Tag Archive | Life

Eternity

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Is eternity too long to live

After we leave this world?

Will we get bored?

What are we going to do with all that time?

Eternity is very long

Will we have things to do, places to go, things to see?

They say we will be spirits

But what does that mean?

Why all this secrecy about life after we die?

There must be a wisdom in it

That we’ll only then find out

 

October 30th, 2019

Inspired by Emily Dickinson’s

‘Because I could not stop for death’

Storms

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One storm is over

Another one is on the horizon

It’s not clear how bad this storm will be

Early indications say 

That it won’t be severe

But forecasting these things is not easy

And if it wasn’t this storm

There would be another one 

Life is like this

So, we need to build our homes well

So they can protect us

Faith, good friends, patience and perseverance 

Optimism and hopefulness 

Are good building material

 

October 9th, 2019

Can I please?

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I know I need to be thankful

But can I complain a little please?

I know I am blessed

But can I feel a little sorry for myself?

I know we all suffer in different ways

But can I ask why me?

I know life is full of ups and downs

But can I now go down please?

Can I complain about

All the times I felt I could not do the simplest things?

All the times I didn’t want to get up and start the day?

All the times I had to push myself to arrange things?

All the times I told myself to hang in there a little longer

All the times I got frustrated

And my patience ran out?

All the times I would see the long road ahead

With no respite?

At least let me pat myself on the back

For surviving this time

Knowing that I could not have done it

Without my family and friends

At least let me be proud of myself

For persevering again

 

October 1st, 2019

Changing times

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We are meant to create ours continuously 

Different periods of life bring different opportunities 

One needs to examine the road one’s on

 

Change can be unsettling but interesting 

It’s a necessity most of the time 

It’s the death of what has been

And the birth of what’s to come 

 

I’m going through a period of rebirth

Trying different clothes on for size

It may take me a while 

Till I find what I’m looking for

But I’m on the path

Taking a good look around

 

June 12th, 2019

Milestones

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Milestones need to be marked

Achievements need to be acknowledged

Successes need to be celebrated

Why?

To recognize the effort, the dedication and the perseverance

That has gone into achieving a goal

Reaching a long term goal requires vision, action and persistence

There are road blocks on the way

There are unpaved roads one must travel

There are storms that one must face

One may come to the edge of the abyss of giving up

One may travel the road of despair

It’s a choice to persevere

And after all that

One needs to celebrate

Not only the accomplishments

But also the qualities one has developed along the way

June 6th 2019
Graduation of Natalie and Natasha

Move through it

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When a negative thought comes to mind

Think of three positive ones

When you feel disappointed

Think of what you’re grateful for

When things don’t go your way

Remember you don’t always know best

When your are overwhelmed

Take a deep breath

Our days are full of ups and downs

We can’t be happy all the time

But we can be content

We can be calm

That’s in our own hands

Though somethings are not

Our attitude determines our point of view

Our point of view, how we feel

We can wallow in the valley of sadness

Or, we can move through it

May 10th, 2019

 

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Unconventional

 

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Sometimes I think about my life

I realize it hasn’t followed the usual patterns we expect

 

I got married while I was a student

To another student

I married outside my culture

At a time when it was not so usual

 

I knew how to drive before my husband did

I changed my major many times

I chose to stay at home to raise my kids

At a time when most women worked outside the house

 

I moved from city to city several times

And when I went back to work

I only worked part time

 

I started writing poetry later in life

In a language that is not my mother tongue

I chose to write about mental health

We need to get rid of the stigma

 

Now, I’ve entered a new phase of life

With more emphasis on writing 

It’s a transition of sorts

I’m still trying to figure it out

 

All of these things make me a little different

Some things I’ve done are unconventional

But I’ve been lucky to have been able to choose my own path

I hope others understand

But if they don’t

I don’t mind

 

April 3rd, 2019