My soul mate, my love, my life… since 1989 we have travelled this road…
My soul mate, my love, my life… since 1989 we have travelled this road…
O.M.G. Yesterday my husband, and three friends drove from Palm Desert
to Borrego Springs to pack up the entire house…
Off we go for new home in El Centro, CA!!!
After about three hours of loading, packing, and preparing for El Centro ride, we set out for the drive to El Centro about 80 miles… peace and desert, then the agricultural area where we tried to guess what crops were growing along the highway.
On the drive home from El Centro after unloading all of our belongings up the elevator to the third floor of his new condo… which we love, by the way… we are a tired and satisfied crew who accomplished a ton today…
Heading home feeling exhausted, satisfied, and grateful for friends who helped us make a major change in our lifestyle in one day!
Do you have friends like this? I certainly hope so!
I am not ashamed to be almost 67, I feel I am having the best time of my life!
My son Andy was born on my 21st birthday so we share our belly button birthday!
Last year was the first time we celebrated together (a long story to be told here one day). Here are some photos from last years Birthday party. Our mom,Flee, my husband David, and Andy’s wife Kristin, our only grandkids, Jennifer and Andrew, our other two children, David, his girlfriend Stephania and Dana made it the best birthday ever… we may never be together again as a family on our birthday but i have sweet memories to last me for a lifetime!
So this year, I am in California, he is in Dallas, TX, but I am sending the love and hugs across the miles and pray for us all to be Happy, Healthy and In Love in the coming year!
Thanks for sharing this with me!
As I look back at the past year I realize I have taken some pretty big strides toward my “bucket list”… I only call it that because everyone knows what that is.
Now here it is 2013 and I am pondering how I want to grow this year.
That’s a good start, and as the year progresses I know my list will evolve.
For me saying out loud what my heart is feeling is the beginning of the manifestation of dreams.
Look out 2013… here I come!
If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.
~ Gerald Good
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
~ G.K. Chesterton
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~ Marcel Proust
If we are grateful for what we have and grateful for what we don’t have; is there a better state of mind to be in?…gratitude is a spiritual tool.
More will be revealed… Way Spiritual Dave
I rarely write on my blog, I post my husband’s Mind Travelers-in God we trust, almost daily, and I post my favorite photos. Most of them taken by me and some that I treasure from others.
However, since the year is quickly coming to an end I feel the urge to speak a few words.
I have seen some very talented writers who are able to express their feelings on a multitude of topics, daily!
I admire their perspectives, whether it is my own or not.
I love the idea of free speech, and the ability of those who can paint pictures with words.
I myself have been a person who had written in a journal for many years. I even started writing my personal autobiography years ago. But something happened and I stopped.
I spend a lot of time sharing with other women about life, love, the pursuit of happiness, recovery, the 12 steps, spirituality, growth, honesty, love, families, career choices, kids, and I do that on a daily basis.
The time I do have to do what I love to do is usually spent with a camera or my iPhone in my hand pursuing the images that exemplify how I am feeling at the moment.
I love to tell stories with my photos, and I have been amazed that a few of you enjoy them almost as much as me.
My goals have been to learn how to take better photos, and I have some amazing teachers on WordPress, and several of you share so freely with me every day. Thank you for your support! You encourage me to continue on my journey.
I wish a peaceful, creative and continued support to you as we share our individual talents with each other. I love being a part of this family.
You cheer me on, and share that personal piece of yourselves with me very unselfishly.
For that I am truly grateful.
I look forward to getting to know more of you, and I love the friends I have made here on my blog and on yours.
I have called my style of Tai-Chi Meditation In Motion. I produced two Tai-Chi videos in the 80′s and 90′s and had my own TV show in Athens, Ohio. I have taught from Seattle, to Athens, and in California. I studied in 1972 in Seattle, in San Francisco and Taipei, Taiwan. Never did I feel more peaceful than when I was practicing and teaching Tai-Chi Chuan for over 30 years. Breathing with movement has the power to block those outside worries and allow one to gently face the stresses of life. I continue to use my Tai-Chi breathing today, as a form of meditation… and for that I am truly grateful. The art of Tai-Chi has been practiced for centuries around the world. I cherish my gift. pdd
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Most grateful for our first Family Reunion where my siblings and I were reunited for the first time in over 45 years!!!
Thank God we could all be together in Las Vegas for the first time in decades, with our oldest son, his wife and our two grandkids, for the first time also!!! God is good!!!
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Jump for joy… with gratitude
OMG I was a second from being killed just now… Still shaking. At red light on Hwy 111 and Magnesia Falls light tuned green and I hesitated… A car going 80 mph ran the red light without slowing and would have hit me on my side… I sat for a second and lucky cars behind me didn’t rear end me…. Thank u God thank u God thank u God!!!!!!!
Happy Birthday Mom… I miss you so much!!!
Today would have been my mother‘s 86th birthday and there isn’t one day that goes by that I don’t think of her and wish I could call and here her voice.
Even though she has been gone a few years I still have a heavy heart when I realize I will never be hugged by her again, or get to share my day with her. So I blog… and maybe someone else gets a little joy out my shares.
She taught me my love for music, and no matter how long I was away, she always loved me unconditionally. I am glad that I was able to develop our relationship and make my amends to her for being an absentee daughter during my “journey of self discovery“. I blamed her for a lot of my own spiritual and emotional shortcomings growing up… and found out it all began with me! I learned how to take responsibility for some bad choices that I made, and to face my addictions and I am recovered today. Almost 30 years of recovery has given me the most amazing life I could have ever imagined. I found me, I found God, I found a fellowship that helped me put my life together, on step at a time. I found women who helped me strip away the inauthentic self I was drowning in. I found women who handed me the “tools of recovery” to recapture the child within, who was waiting for me to find her.
I am Happy, Healthy and In Love with my life today because of the journey that led me here. I am grateful for every day and most grateful that I got to have a love affair with my mom in the last 20 years of her life.
I am blessed to have been raised by her. She had the biggest heart in the world, and I am, and always be my mothers daughter…
Thank you God for giving her to me as my mom… you did real good!!!!
Margaret (mom) in Seattle, Washington