Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Actions Not Words Will Always Speak Truth

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.  And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and pastime… …And then there are those who have the truth within them, but they tell it not in words”.
Khalil Gibran (1/6/1883)

Friday, July 20, 2012

There is Beauty in Simplicity

**There is Beauty in Simplicity**
In a world that can be filled with horrible actions by insane selfish people who they themselves cannot understand that **Beauty in Simplicity** is simply no matter the situation the human spirit will survive and show its simple beauty in the quiet ways that may not be reported by the media or tweeted about or even posted about on facebook but shone in the silent prayers that are said in our hearts for all that are hurting... Yes my Friends *"There is Beauty in Simplicity"* and my silent prayers today are for all those who have been affected by the tragic events in Aurora Colorado... 
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ...

Saturday, July 7, 2012

So I Am Truly Vanilla and I’m Still OK With Me!

Logging on to the inter-webs I saw an article titled What Your Favorite Ice Cream Says About You;
OK I’ll bite…I want to see what it has to say about those of us who don’t feel like we are plain but always get made fun of for picking Vanilla (French Vanilla is my Favorite).  

So here is the scoop… Yes pun is intended (pausing for laughter here….LOL)
OK so what it has to say about Vanilla is something I’ve suspected but could never really literate as it’s more a feeling so if you’ve never felt it then no amount of words will be able to express that which is Vanilla.  Below hits a couple of key points so you kind of get an idea but next time someone picks Vanilla for a flavor don’t think it’s because they are plain… No no my Friends but the complete and total opposite!!

There is nothing plain about Vanilla. In fact, if you love Vanilla, you are actually a colorful, dramatic risk taker who relies more on intuition than logic. Emotionally expressive and idealistic, you tend to set high goals for yourself, and push yourself to meet and exceed them. On the romantic front, you tend to rely on secure romantic relationships that fulfill your emotional needs while working toward future objectives.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest accomplishment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

-- Leo Buscaglia

Monday, July 2, 2012


We know what we are, but not what we may be.

-- William Shakespeare

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you finish the work.

-- Pat Clifford

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.

-- Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) American Bishop

Friday, June 15, 2012


The sages do not consider that making no mistakes is a blessing. They believe, rather, that the great virtue of man lies in his ability to correct his mistakes and continually make a new man of himself.

-- Wang Yang-Ming (1472-1529) Chinese Philosopher

Thursday, May 24, 2012


The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.

-- Ralph Nichols

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back... And given half the chance would I take any of it back...

And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back...  And given half the chance would I take any of it back...

These are the words that keep running thru my head.  The darkest hour before the light comes over you and shows that the dance you just finished was needed to restart... Restart with a new sense of who you are... what you will do differently (given half the chance) .  If we take back any part of the dance we would not be who we are.  
I don't know maybe it's just her voice that cuts thru me and makes the lyrics more poignant than they should be but doesn't change the fact that we always question what we have done... This is good to question, but to regret then I think it means we haven't learned from our mistake and there for cannot shake that devil off our back.
Listen to her voice... Read the words... Let the music move your soul and capture the raw emotion that is needed to let it happen...
Regrets collect like old friends
Here to relive your darkest moments
I can see no way, I can see no way
And all of the ghouls come out to play

And every demon wants his pound of flesh
But I like to keep some things to myself
I like to keep my issues strong
It's always darkest before the dawn

And I've been a fool and I've been blind
I can never leave the past behind
I can see no way, I can see no way
I'm always dragging that horse around

Our love is questioned, such a mournful sound
Tonight I'm gonna bury that horse in the ground
So I like to keep my issues strong
But it's always darkest before the dawn

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh whoa

And I am done with my graceless heart
So tonight I'm gonna cut it out and then restart
'Cause I like to keep my issues strong
It's always darkest before the dawn

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh whoa

And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
And given half the chance would I take any of it back
It's a fine romance but it's left me so undone
It's always darkest before the dawn

Oh whoa, oh whoa...

And I'm damned if I do and I'm damned if I don't
So here's to drinks in the dark at the end of my road
And I'm ready to suffer and I'm ready to hope
It's a shot in the dark aimed right at my throat
'Cause looking for heaven, found the devil in me
Looking for heaven, found the devil in me
Well what the hell I'm gonna let it happen to me, yeah

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh whoa

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh whoa

Monday, May 14, 2012


Nothing will sustain you more potently than the power to recognize in your humdrum routine, as perhaps it may be thought, the true poetry of life.

-- Sir William Osler (1849-1919) Canadian Physician

Monday, May 7, 2012


If there is one thing upon this earth that mankind love and admire better than another, it is a brave man, -- it is the man who dares to look the devil in the face and tell him he is a devil.

-- James A. Garfield

Friday, May 4, 2012


Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared.
It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.

-- Ann Landers, born 1918

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Students gain lasting self-confidence not by being protected from failure but by learning they can survive it.

-- Tony Wagner, teacher and author

Monday, April 16, 2012


The best portion of a good man's life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.

-- William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English poet

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Drake - Take Care ft. Rihanna (Official Video)

I saw this video last night (yes I was watching the Pauly D show... don't judge...lol) but this video came on after and I was absolutely totally blown away!!!
One by the fact that MTV actually showed a video... :op
But... I don't know; the words, the images... all of it really just made me take an extra deep breath and gave me goose bumps. 
This is one of those songs that the words express the beauty that is part of life (love lost, love won and the hurt that involves) but the images in the video I think is a wonderful example of how (when we open ourselves up) we are able to express a feeling that we all have felt (maybe still feeling) in a way that makes me know there is a higher power as the intense beauty of it all coming together can run thru you and make you smile and cry at the same time...

