Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Whatever YOU Believe

FEBRUARY 29,2012
LEAAAP YEAR!!!
Happy day of confusion
and
here's to the
Leap year babies!
....
I never did figure out
where
to
Enter
based on this photograph
and sign!
But
I finally made my way to
"enter"
and enter I did
into an airport
in
....
well now I don't remember where!
Speaking of entering,
my thoughts today
are
on beliefs.
Now that is a tricky thought to enter
into!
What to believe,
who to believe,
how to believe,
when to believe,
Do you believe?
I BELIEVE!

Years and years of work in hospice
have given me a perspective of beliefs and thoughts that are beautiful
that have at times been challenging
and
have always fostered my own
true belief
that the Creator leads us all
to greatness, to oneness;
that life is in circles and seasons
and
cycles.
Very much akin to what Mary Labyak
of Hospice spoke so very often of
when she talked to colleagues, to legislature, to so many
around the world
about the vision and mission of
HOSPICE its concept, it work.
The very real ideal
of
Hospice care at is best;
its core being seen
and acted out in circles.
Beliefs are often
held sacred, private, often challenged in and within those circles.
Many attach faith, religion, spirituality
to belief systems,
it has never been more apparent
than in my lifes' work in hospice settings
as people face end of life issues.
Folks who are nearing the end of their lives, and those who love them
often will express their faith, their beliefs,
their anger, their angst
their anticipation,
their joy of what is to come.
I've sat with many, with chaplains, nurses, social workers, home health aids, volunteers,
many across the faith spectrum
as
we often explored the faith and belief systems
and
values of those we worked and spent time with. Often exploring our own in the same process!
Listening with all our senses
as fears, tears, anger, acceptance and
rituals were expressed.
Christians, Native Americans, Buddhists, Agnostics, Athesists, Jews, Muslims,
Wiccans, Pagans,
all with their own
set of beliefs.
Non-believers have their own beliefs and to hear and listen
openly is a vast and rich experience.
To not believe is in fact a belief system,
even if it is not yours.
To accept one for what they stand for
is true acceptance in life,
one without judgment,
one that says,
"to not believe is saying that is what you believe" and that is alright by me,
I value you for being who you are.
But,
it is also a belief system
to believe in truth, in honor, in justice
in
fairness,
and
when someone is "blowing smoke"
based on
what they present to you
and
how it is presented.
I remember Maya Angelou
and forget her wisdom so often,

"The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.”     ~ Maya Angelou ~
There are times when
the belief may begin in earnest
and then someone will show you who they are,
as you are suddenly
down a path
that leads us to wonder,
to suspect
that we have been led
to something that violates
our very beliefs
along with the beliefs and trust that had been established.
It is then
that we are wise to remember Maya Angelou, 
wise to step back,
re-evaluate
and
re-assess
the very core of self and what and who we believe in.
The foundations
the course, and the turns that were taken based upon the strength of our beliefs.
When living in a world so diverse
in beliefs,
it is always helpful
to stand strong in our own bodies, minds and spirit,
knowing we will need to be flexible
in our hearing, feelings, and thoughts.
Knowing that anothers' beliefs
may be completely opposite of ours,
but it does not diminish who we are
as
individuals
with beliefs, with thoughts, with attitude of gratitude.
It is in perhaps
these ways that we are so
universally connected
that we share
the idea
that whatever we
BELIEVE
it is up to us
to be responsible
and
acccountable
in our kindness and our stewardship
to others.
One of the many painful lessons I have learned through the years,
is that people you think you can believe
in

can lead you down a primrose path
and
then out of the blue
you will feel blindsided
once you realize
that business and believing
in the words of others
can be harsh
and userious
...
The harsh realities that make one realize
that YOU must believe in you
always
and that which is within
that motivates, and leads you
in your actions, words, good deeds
and
your life.
“Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz ~

What is important
is to ask yourself
"What do I believe"

Walk in Beauty,
DRSES
keepin it real



Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Grief... Those reactions that just keep coming on


