Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Reflective Moment

'Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend' – Melody Beattie
This morning I was rushing to check my Inbox feeling certain that Haydn's patience would soon run out; we were due to leave home about 7.30am. On opening a message from a very sweet friend in the USA I was surprised to learn that she had chosen this day to check the latest entry from my friend 'Starry' at  Easy Giving 101. Being her first visit to the site, was it a coincidence that my name had been mentioned in the Post? My American friend appears to have read into the lines that I am going to die sooner rather than later.  She naturally showed heartfelt concern. Of course I felt my heart begin to pound, wondering if Starry had had one of her 'insights.' I could not contain myself, or my pulse rate, as I hastened to get over to Easy Giving 101. Starry's Post is on the subject of acceptance and I certainly hope you will take the time to read her carefully chosen, articulate thoughts on her ability to accept MY JOURNEY. There is also a little on Starry's thoughts in a previous Post The Week That Was.

As it is now past my bedtime, I will leave you with some 'homework' should you choose to read Starry's Post. I believe this is a very important subject and I look forward to further discourse.

Take the time to enjoy the season and feel the joy in each new experience.


Kaz said...

Chez didn't go back and read Starry blog so hoping i remember what i read when i first visit her blog and of cause have reply to you by email from it.I know Starry has insights about you before so it scared me to know if thats what it is,as made me think and had thought of it before how my heart would have a another hole in it when it is your turn to leave this world.Your friendship means so much to me and you have taught me so much and i truely believe our angel Jezza & Kassie brought us together for a reason so i plan on being here with you no matter what outcome.As i had to and you with losing our kids way to soon that i could go before you,and truely have thought about that and hope it happen as i feel you have become a piece of me my dear friend.I so admire you my friend.we both know i have another dear close friend also lose a child thats has a tough battle with winning this cancer..

Love you to bits my friend.Kaz.xoxo

Maundering mutterer said...

Sure, I'll pop by Starry. I loved the opening quote. I've always believed that real happiness comes from inside and there's ALWAYS something to be thankful for. You're an example of this - you've dealt with much grief and suffering, but you haven't let it embitter you. I hope that your December, your summer and the coming year all bring you many good things.

Anonymous said...

Cheryl, I took the time to carefully read Starry's post at Easy Giving 101 which I found quite interesting. Unfortunately I am not as articulate as Starry, but wanted you to know that I do accept your journey and am so honored that you entered my life. ~Edwina

Jeanne Marren Egan said...

I so wish that I had known you earlier. You have been through so much and endure so much everyday- it is hard for me to imagine in my pampered life. I read about Your Journey and I am completely moved. You have had to find your own path of acceptance and have done it so gracefully. I can't imagine ever getting over a loss of a child. I worry for myself sometimes, but that will be a later blog, one I hope you can read. Please know that I admire your courage and forthrightness in your blogs and your comments each and every day. You are a testament to how words and thoughts can bring people together.
Much Love,

Unknown said...

hi, just trying to think of anything to say... the thing is, I may actually have expressed it all!
Though our talk on other topics could stretch forever... touching on anything and everything!
I will just wish you a good night, and a beautiful day tomorrow,
xxooxx Starry

Cheryl said...
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Cheryl said...

Kaz, fear not my friend. Live in the moment. Everything is just as it should be. Ejoy our friendship and all that it brings to enrich our lives xoxo

Cheryl said...

Mm I find the quotes allow me to express myself so much better than I am able to myself.
It seems giving thanks turns things around for me. As I change so too do others which is what I see when reading your written word. You have such a bright way with words. A blessing indeed.

Cheryl said...

Jeanne I am sure there will be a day that my life flashes before me and I will look at the many ways I could have made my life easier. I was always told I was the 'black sheep'and there was a side of me that did not want to disappoint my Mother.
I am so pleased that we have met and I don't see any signs of you having a 'pampered' life.
You are very special and I look forward to learning about you and your doctor's appointment.

Cheryl said...

Thank you Starry. Will save my words for a telephone chat.
Love and gratitude my friend xo

Cheryl said...

Edwina, although I would have liked the circumstances to be different, I am so happy that you have come into my life. I feel honoured by your friendship. Our amgels are smiling down on us.
Dance as though no one's watching my friend and live for today xo