Happy Leap Day

 

Today, February 29th, 2012 is our leap day!! All those babies born on this day can celebrate their birthdays today, but for the next three years they have a choice of celebrating either Febrruary 28th or March 1st. Did you know that once every 100 years we need to skip a leap year to re-align our stars, planets and calendars.
My Daily Release #60: Embracing and then letting go of the 60th day of this leap year!

Negative Comments

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So true. When I look back on  my life and ponder on all the people that have come and gone throughout the years, I seem to lump them into two categories. The ones that made me feel good, and the ones that made me feel bad. The positive people, whether it was through their actions, words, deeds, will always hold a special place in my heart. As for the negative people, the one’s who insulted me, made me feel bad about myself, lied and deceived me, hold no place in my heart. So it is not that I avoid or ignore those people, because many times, especially when they are related to me, I still pay them friendly visits. Amazingly, I find the folks seem to never change. And I have to listen to them complain about how I don’t visit them often enough. The heart is a powerful tool in setting boundaries. It certainly lets you know who to let in, and who to keep at arms length.
A great James Matthew Barrie quote: “Let no one who loves be unhappy… even love unreturned has its rainbow.”
My Daily Release# 59: I release all negative words that are directed at me

Deciphering Relatives

Deciphering Relatives

You would think that relatives, being blood ties, would be the people that remain the closest to you in your entire life! As one grows from a child and matures into an adult, it becomes apparent that there’s really not all that much you have in common with relatives, other than the blood ties and the family stories. Everything still all breaks down to compatibility, personality and behaviour.

After a while you learn
the subtle difference between
holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn
that love doesn’t mean leaning
and company doesn’t always mean security.
And you begin to learn
that kisses aren’t contracts
and presents aren’t promises
and you begin to accept your defeats
with your head up and your eyes ahead
with the grace of woman,
not the grief of a child
and you learn
to build all your roads on today
because tomorrow’s ground is
too uncertain for plans
and futures have a way of falling down
in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
that even sunshine burns
if you get too much
so you plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone
to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure
you really are strong
you really do have worth
and you learn
and you learn
with every goodbye, you learn…
~ After a While, Veronica A. Shoffstall

My daily Daily Release #58: I release any expectations of recieving love, affection and attention from certain relatives.

Time

Time

“The greatest gift you can give someone is your time. It is priceless and once it’s gone you can never get it back, so choose carefully to whom you give your gift!” ♥
So many times in this life I have visited with people who turned out not to care much about me, or were so negative that I felt my time had been completely wasted. Enough of this foolishness! It’s time to acknowledge lessons learned.
My Daily Release #57: Choose carefully how and with whom I release my precious moments in time.

My Constant

My Constant

One of the memory tapes I keep playing over and over again in my mind is the time I was in kindergarten. Every day I’d walk alone from my house on Delaware Avenue to Dovercourt Public School in Toronto. I particularly remember one sunny morning when a gigantic garbage truck was moving slowly down the street at the same pace as I was walking. The two men who were throwing garbage into the back of the gigantic truck were joking around and kept talking to me. I couldn’t really understand what they were saying because I only understood Hungarian and they were speaking in English. I smiled at them anyways and told my own stories, to which they chuckled. Then one very special day in October of 1963, I arrived home after school and was greeted with the amazing news that my mom brought my new baby brother home from the hospital. Quickly and quietly I tip-toed into my parents’ bedroom. There he was, my new baby brother Steve soundly asleep in the very middle of my parents’ big bed. Carefully I crawled up next to him on the bed and watched him sleep and gently breathe.
My Daily Release #55: Today I acknowledge and release this constant memory.

Into The Mystic

Into The Mystic

Lyrics to Van Morrison’s “Into The Mystic”

We were born before the wind
Also younger than the sun
Ere the bonnie boat was won as we sailed into the mystic
Hark, now hear the sailors cry

Smell the sea and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic
And when that fog horn blows I will be coming home
And when that fog horn blows I want to hear it

I don’t have to fear it
I want to rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
Then magnificently we will float into the mystic

And when that fog horn blows you know I will be coming home
And when that fog horn whistle blows I got to hear it
I don’t have to fear it
I want to rock your gypsy soul

Just like way back in the days of old
And together we will float into the mystic
Come on girl…

My Daily Release #54: Today I release my voice so that it may speak it’s truth ….