Pivotal Points

We all have Pivotal Points in Our Lives.  A Big One happened For Me about Fifteen Years Ago. Prior to, I  was Living Fairly Status Quo.  Checking Off Lists.  Doing the Right Things.

I Felt Dead Inside.

Nothing Reverberated.  All of It was for Somebody Else.  Their Idea of a Life Well Lived.

I No Longer could Tolerate the Feeling of Living Outside My Own Sphere of Individuality.  So Bit by Bit.  Painful Layer by Painful Layer I started to Shed My Old Ways.

I Started to Think for Myself.  I Listened to My Heart.  I Poured Over the Scriptures.  I Spent Time on My Knees.

I Began to Live a Life that Made Sense to Me.  I Changed My Actions to Fit with My Heart.  I Realized No was an Important Word.  I realized Just Because a Different Brain Than Mine Thought it, Did Not, by any means, Make It Right.

I Realized I was Ready to Be Wrong, but I Needed to Sort Things Out for Me. I was Willing to Fail, if it Meant to Learn.  To Be Real.  To Live My Truth, However Bloody and Scratched It Made Me.

That God would Honour My True Intention.  Not to Wander From Him, but to Draw Nearer Through My Journey of Discovery.

Today, By No Means, Do I Have It Figured Out.  But I can say, My Life is Something that Makes Sense to Me.  Everything I Do Comes from my Own Convictions.  My Own Aspirations.  My Own Desires and Intentions.

Pivotal Points are Wonderful, albeit Scary When They Happen.

I’m Here for You.

xoxo

 

 

 

Hierarchy of Hurts

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Some would say there’s a Hierarchy to Hurt.  Some Hurts are Greater than Others.

So They Say.

So Let’s see How Hurts Stack….

Murder is a Greater Hurt than Smouldering Resentment.

Adultery is a Greater Hurt than a Chronic Wandering Eye.

A Upper Cut to the Jaw a Greater Hurt than a Passively Stated Insult.

A Stab Wound is a Greater Hurt than Testimony Altering Slander.

Change Your Mind?

I Hope So….

I Love You

xoxo

One Sentence

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You have a run in your pantyhose.

Let me get the hair off your back.

You have something on your shirt.

Why does the smallest errant food particle…

A hair no longer attached to our head and now attached to our shirt…

A rogue thread in our tights…

Cause us to feel

Naked.

Exposed.

Less Than.

Asking for a Friend…
xoxo

There’s Something About Sunrise

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(The view from my bed this morning…)

There is something so soothing about the weight of my precious Labrador Charlie pressed against my body in bed in the morning. The morning sun lightening the dark navy sky to a soft yellow. Newly fallen snow covering the branches of my backyard foliage, creating a winter fairyland. My bed is so warm and comforting.

I gently push Charlie off me and plant my feet in my cozy slippers. My robe is thrown on haphazardly as I do my morning shuffle to the coffee maker. The incandescent light of my kitchen softly welcoming my sleepy body to a new dawn.

There’s a tickle in my tummy. Life is exciting these days. For no reason in particular. It’s really just winter. It’s really just Calgary, Alberta. It’s really just my little home in the middle of the city. It’s also Wednesday, after all.

But in my chest is a beating heart. The sun has come peeking in my window again. The possibilities are endless! The experiences so beautiful awaiting me today…! A smile from a child. Laughter with a coworker. Something yummy in my tummy. Beautiful snowfall. A day in peaceful Canada. With peace in my heart.

Here’s to a sunshiny day to all of you!

xoxo

Celebrate The Ordinary

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My taxi driver wore a large print houndstooth dinner jacket today. With a scarlet thread. His pants were pressed to such a degree a military man of high station would be in admiration. He used to work at a upscale tailor in Dubai before immigrating to Canada.

Now he drives me to work somedays. Always dressed in his finery. With a smile. His cheery contagious spirit.

He celebrates the ordinary days. Every day is worthy of his best.

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Jimmy texts me from Tokyo. He’s one of the finest lawyers to grace the office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. He wrote, “I was complimented on my shoes and suit today and I thought about what you told me. You said ‘Life is too short to spend it not dressed well.’ ”

Life is too short for an ugly outfit folks. Ask the taxi driver. Ask Jimmy. Ask me.

I Love You

xo

Strawberry Haired Fairies and Other Brave Warriors

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My Little Neice (well she’s Thirty Five, but to me she will always be the Strawberry Haired Fairy who made me an Auntie at Seven. ) delivered her Fourth Child Hazel Jean Yesterday.

 **Ok – this is being finished a year late***

This Precious Human inspires me every day. She is a Single Mom of Four. Every Day is a Struggle. A Juggle.

Every Day she Clings to Her Joy. Sends me Youtubes and Jokes that cause Tears to Stream Down my Face.

Bible Verses. Inspiring Quotes. Pictures of Hazel with a Spaghetti Hat.

Lots of Nights her Weary Body Finds Rest and Comfort on Her Knees. Trusting the One who Plans our Tomorrows. Our Sorrows and our Joys.

We can Trust what comes from the Hand of Our Creator.

Thanks to all the Strugglers. The Jugglers. The Warriors.

You are my Hero. Joline . You are my Hero.

I love you Girl.

And I Love You Too Sweet Reader.

xoxo

A Quiet Season

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I have felt a need of Restraint. For Quiet. So as I enjoyed so much the Sharing and the Fellowship of so many…I am Stepping Back for a while.

I’m not sure if I’ll continue.

Somethings are meant for A Season. A Reason.

But you can be sure…if I do feel this is still an Integral Part of My Purpose, I will write with New Fervor.

I love you all Fervently.

Have a Wonderful Day.
xoxo