Wednesday, August 22, 2012

An Introduction...

**Please Note, This blog post is dated so that it will remain at the top of the blog. This was my first post so I am going to leave it. I will better explain as we go along.**

"Remembering Me"
(This post was my original thought of how this blog would go but as you read past this post, you will see that I am now free from worrying about when, how, and who to say it to. I promise, I will make more sense as you go. Now, on to the following first post.)
This is the title I had decided on for my 2012 life journal project that will begin, now and go until it is finished. I am going to aim for 6 months for now. So, just a bit of reasoning behind this project so it will make sense to you.
30 years of love, marriage, children, grandchildren, the loss of my father that left too soon. The loss of my Grandmother, and other loved ones as well. Such losses that have left such huge holes in my heart, my life, and my soul, that I just couldn't seem to re-fill them again and seemingly no-one around that would help me. 
And on top of such great losses to me I also have to deal with the loss of my grandchildren... 
(longer, painful story) As well as all the ups and downs of life it's self...
I reached a point where I woke up one morning and asked myself, where did "I" go?! "Who" am I? and what is really left of the person I once was? Is she still in there? Is it too painful to even try to dig "her" up?! After all, there are reasons I had to bury her in the first place right? Reasons like hurts, pain, failures, and yes, even hopelessness.
Well, if you, like myself, are ready to find the answers to some or all of these questions that you may find yourself asking "yourself" as I have asked myself, then you are welcome to join me in this process of progress for the new beginning of our lives! Just as the teacher told Anne in "Anne of Green Gables," today is brand new with no mistakes in it", I keep trying to remember this very thing. Not if, but when I fail some way today, tomorrow is a fresh, brand spankin' new day with no mistakes in it! Which interprets into the one thing we as living, loving, and thriving beings must never lose the vision of, "H-O-P-E". Something that at this point in my life I seem to lose sight of all too often! But the "real" question is, how do I get it back?? How do I get back to living?
This journal project is not just to record the daily happenings of my life but it "will be" a very raw emotional and personal creation in progress. It may not be for those who have not come to this particular point in their life as of yet. It is meant to help me coherently open my eyes, to wake up, and  to help my understanding of all the stuff life throws at me, and hopefully to once again, open my heart to hope always, to dream without limits, and to remember how to breathe so I can LIVE life again! Not just exist in the shell of the person I once called "me, myself, and I".
I will be committing to at least a "once a week" entry with this project. At least once a week that I will share a question or maybe an answer that I have found with you who choose to walk this path with me. Maybe even some times I'll have a question that I will find the answer to all in one week! That is my goal. But for the sake of not letting anyone down I am committing to once a week for now. If there is more I can share I certainly will because it is not only myself that I am trying to help and make peace with, I want to hopefully have a hand in possibly helping someone else who might feel just like me at this point in their life as well. This too, is also my goal. 
Look a there! Already "two" reasons to reach for more than I already am or may have ever been! Myself, and You.
   So!! I am asking for you to help me out here. I am asking you to share your life stories with me as well whether in private or as a comment here on this blog. I am not looking to judge or to be judged, just to help and be helped. I think those rules are as simple as it gets! I don't claim to have even half of the answers that I need!  And NO, I do not have to share any of this with any of you, but, if it will help anyone at all in even the very smallest of ways, then I am happy to do so.
Here's to Hope!
Live your Life!
Hugz 2 U!

Sometimes I Wander...

I could say or I could have said that I have started a new blog today, but, I cannot because after I had typed what I believed would be my very first entry for my new blog about finding truth, I accessed my blogger to set it all up while wondering what I should name it and there it was all ready created and ready to go! A miracle you ask?! LOL! No! Not at all. Well maybe a little...
Some time ago I wanted to start a new blog about my daily life encounters. I believe that when we say it or write it down it helps us to grasp our lives and the happenings that take place in them much better no matter what they are. I wanted to write a daily entry but only committed to one a week. Well, I just couldn't seem to pull all of my ideas together and today it just fell right in my lap! Literally! Well, lol, my IPad is in my lap! Sorry. Anyway... I did start a new blog when I had first conceived the "finding myself" idea, I named it, saved it, put my first post in it, and here it is! All ready for me to add the post I have written today to.
So! Here it goes! My second post for this, my new blog! All you have to do is keep reading on to the next post.{smile}
Onward & Upward!

Where Americans Find Truth...

At the moment I cannot remember where I saw it but I read a quick headline about
French women. It had to do with how healthy they are. So, when I woke this morning, one of the first things on my mind was what I had read so I pulled out my IPad to look into the diets and lifestyles of "French" women and I must confess, I did not expect to find much more than I have always found when I have searched for life changing, tried and true wisdom from others who have been there and done that! I expected only to find more mud to throw into the pool of confusion and chaos that here in America we so intimately refer to as "diet plans!" But as my eyes glided through the sections of search results I did find something that did not at all sound like another far fetched idea or soured up misconfiguration from someone's new fangled "You can do it" ideas! I actually found what I just knew to be always true. I found the truth! Yes, you heard me correctly! I found the truth! You know, the common sense kind of truth? The one that sits and stares you square in the face each and every moment of each and every day that you live?! Yes, "that" truth.
I selected a link and began to scroll through the words I found. Hmm, I thought. I went back to my search results and selected another link. Being sure to avoid anything that even appeared to begin to read like a fad! And I was intrigued to find someone else, totally unrelated, saying the same things almost word for word!
You know, or maybe you don't, Truth is established in the mouth of, or should I say, when it comes from the mouth of two or three non related, non collaberated witnesses. You know, folks who saw what happened at the same time and when they are asked to tell what they witnessed, their testamonies all agree? That is what will establish truth.
So, I have found a spark of truth in my search for getting my body back on track and I am going to pursue it diligently and then I am going to share the truths that I find that agree with good judgement and plain common sense as i either find it or confirm it along the way with you. You know, no matter what we think we believe, we always know all that is true. It's the greatest part of who we are as humanity. We must seek after and come to know all that is true.
 I don't know about you, but i am tired of settling for what others think to be true. I mean to relocate truth for myself. It is not lost. Truth is lying exactly where you left it! 
I am going to leave off writing for now with a short check list for you to think about as you move through your day where ever you are and simply request that you join me on this not so hard at all journey.

*Buy the truth and sell it not
* LIVE! Diligently!
* Never settle
* Do not be slothful (lazy)
* Did you know there are no arrow buttons on the iPad keyboard?!
* May your day be prosperous and your life joyful!

Until we meet again,
Upward & Onward!
"The Scraps of My Life" by Julie