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I have written about my Dad (Pop) but not Mum...so it's now her turn.
The English Rose.
This is the lady who says now she's not beautiful (at 84) & that growing old means people "look at you as though you are stupid or they don't understand you, or have patience for you".
This is the lady who gets frustrated by not being able to do what she did in her younger years.
This is the lady who suffered a fall a couple of years ago and now has difficulty walking (one of my little penguins).
BUT This is the lady that brought me into this world.
For my Pop,
This is what I wrote & read to my father not so long ago.
For the last few months I have thought more and more about wanting to sit with you and say what I am about to. Instead I being the writer have written those words and will read it, as hopefully I shall find this easier.
What can a daughter say to her father, that I love you totally? Admire your courage to survive your upbringing, your strength to conquer against all odds your escape during the war. Your tenacity to fight for a better life, not only for yourself but for my mother and your... (more)
I Plunged into clear; whilst murky
slept beneath avoiding air bubbled skin bring boats; navigate the coast in search of me; my thoughts you won't recover yet I fear not breath in my lungs will expire soon, my last farewell to life and loves that I have known
yet there is peace floating washed; nudged in silence like your hand in darkness across a wavy bed for our fingers never held in love a Strike would find its way ~ as waves CraSH towards the shore in search of rest; the current pulled them back as I with you returned for insults; punishment
I lay with one last... (more)
There are times throughout our lives that we can learn a valuable life lesson from people from another land. The short story that you are about to read, demonstrates a wonderful lesson in a beautiful way!
An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each other’s hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats.
When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the... (more)
Here’s a nice story that I would like to share….
When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!
All my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly... (more)
...Sounds easy, right?
No matter how you meet your dates (online, meet-ups, the bar scene, through friends or family), you go into each scenario hoping for the best.
You want to meet that person who satisfies your expectations, but realizing that getting 100 percent of what you want isn’t exactly realistic.
And let’s face it, all relationships, from Romeo and Juliet to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to yours, involve some compromise.
But that doesn’t mean letting go of the basic wishes each of us requires for lasting love.
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...you with negative energy, refuse to acknowledge your accomplishments or speak about you unenthusiastically?
The only person you need to impress in this life is yourself. You don’t require others approval or judgment to live your best life possible. Friends, family, and personal relationships are all great, but do they build you up, promote and encourage you as you do to them? Are the associations you have with those in your inner circle carrying a positive influence to your life?
Many of the most successful and significant people in the world live by golden rules; some... (more)
In every relationship, no matter how many times you say "I Love You," how often the chemistry ignites while on the dance floor or in the bedroom, or how much you desire continuing into eternal bliss, one person always feels stronger for the other. Sometimes though, when a break-up is imminent, the balance of affection is so heavily tipped in the other person's corner you feel hesitant to let them go because of an unwillingness to hurt their feelings or even leaving yourself alone. However, doing them the favor by permanently saying "goodbye" is the most honorable thing to do, both for... (more)
We all know of people who are sick or suffering. We see caregivers looking after people that may not be able to look after themselves. Yet it's very different when someone close to us gets sick and is suffering. It can be a challenging experience to know what the right thing to do or the best way to be with a friend or family member who is ill and may be suffering Coping and doing the right things become much more complicated and we can feel a bunch of uncertainty.Going through her recent bout with breast cancer, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, an American author, journalist, a founding editor... (more)
... nothing more powerful, or destructive, than dealing with love.
I’m perhaps the last person on earth who’s qualified to give love advice. I’m fifty now, never married, no children, but not without the ability to love the correct person. I was engaged in my twenties, have had many relationships, even seriously thought of looking for a ring a couple of times. But, trying to find a healthy balance, a right balance, the ability to merge two lifestyles, wants, and desires together has always been challenging even though I’ve been called, ”the smartest guy alive” on more than one ... (more)