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I would love to choose more of peace and harmony int the world, and on a personal level - more of love and understanding with our dear ones. I agree, never losing your close ones comes first too :)
I wish these life rules could really happen and life would be so good. But like they say - not all wishes ever come true - yet there's no harm in wishing and hoping for the good things to happen in our lives.
Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely week ahead :)
I heard of bloglovin too, though never tried it out. I'm trying out FeedBlitz, but am unhappy with their support, and looking out for a better option too. Let's see what people say about this. I was using Aweber, but that goes well with marketers or affiliate or those wanting to sell something, and am none of those, so changed over. But looking for something better.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on What Life Rule Would You Make?
@Lori @Sandi Amorim Never tried it as I always loved the original, except when I sometime forget the words and might just use some of my own :)
1 month, 1 week ago on What Are Your Favourite Things?
@Lori - That IS my priced possession Lori :)
Yes, the smell of it hitting the parched land is what I meant - it just livens you up I think. And even when we have heavy rainfall our end, just sitting by the window or the porch and watching the rain, while we sip a cup of tea/coffee makes you feel nice - isn't it?
The sound of music was my first movie when I turned 16! My parents made sure we went to see it on my birthday, especially for that song...you are 16 going on 17...and it made me feel on top of the world - that's another favorite moment in time for me, which I can never forget. :)
I just love that song from the movie too- an all time favorite. I remember the movie so well, even after having seen it years ago - I think somethings leave a deep mark on your heart and mind. It's always been the song I chose to make myself feel good or happy too. :)
Nice list of favorite things, and I think anything that you can connect with and keep in your heart becomes your favorite. Mine would be very simple things....like a diary my Mom wrote while she was expecting me - all those treasured words, feelings, emotions are something I value to date. Things like the first rain, especially when it falls on the parched land or sand - that lovely feeling to dance in the rain -- brings back memories of my childhood. Or then just going out for a long drive - away in the wilderness with my hubby, and keep talking all along - never to return to the daily routine :) Ah...the list can be endless :)
Thanks for sharing, and making me drift away in such lovely thoughts. :)
Hi Hajra - nice to have you back :)I know about your Dad - and am just glad that all's well now. I can well imagine how it gets to see your parents collapse like that - where can we ever think of blogging at such times!
I also know about you becoming an aunt, and am glad that brought in much joy and happiness to all of you. I guess He has his way of giving us joys and sorrows in his own time - isn't it?
I agree, not everyone can post like Jack does, he's indeed a tremendous blogger - and I guess you would have been here had things not caught up the way they did. Not to mention your studies in all of this. So, don't worry - we all understand. No problem at all about you not visiting our blogs and commenting - we are all here whenever you have the time to back online. Just take it easy for now, and be with your loved ones who need you more than us presently. I'm sure your sisters bundle of joy would be loving to have you around all the time too. :)
Thanks for sharing more of you with us. Wishing you much happiness and success. :)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Life slipping, miracles happening and life!
Time flies, but I know you must be thinking that all of this just happened yesterday. For those who undergo can only feel the real pain, while for us, we can just sit and read or share part of your pain. Yes, as I'd mentioned in an earlier comment on this porch, your blog has been a way to express yourself and your feelings with all of us, which we love to hear.
It makes us feel we are nearby and wish at times we could reach out and just give you a close hug too. I know the distances are much and we have to be where we are. But never feel that you are alone or can't share more of your feelings or about Alex with us, because we are here for you anytime. We hare your grief and feelings this way - on this platform, and need to thank you for thinking us worthy enough to share it with too.
Thanks for sharing all of this with us. Take care, and have a nice week ahead :)
2 months ago on Thank You
Yes indeed, haven't we seen so many of these floating around and then we tend to compare them with our real life or things we've come across otherwise. I guess if we don't use them for our personal growth or self-development they really don't have meaning, or we shouldn't give them much thought.
Thanks for sharing. :)
2 months, 1 week ago on Advertisements with Subliminal Messages: are they a real Threat?
Beautifully written Alice,
I loved the three cases you shared above, each one different from the other yet with a lot of meaning. Life happens for me, or at least with time I am trying for it. I say that because there are still many moments I feel that life is happening to me as I go with the flow of it, especially when you have a family and kids to see to - it's tough to take out just the 'me' time in such cases - but yes, like I said - that's what I'm trying for. :)Thanks for sharing this with us. :)
2 months, 1 week ago on Life Is For You
You are not alone to feel this ways Lori,
We all have our weak moments and sometimes we just don't feel that courageous all the time - the strength seems to vanish and those weak moments seem to surround us. But then there are those good moments that sometimes come and go, which tend to lighten us and make us feel better - aren't there?
Or sometimes it's a little chat, a small message, or talking with someone that might change our mind set or the way we feel. And even if that happens for a moment -- it's worth it I feel, as we are back to ourselves in that moment at least. In short, I know I've said this a lot many times Lori, that things do take time, and it's not easy. In-fact, when I saw you come back online after Alex, I really didn't expect you to - to be honest. I'd thought you would perhaps come later or take your time to return, but you didn't, and that for us - is courage.
You came, and you were and have been here with all of us, sharing a part of you through these posts. It does help in some ways - doesn't it? I guess it's an outlet we get through our blogs in a way, and am sure with time things WILL get better - just keep the faith. :)Thanks for sharing. :)
2 months, 1 week ago on Are You a Wimp?
@Lori Got it :) Back to you too :)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on How Do You Manage Grief?
