Unwanted Attention

photo-1523121412938-dc85733669b8I saw you looking at me from a distance

Checking me out like a piece of meat on a

Platter you want for dinner.

Oh no….

Shying away deliberately I smiled.

Hoping to avoid your gaze, I called to my

Friend who had just entered the room.

Hoping to engage her in a conversation,

I tried desperately to ignore your attention

Which made me feel so uncomfortable.

My friend and I started  talking about

Something…..

Anything to shake off that unpleasant feeling.

To distract the thought of your

Overwhelming gaze

Which made me feel uneasy.

But I felt your presence haunting me.

That unwanted attention…

I was definitely not attracted to

Your gaping by the way which

Proved to be very annoying.

 

Behind the Veil

yuris-alhumaydy-660577-unsplash5665312828898458491.jpgLife goes on regardless of the difficult moments we endure

So don’t wallow in self pity

Don’t hide your face behind the veil of your sunshine.

Shed the darkness, the disorder, the confusion of your mind which is entangled in a nest of depressive thoughts which robs you of the beauty of life.

The fire, passions which resides within is contained yet yearning to break forth.

However it is quelched, subdued by the moods which seek to keep you suppressed and feeding off of the darkness that hides within the crevices of your mind.

Scream out, break free of the dark clouds which keeps you in a state of despair.

Climb out of the shadows which keeps you in a perpetual state of decay where you’re fighting for your very soul.

Dreading each day due to the heaviness which consumes your time and keeps you awake at night.

After the dark of night is daylight bursting forth to feed your very soul. It’s a new day full of countless possibilities.

Don’t get caught up in the rat race, trapped in a sea of forgetfulness.

Lost in a maze, fighting to escape everyday life.

Get out from hiding behind the veil in that zombie like state…

Life has meaning..

Seek and you will find your sense of belonging,

There is more to life than you are allowing in at the present.

Peace and happiness will arrive at your doorstep if you let go of the past and move on to the future.

Time will set you free….

 

 

 

 

This was so unexpected

 

Why do we encounter such tragedies and unhappy moments in this life?

There is always something going on and it’s not always good news. The lessons we learn on our journey can be  satisfying and others extremely painful. 

I was in the hospital recently visiting my dad, who has serious difficulties. Dad is 88 years of age and is not in good condition. It breaks my heart to see what he’s going through.

SIMPLY TRAGIC

This was so unexpected to his family….

Having said that, next to my father is a 25 year old young man who is suffering  with brain injuries from a motorcycle accident. He has no chance of surviving.

I can’t imagine what his family is experiencing. On one hand my dad has lived a long time by today’s standard. It saddens me that his life is hanging in the balance.😪

Then I look at this young man whose life is shortened in one quick moment. As a mom it breaks my heart to see his life ending so abruptly.

He has so much living ahead of him and the ups and downs of this life is sweeping it all away.

Only by the power of prayer and a miracle will he be able to walk out of that hospital. But his prognosis is serious.

Life is a battle at times and no matter how much we try, unfortunately we can’t escape from what may come our way.

The battle is real and we are at the forefront of it everyday not knowing when it will rare its ugly head. We must fight and never give up to the unpredictability of this life.

All we can do is try to live our best, be at our best and let God take care of the rest. Why? 

That’s because we are not in control of things that are unseen. We have no idea what the future holds for any of us. 

On a positive note, be thankful, praise God in spite of life’s mysteries. Trust God regardless of the circumstances.

Give God thanks and praise as you go through the storms of life and the ability to overcome the difficult times.

Thank him also for the special people he’s placed in  all of our lives and for the time we were given to share together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laughing Clown


A clown sits comfortably on my desk.
It’s a constant reminder to
Laugh, smile and jest.
Life can be daunting and take you through loops.
Have fun, play hooky,
Do something different..Oops!!
Take some time to relax your mind.
Smile daily, laugh often
It will ease life’s grind.
Don’t take life too seriously,
We all know daily experiences
can appear so mysteriously.
Joking is all part of the fun
Laughing  and playing
Especially when you’re always on the run.
Free time can relieve the stress
When you’re always thinking
And not living your best.
Laughing is contagious it changes your mood
Relax, be happy it’s for your own good.

Pat Fagan

 

Flow like a River

nathan-anderson-375926-unsplashI sat in a park by a river one day,

and looked at the skies and started 

to pray. I believe we’re not here to act the fool,

to live a life breaking too many rules.

But to flow as a river with it’s twists and turns

Rushing, upon many rocks, getting purified,

Each day we try to change and learn.

To live a life which continues to flow,

One step at a time, that’s how we all grow.

A river flows into a lake you see,

And people into a sea of humanity.

Pat Fagan

 

 

 

 

 

Have you ever lost a New Post?


I can’t believe what happened to me today. It was my day off so I thought I would spend my day writing a new post.

For those of you who are writers and bloggers, you know how time consuming putting together a post can be. But when you love to write, it’s a labor of love.

I did all my research and spent several hours editing and making sure everything looked great.

Just as I completed my tags and categories, I went back to hit publish and it was gone..

Unfortunately I was left with a revision I did a couple of weeks ago. At first I tried to recover it myself.

I contacted support and they tried to help me find the missing post.

They tried to retrieve it but all they found was the old revision. I just wanted to cry.

Has this ever happened to anyone else?

I’ve been blogging for a couple of years and this is the first time anything like this has happened to me.

I felt my whole day was a waste of precious time…

If anyone can give me suggestions for future posts, I would appreciate it..

I never want to go through that again….

Perhaps others can learn from my experience.