A little humor to get you started
...
Grief,
that muli-faceted response to loss,
to the threat of loss at times
is indeed an opportunist
...
One that creeps up on you when you least expect it to,
when you are out there having a great day,
or
when you believe you have your feet planted firmly
going about your day.
It is particularly that which hits you in all spheres of your life
when you lose someone or something that you love.
We often will use
and
will think of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross as she defined the five stages of grief,
but
now we are hearing from others who have defined more and different models
of grief.
They have given grief trajectoties, given categories of grief based upon the loss;
whether spouse, child, pet.
Whether grief was in the family of birth
or
family of choice
or
disenfranchised.
We continue to learn
from research, from science, from
those who study the complexity of grief
and
bereavement.
Workshops and seminars are now gaining popularity when categorized for professionals
on
"complicated grief and its implications".
As professionals attend to hone in on their skills in working with the bereft.
Kubler-Ross and her five stages that were developed is now being "debunked" through science, and the research of many,
including George Bonanno...
His model shows that the vast number of people who have experienced a loss do not grieve, but are resilient. The logic in his study being that is there is no grief, there are no stages to pass through!
Notice how it was worded that there is no grief, there are no stages to "pass through".
To me that is rather obvious
and
does not debunk Kubler-Ross
or her brilliance which was doubted in the last years of her life,
rather
it speaks to the study of one researcher and those he researched!
I believe it also speaks to the western world thought
which I have spoken to many times before;
"linear thought"
a clear cut beginning, middle and end.
In my learning,
and I do believe that life is a series of continual learning;
I have had the honor to work with thousands of people throughout the lifespan.
Those who were well, and those who were dying, along with those who were grieving.
Both individuals, groups, communities.
Lay persons and Professionals included.
Grief, while no one truly likes to talk about it, the masses are walking with it.
Chronic sorrow seeps into a persons
nervous system, on a cellular level,
into the heart, the mind and the very souls
of people walking after loss or those who bare witness to loss on a daily basis.
We have now seen through research
that stress and anxiety
have a marked dimished affect on the brains, and stress is often secondary to the grief that is experienced by threat of or very real and complicated grief.
I often will shake my head in wonder
at
conferences, and workshops defining
"complicated grief"
as over the years, it is seldom that grief is not complicated for the one that is grieving.
The existence of "complicated grief" is a current debate in the field of loss and grief,
along with a hot topic in seminars and workshops for those working in the field.
We continue to work toward a diagnosis category for complicated grief in the
DSM-V
which will make a natural reapons a patology and will result in clinicians being paid by insurerers (maybe) when seeking counsel or therapy. However I believe these people with this diagnosis are normal, and will need to have validation that complicated grief is indeed a normal reaction to their pain of loss.
Grief is pain
and
it is pain that is felt in the one
who has lost,
in the ones that know of loss
in an intimate and most moving way.
It affects all within.
And
once that person seeks someone to travel the uncertain journey of grief,
they too will be affected deeply.
There will be times
that they (friend/confidant/therapist/spiritual advisor)
will take the stories on
and will need to stand, to find ways to move the story through their bodies and minds.
There is no "quick fix"
and
many triggers may be activated along the path, many times others will not understand.
It is not their journey,
it is the journey of the one grieving
and
no one will understand it fully.
The fall out?
It can be tremendous,
from a view on a hill you can watch it.
You can see it played out across the country,
at kitchen tables,
in conference rooms,
in workplaces.
Hidden agendas, folks that talk one way and act another, lies, deceit, and triggers that will become activated but too painful to deal with truthfully.
Grief
is
an opportunist.
And folks just don't like to talk about it.
And to think,
many just want to be remembered,
many just want to talk about things,
but
are afraid of how they might be perceived
might be looked at
might wonder
are they safe
to tell it like it is.
Professionals and lay persons alike
grieve,
some grieve the way things were
and
still wonder why,
some grieve the greatest love
and
still wonder when
and
some choose to remember
choose to embrace life
and
just need someone to walk along side them,
to guide
to mentor
to hand them a few things they forgot in the toolbox of remembering


