I can just see Hugh Smith smiling so big and so proud of me!!!!! I have never had a human love me so fully and completely and without reservation. The adoration is something that can never go away. It is a permanent imprint of love that has left a mark, a beautiful mark. It … Continue reading Unexpected gifts… growing in love.
Hey honey, I guess you and the big guy know that I am turning 60 tomorrow!!!! You heard me 60 big ones, as in getting closer to that senior citizen discount I teased you about. They are surely going to ask me if I want the extra discount at TJ MAX and such. You know … Continue reading Dear Hugh…. Dear Hugh
When my heart is fully open, I can fully love all of you because all of you can love all of me. ~karen The words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart…… Oh my, I am having to dig deep these days and practice what I have been preaching. I really thought I … Continue reading My heart wide Open
"Loss, grief, and disappointment are profoundly personal. We all have unique circumstances and reactions to them. Still, the kindness and bravery of those who shared their experiences helped pull me through mine. Some who opened their hearts and are my closest friends. Others are total stranger who offered wisdom and advice publicly ---sometimes even books with horrible titles. And Adam, … Continue reading Option B, Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
Today is International Day of Happiness!!! Perfect day for me and for mine. I know that my happiness is directly proportional to the level of gratitude that I have for my life just as it is.... Not when all is well, Not just when the goals are met. Life is happy because I choose it … Continue reading Living life in Exclamations!!
I happened upon a note today that Hugh wrote me around 2007 and as we were deep cleaning the office I found more mementos and treasures. I unearthed the book that we had made when we were in Mexico, one of our FAVE places and FAVE vacations EVER. It was one of those cheesy books when … Continue reading All of it or None of it!!!
Oh my!!! How many times did we walk that path to the beach? I met you on that beach with your bow legs and your tan skin and your kind greeting. I thought it funny that you could smoke those cigarettes and run faster than me.... I could however outlast you, but could never match … Continue reading Dear Hugh, I walked our path
Dear Erica and Carl, This is a picture that I lived in once before. I am not sad that it is not my picture now, I am only celebrating that it is yours and I get to be witness to it. I celebrate it because you and Carl are not only lovely with each other, … Continue reading Some Gifts are Forever
When Life Becomes More than you can Stand Kneel. Us humans are a funny bunch. We are not real good at learning second hand, we somehow want to touch that hot stove over and over rather than get that information from others with little consequence. There seems to be a gift that comes with desperation … Continue reading The Gift of Desperation
“Forgiven people, forgive people. Adored people adore people. Freed people free people. But when we are still locked in our own prisons, it is impossible to crave the liberation of others. Misery prefers company.” ~ Jen Hatmaker How in the world do you review this book????? So many questions to think about so many truths … Continue reading Of Mess and Moxie