To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep!
The song Turn, Turn, Turn by the Byrds seems to fit this stage of my life! Only I need to re-write the words a bit!
A time to sell, a time to down-size
A time to enjoy, a time for company
A time for living, a time for fun!
This is what I think my life will be in my new abode come this spring! The idea that Maintenance is only a phone call away and I won’t get a bill for anything. No worries about heat or A/C or water, it’s all included in the rent! My own washer and dryer in my unit, I’ll be able to use at my leisure! There will be activities for all, so there is no need to be alone in the apartment. I’ll have a big beautiful green space outside my patio door! I’ll be close to all the places I want to be close to! I am so excited about this new time in my life to begin, but first I need to get past 2 more seasons. Spring will arrive in due time, not wanting to wish my life away! Saying good-bye to the house that is my home for the past 23 years is not easy! I have NEVER lived in one place this long in my whole 70 years on this earth! But I am ready to turn, turn, turn my life around and begin anew! How about you?
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I tried so hard earlier to remember the name of the show, American Gladiators, now I remember! But that was then 1989-1997 and what a run they had. That show created super hero’s like Blaze and Nitro and Zap! Now we have American Ninja Warrior, December 12, 2009 was the beginning and it soon created it’s own super hero’s like Jessie Graff, she really is Wonder Woman! Roller Derby which began in 1935 in Chicago, Illinois was another show I loved to watch, I began watching it in the early 1960’s! And it is still going strong even today, as is the WWF. Do you see your favorite on that list. I knew Brett Hart back in the early 1980’s! In fact I know the whole Hart family from Calgary, Alberta, Canada! When I watch some of these shows, I can live vicariously through these women! Some may think it strange but to me I just get so much joy at the success of these very talented athletes!
I sit in my living room as I type this, I look around at just this one room and I want to cry! Where do I begin to downsize for our next move into a smaller home? What things can I really live without? The answer is everything, it is just things, in the long run what does it matter? What matters are people and pets and plants, in other words, living things add oxygen to our world, they give us life. Things do not add oxygen to our lungs, they collect dust on a shelf! What if I were to lose everything in a fire, or flood, sure I would mourn the loss of my stuff! But what would I save, people, pets, plants, and photo’s! I can replace books, tv’s, furniture, and most everything else! Then I think to myself, maybe this move will be good for me, even cathartic in a way! Giving up home ownership to go into a rental home will reduce the stress and worry! Just pick up the phone, call Maintenance and have them come and fix whatever is wrong! They are in charge of cutting grass, shoveling snow and changing light bulbs! No worry if I take a trip about who will look after the property! Yes, the plus check marks are adding up much faster than the negative ones! So as I prepare for this move, with every box I pack, only those things that add to my well being will be moving with me! But still, I’m sure the tears will find a way out of my eyes, and that’s ok!
“I am a happy soul, despite all life challenges.” Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind. And whenever I listen to the song below I have a peaceful soul. When I read this, I found my soul meaning! “You have to go through those mountains and valleys – because that’s what life is: soul growth.” Wayne Newton
This is a happy end, come and give me your hand!
Yes I do and I am cool, calm and collected! I colored my way to Hawaii on the plane and in the airport. I color whenever I feel my nerves getting the better of me, I color because I can. Some people do jigsaw puzzles, some people do Yoga! Whatever you do, just take the time and do it! I like the way one of my color sheets came out, I’m going to frame it and hang it on my bathroom wall! The Crayola 64 Box of Crayons has been a popular crayon collection with kids of all ages for more than 55 years! I can’t get enough pencils for my coloring book. Next on my need list are Gel Pens! So, color me happy and join the club!
This link about the Ocean says it all! Their words, my feelings to a tee! What I hope will happen is that the waves will wash away all negative thoughts! That I can somehow get my mind and spirit to join together to heal the wounds around my heart! At different times in my life, I have deserved what befell me because of stupid choices I made. I have forgiven, been forgiven, been loved, been hated! I’ve hated, I’ve loved, I’ve put aside my own wants and needs for the good of others! So the week of toes in the sand and water and playing with the waves is just what I need! Aloha!
ADAM RIPPON-Jenna Johnson
ARIKE OGUNBOWALE-Gleb Savchenko
CHRIS MAZDZER- Witney Carson
JAMIE ANDERSON –Artem Chigvintsev
JENNIE FINCH DAIGLE-Keo Motsepe
JOHNNY DAMON –Emma Slater
JOSH NORMAN-Sharna Burgess
KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR-Lindsay Arnold
MIRAI NAGASU- Alan Bersten
TONYA HARDING- Sasha Farber
Time to make my prediction of who will win, Mirai Nagasu!