Walk In Beauty,
DRSES
for speaking inquiries


Monday, February 27, 2012

Legs, Lint Rollers, Snubs, and Surprises

Welp
the Oscars
were held
the Red Carpet was walked!
There were winners, losers
and
Daytona 500 in Florida got rained out!
It's
Monday
folks
and after hearing from the news
there is an outbreak
of
the Flu that has now
hit all the states;
after hearing our warrior who visits here and her son
are both with the "crud and bug"
and
after seeing it on the news,
I believe that same
'bug'
has found its way here,
as
I started to feel
the chill and the sinus
(thinking it was barometric pressure changes from the weather)
or
excitement from my predictions
of the
Oscars
leaving me feeling a bit
weak...
But ohhh no; as night approached
I could tell,
and as my energy
and head felt like a 30 pound bowling ball sitting on my shoulders
now today
leaves me feeling like
someone has invaded my senses
I know that feeling!
CRUD
and I don't like it one bit.
Who we goin to blame?
the news cos' they told my body it is FULL BLOWN FLU TIME
(didn't we just do this in December?)
!!!
So back to the
Oscars!
Have to admit,
didn't get to walk the carpet
or see much of it,
LOVED Billy
as he rode in on his new means of transportation
and mostly loved
when he reached in his pocket and used his remote after that great horse was led off the stage.
Maybe he should
get an Oscar
for hosting the Oscars!
...
Seems our handsome Clooney sat this one out this year...
It's also all over the news that he was
"snubbed"
along with some other
snubs
much more obvious ones
out there!
THE HELP
Definately one of the best movies
I have ever seen!
The story will sear your soul
and leave you wondering
and applaud the strength of the women
who stood through such trying and hard times
with such profound love in their hearts tied to faith, to spirit and to each other
during a time of such hatred and civil unrest
and
still were able to dig deep
in their love of someone elses child with hands and hearts that even a birth mother
could not give.
Yet, it was not awarded best movie
this year.
So sad, because it was courageous
the acting brilliant,
the feelings and score
searing and compelling.
A beautiful acceptance
and
emotional
photograph captured
as
Ocatavia accepted her award
in
The Help,
she was filled with raw and thankful
gratitude.
What a delight to see her stand
and accept her moment of joy
as she thanked all in excitement;
for those she shared so much in her role
and
The Help
was acknowedged!
Yep,
she deserved "props"
from
THE HELP

And of course
we had the
"walk of the carpet"
the colors, the designers,
the "fear of the malfunctions".
Seems the award for that this year goes to
J Lo!
Bravo J Lo you win...
But honestly now,
how is it that anyone gets to be shocked,
or
complain,
or even imagine to be surprised
when designers and the wearers of these dresses
are wearing dresses
cut to their naval?
I mean let's face it,
really?
Is it stylish when one chooses to expose their bodies
and then be "surprised" or call it a wardrobe malfunction
when a dressed is actually designed to be worn so that so much skin is exposed
and
the only thing that is covered is
the nipples of a woman?
Do we; men and women alike really need to see so much flesh?
But what is really funny to me
is that anyone
would call that "wind gust" and the result
a "wardrobe malfunction"!


and
the wonderment!
We had P.Diddy and his assistants
using
a Lint Roller that rolled all over him
as he exited his limo,
as they made sure he was
"fly" was just "perfect"
and
he did a double take in the rear view mirror
BUT
then he went straight to his fans
and
signed autographs
and spent some time with them.
I can't help but laugh,
as I immediately wondered if he is like me and has little 4 legged pomeranians and maybe he let them ride in the limo
...
Then it would make perfect sense to have your own personal lint roller to jump out and
roll all over you!
Now what of
Angelina and the
now famous
"leg pose"?
and later the winners who thrust their leg out almost to the point of needing a hip realignment
by their chiropractor?
That was just too funny!
Yes baby, we know you have a body that just won't quit...
but c'mon now
that thrust was a bit much
unless you were walkin a runway
don't ya think?
I did love the guy who came after to accept an award with others and kept re-adjusting his pose
to match Angelina's
...
Oh the life of the rich and famous
on a night
where
Jack Nicolson is still the
baddest cat in the audience
with his trademark shades on
and
Billy is still the host,
and
for a couple or three hours
we can forget about
rising gas prices
and
the impending dangers of Iran
and
those who
try to blame
our President for all the problems in the world
and
the fact that folks are just crazy
at times.
We can watch and wonder what those stars are thinking
or look to Billy Crystal to have the camera pan the audience and then use his crafty skills
to interpret their look and what is on their minds
while we watch their reactions to his words
and
interpretations
and today we can laugh about it
or critique it,
now wanting to see the very movies
that someone else has deemed worthy!
See how the circles are at work?
How the pepple thrown in the pond ripples out into the universe and its connections?
How I can be sitting here hitting on keys to a keyboard while feeling that
bug/crud that is in full swing in
California/Colorado
now hitting here in Florida
...
How is that/
???
Circles and cycles
stages and phases
surprises
and
amazing graces I guess
...
Speaking of surprises
wonder why
the
Living Proof wasn't nominated?


That is a song
and
a songstress that speaks to the
soul!

Enjoy your day,
I hope you had a marvelous time
at the
Oscars!

