Surrounding Beauty

Something Better Up Ahead

The peace today is quiet, but nice.  The Christmas Holiday is a memory.  Last nights neighborhood party was a pleasant way to meet the neighbors, and to be included meant the world.  We are so lucky that we are in this neighborhood and can enjoy many years of tranquility and see the beauty around us.  The top of this mountain was a gift from God after such a trying run with the loss of my dad, then the caring of and loss of my mom.  Life does get better after the pain.  The twists and turns can be scary, yet also are amazing.  I submit to His plan.  Thank you God.

The Authentic Spirit of Embracing Positivity


Holding onto anger


How is it that when I look back at the words on a page and conversations that had been written in the past, I don’t feel the in-depth emotion that caused the discord?  I know that there was intense emotion.  Hurtful animosity was at the core.  I’m so glad those times are passing.  To hold onto a grudge is hurtful to the soul.  Beginning anew and starting with a fresh perspective is a purposeful endeavor.  Life is much too short for hurtful feelings beneath the surface.  Let’s embrace the positive.

What “Triggers” You? Living With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder



Emotions that control your whole being and thought processes, that envelop your soul and crush your ability of containment, are the most vulnerable emotions.  They capture you, and your ability to calm and ease these brutally strong emotions is the desire.  But sometimes it is a complete loss as to how to stop the eruption of chaos.  The burst of disengagement begins and to enclose the fragments and bring about a pre-existing  stability takes much effort.  It is either shut in the damage or escalate out of control.  That is when one needs the most help from someone who has the ability to assist in bringing that person back to a level of calmness and peace.  It is the trigger of these emotions that brings about this alarming response of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  And to understand that the response that erupts is from a prior emotional trauma that has been ignited (triggered) is an important insight.  Just to understand the cause and reaction, and to avoid the harshness of the trigger, or to work on adjusting and decreasing the brutality of trigger is needed.  This insight as to what triggers someone and how to deal with  a future ignition is a valuable tool to have.

The Quality of Friendship


Your Cirle

With the purposeful dwindling down of the friends list on my personal Facebook page, my inner joy and peace becomes  steadily increased in opposing proportion.  I have come to realize that it is not in the number of friends that gives me happiness.  It is in the quality of the friendship that matters the most.  Releasing the toxic people in my life has been a  wonderful change to allow peace.  I’m truly enjoying the people I have in my life and cherishing my time with them.

Why be bothered by the stress of discontentment?  It is not that I want to be a loner – far from it!  It is that I want to be able to trust, love, and have a mutual respect with those around me.  Without these qualities, I say – why bother.  It is my Journey of Peace and Happiness, and it is growing in-depth with joy in my heart.  For this, I thank you God.  Keeping on the path…