Wednesday, March 9, 2011

It's a beautiful world.
Forget for just a moment if you can the wars, both political and personal, close your eyes and listen. Listen to nature, your child's laughter, your partners breath. There is so much good happening around us, it is just as important to give energy and importance to those happenings, no- it is even more important to give energy and importance to them than to the negative! We should all bring the positive to the forefront of our days. Sometimes we have to find the good, but believe me, it is out there.
Yesterday we had a little break in the weather. I was able to open my windows and let some fresh air in. It was great, as not only did the house breathe a little, but as I was getting ready for work, the sounds of sparrows were heard. Sparrows, which my science teacher were brought over from England for the theater, and so that our English immigrant ancestors could hear a familiar sound they liked so much from their homeland in their gardens.
So, if your view is the side of a brick building, or your view is of the ocean, take a moment, take a deep breath, and think to yourself- it is a beautiful world.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

It's March 2nd and I am starting to feel the shift that comes with the onset of spring!
I have noticed the birds, for one thing, have been singing outside. I also heard the geese, and saw some on the ground taking a break from their flight up from the south.
I have been showing my daughter the signs of spring: the big buds on the magnolia's, the start of buds on the trees, the sounds of the birds... love the sounds of the birds..., and the melting snow. We are both looking forward to the colors that will come in the way of green grass, yellow daffodils and different color tulips in our yard!
Olivia is really into color. Her teacher recently gave the class "worry dolls", those little dolls from Guatemala. You tell them your worries before you go to bed and supposedly they make your worries go away. Well, she said they are also "wish dolls" (!), and you can tell them your wishes and they will come true. I asked her what her wish was, and she said she couldn't tell me or the wish wouldn't come true. I said she was right! Well, after school today she was sitting in her car seat and said, "daddy, my wishes didn't come true." I said,"oh, thats o.k., sometimes wishes take awhile to come true!" She said, "well, I wished that everything would be pink. The school, the houses, and our car!" Yep, my girl definitely sees her world through rose colored glasses! And thank God not every wish comes true!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

It's been a while since I've last blogged, and the reason is I've been busy being happy!
I love the people I have in my life now- an awesome daughter that keeps me focused on what is right and beautiful in this world;
a wonderful man that makes me laugh, makes me love, and makes me happy and excited to see him; and a wonderfully supportive family that I would wish for everybody!
For the first time in three years, I know what it is like to be in a good relationship. No hidden agendas, nothing to hide- just living openly and honestly, and with hope and honesty for a future!
So yeah, things are going well- busy being happy!