Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Celebration of a Milestone

I realize often when I share my spreads here they are often  dealing with some difficult feelings or experiences. Today I want to share my happiness with you as I celebrate my 40th anniversary with the most wonderful man. Still finding it hard to believe that it has been that long. The journey has been an amazing one- yes there was the occasional flat tire here or there but I am so very blessed. I want to thank all of you as well- because friends play a big role in our relationship.  Here is a quote that I love about an anniversary:
“The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.”

 Hugh Walpole, Sr.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Love Will Get Us Through

I can't find who wrote this but I feel it is well said:
 Do not pray for Orlando. If you're going to pray for anyone, pray for the members of Congress (111 Republicans - 2 Democrats) who voted against hate crimes legislation to help protect gay people. Pray for the politicians who stepped over the bodies of your dead children to collect campaign contributions and kick backs from gun lobbies. And pray for the multitude of Americans, who despite yet another mass shooting, will still deny we have a gun problem in this country. Pray for them. They need it more. The dead don't need your prayers.

Such a devastating event- 50 people dead- and so many injured- scarred emotionally and physically. Had to seek shelter in my journal to process. So many are targets- women, people of different races- and LGBT people. The hate is hard to understand let alone be one of the targeted groups. Letting my friends love pour into me. I had to get my feeling put into a visual form. Hug the ones you love and be kind to all you can- The only way I can survive this is with love. I send my love out to you all.