Time for giving not receiving…

With the upcoming Christmas season, we are reminded that it is a time for giving not receiving. Even though I don’t have much, I have more than most people. I have a job, a car, a house and food to eat. I am therefore, thankful that I have a job to go to, a warm house to come home to, food in my refrigerator to eat and a warm bed to sleep in. I love to cook and share it with family and friends. Last year we I started a tradition and invited anyone and everyone in my family and friends, even some I haven’t seen or talk to in a while. I made many, many trays of food, ordered sandwiches, appetizers, desserts, had beer and wine. There was standing room only in my porch, living room, dining room and kitchen. Some caught up with old friends and family and some made new friends. When I walked through the house from room to room, there was one thing happening in every room, people were smiling, laughing, eating, drinking and enjoying themselves. This to me was the best present I could have received, people taking the time from the hustle and bustle and enjoying themselves. I don’t have a lot of money, but have always raised my children that each year, they need to make a homemade gift for family and close friends. I taught them to give back to the community and help others in need. I have many family and friends that have been there, when I needed not just financial, but emotional help through the years. I could never repay them for all their love and support. This is my present to all of them. My gift from them is seeing all the smiling faces and everyone enjoying themselves. So this year maybe think about taking the time and making something special, for someone special in your life, giving to those less fortunate and helping in your community.

Hope everyone enjoys their holidays no matter which one(s) you celebrate.

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Praying….

We put it in God’s hands to make the decision that are to hard for us to make….this isn’t easy but sometimes what we must do…

Letting go

Sometimes letting go is the hardest thing to do. We hold on because we are hopeful something will change, but we are being selfish. There comes a time when we just have to accept things and let go. We will be sad and our lives will never be the same but we need to think about the other person and what is best for them not for us. We hold on for something we know will never happen. Saying good bye is never easy especially when we love someone, but we know as hard as it is to say good bye we must let go.

We realize….

When we realize something will never be

We sometimes dream something only we can see

We imagine it will pass in time

We soon realize it was only in our mind

We realize what was will never happen again

We realize all we are is a friend

We are sad for the loss of something that wasn’t ours

For what we had we thank our lucky stars

We may not understand the choice that was made

We may even feel we were a little played

We accepted it will never be any more

We feel all wasn’t fair in love and this war

We know we were the best

We know they settled for less

We move on and get what we want and deserve

We tuck the memories away and them we preserve

We pray they are happy with their choice

We hope some day with happiness they will rejoice

We care so much happiness for them is all we want to see

We know it is what it is and what is meant to be will be

My time…

My kids will always come first, but with my daughter back at college and my son living with his girlfriend, it’s time for me to get out, have fun, enjoy life and have a life.

This past weekend I had a time with my kids, Friday for dinner, before my daughter went to say her good byes to her friends. I accepted an invitation to get out and have some fun Friday night. Saturday morning I got up early and took my daughter back to college. We unpacked the car, moved her stuff into her suite, cleaned and went for a late lunch. I said good bye to her and her friends and drove home. I shower and changed, after I got home and headed to a party. I enjoyed so many laughs and had a great time. I didn’t arrive home until 2:30am. I slept in Sunday, did some laundry and then accepted an invitation to drive down the shore.

I have said many times, money plays a part in today’s dating world, as most, but not all men, want a woman who has enough money to support herself and pay her own way. I am truly lucky enough to have someone, who is a true old fashion gentleman and doesn’t believe in letting a woman paying, whether it’s a date or just a friend.

Tonight, a work night, I went out and enjoyed dinner with a friend I hadn’t seen in a few years. We laughed, shared stories and had a great time. I stayed out a bit late for a work night, but with an empty nest, I’m getting out and enjoying myself.

I miss my daughter, but I know she is having a great time at college. I miss my son, but I am proud of the man he has become. Life is too short, so be with someone and around people that make you happy, live life, do what makes you happy and just enjoy it!

Someone….

You talk chat and make a connection

You are looking for much in common especially affection

We all try from our hearts to have projection

We all have fear of meeting in person and rejection

We all want to meet and connect with someone new

Someone that is so amazing they make us happy not blue

Meeting someone new is scary, sweet and a great feeling

Your heart is what you hope they will be stealing

You hope to find someone to laugh, cry and share special times

Someone to walk, share and dine

Someone to share in your up and downs in life’s climb

Someone who is your partner in crime

Someone to share hugs and passionate kissing

Someone when apart, each other you are missing

Someone who’s flaws you find so endearing

Someone through life you want to be sharing

Someone….

You talk chat and make a connection

You are looking for much in common especially affection

We all try from our hearts to have projection

We all have fear of meeting in person and rejection

We all want to meet and connect with someone new

Someone that is so amazing they make us happy not blue

Meeting someone new is scary, sweet and a great feeling

Your heart is what you hope they will be stealing

You hope to find someone to laugh, cry and share special times

Someone to walk, share and dine

Someone to share in your up and downs in life’s climb

Someone who is your partner in crime

Someone to share hugs and passionate kissing

Someone when apart, each other you are missing

Someone who’s flaws you find so endearing

Someone through life you want to be sharing