Thursday, July 2, 2009

Almost There

Tomorrow is the big day. I will be 50 and I am looking forward to it. It's exciting because I began this blog with trepidation. I have learned a lot...about blogs...about human nature...and about myself. I have learned that most of my friends do not know how to follow a blog or do not want to follow a blog. That's okay. I have learned that I am only speaking to a few people out there in the world. That's okay, too. I have learned so much about myself and what I am capable of. I have been steering myself onto a new path for several months now and I am very happy about where I am headed. I have been writing more. I have a job writing. I am applying for a writing/book proposal job. I have been knitting an awful lot and have learned things about knitting that I didn't know I needed to learn. I am happy in a way that I didn't believe could be possible and I am happy to be becoming 50 tomorrow.

I have also learned that I have fabulous, fantastic, fun, friends and I am forever grateful for them in my life. Scientists have proven that satisfaction in life depends on a strong support system of friends, family, community, and place. You have to work at it, but it's so worth it to be satisfied and happy in this life. Hurray!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Here and Now

I have been thinking a lot about Michael Jackson this weekend. His songs have been running through my mind all day long. I think it's because so many people in the world are singing and playing his music right now. I didn't think about Michael Jackson at all until he died. For me, the real Michael Jackson faded away along with his dark skin, wide nose, and curly hair. He was so handsome. I wish he could have loved himself the way he was born.

Seeing so many people outside and celebrating Michael's life and music is touching. Masses of people singing his songs, enjoying what he created. I wish Michael could have seen this. It wasn't screaming fans, crying fans, reaching fans. It was an outdoor party with Michael's music as the theme. I know he would have felt the love from people all over the world and been touched. He wouldn't have to give any more...he could just receive the love.

Remember to tell people you care for and love how you feel about them. If you can't say it in words, say it in your actions. Do it now, while you are both here to have the experience. It's so sad when people are gone from this earth and we want to say so many things, things we didn't say. I am lucky to have learned this lesson long ago and I strive to be forthcoming with my friends and family now. You never know the difference you make when you tell someone they are loved. You could even save a life.