A new day, in a new life. Breaking free of self-imposed chains; external forces that cuffed me somewhere along the way; seeing a new way forward inspired by seemingly impossible obstacles to overcome; Easter. The day we observe The resurrection of Jesus Christ.
This isn’t a post about religion. It’s an acknowledgement that we experience many endings in our lifetimes. And through those endings, emerge new beginnings.
Today, I celebrate my own release. Release from negative live-feed internal nonsense, and build healthy boundaries around those who seek to tear down my efforts.
🥂, may you all find beauty, courage, and strength around your soul. 💞
Many blessings 🙏🏼, Sandi
This post is dedicated to my brother Reve. I miss you little brother. R.I.P.: 8/28/2010.
Today, 3/27/’21, I’m thinking about my brother – he would have turned 43 today. 🎉🥳🤗♈💞.
Things I learned from my younger and only brother:
- Don’t be stupid
- Don’t judge other people
- Don’t turn someone away; especially if you’re the only one that can help them
- It’s ok to talk about the bad shit
- It’s okay to speak your mind; just be decent about it.
- Pray more, worry less
- Listen to music
- Dance to music
- Sing a song, even if it’s off-key
- Spend time in nature
- Love on your animals
- Rescue animals
- Be kind, don’t be blind
- Wear sunglasses that protect you from the blinding sun, but that also look cool
- Do things that feel good, but don’t harm yourself or others
- Don’t do drugs
- Say no when you want to/or should
- Live your life your way
- Accept yourself
- Laugh, laugh harder
- Forgive others
- Forgive yourself
- Love yourself FIRST 🙏🏼
♈ is the first sign of the zodiac. Both of us are Ariens… He was the kinder one! I learned so much from him. There’s so much more I could list here. But for now, these things live in my heart, and Reve, you will always live in my heart.
Thanks for stopping by! May your day be sweet, safe, happy, and strong! Many blessings 🙏🏼 – Sandi
Today, I realized how fuzzy my mind can really get. Some might even call it, absent-mindedness. This pic was taken today. Can you guess what is really in this image?
That’s how life can be. We are extraordinarily stretched. So too can be our perception. What is our reality, can be someone else’s insanity.
It’s the same with what I think I heard. Just recently I was on the phone chatting away, while waiting for my car to get fixed. The person on the other end was watching over my fur-kids. I heard: ‘they’re a problem.’ What was really said: ‘I’m having fun.’ How did I get that so mixed up?
Well, I don’t like being human, but there it is. I’m only human. Next time you find yourself berating yourself: DON’T. 🙏🏼
Many blessings, Sandi
I’ve made a lot of assumptions about people and situations. I’ve done so because people can be predictable.
However, I find I am wrong today. I don’t know that I can advise anyone on how to not make assumptions, but I can say, what if the opposite of what you think is true?
I’m making this short and sweet. And leaving you with that question.
Many blessings, Sandi
Need I say more? 🤗
Apparently my fur-nieces do…
Nia: ‘Im the one to the left, my sis, Coda is my chin rest. She’s my playmate, and confidant, (is that a real word) and I just want to say, love those around you. Support and be there for them. Life is too short. (Cliche’s are fine for now.) 💕
Coda: I’m older now. Have more experience than my little sis. I don’t need cliche’s, but I will say this, ‘lean on me…’ which I believe is a song. Need I say more? 🤲🏼
I love these girls, they’re so wise! Many blessings, Sandi, Nia, and Coda.
… the lid
Hints of a trap
Here nor there
Like a flare
Only God knows
The body tires
Seemingly from ashes
One time, a few years back, I tried to cut a chain that was locked on my parent’s gate. The key to the lock couldn’t be found. The links were thick, and the chain cutter I tried to use, was difficult and awkward to maneuver. I thought maybe I wasn’t putting my back into it enough.
So, was it the human element in breaking the chain gone amiss, or was it the wrong tool? Maybe I should’ve tried helping my parent’s find the key with more effort, or maybe the gates shouldn’t have been locked that day?
Chains for me have always felt like an element of entrapment. I wanted to remind myself, and hopefully you, as the reader, that chains come in many different forms: Fear, scarcity, disillusioned obligations, lies, manipulation, and – fill in the blanks.
As the year 2020 wraps up, I see now how I have inadvertently broken many chains. I call this blessings in disguise. I plan to use these opportunities for growth, personal evolution, personal revolution, and creative new beginnings. What about you?