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My Reasons!

” Today it is one of heartache,

to see those who once were strong 

and protective, just slipping away

like ice-cream on a hot day.

Dignity, respect, joy, loneliness,

depression, fear, sorrow, emptiness,

and the feeling of loss. 

Aged and sometimes frail,

yet full of life and stamina,

parents can drain you.

Callous words, forgetfulness,

robs you of memories gone by.

Stay strong they say, ignore the pain,

just put it all aside. 

Words do hurt and cause trauma,

sometimes so deep, that to disappear

is a good option.

But who cares for these souls, 

who once carried us through

life’s hurdles. When life has moved on

and they are left behind?

I was told today that miracles 

do happen.

Forgiveness, compassion & kindness.

Deep in my soul, in the silence of my

reasons to continue this journey.

I pray for peace in their hearts”.

~ Jean R ~ 



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Eyes of Innocence!!

” When i looked into her eyes, there was innocence, white, pure!

My worries, concerns all fell away like autumn leaves.  The overwhelming foreboding disappeared into the fantasy of “story time…”

~ Jean R ~

( I wrote this poem about my beautiful niece, who has a love for stories, by simply making a game out of words, can turn my world around in minutes.. Thank you) 



My Mother!

A woman of strength and courage.
The determination to protect and provide for her family against all odds.

Sickness now her enemy.
Where once was strength is now frailty.
Eyes filled with sadness, holding on to any ounce of dignity she has left.

Life can be cruel where our loved ones are concerned.
But i am honored to have this woman in my life.

If i could change one thing, i would trade places with you in a heart beat

Love you mum!

~ Jean R ~

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Observations!

Have you ever sat and just observed people. Their likes, habits, dislikes, hates, what some of us call OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), I don’t like this discription, the choices they make, and wondered “Why”? Why do they do certain things, say such things, act such a way?

Do you find these things annoy you, easily, more and more each time. I mean really get under your skin. Just to hear their answer or action to something makes you angry inside.

Observation of my self this week.
Why would “I”, react a certain way to others peoples choices? ( lets just say its a negative rection, as negative is what gets a response these days)

Is it because I actually cared about this person?
Or is it because I morally or ethically disagreed with their choice?

Could it be that they just did not fit the right mould so to speak of what I thought was the way things should go or unfold. ( more or less the way “I” want it to be).

Ok, so that leaves me with what?

How do you walk away, accept, say Ok, thats you and this is me, I don’t like it but thats your way not mine, agree to disagree?

My conlcusion!
Stop focusing on other people and the negative and spend more time on what makes you happy.
Someone once said “never give up the pursuit of happiness” but there is another part to this.
Let happiness be the purpose of your pursuit.

You, me, we deserve to be happy. Whatever, shape, form, word or experience that comes in!!!

Today I am happy knowing that the world may be a bit of a mess, but if I open my eyes long enough and observe what is around me. I see that regardless, this world is a beautiful place, and yes there are beautiful people also.

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