Month: April 2012

Versatile Blogger Award – 4/2012

I’ve been nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award by http://shianwrites.wordpress.com/ Yay!!!! Thank you so much, Shian!!  I am humbled and honored. Please take the time to check out her blog, she’s got a lot to offer and enjoy! Here are the rules for the award: 1.Add the award to your blog. 2.Thank the blogger who gave it to you and include a link to their blog. 3.Mention 7 random things about yourself. 4.List the rules. 5.Give the award to 15 or more bloggers Here are 7 random things about me: 1. I love the sound of thunder and rain. 2. I love a fireplace, hot cocoa, and a good book in the winter time. 3. I love hiking in the woods. . 4. I love all kinds of meditation and interesting music. 5. I am an eternal optimist, but have a love for the darkness. 6. I like watching movies – mind benders, action, and horror, though I like an occasional situational comedy like “Dan In Real Life.” 7. When I was a little girl …

Unconditional Love – What an Example!

One of the best examples that we have of unconditional love is found in our four-legged friends.  A dog will love you and celebrate you being back with them whether you’ve been gone 5 minutes or 5 days.  It’s all irrelevant because the only thing they care about is NOW and that you are there for them to see, love on, play with, and entertain.  In that sense, they are also a great reminder of how to live in the moment.  A dog isn’t thinking about how you didn’t keep a promise 5 minutes ago or fifteen years ago.  A dog isn’t going to stop and debate whether you should have to work to earn his trust back or whether you need to do other things to win his favor.  For that matter, a dog isn’t going to try to convince you that you should act this way or that way in order to be accepted or allowed to hang out with them.  A dog just doesn’t let all of that interfere with the most important thing, …

A Bit of Magic – Just For Fun

I remember as a kid lying up on the roof of the house, or the hood of the car, or even in the yard under a tree and staring up at the clouds making the shapes of them take the form of bunnies, cars, and whatever else we could find if we looked hard enough. There’s a bit of magic in noticing how the light plays on the clouds, creating images.  So many times we’ve seen angels hovering, and fairies hiding in the clouds as well as other images that make us stop and smile. This morning, I took a picture, then stared at it and had to smile at the huge dragon that was staring back at me from the clouds.  It made me thankful again for imagination and the wonder of moving clouds.  What a magical way to start the day.  Can you see the dragon?  In the year of the dragon that’s a sign of good luck. Cherry Coley (c)  

End of a Hard Week

This week has been hard.   There have been a lot of odd things to deal with in many areas.  One of the things I was working really hard on fell through and it completely threw me off track.  My dad’s cat passed away and somehow that was like losing another piece of both of my parents again.  Yet he was an old cat and just got sick, so it was one of those things.  I suppose there are times when the days will just seem harder, longer than others.  I don’t like it, just for the record. I found myself spreading myself way too thin on too many things.  I still have a ton to unpack and sort through.  I will be going along and making good progress, then I’ll run across a stack of coasters my mom crocheted and get lost in the memory of sitting and talking to her while she made them.  Or I’ll run across some pictures, an old card or note, and will just wind up staring at it for …