Magic's Memory Stone
Kamryn his best buddy
Saturday is here!
De-Caf yummy, four-leggeds just doing great with their morning; it's morning barks and free for alls throughout the house and onto the lanai!
Had my very first Skype experience with my
"adopted son" Pedro in Brazil this week... so good to see him, so lovely to see his city from the web cam.
He taught me the word
and we remembered together the splendor of Disney.
As I was admiring the memory stone that Kamryn made for Magic, I started thinking about the inner beauty of life, of people, of the world that I am so blessed to live in... Now with fans on the FB page and here from all across the globe, I am honored.
From Brazil to New Zealand, to Scotland, England and all through the states... we are all drawn together with such unique and amazing strengths and inner beauty.
Inner Beauty may best be described by Dr Ross, my hero:
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within." ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
All the trappings of education, stylishness, manners, good looks are meaningless without a good heart and a great dose of common sense. So how do we foster this in our imperfect selves?
It’s not the face we put on but the heart in our chest that reveals itself.
So do we rely on sarcasm, petty remarks, snide quips to stand out?
If so, guilty as charged. Our hearts cannot reveal a light that does not exist.
We start with our own self examination.
Are we bitter? Do we cling to the self definition that the world owes us and has come up short, or do we acknowledge that we get as good as we give.
Is it our truth that we are mean spirited and trying to “fake it” in the really good-hearted department?
Lot’s of people do.
But really, doesn’t it eventually come to light? Do we not see through this thin veil of a heart’s disguise?
First, love must reside in our hearts.
It must be anchored so tightly there that every fiber of our being recognizes in ourselves the slightest misstep. Common sense helps here too I'm thinking...
Even the best of us are capable of an undesirable thoughtless word or deed.
But a kind heart will feel this like the faux pas it was and seek to rectify the moment.
No, we cannot “un-ring the bell”, so we must assure that we hold no reservoir of these bad moments in our selves.
Intention is mindful. If we seek to give more than we receive, to lighten more often than we burden, love more than we abhor, we own our hearts light.
The Back of Magic's Memory Stone
Kamryn's Hand, names, his heart
"Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished".
We can choose to be the light, or reflect the light. I see merit in both.
In reflecting the light of others, my path is brighter.
In gifting light to a weary traveler on a dark path, I strengthen my resolve to have the light in my heart shine.
Shine, shine on, because there is light, the darkness is dispelled in so many ways.
Let some ray of your heart’s light guide you this day.
You will be better for it and the entire world will benefit.
Magic sure would be proud of his very own stained glass memory stone made by little Kamryn! Bet he got a kick out of that from the other side... Probably figuring if you can't eat it what good is it!, but it is the inner beauty of love that lasts throughout a lifetime and beyond, through the pain of loss and into the next place... the inner beauty of a child and the child within all of us that makes this life a remarkable gift to cherish each moment...
It's Saturday, what a glorious day~
with gratitude today.
Just got news that one of our folks we've been sending energy thoughts and prayers to with stage IV Cancer, named Cindy... is almost in REMISSION against all odds up there in NC...
We are still here Cindy, we are with you ...
YOU are a warrior, fight.
Add COB/aka Mom to the list folks... remember that Cancer on her leg the day Rolling Thunder was rolling to DC? Well the (brilliant surgeon?) didn't get it all ~ She is headed to NC for surgery next Tuesday to have surgery on same leg (shin bone)_ouch... numbing... ouch...
She will walk in with her warrior attitude and warpaint on to be certain... Heaven help them if they mess with the MOM/COB...
Send her some great thoughts and prayers that this get done quickly and efficiently once and for all so that she is running the roads in COB style once again... now she is on a moratorium from the sun, we'll have to wrap her in sheets/blankets/socks/leggings to get her out on the waters now!
The picnic in Ely is going on strong for bears Lily and HOPE and many are watching and having a "virtual picnic" on the Facebook site... tears in their beer that they could not join the real picnic but happy for those who are ~
Have a stupendous day my friends ~ it's the last day of J U L Y...
STOMP ~ The fire is burning brightly, the embers are hot...
with thoughts on the winds of hope in healing; strength in all ways to all those who enter here...
We are with you, we are Warriors here, ready to send our best thoughts, our best wishes...
We stand strong for and with those out there fighting the fight, battling their battles...
We along with some powerful angels are with you, you are never alone...
SAVE OUR BEAUTIFUL GULF ~
Sending hope in healing on the winds to all who gather here and for all in and around Tampa, the families of the fallen, those in blue who are grieving while they are serving and protecting us.
To those who are serving this great Nation, I thank you and your families, I want you home safely.
We are together in prayer, in thoughts of all that is needed to remind you out there, we are WARRIORS... we are with you, along with some powerful angels... May you find comfort in knowing we are with you always:
FOR:Tampa, our Mayor Iorio, Chief Jane Castor, Tampa PD, all who serve: Tink..and Mitch, Jerry,
Trish, Barb, Anastasia,
The Kocab Family, baby Lilly Nicole Kocab, Curtis Family,
those serving here and there in Uniform...
Randy and Winnie in New Mexico, Irene M, Bernice, Eileen, Ali and family, Dorothy, Angela, Elijah, Ode, Linda M, "Southwest VA", Vicki and Matthew, Chris, Our new adopted family in BRAZIL,
Our Black American Bears Lily and HOPE, their spunky spirit,
and Jill, the folks at the NABC, Joseph, Cathy Madden and her family., Cindy in NC (here comes REMISSION), Cindy Cumbie, Laura, Mitch and family, Liz, Lee, Molly, Joanie, Jude, COFA,Judi, Matthew, Matt, Mark's family and many friends , Andrea, Jimmy, Marie and family up in New England, Pat, Irene, Kevin, Dr D, Deb, Randy, Dr B , Charlie and family, Jean, Julie, Rhonda, Victoria, Mildred, Andi and family, Faith, Denise, Jim, Tom, Joey, Shelby friends and family, Judi, Phylis, Joyce, Gina, Tonya, Beverly and Family, Janeth, Melissa, Pam, Virginia, Stacey, Kevin Edward Belevich and his Pops Jack Phelan, Elizabeth, Nita, Gary Siegal, Adrienna,Brian Mawbey, the Boyan Family,
Please hold the friends and family of these people in your hearts and prayers ~ just because you have the power and choose to ~
Walk In Beauty,
Healing Heartaches, Stories of Loss and Life
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