WOW…what a week it’s been so far! We made history in multiple ways. We will continue to do so in the days to come.
As Americans, we have the freedom to express our opinions and engage in discussion when we have a different point of view.
Where else but in America could I, a woman of Hispanic and Jewish discent, pour my thoughts out onto this blog then broadcast them to any number of the millions of others out there in cyberspace? My greatgrandmother Lily was denied the opportunity to read or write when she grew up in Europe. It was useless to educate a female…let alone a Jewish girl. Oh my…how far our bloodline has flowed with her arduous journey to America!
With all the current passionate disagreement, the one thing we can agree upon is that it is our US Armed Forces that protect that and all other freedoms for all Americans.
Today, please exercise your freedom of speech and thank a Veteran for his or her service.
God bless every soldier, sailor, marine and airman. GOD BLESS AMERICA!
The grudges i used to carry were so numerous and heavy, they not only kept me from moving forward but they were making me sink in the barren ground i was standing on.
While i have not perfected the art of letting go, the results so far have been liberating. I highly recommend it.
Tunnel Vision. This is one of the key components of depression. It is the disease’s way of not only keeping you in its grips but strengthens its hold on you. The problem (and to the depressed mind that it often oneself) and its misery are the only things that exist.
But that’s not true. There is an entire world that can be drawn upon to help you make your way out. You just have to allow yourself to see it.
Often it feels like an impossible struggle to simply lift your head. Do it anyway. It’s worth it.
Easter is the celebration of the sacrifice. We are reminded that Jesus died for our sins. As a mother, i think i get that. If i could, i would take any punishment to spare my baby girl from suffering. But that is not always a good idea. I think that we need to be willing to face our own sins a little more often and accept their consequences. After all, being human it is a given that we are sinners. Being repentant celebrates humanity. Is there a more noble way to honor the life we have been given than to accept our frailties and find strength in one another for it?
Be kind. Remember, we are all in this life together.
For decades I buried you so deep, even I forgot about you…but you kept hoping one day someone would save you.
I emotionally abused you with my disgust, loathing and poor choices…but you found a way to survive.
I covered you in layers of fat…but your heart still beat strong.
Hang on a little while longer, kid. I’ve got my shovel, the f*ckin elliptical…and most of all…love.
Today and all the days that follow…I’m on my way to save you.
2016 has begun with great loss. It is easy to get caught up in the void.
Instead, use the fruits of these lives now passed on to inspire you to embody the space created in your own unique way.