Your price 

​What is your price, in this game of chess we call life?  Can you be bought with a promise or sold with a lie?  
Now I lay me down to sleep, I close my eyes as they seep.  Sold out like all the rest, I fold my arms across my chest.  
Tonight I will pray for your very soul, for God to bless you, even as it takes a toll.  
Tired and weary for so many days, hurt and crushed in so many ways.  Moving forward into the light, thank you Lord for for giving me night. 
I must sleep, I need to find tomorrow’s light, still so tired, such a fight.  Another day and  another chance, to forgive someone that last glance.  
Moving on – I must go, finding peace I must soe.
Wizard Wisdom 101

The Strength Of A Single Rose

​Good morning my beautiful flower.  The sun is up and I know your petals are beginning to open.  It’s a bit cool and I’m sure you’ve asked yourself if you have the strength to bloom again, just one more time. 
It is almost winter and you bloomed so many times through much adversity.  If you question your strength and will power, look beside you. See there beautiful Rose, that lil tiny bud that is begining to blossom, that is your legacy. The tiny blossom must see you open your petals and shine one more time, over and over.   Even when you don’t want to or think you can, because beautiful Rose – you can.  It is in your genetics, bloom where you are planted,  open you petals, and absorb God’s grace and sunshine. 
Shine today, tomorrow and the next, for you are a beautiful Rose.  You bring joy to all who know you.  
Your beauty is seen through so many, your seed spread far and near.  For you my friend are true flower bringing joy and cheer.  
Thank you for bringing color into my dark and  gloom – you, one single Rose – brightened what felt like doom.   
Bloom Rose bloom.  
Wizard Wisdom 101

*You’ve got this*

Find Your Manual

​God gave us eyelids so we could block out the scary stuff that our eyes would have to see.  Teeth very close to our tongue so we can hold it down when necessary.  Our arms are positioned ever so cleverly at our sides with fingers way down at the end that fit just perfectly in your ears, which happen to be just above our shoulders.  So we were truly designed to see no evil, speak no evil and hear no evil, not necessarily in that order.
The only thing missing is the manual we leave behind that should give guidance on when to enact each of these nifty little features.  
We have since programmed ourselves to watch the evil, it’s like a train wreck, you can’t help but look.  We are destroying our teeth, therefore our tongues find free reign.  And quite often our fingers our so busy pointing at others we’ve forgotten that they fit ever so well in our ears. 
Find your manual…

10-4-12

Wizard Wisdom 101

Stampede

​Life is a marathon, anyone can participate, it requires diligence, determination and stamina to remain at the front of the pack.  If you find yourself in the back of the pack continue on, finish the race and be proud to have participated knowing that not everyone can be in the front – that is called a stampede..
Wizard Wisdom 101

Written  9/8/12

Stay  Strong

​When I look back over the timeline I call life and I see those times where I’ve stood feeling naked, helpless and totally alone.  I now know those are the times that I was graced with a new opportunity.   A rebirth of sorts, a chance to start over.  
I never desired to be heartbroken or to have to start my life over, not even once. Thats not how its written it the fairy tales.  Thats not what I dreamed of as a lil girl or young lady.  
In my mind it was a simple plan.  A one shot harmony that evolved into beauty and a life time of happiness.  Sure I knew there would be bumps maybe even a road block or two – but I never dreamed there would be times it would feel like a mine field in a foreign country.
My momma always showed me to do what’s right, no matter what, just do what’s right.  That is not always the easy path – I promise.  I’ve tried to follow that.  It has caused some pain, tears and maybe a heartache.  You see  I believed everyone was taught the same.  It came as a shock to realize that there are a lot of people in this world that believe the world was created for them and them alone.  That in itself has be painful.  
As I look back at those hard times, from this side of the fence, I am thankful.  The grass is not always greener and sometimes it has taken a journey through the desert to touch any grass at all – I am still thankful.   
Today I am a very strong, independent woman.  I have been successful thus far in life.  All of my children make make proud and I have a husband that supports me unconditionally and spoils me rotten.    
If the journey had been easier and the road less rocky I might not be who I am today.  So thank you to those that have come and gone and to the few friends that has walked besides me for much of the journey.  Each of you hold a special place in my heart.  
One friend has not only walked beside but knows my skeletons personally, her name and face are etched upon on my soul.  I would not have had the strength to cross some necessary fences if you would have loaned me some of yours –  thanks Nell.
Here’s to another day of being thankful.  Looking back with open eyes, a greatful heart.  Reality is what it is, the good with the bad, only we can define who we will become from it.  I choose to be strong and take those lessons in stride!
Wizard Reality. 2014

Life’s Muck

​You’re standing knee deep in mud, there is solid ground all around you, but it’s just out of reach. 

Not sure how you got there, or why you’re there, and not sure how to get out.  It’s not horrible, but definately not pleasant.  

It’s not long before you realize life is still going on as if.  Yes, as if you weren’t knee deep in a mud hole.  

It seems no one has noticed, so why would they get you out.  With the solid ground still out of reach, and no one paying attention you continue to wallow around, sinking a bit deeper.  Still never asking for help – you’re sure you’ll figure it out.  After all you have rope in your pocket, if you only had something to anchor it to…

Days come and go the more you writhe in the muck, the more stuck you become.  No one has noticed so why should you ask them to help, they surely can see you’re knee deep.  

Your friend-

Here I am standing knee deep in a mud hole, land is near, but out of reach.  My friend is right there and they have a rope in their pocket, why dont they toss it to me and help me out of this hole, it’s  swallowing me? 

Moral of the story – 

At some point we’re all stuck with our own muck.  Never assume someone understands where you are.  If you need help sometimes you have to ask.  Sadly enough, many of us are standing knee deep in our own muck for a very long time.  Its tough to help someone when you can’t see your plight much less theirs…

Wizard Wisdom 101, 8/27/2015