Piece by Piece

piece-by-piece

Piece by piece, day by day,
little by little and moment by moment
over the years until… there is nothing left.
That is how the soul dies.
They will tell you what to do, who to be and what to say.
So, who are they?  And why do we listen to them anyway?
We feel it isn’t right, but allow ourselves to stray from our truth losing our authenticity. We go through life in a daze hiding our strength, never letting them see us cry and then, there is simply this.
“Jesus wept.”
Is this a weakness, a failing, a lack of … something?
In our empathy we truly love and care for another with no ulterior motives.  Only when we acknowledge our own fears and failures can we even begin to offer some of the better parts of ourselves.  You have exactly what you need and someone needs what you have to give.
Acknowledge your fears, feel the sadness, celebrate the joys, love others relentlessly, believe in hope, grab hold of life and never let go!

Echoes of Silence

Echoes of Silence

It has been 24 years today and I still miss you. Although, no longer overwhelmed by grief or sadness, my mind at times still wonders what might have been. And to quote Soren Kierkegaard:

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

I am moving forward creating and pursing new dreams, all the while carrying the memories of you with me. You are not forgotten and never will be no matter how long the silent echoes loudly thunder across the heavens.

#JustBelieve #HopeLives #RestInLove

Speak Life

voice

Each of us was given a unique voice for a purpose. When we do not speak out, we deprive the world of our voice. And we never know what we might have to say unless we say it. It might be something that echos into eternity.

Now that said, we must always speak with others in mind. Speak life, speak kindly and never use our voices to belittle or hurt others. Therein is the problem, we speak without thinking, believing that our voice is all that matters.

Wrong, each voice matters. Yours and mine. We must speak, and then we must stop and listen. For wisdom comes through hearing. I challenge you today to speak only life and see what happens in the lives of those you encounter.

#JustBelieve #HopeLives #LoveChangesPeople #SpeakLife