Seed of Light Award

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The Seed of Light Award – “ALL YOU NEED IS ONE TO START OF FOREST …
An Award for blogs that inspire creativity, nature, connection,
communication and beauty… Pass it On…”

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Very nice. 🙂 I was nominated for this lovely award by the lovely Jade of Jade’s Jungle. What can I say about Jade? Jade is a self-published author of 12-Days -The Beginning and is now working on the sequel.

Her blog is much about that journey, but she also shares tidbits about her life, as well as technology and more. Though a serious writer, she is amazingly down-to-earth. I love her kind spirit, and great sense of humor.

Thank you so much Jade. I gratefully accept and will gladly pass it on as there are so many brilliant bloggers out there deserving of this award.

My seven (7) nominations represent just a few that I have come across. TRULY! 🙂

Belbror’s Pix

Hammer Home-Lower Hamilton

Walking with the Alligators

Mishunderstood

Devan’s Posed and Witten

Dennis Cardiff – Poetry and Prose

Journey of Mixed Emotions

Enjoy your Awards. Congrats!

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Sowing this seed is easy. 1) Thank the person who nominated you. 2) Nominate at least 5 blogs( or bloggers) and provide links to their blogs. 3) Notify each on their nomination.

Blessed are …

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Then all I can say, is that I must be REALLY REALLY blessed! 😉

All kidding aside, I know I am blessed and YET I must admit, I still question why things must get pretty bad, before the realization strikes me again. Perhaps it is MY GOD, just whipping me into shape for something HUGE, yet to unfold !?!?

“Because God is never cruel, there is a reason for all things. We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, and we would become monsters of self-regard, creatures of unalloyed self-interest. The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one.” ~ Dean Koontz

Image Credit : An Attitude of Gratitude
Quote : Dean Koontz

Follow-up to Horrible News ( this mornings post )

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TJ is the father of five including my two sons , from three marriages. His daughter ( not mine ) is the youngest from the last marriage.

Following?

By the time Sarra was born he seemed to have it together. He has expressed to me that Sarra saved his life with her very existence. And in the end she was all he had left.

ALOT on this poor girl’s shoulders .

In the last six years, they lost his mom, her mom, and her mom’s mother. Her older, maternal half-sister is sitting in the Florida State prison.

Still with me?

Anyway, to put it mildly, TJ and Sarra were very close ( albeit not the healthiest of relationships) She has some developmental disabilities so is not always thinking right. They bring out the worst in each other and it’s a lot for this 22 year old to deal with . She gets a disability check and all that.

Last year, he lost his job and was forced to sell his home ( a condo )

Sarra moved in with her boyfriend’s parents temporarily.

TJ moved into a hotel temporarily.

And somehow blew through $12,000.00 in like 6 weeks time,

Later they both moved in with my ex sister-in-law but only for a few weeks and were asked to leave .

TJ used to his mom bailing him out of everything, LOST IT!

In and out of hospitals, overmedicated, under medicated. Nervous breakdowns.

He has also burned a lot of bridges in his life.

Oh well. He is still a human being and my children’s father.

I have always tried to keep the communication open and friendly because of the kids.

Yesterday this poor man lost his only daughter.

She was struck by a car while riding a bike and trying to cross a busy street.

He has no way to communicate with anyone except at the public library computers and Facebook.

He has been pretty transient, with no permanent place to stay while he waits for a workers comp check which is due any minute.

I know Tommy (my step son) flew to South Florida today to help his dad.

Sarra’s boyfriend, is taking messages.

I had to share this news with my own kids today who never really knew their dad, let alone their half sister.

Do I feel loyalties towards this man STILL?

Yes I DO! Although I am not sure why.

As well as I am in touch with various members of this rather large extended family of ours.

The calls started coming in last night, I have two hours sleep since then.

This is another time I’d like to BE THERE to help HIM with arrangements etc. BUT I Can’t! 😦

I would if I could though.

Some don’t understand this.

He messaged me a little while ago on FB and he was at the public library waiting for Tommy to arrive.

Information is sketchy. BUT my heart breaks for him.

Please pray for him. He needs all the prayers he can get right now.

Thank you all and God Bless.

PS. If you’d like to read the news article, the link is in the blog post below.

To make a difference

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I truly believe this…. 🙂

And I ‘d like to think we all have the capacity to care.

Love this!

PS, aside from being our 3 month anniversary, I just noticed this was my 200th post.

YAY

I am really turning in now!

Rest Well, Dream Well….

And for those just beginning your day! Make it a GREAT one!

Compassion

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“Compassion is at the heart
of every little thing we do.
It is the dearest
quality we possess,
yet all too often
it is cast aside with
consequence too tragic to speak of.
To lose our compassion we lose
what it is to be human.”
~ Michael Sheen
, I believe!???