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All better now….finally

I have had to be away due to 2 brief illnesses as well as the holidays.  Holidays are hard enough but battling illnesses at the same adds to the frustration.  I’m not completely well physically but I will be fine!

 

I have been clearing bookshelves in my off time.  I had forgotton much of what I had and I needed to dust anyway.  The majority of my books have been boxed up because I simply don’t have room for all of them.  I have two different categories of books 1) My books that I will NEVER give up and 2) books I have listed on www.paperbackswap.com .  If you have excessive books this is the way to go!  Check it out.

As I was going through my books I thought if something were to happen to me and my daughter had to go through all of this stuff what opinion would she form of me just based on what I read?  That’s an interesting thought, isn’t it?  I have poetry, humor and esteem-building/thought provoking books as well as my “secret” books that I dont’ really display.  They’re not adult in nature, not that kind of secret. Being a pagan I have things that are not mainstream. Divination, spirit communication, astrology, recipes for non-food helps in magic…  My daughter knows I follow a pagan path, but she doesn’t really understand it. I have introduced her to it but she’s 15 and able to make her own decisions about the path she wants to follow so I haven’t pushed my ideas on her.  I hope she will see that the lighter side of mom enjoyed a good laugh and was able to see the humor in most anything; and that the darker side wasn’t the frightening kind of dark but “good witch” kind of dark. I hope she will understand the reason that was kept private and that one of the main things in magic is to keep silent, Keep your practice under your hat and just KNOW yourself what you’ve done, see the result and smile on the inside.

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Posted by on January 15, 2012 in Life in general

 

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But seriously

I just posted things I’d like to get as birthday gifts.  But if I could have anything…ANYTHING…I would want to have none of my regrets to have ever happened, I’d be able to give my family everything they wanted, I wouldn’t be selfish in any way, and i wouldn’t have waited til I was 30 to start working out.    I don’t want ANYTHING tangible for a birthday gift ever again.  It’s not about “stuff”.  My grandmother told me that when she was close to death from cancer.  She said  “it’s all material things.  Those things mean nothing”.  She gave things away her entire life, not just at the end of it.  I never left her house empty handed. It wasn’t always  material gifts that she gave, though. She gave her time by playing games with us or preparing snacks for us after school, taking us to piano lessons, going walking with us. I remember physically “pushing” her up hills! Oh, and picking up loose change we’d find on the road and in parking lots. She kept the change in a little box in her dresser that she’d use to buy us “a bar of candy” from the 5 and dime.  She’d only do this when my papaw wasn’t around.  Ya know, I am guilty of this now..I hope my hubby doesn’t find this blog! (I still pick up change when i go walking and keep it in an old candle jar in my closet. I roll it and use it for “tight” money.)    I miss her so much.  I have changed a thousand times since she died but the things she taught me will never leave me.

Birthdays are only once a year.  Gifts are traditional at that time, but what about the rest of the year? What do we “give”?  What do I contribute to those around me?  It doesn’t have to be a thing that you give. Give by doing things for the people you love. You can show love much louder than just saying it.

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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How I’m better

No better time to start something new than on your birthday, right? AND during your favorite season and time of year. September. Just saying it makes me happy.

I’m 38 today (29th). I will fill this blog with things that make me happy. I may not be in a great mood but it won’t show here! I have found that if I dis-associate myself with the people and things that bring me down I will shine much brighter and feel waaay better. Good thing is, I don’t feel bad about letting go of some of those people and things. So, i hope anyone who decides to read this blog can find something to make you smile or laugh or just have a pleasant thought.

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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