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Again, I don’t know who to attribute this poem to, but it is beautiful. This is part two there will be several other parts in the coming days. Enjoy!

Remember right now somebody…
wishes you would lavish them with small things.
admires your strength.
is thinking of you and smiling.
wants to be your shoulder to cry on.
wants to go out with you and have lots of fun.
thinks the world of you.
wants to protect you.
would do anything for you.
wants to be forgiven.
is grateful for your forgiveness.
wants to laugh with you about old times.
remembers you and wishes you were there.

A Florida winter beach shot, taken in Jan 07.

I received this long ago in Hawaii. I don’t even know who to attribute it to. It is a beautiful reminder of love and friendship in our lives. It is too long to post all in one sitting, so for tonight I will share a portion of it. Enjoy!

Remember, right now somebody…
is very proud of you.
is thinking of you.
is caring about you.
misses you.
wants to talk to you.
wants to be with you.
hopes you aren’t in trouble.
is thankful for the support you provided.
wants to hold your hand.
hopes everything turns out alright.
wants you to be happy.
wants you to find him/her.
is celebrating your successes.
wants to give you a gift.
thinks you are a GIFT.
hopes you are not too hot or cold.
wants to hug you.
loves you.

Tim and Faith on their Jeep concert poster

I am deeply impressed. I went to the Faith Hill and Tim McGraw concert last night…Wow. It was an incredible performance, and a moving experience to see two people so genuine, so talented, and so deeply appreciative of their fans. I have been to many concerts and never have I seen two people strive to be so caring to their fans.

First they had an outstanding set up, the stage was in a cross style so that the audience was close to them from many many places. It made the entire concert experience feel that much more intimate and amazing. On top of that each of them several times went down into the floor section of the audience and touched peoples hands, hugged them, shook their hands and let them take photos. It was truly moving to see two performers with such grace and warmth. They truly love their fans and it shows.

The two of them performed for nearly three and a half hours. On top of that their warm up group the Warren Brothers, from Tampa….yah Tampa natives.. did a nice long set, probably a half hour before Tim and Faith began. It is far and above the best concert I have ever attended and I will certainly see them again when they return to Tampa. They are two deeply beautiful spirited people and it shows in their performance and the love they display to each other and their fans.

Today is my mom’s birthday. If she were with us she would be 63 today. It is a very bittersweet day for me. I spent years of my life loving my mother deeply, yet being driven crazy by her as well. We had some similar traits we were both stubborn, opinionated and moved to our own beat in life. Yet we were very different as well and those differences could sometimes make life very interesting when we were together.

She didn’t always understand my life, but she always cheered me on, encouraging me to create the life I dreamed of. She was concerned when I began looking at overseas jobs yet when I decided to head to Guam for a new job she was happy for me and glad I was creating the life I dreamed of. She always worried about me, maybe all mother’s worry unneccessarily for their grown daughters.

I remember when I learned to scuba dive on Guam. I told her about learning the emergency breathing procedures, where we did breathing off a buddys air by turns. She said she never wanted to know when I was going diving again. I laugh now, but her worries used to drive me crazy. I realize now she was just expressing her love through her worry and always wanting me to be safe and have the best in life.

I miss her today, I miss her every week and every year. But thankfully with ten years time my pain is less and the tears fewer. I still cry every year on her birthday and at times in between when I wish she were here. Today I focus more on remembering wonderful memories, treasured days, her smile, her jokes. The way she filled the house with flowers and beautiful things.

Each year I do something special in honor of mom on her birthday. Whether it’s plant her favorite flowers, buy something for my home that reminds me of her, or light a special candle and let it burn all day to remind her I love her. This year I chose to do all three. Last week I bought a door mat for my front door that says,” Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often” My mother embodied that attitude in her life and today and every day I want to remember to live with joy as she lived. A cake scented candle is lit on my cofee table for mom as well. She filled her home with yummy scented candles, saying it was the closest she was getting to baking! So on this day as my mom watches over me I know she feels my love and knows I am doing all I can to live my very best life and help others create theirs by my example and my writing.

In less than an hour my ex fiancee will be married. We spent five years together and blessedly remain very good friends. I’m happy for him/them and glad that he has found his special love. For me it is a moment of very mixed feelings. I am happy for him yet sad that our friendship will change. He is a very good man and deserves the happiness and love he has found. But one can’t live through a moment like this without feeling a lot of different emotions.

I am at a good place in my life, and I feel happy with the life I am creating for myself with my book, travels, family and friends. Yes I too would like to find that special person, but I know that moment will come when the time is right. The focus of my life right now is my book and finding a publisher. So for today I have to surrender to the moment and move gracefully into a new chapter of my life.

Last night I received word that my great uncle who had battled cancer for some number of years died. It was a sad moment to know the pain his family is going through. Their mother passed on many years ago. The only comfort I could find after the news was the fact that Bill is now with his wife Pat again in spirit. They were married for many years when she passed and I know the whole family would wish him the joy and love of that reunion and the comfort of heavens healing. May each of us be comforted by the memories we have of those we love and come to accept that there is much we cannot change.

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