Welcome to April. This is a special month for me because it is the month my daughter was born. It is also the month Giselle was born so now I have multiple reasons to be greatful for April. Here are my thoughts.
Blythe was born 15 years ago on April 3rd. I cannot believe my baby is 15. She is growing up so fast. I am so blessed to have her in my life.
We had a family party for her last night that was wonderful. Good conversation and good food. Blythe would add good presents and terrific cake to that list. Here is a picture of her cake, or at least a piece of her cake.
My niece made the cake special for Blythe. Blythe was so thrilled with it. It looked really terrific, even better than the picture. We all enjoyed the party and the cake.
I have to say that even though I don’t post much, I do love Facebook for all the terrific pages that you can like. I love checking in and seeing what words of wisdom are just waiting for me. Below is a post from Facebook page: Soulful Intentions.
There is a reason the flight attendant asks you to secure your own oxygen mask first, you are of little help to anyone else when you are not breathing. We can’t meet the needs of other people for them, we can only remind one another of the ability that we all have to take care of ourselves.
By tending to our own needs and developing a loving relationship within ourselves we are actually demonstrating great compassion and care for others. As we find acceptance for ourselves, we become able to accept others. When we stop judging ourselves, we find less of a desire to participate in the judgment of others.
As we resolve the inner conflict the outer conflict suddenly seems less important. When we do find ourselves in a state of disharmony or conflict, we are able to handle ourselves with more grace and patience. So the question must be asked, are you meeting your own needs or are you expecting someone else to meet them for you?
I have always understood the airline thing about putting the mask on yourself first, but I have had trouble transferring that understanding into the rest of life. This post helped put it all into words that resonated with me.
It certainly seems like certain posts show up on Facebook just when I am needing them. I don’t think I will ever stopped being amazed at the beauty of the Universe working for me.
“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.
I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.”
I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.
I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
~ Maya Angelou
Thanks for reading. Peace, and have a terrific weekend.