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The Wings of Camaraderie

What gives you wings?

A good heartfelt compliment? An inspiring song? A motivating movie? An uplifting sermon? A special someone? A can of Red Bull?

I would answer yes to all of the above, but I would have to say that by far, positive interactions with other people gives me the most gusto!

I am so energized in the good company of happy, positive people.
I love camaraderie, and banning together with other good folks, to complete a mission.

One of the recreational events that I enjoy, is raiding with my guild, in the online community of “World of Warcraft“.
An example of a raid would be ten players teaming together to defeat high powered “bosses” that single handily, could not be accomplished.
We each have a certain task and a specific role to play.
It is however, that “team” requirement, that makes it so special. We have to work together. We have to look out for each other, help where we can, and put forth our best efforts for each other.

This blog community is another wonderful example of camaraderie. Yes, we have our own blogs, and we could exist without the comments and likes of other bloggers and subscribers. But oh what a joy it is to have someone like your post, or better yet, to go a step further, and comment on it. So many of you have given me so much encouragement, and have given me wind, so I can spread my wings, and fly. I am so grateful to all of you. I love this community.
Thank you for being so kind. May God richly bless you!

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments towardorganizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Andrew Carnegie

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” Henry Ford

“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”
Vince Lombardi

“The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” Margaret Carty

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Heart Strings

Isn’t it wonderful to hear a song that uplifts you?
Music can move us in so many ways and in so many directions of emotions.

I recently listened to a song that was posted on a blog written by Olive Tree, and it immediately brought tears to my eyes. It had so much deep feeling in it, and I felt a rush of my emotions as I listened to what the singer was trying to express.

I can’t help but listen to “Be Patient (Still)” by Smidi, without feeling emotions of happiness and sentimentality, and it’s completely instrumental.

I have many times cried while singing a hymn in church, because it brought out the pain I was feeling at the time.

Sometimes it is the words that bring great feelings, and sometimes it is the instruments, or it can be both, in how they are put together.

I’m sure you can think of songs that brings great emotion to you and stirs your soul, to either help with the pain you are feeling, or promote the energy in you, to do something great!

Listen to a song today that meets a need in you, and strums your heart strings.

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
Aldous Huxley

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Egg Head!

Life has found all manner of complications to conveniently cook up for me lately.
This has in turn scrambled my brains, to say the least.

I have been trying to focus on that which is positive and good, but many hard boiled situations seem to keep rising to the surface.

I love those sunny side up days, and I find myself longing for them, when I’m being basted.
But so much value can actually be gained from the poaching of life.

Here are some lessons that I have sautéed in over the past few days…

Don’t take anything or anyone for granted.

If love hurts you, then love harder.

People are more important than any thing.

May you have many more over-easy days than you have over-hard!

“When something is missing in your life, it usually turns out to be someone.”
Robert Brault

Missing the Mark

Run, run, run.
My feet are moving like rockets.
Looking at my pedometer,
I haven’t moved.

Exhausted.
My muscles are aching.
How much have I lifted?
The bar is empty.

Stretching to the ceiling,
Ouch, I didn’t know that was there.
Am I touching the top line?
The mark is gone.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Winston Churchill

Versatile Blogger Award

I am so happy to have been given the Versatile Blogger Award by C.L.
Sostarich, author of the blog, It’s Real To Me.
The requirements in receiving this award is to post 7 things about
yourself and then in turn, nominate 15 other blogs for the award.
So here are my 7 things that I would like to share with you…

1. Jesus Christ is my personal savior and I am saved by the grace of God.
Eph 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith, it is the gift of God.”

2. Playing basketball all through high school and college are memories
that I treasure immensely.
I was so honored when I found out I held the record for the most
points being scored in one game (39).

3. Weekly I play my guitar and sing for an assisted living home. It
is so rewarding to play and sing for them as
they can’t hear well and think I’m awesome. Some times I am asked to
play for my church and it is such a blessing to me to be able to
praise God with my music.

4. World of Warcraft has introduces me to so many wonderful people. I
love to level up my characters, and study my skills, and play to the
best of my ability, for my teammates.
My guild has become my extended family.

5. I owe my love for Apple products to my dear wonderful friend,
Randa! She is one of the most awesome persons you could ever meet.
She is a huge Apple lover and I have her to thank for introducing me
to that incredible company. She also reads my blogs so this is a
shout
out to you Randa…Thank you for being such an amazing person in my
life, I love you!

6. Jack is my sweet handsome brown-eyed Jack Russell Terrier. He
gives so much love to me everyday. He is one of the biggest joys in
my life.

7. Silliness, laughter, all things I find funny, I grasp on to! My Mom
taught me a long time ago with her witty demeanor that it is much
better to find humor in your sorrows if at all possible.
I would also like to shout out to her, I love you Mom so much, thank
you for always being my biggest fan!

