Life Is Too Short…

If there is anything I have learned in life, it’s that it’s too short and it can be ripped away from you in a split second. Personally, I have suffered a lot of loss in my life, including 2 children of my own. It is through these losses  that I have learned to love with my whole heart. As I look around, I see loss everyday in one form or another and it’s just a constant reminder and reinforces and confirms that life is too short, embrace and enjoy it while you have it and the people you love.

Life is too short for regrets, for grudges, for stressing over things in which you have no control. Love like there is no tomorrow because there is a chance it could be the last time you see someone. If you love someone, tell them, because they may never know otherwise and one day it could be too late to say it. Don’t risk living a life full of regrets. Live each day as if it were your last because it very well could be. Impact lives in a positive way and do great things.

I know people look at me and wonder how I can stay so positive with  everything I have been through in my life. My Answer? God! God has been there for me every single step of the way. From living in a dysfunctional family growing up, to losing and burying 2 of my children, through the emotional and mental abuse of a repeatedly cheating husband , through being a single mom, through all the heartache I have recently been through.. God has carried me and no matter what, he will always carry me when I cannot walk on my own.

If someone you love hurts you, forgive them. Forgiveness is a powerful thing. In a world full of hate, negativity, hurt, revenge, and just all around evil, it’s easy to fall prey to all the negative feelings that consume you when you have been hurt, but to conquer those negative feelings and to choose love instead of hate and revenge is the greatest feeling of all. Life is too short to live with negative feelings that just bring you down all the time. Recently, I’ve been hurt by someone I love. I can’t explain the feelings I have, there are no words. I’ve chosen to love over hate and revenge and I have nothing but love in my heart for him, there is no hate, revenge, anger, or any such negative feelings for him .. just pure unconditional love. I know people don’t get that, maybe even he doesn’t get that 🙂 ….but I know it comes from God because nothing so pure could come from anywhere else.

So live life to it’s fullest, love with all your heart, love unconditionally, love pure, laugh often and forgive those who mean the most to you for you may never have that chance again.

 

 

 

Footprints and Friends

I don’t know why God has chosen you to travel the path you have traveled. I guess only He knows that and knows reasons we cannot understand right now and may never understand.

You have been one of my best and closest friends for the last 13/14 years. We understand each other like no one else and can absolutely tell each other anything without the other judging. We can go for periods without talking much because life is just busy crazy but we can pick up where we left off like it’s nothing.

YOU are one of my heroes. We both have been through so much loss and pain in our lives but YOU my friend have been through a lot in a year and some how some way you muster the strength to go on. You are one of the strongest women I know but even at that we all have our breaking points and cannot be strong all the time. I wish I had the answers and words for you right now but from all my loss in my life .. I know words are not what you truly need right now .. My arms are stretched out across the hundreds of miles ..hugging you and lifting you up .. praying for you… I am always here for you and I love you loads!!!

We all need someone
To talk to in our life,
A friend to whom we run
In times of stress or strife

A friend who’s always there
Throughout the years,
A friend we know will care
And take away our fears.

A friend who’s always near,
Waiting for our call,
To wipe away our tears,
And lift us when we fall.

A loving friend indeed,
On whom we can depend
To fulfill our every need –
Thank you, precious Friend

New Beginnings…..

One year ago, life threw one of my best friends a curve. Her husband died unexpectedly! They were married for 8 short months. He was good to her and her children. She loved him very much and he loved her. I never had the chance to meet him but knew him through her. His death was hard on her but she was surrounded by family and friends who loved her and helped her through this traumatic time. Life had to go on. The world doesn’t just stop because your world comes crashing down. She picked herself up, dusted herself off and picked her children up. She will forever be impacted by this tragedy. I think however, Erich would have wanted her to be happy, to not sit around and mourn the loss of him, but to move on and find another that would treat her and her children as well as he had. He knows she deserves the best and deserves to be happy.

 

She slowly moved on, does that mean she loves Erich any less? No, she still loves him. She is honoring him by doing what he wanted her to do “I want you to live”….. song by George Canyon …

I want you to live, I want you to love
I want you to go on and not give up
I want you to live, I want you to try
I want you to know that I’m alright
I want you to fall in love again
I wanna see you smile again and again
I want you to live

^^^ THAT is what Erich would have wanted. No one has the right to judge her because she is living, it doesn’t mean she loves him any less. She deserves to be happy! She has found someone who treats her and her children the way Erich would have wanted them to be treated and that is amazing and wonderful.