Thursday, October 23, 2008
Here's my new short do!
Fall is a great time to prune trees; so I guess it's a good time to do the same to my hair. Sometimes I like it ...sometimes I don't. Sometimes, it's nappy and kinky and sometimes it's curly.
I've really learned about what products work on my hair in it's natural state. I've been reminded how dry my natural hair is. I really have to keep a moisturizer in it now. I now have absolutely no chemicals in my hair. This is all me. It's kind of exhilarating. No pretense here. Take me or leave me. My hair is about an inch long all over my head. It's slightly longer in the top. Sometimes I look very 'native' with a little tight afro. Other times it's soft and curly. I can even pull it back a little with a head band. Sometimes I look kind of "edgy". Other times I just look like I'm a throw back from the 60y's.
By the way, Kenny has been very kind.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Folks, it wasn't suppose to be like this....I've already negleted my new blog . I've challenged myself to stay on top of this. But in my defense, I've met myself coming and going because of the busyness of my schedule. All I can say is ........"Time sho-nuff flys". I've realized that this blogging can be a catharsis for me, if I'll stick with it. It's sort of like journaling ...giving room for my thoughts in a tangible place. So... I'm learning to slow down and enjoy this present time before any more precious time fly by. For the present is all that we have. The past is gone and we will never live in a 'tomorrow'. To really be present with ourselves and not indulge our thoughts in an unpromised tomorrow is a daunting task, for even the best of us. A book that I just finished reading says that "we spend most of our time in our mind, in the past, or in the future." That's a shame because we can only live today. We can love, touch, laugh, respond, change, dance, sow, repent, & serve only today. And if we do, then this so-called tomorrow will take care of itself. NOW PLEASE DON'T TAKE ME OUT OF CONTEXT...( I don't mean live it up today and indulge in unbridled passions, for tomorrow we die). I just mean we can choose to live our lives abundantly today. The book also says, "although much can be remembered and learned by looking back in the past, but only for a visit, not an extended stay". Think of all the good we could do if we fully lived in the present with an eternal perspective. For when our Heavenly Father dwells with us, He does so in the present. I want to use every drop of this precious time and not let it fly by without a second a second thought.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Hi everyone. This blog was started to give place for my thoughts and experiences in hopes that it will connect with others. For that is one of the reasons we are here...right? Unfortunately, my thoughts will be colored by my experiences, but I will try to see the other vistas. I'll have to admit, my spiritual side creeps up when I'm not even aware of it...so I guess you'll have to contend with that. I am a natural nurturer and have a sincere desire to help others view themselves as our Creator does. I have an innate knowledge of our greater potential. I know that we can be better, stand a llittle taller and love unconditionally (myself included). I wish we would live as if we knew we were dying soon. I have witnessed miracles happen in the lives of my dear hospice patients who are living their last days on earth. Their priorities and intentions of the heart are realigned. It's a beautiful thing. I'd love to have your feedback on this journey.