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

Do It Today 

​So many people I know say they have outlived what they ever believed they would, yet in the end death comes when we least expect it.

Do something you love. Spend time with those that matter.  Time goes way faster than we mean for it to, make it count. 

Stop, even when you don’t have time, to listen to your child, those lost moments are their painful memories.  

Love passionately, close your eyes when you kiss, take a moment and enjoy that hug – it matters.  

Hold hands and tell silly stories.  Giggle late in the night with your friends, when you really should be sleeping.

Finish that impossible puzzle. Memorize your Mom’s phone number and write your passwords down.  

Have compassion for those who have forgotten what hope looks like.  Be ever so gentle with the quiet souls that fear life. 

Dance in the rain as an adult, jump in a mud puddle fully dressed.  Have a water ballon fight and blow bubbles.

Write and color. Play hopscotch with a lil girl who’s never played.  Jump on the trampoline, even if you pee your pants.

Find a big hill and climb to the top.  Go on that rafting adventure you’ve always dreamt of.

Tomorrow is a borrowed dream.  Today is yours, today you can – do it today.

Wizard Wisdom 101

Let The Battle Go

​The biggest battle we fight sits right between our ears – the rest is easy.  

Make peace with the demons, silence the roar, make yourself happy, spend quality time with those you love and when what ever you’re doing is not longer fun or healthily change it.  

Living with no regrets means being willing to make tough decisions, walk through some pain, occasionally share others sufferings and trusting yourself enough to follow your gut.  

Everything has a season in life.  We can force things to grow out of season but rarely will they flourish.  When the season ends let it. 

Move forward.  Please yourself, take care of your own and make the time to spend with those that matter – it will never make itself!

Life is shorter than we expect, some things we take for granted and can never be retrieved.  

Let the battle go and enjoy life!

Wizard Wisdom 101

The Power

​The ocean is the most powerful place on earth.  It’s roar can soothe a screaming soul.  The endless sand can absorb the pain of a thousand days, and for each lost dream there is a shell.  
My hiding place, though I seldom arrive, is the ocean.  My husband knows that I find solitude, peace and raw energy standing next to her mighty waves.  We all know that life doesn’t always allow us to run to that one safe place, our base, so he brought it to me.  
If I close my eyes, hush my mind, and focus my ears I can hear her mighty roar – and never leave my porch.  
Thank you to the love of my life, my best friend for bringing to me what I couldn’t summon for myself, even in a dream..

Wizard Wisdom 101

Some Days

​Some days my mind races so fast that a world class sprinter could never catch it.  Other days my thoughts are deep enough to reach the ocean floor.  
Thoughts fall upon other thoughts creating a mound, a huge pile, of what would appear as rubble to others, for me its who and what I am, my core.  
You see thoughts are what create action, and action is what defines us to the world.  I wish I could say I dont care what the world thinks but it would be a lie.  I don’t want to care, but somewhere inside there’s that twinge when diapproavel comes.  That rush of excitement when someone stands in my corner and cheers.  The feeling of satisfaction when I see one of my own clear a hurdle, that look of accomplishment when they succeed is priceless – that reaches my very soul. 
Thoughts are boundless and never ending – protect them.
Wizard Wisdom 101