Saturday, March 5, 2016

Another look at Forgiveness or You Don't have to Know the Why

Until you surrender the need to know why things happened to you as they did, you will hold on to your wounds with intense emotional fire. Your mind will want to heal, but your pride, anger and emotions will remain caught up in wanting to make sure that the people who hurt you feel bad about what they've done. Or you may want to hurt them back. But rest assured, your emotional self will remain attached to the unfinished business rooted in feelings of abandonment and humiliation, of having lost something or been cheated. Your mind may do what's required for healing and go through all the prescribed steps, but your heart will never fully participate in the healing process. In the end, forgiveness is an act of release, surrendering the need for an explanation. From that prospective, forgiveness has nothing to do with the individuals who harmed you. It is the act of accepting that there is a greater map of life, through which flow many rivers of events and relationships, all interconnected.Forgiveness is your release form the hell of wanting to know what cannot be known and from wanting to see others suffer because they have hurt you. "— Caroline Myss

I like the idea of time-travel.  Negating a horror.  

This is not quite as good as

Go to confession.  That is a great place to start.  And yes, we may never know the 'why'.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Request for Good Catholic Periodicals

I love and am quite happy with  Gilbert!  from the American Chesterton Society.

What I would like some other family friendly Catholic magazine.  

I tried Catholic Digest, and wasn't too keen on some of the articles.

I really welcome any suggestions for your favorite Catholic Periodicals.  Please let me know why!

God Bless and Love you All!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Please don't go

Last Saturday my cousin passed away from his long battle with cancer.  His wife has been a angel and her sweet and beautiful presence breaks my heart.

Today I saw neighbors of ours from years ago when my oldest was a baby.  They were always one of those respectful and loving couples that I hoped to  be when I grew up  and older with my Lazlo. The husband had just finished chemo and lost about 60 pounds.  Although they were as always cheerful, they told me his prognosis wasn't good.

As I drove away, I turned on our local 'oldies' station and this song came on:


If there ever was a song that sums up the longing someone might feel in losing a love this is it.   

"One dream came true, I was blessed to be loved by someone as wonderful as you." 
 I couldn't help but cry.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Believe in Me - Dan Fogelberg

 Just thinking about the beauty of Dan Fogelbergs music.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pray for the Bahamas

Joaquin, a category 3 hurricane, is coming  towards the Bahamas.  If it moves from the south to the north the destruction to that wonder of paradise will be worse or so  I was told by a Bahamian on our last visit than if it is from East to west.

Please keep all the people in your prayers.  

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Face Book

Just 'deactivated' my page.  Just because.

I may re-activate it, but right now when thinking about it I just think "WHYYYYY?".


Well I did, because it's too much fun.   I still might deactivate it again  today. 10/1/2015

Time Tested Beauty Tips

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure,
share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair,
let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise,
walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.
even more than things,
have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed;
Never throw out anybody.
Remember, If you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older,
you will discover that you have two hands,
one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
the figure that she carries,
or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives,
the passion that she shows,
and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows! --
-Sam Levenson

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