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“Upside Down Feeling”

No matter what age you are things are forever changing…Thank goodness I guess… we should never be bored… maybe a little  , maybe a little more happy , maybe a little more sad , maybe a little more glad … I find the words hard to come today… to express my feelings… I write only to help myself…expecting no answers …expecting no pity … expecting no show of kindness… I write to try to figure out why we get ourselves into such predicamentsLife is going along so well…happy , content, glad… and all of a sudden it is turned upside down …We think we will not be touched by this upside down feeling… That’s for others!…but, it can affect all… So I write  to clear my mind… gain strength…gain composure...and maybe gain a few answers to the questions  swirling in my head…Why did this happen?… How did this happen?… What caused this to happen?… When did this start to happen?…Who is involved in this situation? … There is no blame… it is life acting out it seems…and what we do with the situation is what will count… is what will make it better …is what will bring the healing… is what will bring it back to that “Happy” ,”Content”, “Glad” place again… Thank you Lord for my time of “Peace” as I sit and write and find YOUR words that are whispered in my ear … a quite place to reflect and listen 

“My Kids!”…
Our kids came to us for answers…to silly things, to important things, to things their parents should have been answering… I guess they came to us because they felt safe and secure with us… because we would try our best to help them… because we would try our best to make them feel happy again content againglad again… We were like a refuge for them… It was a great responsibility...but, for some reason we were put there to guide and direct them… and if I remember right…there was always that faint whisper in my ear with the right words to say…

Are You True to Yourself?

What does it mean “To Stay True to Yourself?” A question that was brought up by fellow bloggers at WordPress.com… So I am going to attempt to answer as truthfully and simply as I can…

“To Stay True to Myself’  means I can live with my decisions… I can live with my answers to questions presented to me…I can live with the advice I give because I try to think it through, and come back if my thoughts were not clear or misunderstood… I can live with myself, because I will quickly apologize  if impelled that I was wrong… I can live with myself, in that it is best for the circumstances… I can live with myself with a clear conscience  … I can live with myself with that feel good feeling within my heart … I can live with myself in that I explain “Why”   I have to do something and am strongly compelled to do it… I can live with myself, in that it doesn’t leave damage to those arround me… That I can live with myself to help those in need …That I can live with myself to always offer “Love”   instead of hatred…That I can live with myself in that I try to see all sides… putting myself in the other’s position or frame of mind… By “Staying True to Myself”  I have to follow God‘s Will” sometimes not mine…sometimes hard… sometimes not right in other’s eyes… but, if I didn’t follow His direction  I would definitely “NOT Be Truthful to Myself” … and my life would lose all meaning…I CHOOSE to Stay True to Myself … How about YOU?

“My Kids!”…

Judy and I became friends after my second year at TJ Middle School…We were both assistants to teachers who taught Special Ed kids … Each day before school started we had about 15 minutes of free time… This was our coffee- breakfast- catch up time- family /school discussion time … We could get more settled in this short length of time than people with days, months or years … It was therapy for us…we were each other’s sounding boards…and we stayed close even after she had left TJ …had a class of her own for about one year… and after she was striken with a stroke that left her body paralyzed  on the left side… I remember I mailed a card or a note every week for over a year… called and talked after she was able …and kept in touch at least every month after that… She moved to Nolin River area , Clarkson, KY …and we made a few visits for her Chili get-together in the Fall … Her husband built a handicapped assessable house for her…and all seemed to be going pretty well…Then she called me with the news!… She had stomach cancer… To the hospital I went… She went home , only to return to the hospital again… This time, home was with the care of the organization called Hosparus … An aide to help her with her personal needs Monday – Friday and the nurse  for her medical needs on Wednesdays…Weekends on their own… “Their” meaning her husband and her… So as of last Thursday I am staying with her where he can have a break with their daughter and family in Florida  … and today which is Saturday and Sunday we are on our own …We seem to be doing fine… I will take care of her needs until Wednesday next week… “Staying True to Myself” by helping a friend in need … and as I have found… only benefits myself…by knowing I’m doing what is right “How good that can feel!”