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What Is Your Life Mission?

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Mar 8, 2013

I can remember so clearly when my marriage ended and I had three children to take care of on my own and no job. I had been lucky enough to be able to stay at home raising my kids and I truly treasured that time I had with my kids. I did lots of volunteer work and spent my energy and focus on my kids and family. It some ways it laid the foundation that my kids would have for the future when life got tough.....It's not easy being a single parent, especially when their other parent goes "insane" and adds many complications to their life, and you are the one left holding the bag and picking... (more)

Tags: dreams, goals, purpose driven life, mission in life

My Last Days With My Sister- Friend.

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Mar 3, 2013

Wishing none had to travel this path, but knowing too many do...

Looking into your beautiful eyes I read your thoughts. Your eyes speak..saying..." I am here, I am so very tired...but I am still here." I know this is the last fight of your life. What glory I see blossoming now in you. Is no longer about a long life...is simply about a real authentic life. Something in your soul reaches out with all the courage and defiance you held inside for so very long. All the times people made you feel "less than", unimportant, no longer useful. I use to cry for this, as I felt your pain... (more)

Tags: death, peace, friend, ashes, crossing over

Truth

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Mar 1, 2013

TRUTHI will not hide

from this naked truth

even though it crushes my soul

let me look it straight in the eye

embrace the pain it brings me...

Knowing the umbilical truth

as I amble forward

never looking backwards

like dressing and undressing

my mind looking within...

Finding myself and knowing

what I value and trust

has importance beyond

the narrow thinking you

wish to accuse me of...

Truth always stands firm

no matter how much you may try

to twist it to justify your actions

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Tags: life, truth, courage, lies, hurt, deceit, justify

Lessons, yes I am still learning...

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Feb 21, 2013

I had to call myself out last week. I found my self thinking wrongly , and doing something I would not do in good conscience . I had gone out after digging myself out from a huge snow storm, so perhaps my mood was not quite right at the time. This is not an excuse that I will allow myself though. I arrived at the grocery store I normally shop at. I go there as I find they have a great selection plus very reasonable prices. I personally hate wasting money when shopping for food, as I am very aware of so many that do not have enough to buy the proper food for themselves or their family.... (more)

Tags: life, pay it forward, lessons, hunger, caring, human beings

Love Beyond Closeness

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Feb 19, 2013

How shall I look for you My Love?

You already reside inside of me

My heart beats and I feel yours

I breathe and inhale your sweetness...

With a thousand hands I search for you

I open mine eyes and see through yours

An infinite blending, merging of two souls

Love is our resurrection and purest gift...

I open my love window for you to enter

I ask the moon to shine it's splendor unending

Press your face against mine and breathe

Bring a mountain river to quench my thirst...

There is a closeness... (more)

Tags: love, words, mountains, infinity, searching, river, always

Create A Haven

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Feb 14, 2013

How many times do we feel all alone in this world? I know I am not the only one to have felt this...is a common human state . We may of felt disappointed by someone we loved and trusted, rightfully or wrongfully. It really does not matter, the feelings are there whether rational or irrational. Perhaps we put all our work and resources , energy into making a dream come true. Only to have it blow up and die before our very eyes. Does this mean we then give up? No, I never will give in to hopelessness...I may stumble, but I also know I will rise again when I am ready. This is the commonality... (more)

Tags: life, humanity, trust, faith, surrender, higher power, trials

Carnival...Jump Up Time...

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Feb 13, 2013

I was born in Detroit and have always loved R&B and Motown music. It speaks to my soul and always has. Years later , my husband and I met a wonderful couple from Cardiff, Wales. (Pat and Royston Marcus) one halloween night. They had just moved in that day and felt bad they had nothing to give out for Halloween. They were our neighbors for five years and through them I was introduced to reggae music and soca, calypso music. In fact my son Marcus is named after him...We use to spend our weekends together listening to music, eating, drinking and just enjoying this wonderful friendship.

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Tags: toronto, joy, reggae, soca, carnival, jump up, freedom.

Let The Lovers Be

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Feb 11, 2013

Let me spread this blanket

Beneath this dream

Come lay beside me

A gentleness and smile

Blooms inside my wanting heart...

Love is the beloved

Water of life ,creating

Unending thirst's craving

A consuming hunger undeniable

The snow bringing me closer to your lips...

With the sweet glance of love

Like alchemy I am transformed

Searching for you in a thousand thoughts

An earnest prayer offered to the universe

Manifested inside the window of our hearts...

Let the lovers play with glee

Be... (more)

Tags: gift, passion, joy, lovers, innocence, divine, surrender

The Gift Of Grace

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Feb 8, 2013

Many times mine eyes have cried

Rivers of tears unending

Sad tears, happy tears, grateful tears

Salty tears which could fill the ocean...

The tears which flow from the heart

Being so much more than salty water

The emanation of the breath of life

The substance dreams are built upon...

Today while walking in this new snow

I lift myself to envision

A diamond placed meaningfully

Demanding my attention...

Bright and sparkling

Beautiful abundant strength

Assistance bestowed... (more)

Tags: gifts, tears, grace, new beginnings, redemption, past yesterday

Oh Beautiful One

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Feb 6, 2013

There are times we unknowingly present another with the gift of a grateful heart...who it is, where they are, what is their life...we may never know. We send into the universe a thought, a healing in words, an open heart: praying it reaches a needful soul and eases their journey in even the most miniscule way. May they breathe deeper and easier to find within themselves hope which may of been lost along their way...

Time after time I read and sense a longing through words written here...to be understood. The beauty of expression amazes me and in perceiving this I then offer... (more)

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