7 Tips for Saying Goodbye to Sentimental Belongings

When I moved to Door County, back in 2007, I had to leave a whole life behind. All that I treasured wasn’t going to fit in my two allowed international luggage. I had no choice but to only keep what truly mattered. I chose my favorite clothing items, and pictures. I packed my bags, and bye bye. No, it wasn’t easy, but the move taught me something very important: what truly matters is not physical, and I survived leaving a whole life of material goods behind.

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Home Is Where Love Resides

“Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong, and laughter never ends”. Unknown

This past weekend I was home, mostly resting, after my second vaccine. Being home is healing, my family took care of me, and I felt the love.

It is easy to take home for granted, isn’t it? We get home from work, or school, often tired. We are crabby, overwhelmed. Sometimes I come home and the first thought that crosses my mind is: “oh my, I have so much cleaning to do, look at this mess, oh, the dishes, the laundry”, and so on. Yeah, life will always get a little dirty.

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A Good Heart

“A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.”
Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Sipping a delicious tea
But then turning on the TV
A moment of calm
Transformed into chaos
So many bad news
People hurting
A world lacking empathy
Spreading coldness
Everywhere you look
So easy it is, isn’t it
To feel disheartened
To throw in the towel
Giving up on love
But please don’t
I beg, I plead
There’s so much more
Than you can see
There is sweetness
Kindness and connection
You can dig deeper
And feel it for yourself
That a good heart
Is your superpower
Guiding you always
To remember your values
And honor your light
Whispering always
“Trust me”

 


Your heart has so, so much power.

 

A Little Angel

“It’s amazing what can truly happen, how your life can be so grand; when you give up trying on your own, and let an angel hold your hand.”

 

As I sit here and I write
Contemplating all the signs
A little angel has left behind
Signs of love, signs of trust
Letting go and letting God
I think of all the ways
In which I control and plan
Futile, indeed, to get so uptight
I can feel that it’s not right
My body tells me it is tight
Holding on to such vibes
I feel it, I understand
The time has come now
To take a stand
So I hold on to your hand
A little angel, my friend
Whispering words of delight
I let you show me the light
Lightness of being
Dismantling all my worries
Teaching me to be myself
Enveloped in all the love
A little angel has left behind

 

 


Angels are always whispering…
– you are loved.

 

What Matters Most

“Please forgive me,” “I forgive you,” “Thank you,” and “I love you”.
(Ira Byoc, ‘The Four Things That Matter Most’)

A greater understanding
Knocks on your door
Every now and then
And when you open the door
You fall, you fall all the way in
Taking a plunge into the depths
Of your loving heart
Oh, no, it is not easy
Tears may be shed
Shedding a light
Into what matters most
The lessons of that moment
The sorrows that may surface
The forgiveness demanded
The clearing and the clarity
It is love, it is love
It is love that matters most
Our shared Spirit

And in that moment
The walls break around your heart
You feel again, you feel again
Such profound meaning
Our relationships carry
A greater understanding
Knocks on your door
Every now and then
So open, open the door
Take the plunge

And when you come to the surface again
Bring what matters most with you
Our shared Spirit
Our Love

line under high with life

 

 

 

Truly Wonderful


Children are truly wonderful – here are some quotes that touch on being a kid and letting a kid be a kid…

Kids are… high with Life!

“Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because life is sweet and they are growing.”
(Aristotle)

“Raising children should mean helping them to become what they already are in God’s eyes.”
(Eberhard Arnold)

“If you can give your son or daughter only one gift… Let it be enthusiasm.”
(Bruce Barton)

Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach.”
(W. E. B. Du Bois)

“Do not ask that your kids live up to your expectations. Let your kids be who they are, and your expectations will be in breathless pursuit.”
(Robert Brault)

“Children are our future, and the only way for the world to evolve, as I have been shown it should be, is for each generation to be more loving and compassionate than the one before. This is only possible if we support the children around us, and protect and encourage them so that they don’t need to lock their love away.”
(Lora Byrne)

“The most sophisticated people I know – inside they are all children.”
(Jim Henson)

“Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.”
(Yoda, Start Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones)

Yes, my child, yes
Life is made of openness
Innocent embracing
Hearts wanting to share
The love and joy
They carry inside
If there is one thing
I would like you to do
Is to hold on to that love
Hold on to that joy
And yes, yes, yes
Say yes to Life