Monthly Archives: February 2012

Reflections

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There are never any misconceptions when you stand and look at your own reflection. ~ SMS

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The start of an Age

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Through your life there’ll be ups and downs, twists and turns, days where your not sure what could possibly happen next and moments that make you feel like your floating on top of the world.
You’ll go places you never in a million years thought you would go, ask yourself how and why things happen and meet people along the way that you never thought could change your life forever.
We tend to measure life in chapters of past, present and future and divide it as such accordingly, forgetting about the pages in between that hold it all together.
Everyone has there own story to tell, and each chapter marks an age. Theres an age for growing, for learning, for making mistakes, for starting over and trying again. Theres an age for asking questions, finding answers, and moving forward to see, believe, succeed and achieve all the things you never imagined possible. There’ll be times that it rains and times when it pours and days so clear that not a cloud can be seen in the sky; but your the one that gets to live in and love every minute of it.
You’ll realize theres a time for changing, a time for staying the same and a time to figure out the difference between the two, but whats even more important is that none of them ever stand in the way of living.
You can to sit inside on a rainy day or choose to go out and dance in the sun showers, even if it means making a complete fool out of yourself

Make sure you see all there is to see. Say, “I love you” too many times, but mean every one of them. And don’ t forget to remember today, just be sure to never get too caught up in tomorrow; Because everyday starts the age of something new but today is a journey that has just begun.

Learning & Love

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Life can be measured by all the moments that made you laugh. Take time to fall in love with each and every one of them. ~sms

They say love is a tricky word, a touchy subject-

I’ve heard it’s complicated, overrated, frustrating, irritating and at times even disappointing. I’ve seen couples that have been together their entire life and individuals who are still looking for the right one to come along. There’s people who have it, but don’t want it. And there are people who want it because they feel like they’ve never had it. I’ve learned that love is unique, in whatever form it may come in. Some people may spend their entire lives looking for true love, trying to perfect it; but meanwhile. they miss out on all the things there are to love in life and appreciate all the reasons it was meant to be different. I’ve learned that just because it’s different doesn’t mean that it’s not one in the same. And just because it can be the same- it doesn’t mean that it will never change. I’ve learned that there’s no such thing as being in it or without it because it’s always there if you choose to open your eyes and see it. Some people believe that falling in love means finding someone who is looking for the same thing as you. And for the sake of everyone reading this, I hope that has or will one day happen, if that is something (or the only thing) you may truly want. I know that I still have a lot to learn, and so far I haven’t gone in search of that someone, but I’ve been able to fall in love over and over again by choosing to see that its not important how or with what– it only matters that you do. It can be whatever you want- walking on the beach in the middle of winter, staying up too late watching re-runs that have played a million times or laying on the ground looking up at the clouds, simply doing nothing at all. Its about understanding that it is there. Maybe its not in the way you’d expect or thought to look. Or maybe it is. But if you haven’t found what you are looking for, theres nothing saying that it isn’t possible.

Whether you’ve already found your Romeo or Juliet- if it is that someone you are still looking for – or if you enjoy watching re-runs on the couch with a dog that happens to be named Buddy…. remember that like everything else in life- love has the freedom to change and grow, as long as you are willing to let it. All you have to do is learn to live and enjoy every moment along the way.

A letter to me

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Upon a day spent browsing the internet, I stumbled into something that I honestly never thought I would see. Futureme.org . A chance to send a letter to yourself…..in the future. Call me crazy or whatever you want; i wasn’t going to pass this up. Today I decided to write email a poem/letter to myself that will arrive in February of 2030. So much can change between now and then, but the only question I had was, why not? It could be interesting, and below you’ll find my letter to me.

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I never thought id ever write a letter to me
Something that will take 18 years to again see
The only real difference there is so to speak
Is you’re almost 33 now but 15 here with me

I still find it hard to try and believe
That this is just another capsule in time
Flying right before our eyes
A one way trip on a single fine line

And as I’m sitting here writing this letter to you
I’m sure by now you’ve come to find
That all the things I wished you knew
Have become so distant and far behind

Everything that seems so exciting and new
Also looks scary in every which way
It makes me wonder how long this newness will last
Or how long I’ll be brave enough to allow it to stay-

I know that what seems frightening now
Will evolve into bigger and better things
I just hope that you never forget to look
And open your eyes for what tomorrow brings

Right now there are so many places you want to go
So many things you hope to do
So many things you don’t want quite yet-
And I hope growing up never grabs hold of you

Because the world at a glance can seem so vast
Though if you watch closely it grows smaller by the day
Even I have become part of your past-
But hopefully not part that has slipped away

I think that’s everyones story, in one form or the next
Trying to outrun what can seem so complex
Hoping to find their own futures path
Taking the first step forward and never looking back.

At 15 there’s no telling where you’ll be reading this
But there’s nowhere as important as now where you are
There’s things right now I can’t help but miss
But with all of your dreams, I know you’ll go far.

There’s still so much to figure out
And so many reasons to try and find doubt
But with shortened days and hastened nights
You have to trust that the future holds bright-

I hope this finds you in a time of need
I know things have changed but i’ll just have to wait and see-

So I’ve decide to write this reminder for you
In case you forget, though I hope you never do:

Because when you look up at the stars,
Hoping to see
A miracle pass by –
Another galaxy-
Make a wish of who and where you want to be
All the things you’d love to see
Everything in your wildest dreams

And when you do, all I hope is that you think of me.

~ from you when you were only 15

Sheila Marie