life with a punch. Ready to break down walls and barriers between people. Be that mighty superhero to someone in life. That urge is real and what drives me to propel through life. I want to get back to my roots. Volunteer and be out there doing something. Essentially being a doer. It's a calling to fight the good fight and better this world. I am striving to be a helper and not a yelper who complains about things. Will you join me?
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
I can't begin to disclose what I am feeling. Another month is almost through and who knew all that would occur? I feel like a flower that has been closed up during the winter months and with some life giving water, been revived and am blossoming now.
I'm ready to flourish- aren't you?
Monday, April 25, 2016
I want to be like a tree...
A tree is so much to me. It offers shelter during a storm and shade from the harsh sun in the dead heat of August summer. Trees are a provider of abundant air that we breathe and need. I want to be needed in such a fashion. To be vital to someone.
Trees are sturdy and stand their ground. Something I seek to be able to do in trying situations. Despite wind, trees stay grounded.
Some trees provide fruit and nourishment. I want to nourish others and sustain them just as tree fruit gives sustenance to those who eat it. Trees are a joy as well.
Trees provide leaves that bring laughter and joy during the autumn when they are raked in piles for kids to jump in with others. I want to offer something of joy to others in my life. To share a part of me.
Trees endure the changing seasons. Their branches stay lifted up even in the cold winters. I would like to uplift others during the sunless days of bleak winters. I want to give just as trees give and comfort others.
Rain wears me down just like a tennis ball that is soaking wet that doesn't bounce as high. I do not bounce up cheerfully when it downpours. My fun is over and I seek shelter. Shelter in the truth of God and His Word. I am not over the top religious, but I enjoy honoring God in my life. I don't and make an effort to not judge others in the hopes that I am not judged. On the court, I am judged by my play and perseverance.
The tennis ball may bounce lower in my court, but I propel that ball over the net and offer it to my friend on the other side of the court. I don't give up and rally along even if it is raining in my life.
Prince performing at Gallaudet University on November 29, 1984 (Photo: Courtesy of the Gallaudet University Archives)
While I am not a huge Bangles fan, I did take time to listen to "Manic Monday." The first Monday that the musician Prince has been gone from us. He wrote the song "Manic Monday." I do like some of his songs that I listened to during my younger years. I've changed over the years, but his songs bring up memories.