Walk in Beauty,
DRSES
keepin it real






Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lights, Action Camera, and here we Go, Sunday!

It's a rainy Sunday and the coffees' hot!
The world is preparing for
those marvelous outfits,
the GOLD statues
we know now they
were crafted from a live and real
handsome Mexican fella
who posed
for their creation
(who would have thunk it)
and
of course wouldn't ya just know it
the "buzz" is already going over the fact that he never himself won an
Oscar,
that he was "reluctant to pose"
for the statue
and
how in the world can anyone not now try to make some news from the fact that he was
a
Mexican who made the pose...
Wonder why they don't have
"two"
a man and a woman
representing
after all
men and women
win them!
Well the good news of this latest news
is just maybe
Entertainment Tonight
and
The Insider will now
leave
Whitney alone
or find ways to give us some
NEW entertainment
or
even dig a little deeper into their music library so that our love
of her music
can now ease our brains
from the continual loop
of
"I will always love you"
that is now wearing tremendously thin on everyone's nerves.
I sure hope the carpet
is being rolled out
and
that all the magnificent dresses and cumberbunds will not clash with its colors out there in the land of stardom;
that everyone will
behave themselves
and
that the tribute
of
Whitney will find those who are
authentic
being the ones that remember her
with grace.
Now we all have our favorites
of the year,
and
of course
George Clooney
will just tug at the heart strings
of the world
as
only George can do!
AND
I still have to wonder about those in the media
who now rage on about entertainment
and the movies we all pay our hard earned money to go and see
but yet have to be hearing about the
greater social and historical
validity of.
The after words of those who sit behind desks and on the air
who place judgment
on the movies,
the actors and actresses
and
the content and social implications
of the films.
The freedom to
"choose" and
"choice"
are important to me
as
a person, as a woman,
and in this time and political climate
have never been stronger.
But when I think of going to movies,
of being entertained,
of even being reminded of the past,
and
always learning,
yes learning through film, interpretation
I cannot understand
why those who review, who sit behind the desks of prized and respected stations across the Nation
have to weigh in with the political and social value of films.
Documentaries perhaps,
other news programs ... maybe,
but we are talking the
entertainment industry,
an
industry
with actors and actresses
and
animals trained
to provide entertainment
for others
...
No one thinks things up out of
thin air, most topics have some true and very real substance,
an experience or many experiences grounded in the past,founded in someones' or something
from history, crafted to "sell tickets" and based on the skills of the ones that are paid handsomely to perform.
It is that rich combination of so many skills,
from the writers, to the producers, to the directors, the scenes, music
and
so many more things that truly would boggle my mind
and
that I have no idea of its complexities
that draw us in,
captivate our senses
and
leave us
either
moved beyond measure
or sorry we wasted our time and our money.
Reminds us of
music and it's impact in that way
doesn't it?
I think that is why I enjoy
Steven Tyler so much
as I watch him on
American Idol!
Now I will admit
he is one off the hook man,
and
he just cracks me up with his antics,
most recently
"mooning the audience and then stripping off and jumping in the waters that surrounded the judges to take a swim"
even to the shock of Randy and J LO!
BUT,
when that man listens to music of those contestents,
he listens with his soul,
his body,
all of his senses.
It is clear when he is moved,
when he hears and feels potential,
and
when he does not like something he hears!
He and I are a lot like each other in that way!
And so it will be tonight
when the magic
results are read,
the winners announced.
Hearts will be pounding, although folks will appear composed;
palms will be sweating,
although smiles will be across faces.
Millions will be tuned in,
although many will be in their sweats and pj's.
We go to the movies for entertainment,
We rent movies
after looking at many many selections
and
we pick what we
choose
from what appeals to us
based on
what we desire at the time,
what speaks to us.
Yet,
after we've seen
or before we've had a chance to see,
we listen to the "view and opinion"
of those who sit behind a desk
as they give a commentary
on the "accuracy", the "slant"
through their world and personal view
of not just the film,
but
those who star in it.
I would think
they could do it in a less judgmental way
or
one that simply says,
"I like this movie
or
I didn't like this movie"
So,
as for me,
My VOTE tonight goes to
"THE HELP"
...
Viola Davis ~ Octavia Spencer

and of course
I have to go with
that handsome devil
George Clooney
in whatever movie he is in!

So there you go,
just
"keepin it real"
on a rainy mornin
with a tad of chill in the air!

