I am thankful…For the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes
because that means she is at home & not on the streets.
For the taxes that I pay, because it means that I am employed.
For the mess to clean after a party, because it means
that I have been surrounded by friends.
For the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it
means I have enough to eat.
For my shadow that watches me work, because
it means I am out in the sunshine.
For a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning,
and gutters that need fixing, because it means I have a home.
For all the complaining I hear about the government,
because it means that we have freedom of speech.
For the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot,
because it means I am capable of walking and that I have
been blessed with transportation.
For my huge heating bill, because it means I am warm.
For the lady behind me in church that sings off key,
because it means that I can hear.
For the pile of laundry and ironing, because it
means I have clothes to wear.
For weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day,
because it means I have been capable of working hard.
For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours,
because it means that I am alive.
And finally…….for too much e-mail, because it means
I have friends who are thinking of me.
My Grandfather is the FireMy Grandmother is the Wind
The Earth is my Mother
The Great Spirit is my Father
The World stopped at my birth and laid itself at my feet
And I shall swallow the Earth whole when I die,
and the Earth and I will be one.
Hail The Great Spirit, my Father, without him no one
could exist because there would be no will to live.
Hail The Earth, my Mother, without which no food
could be grown and so cause the will to live to starve.
Hail the wind, my Grandmother, for she brings loving,
life-giving rain nourishing us as she nourishes our crops.
Hail the fire, my Grandfather, for the light, the warmth,
the comfort he brings without which we be animals, not men.
Hail my parent and grandparents without which,
not I, nor you, nor anyone else could have existed.
Life gives life which gives unto itself a promise of new life.
Hail the Great Spirit, The Earth, the Wind, the Fire
praise my parents loudly for they are your parents, too.
Oh, Great Spirit, giver of my life please accept this
humble offering of prayer, this offering of praise,
this honest reverence of my love for you.
Hi there, since this is my first post I figured I would tell you a bit about me…
I am a thirty something single mother of two teenagers and a recovering addict. I have had Lupus for 18 years now and so I of course have good days and bad days but try to always look on the bright side of things because if I didnt I am sure I would have lost my marbles long ago. I have experienced joy and great happiness as well as deep grief and tramatic events that have left many therapists speechless. I find humor in many things, sometimes at very inappropriate times and believe wholeheartedly that laughter truely heals. I am a christian, daughter, mother, sister, cousin, aunt, stepsister, granddaughter, ex wife, neighbor and friend but mostly I am just me and although I am far from perfect I pride myself in trying to be kind and supportive to those around me even when my first instinct is to poke them in the eyes. I am blessed to have two amazing children, a loving family, and a few loyal friends. I love to sing, write poetry, read and enjoy the simple things in life and look forward to sharing my journey with you in hopes that it will brighten your day and enrich your lives in ways that are yet to be seen. I hope you all have a great Friday night and will stop back soon. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and spread the love because no matter how awful your day may have been remember that there are always others out there who are going thru worse. Till next time…