Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sometimes we need to be reminded...

That it is ok to be alone.
I posted this video a few years back.
Now is a good time to re-visit.

"Lonely is a freedom that breaths easy and weightless, and lonely is healing if you make it." (Tanya Davis)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Her words

About four years ago I stumbled upon the most amazing gift, found in the middle of a notebook in my moms art studio. A poem she had written to me. I pull it out often and read over her wise and loving words. I have recently put it up on my fridge as a reminder that she accepted me for exactly who I am, her crazy, predictably unpredictable, soul searching daughter. Though these words were written 14 years ago, they could have been written yesterday. My mom knew truly knew me and understood me and still loved me, unconditionally.

Her words... written February 27th, 2000
"This is a poem to my beautiful daughter, Tiffany who is searching for her "self". She is freeing herself from commitments of her past. She is stretching her wings. She is flying the independent flight of a young bird/launching herself on a journey. She is learning to trust herself, like herself, love herself.
She is sweet, generous, kind, loving and giving. She is getting acquainted with herself-her soul.
She is my daughter/I am her mother/sometimes flying together /sometimes flying solo."

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Morning sunlight

On the weekends when sleep keeps me a little longer than usual, I walk into my kitchen find myself greeted by a sunlit warmth~ It has a comfort similar to that of a hug. There is something about home...
Sometimes it is the little things that can remind us that we are exactly where we are suppose to be.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving...

For me this holiday has always been "my mom", there is no other way to describe it really. It was her favorite.
She would make a beautiful golden turkey. Stuffing cooked right inside the bird. Oh the cranberries...YUM... Homemade with the slightest hint of orange.
Her pumpkin pie was simply delicious.
Her open arms welcomed all of us, one by one, as we arrived to the comfort of her home.
Her smile was always warm and accepting, I miss it. I miss her guidance and patience.
My heart is still broken from the loss of my beautiful mother.
Today I will go to my best friends home and have Thanksgiving with her wonderful family. I am grateful for the open arms of my amazing friends, who are my family. I will think silently of my loving mom and smile, knowing that she is probably not too far away.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Hug your loved ones extra long today.
Enjoy your holiday sweet friends.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Not every day is a sunny day...

Sometimes there are dark days. I do not know where they come from or why they are so overpowering. Mind over matter doesn't always work. I can't quite figure out if it has to do with time change or weather change or just simply life...I don't like not knowing the answers to the sadness. Overall I consider myself a happy person but sometimes there is a darkness that clouds my heart and mind. I just want to curl up in my bed and not get out. I know it is part of life for most of us, but it doesn't make it any easier, does it?
One of my closest friends, Rachelle, sent me this article for natural remedies to help combat depression. They are great tips. I think I need to take them one at a time one day at a time and hopefully break through the darkness.
I thought I would share the link in case you might need an idea or two.
10 ways to help combat depression...

1. Be kind to yourself.
2. Get enough Vitamin D.
3. Eat good food.
4. Sleep (If only that were an easy task).
5. Explore holistic treatments and supplements.
6. Meditate.
7. Lean on your friends.
8. Ask for help.
9. Avoid drinking and Drugs
10. Move your body.

Any remedies you'd like to share?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The sun shining on my face...

Often this quote passes through my mind, it's from an old movie called Mask. Does anyone else remember that movie? Not "The Mask" with Jim Carey, but "Mask" with Eric Stoltz, Cher and Sam Elliot.
I am not sure why these words have stuck out so strongly in my mind for all these years ~
"These things are good: ice cream and cake, a ride on a Harley, seeing monkeys in the trees, the rain on my tongue, and the sun shining on my face. These things are a drag: dust in my hair, holes in my shoes, no money in my pocket, and the sun shining on my face". (Rocky Dennis)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Are you there blog readers...It's me, Tiffany~

It has been a while since I have been here. I hope there are still some of you that check in now and then.
I miss you! I miss my little corner of blog land.
It is Fall already and it came up fast. I am ready for the (slightly) cooler weather but I am always sad to see another summer come and go.
I took a few minutes to take my camera in my hands and head out to my yard and take some photos of the beautiful, vibrant colors. It is a lovely time of year and I need to remember to step outside and take a look of the beauty that surrounds me.
I hope that you are enjoying the seasons. Comment if you are here and let me know how you're doing.