@Lori - The job kept me pretty busy, and other than that it was prayers and meditation that helped me overcome the loss, but yes - it took time. :)
It's not easy Lori,
Yet, I guess we all learn to manage the grief,though it takes times. I remember the time after I lost my Mom and how things were. There wasn't a moment when I wouldn't miss her and everything around the house just had her presence. Even if we try to keep ourselves busy doing things, the thoughts don't leave us and sooner or later they keep coming back - the good and bad - all of them. But yes, it does help if you have a kind of an outlet, which for you Lori I feel is this blog where you share your feelings with all of us. We are all here for you - always. I never had anyone that time as I wasn't blogging, but I picked up a full time job that kept me busy, though when I was back home those memories would return.
Gradually, with time, they lessened and just the good ones remained. She turned to become my guardian angel as I so often say. And I feel her presence and her guiding me so-so many times, especially the times when I am troubled or in a fix. So, those who leave us, don't really leave us. They remain...we just need to feel them. :)
Nice to be over at your blog Andrea!
I liked the example of the lemon you gave here. One could never imagine the power of Hypnosis in this one. :) I agree, it does help a great deal for achieving better health, though I guess when you want to go deeper, your would have to change things.
It's all after all in the state of mind we want to be in. If we want to be happy and enjoy the moment we can, whereas if not - nothing in the world will make us do so - isn't it?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Better Health with Hypnosis
Ah...interesting topic for discussion Lori!
Honestly speaking, one's so dead tired to really notice what lies around one's bed :) But you made me look around for a change, and because I like to keep it all clear of things, I just have my mobile that acts as my alarm clock too. Nothing else. :) Perhaps a glass of water for the night if need be. It's said even the electronic devices have their side-effects of radiation etc - so I prefer to keep everything away or at a little distance. :)Thanks for sharing. :)
2 months, 4 weeks ago on What’s on Your Nightstand?
@Lori - Yes, none of us are perfect, nor can we ever become, though we can always try to become better, which might help make the world a better place to live in :)
3 months, 1 week ago on Would You Like to Live in a Perfect World?
Ah...wouldn't we all like to live in such a perfect world Lori!
But just as you mentioned, if everything would be perfect and there would be nothing wrong anywhere in the world - would life really be worth living - I wonder!
Speaking of myself, I think I am rather content and happy with life as it is, even though it has it's ups and downs - because I prefer to choose to remain happy. As I often say, it's our state of mind, and we can be happy and enjoy the moments life puts forth us - if and when we want to - isn't it? We are the ones who make the world a better place to live in, so how and what can one expect from others. Are we perfect ourselves? I doubt it - so it makes sense making ourselves better, and with that the world itself will become a perfect place to live in.
Nice to meet you Jane, and surely a nice series Lori!
Yes indeed, I couldn't agree more with the isolation and lonely life writers lead, being one myself. I guess with Bloggers too it's the same, though comments or social media they get an outlet or way to convey their feelings. :)Speaking of myself too, I think blogging is one sure way of expressing what I feel, and that doesn't make me lonely any longer. What I write is what I feel and it's almost like I am speaking to my readers, and I get their instant reactions through the comments at my blog. However, when I write for my clients, that's surely does get lonely and one does feel isolated and often bored too, if the topic isn't much of an interest to you. Nevertheless, I am glad we are all part of the Blogosphere and have each other to share our feelings with - isn't it?Thanks for sharing more of you with us. :)
3 months, 1 week ago on The Liminal Life of a Blogger
Loved what you wrote Lori!
Yes, we all do survive and that time does pass. :)I remember the time when I had lost my Mom and it seemed like the end of the world for me too. It was almost like everything had collapsed and I had lost someone whom I could never imagine I could lose because we never think of our loved ones ever leaving us - such thoughts never strike us.
After her, now when I hear news of other close relatives passing away - it does have an effect, but not all that great because I've now come to learn to accept this as a part of life. So much so, one starts preparing oneself for the unforeseen too, or like - what if so and so happens or something happens to this person or that. Yes, that's where prayers play a vital role for me - just praying that He keep them hail and hearty.
I agree, like can be tougher and we know that it can, which is what makes us feel more grateful for what we have. I guess we learnt o value people much more, especially the ones who are left now in our lives - I do at least. The value of life is something we learn to appreciate after such losses. And yes - you too can handle this...and this phase too shall pass...:)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on You Will Survive
Wonderfully written Kevin!
I wouldn't be able to feel what you might have felt when you wrote this, because no one can be in another person's shoes as they say. But yes, I can say one thing for sure that death or suicide is an easy way out to get away from all your worries and troubles - isn't it? It takes lots of courage and will-power to stay alive and fight the odds...for which each one of us has to be ready and willing. Ups and downs are part of our lives, and will always remain so. What matters most is that we learn to deal with them and fight our fears. I am glad you are through that phase of yours. :)Thanks for sharing, and nice to be at your blog too. :)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on I Live On
@Lori @StaceyMJCouturier - I guess by not thinking beyond the NOW - I know it's not easy and it's taken me quite a while too, but if I do, then I tend to just worry myself and tend to make my thoughts go all over, which solves no purpose. The best IS to embrace what we have in our hand, live with the present, deal with the situation - and while you do that - do it to the best of your ability. It's the satisfied and peaceful sleep that I get at night, knowing that I've tried and done my best that I love most of all. :)Life couldn't be any better. :)
4 months ago on Are You Trying to Change Your Life?