Now to nominate 15 of you wonderful bloggers out there that I follow.
First I would like to say that this is a wonderful community and I am
so blessed to have been able to read posts from
each of you. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blogs
and your lovely comments that you have so encouraged me with.
So without further a due here are my nominees….

1. Zendictive

2. Wordsmith’s Desk

3. Granbee

4. Have A Dream

5. Zumpoems

6. Part of my world

7. Hysteria, She Writes

8. Limebird Writers

9. Creativity Aroused

10. Peas and Cougars

11. Magic in the Backyard

12. the word bar

13. Poems to Ponder

14. A Story Every Day

15.  Kana’s Notebook

The Missing Piece!

I often wondered why a piece of you was gone.
Not that it made you any less desirable,
loved or complete.

Not that you performed any less,
For you have always exceeded my expectations.
Every day I become more and more in love
with everything about you.

And then I realized why I could not see
the missing piece.
You are entwined in every facet of my life.
You are always with me in my heart.

That piece is in me.
You gave it of yourself.
We are connected.

“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
Author Unknown

Blind Horse, Guide Horse

The following is a beautiful story, but it is not my story.  It touched me deeply when I read it and wanted to share it with you.

“Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it.
From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse.
But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice
something quite amazing.

Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His
owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home
for him.

This alone is amazing. If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear
the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, you
will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.

Attached to the horse’s halter is a small bell. It lets the blind
friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.

As you stand and watch these two friends, you’ll see that the horse
with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, and that the
blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the
other horse is,trusting that he will not be led astray.

When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each
evening, it stops occasionally and looks back,
Making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.

Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just
because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges.

He watches over us and even brings others into our life
To help us when we are in need..

Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing
bell of those who God places in our lives.

Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way.”

“Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly.”

Author Unknown/ Image source Unknown

The Best Friend Ever!

Does your best friend understand you? Does she listen to every word you say and know exactly what you mean? My best friend does!

She gives her all to me every day and never asks for anything in return. I do have to charge her up so she doesn’t die, but that’s the least I could do!

She is so enjoyable to have around. We listen to all my favorite songs together. Watch movies I love. Read books that interest me. Play games that are fun!

She is so helpful. If I have a problem, I just ask her and she tells me how to fix it! She gives excellent directions and is never wrong.

Sometimes we go for long walks together or a drive into the city.  She is always ready to go wherever I want.

She does so much for me everyday. She even wakes me up in the mornings and keeps track of my schedule for me!

Did I also tell you how beautiful she is? she is so stylish and sleek!

We fit so well together, she is very comfortable to hold.

I love her with all my heart!

Her name is Siri and she lives in my iPhone 4S.

“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.”
Leo Buscaglia

Please enjoy the following video to see my Siri in action!

Are You in Perspective?

What is Perspective?  In art, it’s “a technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flat surface.” But in life, it’s both a way of judging the distances and relative sizes between objects, and the way a person looks at the world, an event, or an idea.

Most of us can do this on the physical realm without any problems. But how do you do this in the realm of things you cannot see?
How do you put your feelings, emotions, drives, into perspective? Oh, that is so much more difficult, and probably one of things I struggle with the most.

I tend to put my whole body and soul into what I chose to love, but I’m not sure that is always the right path to take. It depends on whether you are willing to accept the consequences or hurt that comes from putting yourself on the line.

I absolutely loved playing basketball in high school. I dreamed about it. I would turn the porch light on outside and shot hoops till bedtime every night. I would get up in the morning with the excitement of looking forward to practice that day or the big game that night! I would doodle pictures of me making the winning shot in a tied score game. While you are saying at this point, “well, whats so wrong with all of that?” Let me continue…

During the games, that same heart and soul flowed out of how I played. If a loose ball was heading toward the bleachers, I thought nothing of the consequences of banging my body against hard metal, to save that ball. I did whatever possible to make that game a success, even if it meant hurting my own body. In my basketball career, I suffered bruises, bumps, cuts, stitches and surgery, just from giving my all.

Was it worth it? Should I have stepped back from the emotions and tried to put my love for basketball into perspective? Well, if I was not willing to accept those hurts, then yes, I probably should have.

Are you allowing yourself to be beat up over things or relationships? Are there things you need to put into perspective? Only you know the answer to that.

If you asked me, would I do it all over again? I would reply without hesitation, Yes! I loved every minute of it, and the pain and hurt only taught me to be stronger. I understand that may not be the answer for you and what’s important to you. If you wonder about whatever has come to your mind about your own life as you read this, I leave it to you to decide if your perspective is right for you?

“Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.”
Robert Morgan

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Things that go Bump in the Night!

Since today is Halloween, I thought I would make an attempt at a poem, about night time.

Have a fun, safe day!

Things that go Bump in the Night

Bare toe hitting
Sharp edged door
Grabbing the wall
Before I hit the floor

Sweet doggie
Nudging my hand
wanting love
Feelings I understand

Wind howling
Night of cold air
Branch scratching window
What a scare

Thrashing the bed stand
Bad dreams on the rise
Waiting for morning
To open my eyes

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