Monday, April 2, 2012


One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

-- Sigmund Freud

Friday, March 30, 2012


O.K. so I know I'm changing my way of eating and trying to be more healthy but I'm also human and live in the land that Dunkin's didn't forget...lol
(I.E. on my way to work I pass 7 Dinkins in a 10 mile stretch of road)
Anyways I stop today for a little Friday morning sugar rush cause I love SUGAR!!! Oh sorry I mean because I can :p
But... stopping I have to say did make me a little sad (on the inside) just because I had to order a glazed "Stick" and couldn't order a glazed "Cruller". 
 I love saying "Cruller" it's just fun word to say and reminds me of a simple time when going to get coffee and donuts (and a cruller for me) on Sunday mornings with my Dad was really the best thing in the whole world... 
Still a sweet memory but Satchel Pooch really express’s it best.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

-- Agatha Christie

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.

-- Aristotle

Friday, March 23, 2012


To live in the presence of great truths and eternal laws, to be led by permanent ideals - that is what keeps a man patient when the world ignores him, and calm and unspoiled when the world praises him.

-- Honore De Balzac (1799-1850) French Novelist

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Sometimes I wish I could get my mind to stop... It goes a million miles a second some days and yet getS nowhere...
To be able to find peace in my mind is one of those things I'm sure we all long for but today... well today I want to be Frank!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

-- George Bernard Shaw

Monday, March 5, 2012

March Afternoon at the Ocean to get me back to Me...

With all that goes on in this world, in my life, in my head the ocean can bring me back to my center.   
The sound of waves crashing into the shore.  
The smell of the clean salt air.   
The sun warming you while the cool wind colors your cheeks with the perfect shade of wind burn red giving you that rosy glow. 
The end and the beginning being in the same place at the same time… Earth and Sky and Water and Fire (Sun) is really the only thing that can bring me back to me.    
I thank God for the wonders that are always all around us but the Sea Shore is really one of those things in this world that maybe over looked or never even experienced by some but for me would be sorely missed if it was not just a short drive away.
Ahhhhh able to breathe in the good once again.  
Thank you Hampton for being you and there for me when I need the therapy only you are able to provide. :o)   

Monday, February 27, 2012

May You...

May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.

The above Quote was sent to me by a Friend and reading thru this I know and have learned through life's lessons how true these words are so I wanted to share :o)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Why I Google!!!!

So I am officially looking for a new apartment (Yah almost back to civilization).  I looked at a place last night (cute hope I get it) but still looking till I know for sure. 
So cursing the apartments on Craigslist I come across a “Large Studio for $775” everything included and they allow pets…. Woo Hoo! Score!... Right? I email the ad and get a response back.  The gentleman gives me the address and I say I will be there after work. 
Then; I go to the Google…  I search the address and it comes up with a name of a person who was recently arrested for having illegal slots machines and drug paraphernalia in the back of the Gas Station he owns. 
Slots and Drugs in the backroom of a Gas Station?  Am I on the Sopranos?  Do I really want to be on Cops that bad?
 Hmmmm I’m going to go with a big fat NO!!  I call back to leave a message that I am allset and have found a place (so as not to just not show up... I mean that would be rude) and go on my marry way again being show another reason why I Heart the Google oh so very much!!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Don’t catch me now… I just want to keep on falling somehow...

This song brought loves sweet tears to my eyes.  I love Love so much and this is one of those songs that explains so well as to what love is for me.

I see a lot of people who have an “idea” of what love should be… Maybe because of experience while growing up or different experiences they have run across in their lives.  Some get lost in Hollywood’s version of what love should be like. 
Me… I just keep on falling… I love with all of me… In Family, in Friends, in Lovers, I love with all of me.  I don’t have an idea of what love is or should be like I just feel it and let it into me and try to make that love that I feel for the person shine out to them.  This scares some people (mostly potential lovers) but some Friends have been taken aback by this also.  

Now I understand no one likes to get hurt… Trust me I know this but I love the way this song speaks to the walls people put up so as not to get hurt.  The chorus below is what struck me most.  

“So don’t catch me now… I just want to keep on falling somehow…
So don’t stop me now I just want to keep this going somehow…. Keep on falling”

People who feel that love, sometimes don’t know how to handle it so they stop it… Stop the person who is falling from falling.  They are worried about getting hurt and in that worry although not intentional  they are the one doing the hurting as they are stopping what they / we /all deserved from coming… From falling into them.  

Love doesn’t go away it is always there you just have to let the person with that love fall.  You don’t need to catch them you just need to allow them to be who they are and who they are is someone that loves you for who you are even if you don’t know who you are.
Think about the past relationships you’ve had that didn’t work… Now I am not so naive as to not understand all too well that many many factors play into this so I don’t want to trivialize past hurts by any means.  What I want to do is point out what this song sings to me is that if both people didn’t stop each other from falling then that initial love that was (for some still is) there will keep on falling…

That sensation that washes over you that all is possible, the feeling of your soul smiling because you feel so much love with each step it feels like you are floating and then when you close your eyes and feel the intensity it truly does feel like you are falling.