#RomanticTuesday – Killing Me Softly 


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Being the muse that I am, I thought this song fit perfectly on this fine, Romantic Tuesday.  Killing me Softly, by Roberta Flack, has been one of my favorites for years.  Enjoy! ❤

Unashamed with a Side of Imperfections

I am very far from perfect and embodied of imperfections.  I know, I know, it’s extremely hard to believe!  I am only human.  I do make mistakes on a regular basis, and probably more often than I realize.  I will say things, unintentionally, that may be offensive to others, without even realizing it.  I may have done something, unknowingly, that may have hurt someone’s feelings.  Admittedly,  I know I’ve done someone wrong as opportunity presented itself, to where it haunts my conscience.  Regardless, it’s my life’s story, which I hope may inspire others. Without poor choices and mistakes made, valuable life lessons would not have been learned.  Hopefully, because of these learned lessons, I will instinctively know how to better handle and/or conduct myself in future situations, if and when they ever arise.  Life is an ongoing adventure faced with undaunting obstacles.  I have grown up having high expectations of myself.  Now that I am somewhat grown up, I have learned to show myself more leniency and to be more self-forgiving.  Or  I can just do or think the obviously easy response to everything from now on and just say fuck it. 😊

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All I Ask

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This song will be a lifetime favorite for me. I dedicate this to a special someone who was placed in my life for good reason & purpose.

All I Ask
by Adele

I will leave my heart at the door
I won’t say a word
They’ve all been said before, you know
So why don’t we just play pretend
Like we’re not scared of what is coming next
Or scared of having nothing left

Look, don’t get me wrong
I know there is no tomorrow
All I ask is

If this is my last night with you
Hold me like I’m more than just a friend
Give me a memory I can use
Take me by the hand while we do what lovers do
It matters how this ends
Cause what if I never love again?

I don’t need your honesty
It’s already in your eyes
And I’m sure my eyes, they speak for me
No one knows me like you do
And since you’re the only one that matters
Tell me who do I run to?

Look, don’t get me wrong
I know there is no tomorrow
All I ask is

If this is my last night with you
Hold me like I’m more than just a friend
Give me a memory I can use
Take me by the hand while we do what lovers do
It matters how this ends
Cause what if I never love again?

Let this be our lesson in love
Let this be the way we remember us
I don’t wanna be cruel or vicious
And I ain’t asking for forgiveness
All I ask is

If this is my last night with you
Hold me like I’m more than just a friend
Give me a memory I can use
Take me by the hand while we do what lovers do
It matters how this ends
Cause what if I never love again?

 

Follow Your Heart ❤

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I have always been told to “Follow your heart”.  I’ve come to the realization and have come to terms with that the heart wants what the heart wants.  It just knows all.  Rather than beating yourself up and being torn to pieces, just stop, then remember to just always follow your heart.  It’s that simple.

To Love is to Live and Learn

Life is full of surprises.  People come into your life and choose to actively remain.  Then there are others.  Those people who are placed into your life for purpose and reason, may end up leaving unexpectedly. . . slow and easy, or like a bat out of hell!   Those are the people who teach us life lessons.  Either way, the experiences are what we chose to live during those moments.  I’d like to consider my shared experiences as happy moments, without an inkling of regret or reservation.  Those moments become memories over a lifetime.  There are numerous experiences and memories that I love to share and talk about with others.  Then, there are specific experiences and memories I choose to keep to myself.  Honestly, I could write an autobiography that would make for excellent reading, raise an eyebrow, or turn a head!  As tempting a task it may be, I refuse to put myself through tortured drama at this point in time in my life.  Although, I’ll never say never to the notion.  There is a high probability that I will eventually, but only when the time is right.  Those specific moments are my treasured and intimate memories that I choose never to be free from.  They are my personal and cherished collection of a lifetime full of happy moments.  Each day I keep adding to my wonderful collection.

Eight Under the Belt

Reblogging this as TODAY, Feb. 8, 2016, marks my 9th year anniversary of being diagnosed with that dreaded breast cancer. My personal account of it all, but of course, with my sense of humor. Enjoy!

Heart Reflections

After a little over eight years, I thought it time I start blogging about that dreaded disease I had the displeasure to experience, which seems so long ago.  Yes, folks, I’m talking about cancer.  Breast cancer to be more specific.  Or as I called them, “The Intruders”.  I remember it like it was yesterday.  The norm was to have your first mammogram at the age of forty, so a month after I turned that golden age, I schedule my first mammogram.  The day came, and I was a little nervous not knowing what to expect.  Thank goodness, the technician had wonderful bedside manners, and was very compassionate all the while explaining what was happening step-by-step.  The standard procedure is to be notified at a later date after two radiologists read the film results.

I ended up receiving written correspondence from the facility.  After reading it, I wasn’t really too concerned…

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Truth is Beautiful and Terrible

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Truth be told, delivering or confessing shortcomings to loved ones may end up hurting or destroying relationships.  Decide your actions using caution.  Always use kindness and love, especially towards yourself. ❤

Sentence Served

Been hostage long enough.

Guilty as charged.

Exhausted from holding onto it.

Self-sentenced internal punishment served.

Time to forgive myself.

Time to love myself.

Time to let it go.

I accept my gift of self-forgiveness.

Thank you very much.

 

 

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The Best is Yet to Come

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The months of August to January were a whirlwind of life events.  First time meet-ups, new friendships, impending divorce, holidays, then marriage reconciliation.  A new discovery of feelings and self-love had risen within me.  Courage and strength surfaced and peaked to their highest levels.  A voice that was once suppressed is now clearly heard loud and proud.  I’m falling in love again and on a daily basis.  It’s only the beginning of my new life.  Good things happen each day, and still, the best is yet to come. 

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