Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gratefulness in it's wonderment!

A holiday that invokes wonderful memories for me. Just as I am sure it does for everyone that was allowed the privilege of having a meal set before them. All made with love and with care by our Mothers and Grandmothers. The daughters (and some sons too) learning while watching how the dough feels between their hands to know when it is right for baking of the pies. Homemade recipes handed down to each generation. The learning of the family prayer that is only said, with hands joined as a chain, at the table dressed in orange and rust hues. A cornucopia that was a school project as their centerpiece. Relatives that make us smile with richness from their love and appreciation of what they have.
I am so grateful for so much in my life. I have been blessed more times than I believe me to be worthy. I know that I first am so grateful to God and what I have been allowed to receive. The love of a man that has knocked my socks off since the day I spied him painting a store front window. For my two sons that have shown me more in what "IS" important than what should be. For my extended family that has had struggles that have made them into heroes for me, to admire and strive to be like in most ways. For my sister Barbara, whom I have adored since the day my parents brought her home. I really believed that she WAS for me! No women has walked her life road in the manner as she. I am always amazed with her. She is another part of my existence. For my Ruthie and my Carol. I love them with a power that is truly spiritual. As I love my soul mate Jay, I cannot imagine my life without them in it. I am so grateful for the time I have on this earth. For the wellness to be able to learn and find interest. To love nature. To love my Jeep Wrangler. To be able to listen to music that makes me want to dance all around. To my friend Martha and her coming to terms with her cancer and the fight that is ahead of her. She is a hero to me. To my daughter-in-law and the struggle she battles everyday to love herself. I am so grateful to be able to love and give to others even when they don't want anything.
I am peaceful today. I am grateful for Peace today. I wish you all the Happiest of Thanksgivings and may you enjoy your families and friends in abundance.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Embarking on Peace.

In Websters dictionary it is defined as; a state of tranquility or of quietness. A state of security or of order within a community provided for by law or of custom, a harmony in ones personal relations, a truce/pact to cease hostilities between any who have been at war or are in a state of enmity, is used as a greeting or a farewell.
Do you too feel the coldness of these words that stare back at you from the page? I feel no "peace" in reading them. I feel that a dictionary cannot convey the emotion that is attached to the word PEACE.
In my "personal" dictionary it is defined as; reaching inside ones self, God's place, to breathe with calmness and of a smooth and even softness. To "bring" a hope to where it is void. A state of recall of our memories past that gave us giggles and laughter. To be in the silence and comprehend it's meaning.
Do you feel the PEACE of these definitions while letting the words whisper through your lips? I hope that you do. Feel them in your breath.
My prayer in this blogging endeavor is that I will discover, learn, argue, become enlightened, and to more importantly, become aware of my fellow man. I am so new to putting myself out there for others to interpret and define. I have found at times that the written word can bring allot of hurt and confusion. I hope, in my "N-Search of Peace", I can be of interest and perspective. I equally hope that you all stay for a spell or at least till the end of this new chapter for me.
I leave you in Peace.....always N-Peace.