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Magic Company

Taking litt’luns out for lunch at Spur. Had a wonderful time!!!

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Super Sunday

Its been a while since my last entry. Things have been hectic (still is) but I just need to check in, say I’m still alive. Remond is in the middle of exams and Tristan starts on Thursday. Its just studying and summaries, etc, etc. In the meantime I’ve been battling a terrible summer cold, which left me totally deflated. I’m getting my Acer Iconia tablet this week, so hopefully I’ll be able to get in touch more often.

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My previous posts focused on a personal history of yours truly…just to give an idea of who I am and where I come from. Hopefully the following posts will tell you more about what I have become (not that I care what others think, of course…I’m my own person, and to hell with the rest!) My thoughts and things I come across everyday will be duly noted (more for myself – to remember it, you know). This is not a travelling blog (although I see life as a journey), this is more of a ‘what I’m thinking and feeling at the moment’-blog. So read on if you want, or not……..

In my previous blog I quoted Julia Roberts in the movie ‘Eat, pray, love’, where she says that God is inside me, like me. So now I wonder……….why is everyone so concerned about what they have, what they look like, what car they drive, etc. Possessions, and even appearance, doesn’t define you. It is what you are on the inside what counts. I used this metaphor for my daughter the other day: you eat an apple, a beautiful, shiny red apple. It’s meat is soft and juicy and delicious and you simply love it. But you can finish it and then nothing of the apple is left but the core with its seeds. Now, if you put that core into the ground and tend it well, a new apple tree will sprout from the seeds and it will most probably bring forth even more delicious apples. The core with its seeds is the ‘heart’ of the apple, you see. But now, you also get an apple, shiny and red on the outside, its meat sweet and juicy, but if you get to the core………its rotten and you can do nothing with it. People are like that, you know. In modern society we are all about pretenses and impressing others; unfortunately the lovely exterior means nothing (like the meat of an apple, you can eat it), and in many instances we are left with a rotten core.

This is a reality that dawned on me when both my Mom and my sister died……….those bodies lying on the beds were not them, it was the shell. The ‘core’ has already departed. I wish people will start worrying about how they are, how they treat others, instead of worrying if they wear the freshest fashions, are the thinnest amongs their friends, drive the most expensive car……those are just ‘meat’ and can be eaten away at any time. We have, in our society, forgotten that the person is not the body, but the soul – the soul leaves a lasting impression on people. It is THE part of a person we remember the best. My Mom and my Sis died….but their bodies were just shells. The impressions they made on me over the years are the things I remember, the things I cherish. Life is fleeting……..its like a leaf blowing in the wind and eventually burnt or lost……….you leave a body behind, but the soul lives forever. That got me thinking again……….when I die, what will people remember of me? What have I done in my life that was worth honoring? Makes one think, doesn’t it?

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Hopefully you have NOT read my reminiscence of my childhood………..that was just something to tell people who I am and where I come from. I have no regrets about what happened in my life, I don’t hold grudges and have a way of seeing things from the perspective of others. So see those earlier posts as mere, shall we say, a historical footnote. In future my blogs will be extremely confusing to many people as I tend to write things what I hear, things that touches me and sometimes it’s like a pick-a-mix of ‘this happened today’ and ‘I heard this today’, etc. So, here goes……..
As you may have noticed………..I often get distracted and totally forget to blog. I don’t see this blog of mine as some kind of ‘life story’ or ‘journey’ (after all, life IS a journey!!); my point is that I am not a fanatic blogger, I like to write things down that mean something to me personally and sometimes others will think its totally bizarre, but I believe that each encounter we have in life leaves a mark on our lives. As a matter of fact, this blog is more for myself than for anyone else….I tend to forget the things I hear or see that REALLY touches me. In writing it down I can go back and look at it and REMEMBER.
I haven’t really done anything on WordPress for a bit. Not because I had nothing to say, its just that I honestly didn’t have the time. Remember, I’m not a la-di-da lady of the house with servants waiting on me hand and foot…..my household is my own responsibility, and with three kids it can get daunting at times.
In my previous post I wrote the words of Julia Roberts in ‘Eat, pray, love’, where she discovers that we do not have to seek God, He has already found us, is actually living inside each of us. In a world filled with so much pain and sorrow, one can only wonder why people ignore this. To find peace in life, to find acceptance, you have to reach inside, inside to your soul. God gave us this wonderful life and often we waste it on silly things. I look around me and see people rushing through their lives in their grand cars and grandiose homes………who are you trying to impress? I have this thing about impressions – you can impress a person only once with something that you bought/did, after that it is old news. When will the world realize that we are not what we have or even what we have become (meaning status and such)…..we are soul…the living inside. All these other things are just that…’things’…..like window dressing. The other day I told a story to my daughter about an apple. A beautiful red apple, shiny and beautiful. When you eat it, its sweet and crunchy and you love it. Then you come to the core of the apple…….I explained that, in my opinion, the core of an apple is like it’s heart. It is filled with seeds and if you plant it, an apple tree will grow, bringing forth even tastier apples. But………..then you have an apple, shiny and red, with a wonderfu

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