Now for music
and I'm sure there will be great music
and a tribute of and for Whitney tonight.
But as far as tributes go,
let's give them while folks are alive,
so they can perform at their own
moment in time,
and
for tributes in music
this morning
Patti Labelle,
a diva, a beautiful woman,
one who can sing the telephone book and take you to church on this Sunday morning!
"When You've Been Blessed"
just pass it on
just like Patti sings!
Today I hope you find
imagination to take you
"WAY UP THERE"
where the angels sing
and
imagination can take you to
amazing grace


The fire bowl is burning and it embers are hot,
with prayers being sent UP
and all warriors being
held UP
on this Sunday
and
FOR:

The President of our Nation, his family,
and our brothers and sisters around the globe,
those in Uniform protecting and serving and their families,
those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and your families
I thank you.

The music and entertainment world and family of singer
Whitney Houston...
Taft Abras, Mary Labyaks' family , Andrea, Patti, Osk Kosk, Jamie, Sasha, Kerri, Josh, Kar, Cash, Neil, Lori, Cindi, Tom, Shasta, Bill Simpson and Family, Jenn, Steph, Dana, Kari, Sandy, Marty, Marsha, Wanda, Ellen, Cindee, Peggy, Joyce Cruz, a CANCER surivor working at Southwest Airlines *it was an honor to meet you dear one*,
Ike Davis, in New Mexico, an artisan who plays in the mud and creates beautiful tings out there, *www.negroartist.com*
what a joy you are to so many of
SOUTHWEST, thank you for visiting with me,
prayers of continued success and tobacco to your Pueblo uncle!
and for
Christos Fandaros, Thomas Galvin,
John Knudson,

Curtis, Susie Langham, Stasia and Billy Hall, Christina Chavez and Rick and Ryan, Pam Meyer, Whitney, Diane Bystista, Susan, Leann Vincent, Roxanne Duran, Carole Poppendeck, Mary Jo H-shortes, Bridget, Robert Tanner Mara Tanner, Yolanda L Acosta, Antonio F. Balderrama, Denise Flowers, Lisa Balance, Sherry Stedman, Rose, Marquette, Acosta, Ortega, The Pueblo Peoples,
All those I was honored to spend time with in
"Geisinger Medical Center, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio, Crossroads Hospice, El Paso, Santa Fe, Albuquerque"
Jeremy, Florence, Cal, Sarch, our friends of Portugal, Mike, AnnMary,Stephanie, Jimmy, Keli, Kasi, Katherine, Julie, Allan, Lynda,LeeAnn,
KS Comfort Keepers, Stephen Bright, Linda and staff Melody,Brenda A and children Sarah, David Rachel; Gloria, Pete, Fred, Max, JJ, Barb and Leo Henning, Rick Fechner, Ryan Baurain, Melissa Reid, "Probation Professional pals", Jim Vander May (*who has been working in the Professional field for 45 years in Michigan*, Dale, Herschel, Bonnie, Louise, Holly, Jerry, Faith, Yvette, Happy, Audrey,


and Rod Markowski and family, Lynn, Ryan, Jordon, Darryl Markowski, I thank you for your service) Brian Markowski, Shannon Becker, Nick, Reagan, Dr Iris Taylor of Detroit Medical Center,, please take best care of you) Sandy R. Carol, Stephanie, Marnie, Geri, Chris, Matt,
those in Oklahoma City, in Tulsa, In Ft Worth, Dallas, Ike, Isabel, Teresa, Janelle, Patricia, Susan, Karen, Laura in Yuba City CA,
Crossroads Hospice and those who care out there working and walking the walk, Perry, Clayton, George, Janet, and all in green!
Rick, Calley, Ron, Rebekeh, Brenda, Becca, Audrey, Gabe, Dena, BEth, Lill, Jay Hanson, Jennifer, Beth Jett, Huntsville AL, Sheri, Wendy Reese and family, The Boy Scouts of Dora AL, Cam, Sandy, Toby, Edith Vaughn and family,Susan, Greg and Kyle Korabek (Landon Korabek on the other side now), Stephen Bright and family, Walter Littlemoon, Jane, Laura, Mitch, Jenn, Chris, Mary, Taft, Martha Deaver, Morris, Dahlee, Rose Brick, The Baitinger Family, The Yaslowitz Family, The St Petersbug PD, Congresswoman Gabbie and her family, Dahlee in NJ, Judy Kelley, beloved husband and family, Jennifer, (now being watched over by her beloved husband and child), Norma, EE, Little Cub to CJ and Angel eyes Jack, Daniel, Dave, Cindy and Steve, Marty, Sweet Pea and Pie Face, Florence, Jeremy, Dennis, Darrel, Greg, Leroy, Rebekka, Carly, John, Diana, Crystal, Karen, Janet, Callie, Lorie, Laura, Larry, Clive,

