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Stand Up: A Lesson With My Daughter On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CHAPTER 2013 page 19 of 365 Peace, Strength and Courage

Stand Up: A Lesson With My Daughter On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..

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Posted by on January 19, 2013 in Love Stories

 

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Sanctuary

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It’s 0345 and I’ve been awake since 0215. I’ve decided to climb out of the warmth of my bed and come sit on my deck for awhile. I’m hoping after writing for a spell the sandman will show up and lure me back to a peaceful sleep.

One of my small joys in life is sitting on my deck. It matters not if the sun is shinning or it’s raining cats and dogs, I love sitting out here and just getting lost in the thought of not thinking too much. I try to come out here every morning for 5-20 minutes (spring/summer only) and just sit. This is time that I’ve dedicated to talking with God, my Grand and most recently, my aunt.

It’s funny, but I’ve always referred to this space as my sanctuary; my place of peace and understanding. Oddly, anyone who HS known me for ten minutes can tell you, I’m not the outdoors type, but this is different.

My backyard is comfortable, I’ve worked hard to create an oasis for myself that I sometimes share with others. A few years after purchasing this house. I (yes, I) created a water feature back here, so sometimes I just sit and listen to the water…I’m a fire sign who loves water sounds and sights. LOL

During the summer, I pitch a tent back here on the deck and rough it! LOL My husband would disagree that I’ve ever roughed anything in my life.

My backyard is small roughly 600 sq ft with various tree types and a couple of lilac bushes, which I planted many years ago. As I sit here listening to the sound of the running water and the rain drops, I look out across the yard. The trees stand tall in the background huddled close together as if sharing a secret that only they should know here in this yard. My senses are charmed by the faint aroma of the lilac bushes mixed with the rain and I am mesmerized at the sky a mix of indigo and midnight blues, dancing across the early morning sky

In a word, it’s beautiful and I feel truly blessed to have a space, a refuge that is all mine if and when I so desire.

Theabove photo is a day shot of what I call my garden of Eden.

 
 

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Remember, you still have options!

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I truly believe that there are people who thrive on only seeing, focusing and experiencing the negative aspects of the world.

Of the 59 various postings I read this morning only 4 (59/4) mentioned or reflected anything positive, why is that?

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If it is true that we create our experiences…Certainly, we’ve got to start doing better!

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When life gives you lemons remember…you still have options, but you have to decide if you interested in taking advantage of them.

“50 lemons are a burden for 1 person, but they are treasures for 50 people”

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Who are you today?

Here is my theory, too often we allow the negativity of others…thoughts and or actions to paralyze us.

We cease moving forward, because of another’s action or inaction in a situation.

When in reality, it’s that precise negativity that should stroke the flames and empower us!

Repudiate (my $3.00 word for the day) negativity and negative people!

Cuz, although they can criticize, belittle and defame…”they can’t touch this” ~ MC Hammer

Hammer-time!

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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in daily thoughts, perspective

 

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