A memory is a photograph taken by the heart...to make a special moment last forever...and of all the memory-pictures that happy times can bring, the best are those that families make together ~
~ Author unknown

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Letting Go ~

~ Letting Go ~ 

To let go does not mean to stop caring, it means I can't do it for someone else.
To let go is not to cut myself off; it's the realization I can't control another. 
To let go is to admit being powerless, which means the 
outcome is not in my hands.
To let go is not to try to change or blame another; it's to 
make the most of myself.
To let go is not to care for, but to care about.
To let go is not to fix, but to be supportive. 
To let go is not to judge, but allow another to be a human being.
To let go is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes, but to allow others to affect their own destinies. 
To let go is not to be protective; it's to permit another to face reality. 
To let go is not to deny, but to accept. 
To let go is not to nag, scold, or argue, but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires 
but to take each day as it comes, and cherish everything in it. 
To let go is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future. 
To let go is to fear less and love more. 
~ Author Unknown 


My dear (ex) sweet sister-in-law and friend (we met when I was 15 years old and are like sisters!) sent this wonderful poem and card to me today, she tries to read it everyday . . . she knew I needed a hug and smile . . . mission accomplished. Things have been very stressful and difficult  . . . I can't share now but will be able to down the road . . . I just had to share this wonderful poem of "Letting Go" . . . Thank you, Honor, I love you too ~ 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Daffodils in Winter ~

Each year these Daffodils bloom . . . I am always happy and surprised. They bring a bit of Spring time in the middle of Winter . . . even for Southern California. Sending a bit of sunshine out to those surrounded by the cold and snow.