2 Wolves and Jinx in SD, (http://www.2wolvescreations.com/)
Kelly and family,Judy W and her 4 sons up there in New England, Cherokee Wick, Benni, Gayle, Jonathan, Great Aunt Effie's family, Marilyn Warren, Ilene, Tweak and Chris, Jen and Bian, Ericka, Shannon, Hannah Sherabow, Pam C. and family, Susan S., Angela A., Nancy W, Sue G, Kelly and family,Mato Oyate Kola, Susan Brouse, Cindy and Stevie, Kim, Olatz, EVB, Guin, Yiva, Mary, Sandra and family, Christina Hellen, Dotti B., Susan and Greg, Amy, Becky and Barry Long, Christina, Matt and children, Aaron, Lisa and family, Freda, Linda Katie, Pat D, Tink and Mitch, LITTLE Ben, Jerry, Trish, Barb, Anastasia, Mary, Rylee, Lindsay, Ann, Sarah, Ruth, Johnny, Bobby and the Tucker Family, The Spraker Family,Kenny H, Michelle, Sandy, Addie and family in Canada, Sandy, BraveHeart, Rowena, Chris, Robyn Elizabeth, Jean, Duke,Rowena, Chris, Baby Robyn Elizabeth, Diane Smallze and family, Patti and family, The Korabek Family and friends, The Gasse Family and Friends,
Officer Crawford of St Petersburg, The Kocab Family, baby Lilly Nicole Kocab, The Curtis Family, Tarpon PD, those serving here and there in Uniform... Those now walking The Thin Blue Line, (far to many joining that line recently across our Nation),
Mylee, Mikey and family in DC, Jack M & Janis in OC, Stephen, Stuart Wittel (back from his 4th tour as a fighter pilot of the US MARINES inAfghanistan) and his parents Sandy and Stuart, Lavie Coltrane and her loving family, Andrea Gasse and family here and in New England, Ali and family, Randy and Winnie in New Mexico, Jill Wheaton L, Dr Peter in NY, Dr Rev Bev, Irene M, Bernice, Eileen and family, Dorothy, Angela, Kamryn Elijah, Ode, "Southwest VA", Vicki, Matthew and family, Chris, Lovie, Nancy, Pedro and Our adopted family in BRAZIL, Our North American Black American Bears, The Windcross Convservacy and those beautiful Spanish Mustangs known as "pocket ponies"... the dolpins , always our most remarkable dolphins!!!
AND for:
Anne, Jim, JADE, Joseph, Cathy Madden, Nathan, and her family., Cindy in NC, Liz, Lee, Molly, Joanie, Jude, COFA, Judi, Ken, Matthew, Nick, Matt, Mark's family and many friends , Pat, Irene, Kevin, Dr D, Deb, Randy, Dr B, Isabelle, Kelsey, Sabrina , 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,Virginia, Stacey, Elizabeth, Nita, Gary Siegal, Adrienna, Brian Mawbey, the Boyan Family, Jean R and friend Christy Rider, Victoria and hubbie, Stephen, Gayle, Steph, Chris, Erica, Eileen, John, Mindy, Jack, Susan Werth Becken, her brother Mike and family, Craig James Lightfoot and his family, Kenny, Audrey, Ed Saner, Patty Crowley, Bennie, Gail, Jonathan, Moe, Beverly, Dennis, Peter, Trish, Cynthia, Heidi and her family, Kathy Knights family, Edith Vaughn, Candy, Cynthia, Jenn, Eve, Edith, Jason, Karen, Linda, Joyce, Belinda, Jeanette, Jennifer, Patti, Sandy S, and ...
(Feel free to let me know if you would like to add your/or a friends name to our prayer bowl)
Prayers goin up for those
mourning Mary Labyak, one of many hospice pioneers
may they always remember her vision for hospice
and continue her work.
and
You are being thought of so very often

We all want
ONE MOMENT IN TIME
and
must stand and reach
and
go for IT
Perhaps today?
So for today,
I will leave you with this brilliance while you listen to Patti
once again!
“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
  
 ~Mother Teresa ~
Just keepin it Real,
Walk in Beauty,
DRSES