Monday, October 26, 2009

Life ain't Always Beautiful

Life ain't always beautiful
sometimes it's just plain hard
life can knock you down, it can break your heart

Life ain't always beautiful
you think your on your way
and it's just a dead end road at the end of the day

But the struggles make you stronger
and the changes make you wise
and happiness has it's own way of taking it's sweet time

no life ain't always beautiful
tears will fall sometimes
life ain't always beautiful
but it's a beautiful ride

life ain't always beautiful
sometimes I miss your smile
i get tired of walking down these lonely miles

and I wish for just one minute
I could see your pretty face
guess i can dream, but life don't work that way

but the struggles make me stronger
and the changes make me wise
and happiness has it's own way of taking it's sweet time

No life ain't always beautiful
but I know I 'll be fine
Hey life ain't always beautiful
but it's a beautiful ride
What a beautiful ride.

this is a song that was written by Cyndi Goodman and Tommy Lee James and recorded by Gary Allan. it is a song that lately has really resonated with me for many reasons I really can't
explain right now. but the words hit me and I Know that Life is not always beautiful , struggles do make you stronger and changes do make you wise.

and yes LIFE is a Beautiful Ride

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Never Forget

" Never forget the powerful resources always available to you- LOVE, PRAYER, FORGIVENESS"

Sometimes when I see things like this wagon my mind wanders through time ( like an episode of Little House on the Prairie I sometimes catch an old rerun of that show) I think about the struggles that they went through. My husband's grandmother ( Granny) as she is called by us has given us wonderful stories of her youth riding in wagon, hunting and fishing with her grandpa and Papa, going to the church that was also her school helping with all the siblings. and her family always hoping the crop would be a good one every year as they also ran the local cemetery. as my mind wanders I think if our grandparents, and even parents have lived through a depression, a few world wars, that in today's world we should be able to as well,( we are and I know that it is economically challenging) they did not have the luxuries or resources that we do today. except for the three I mentioned above those to me are the resources and luxuries that is needed in this world and I certainly try to instill them in my everyday life. Our granny has had Parkinson's for many years she is in her late 80's and it is finally taking it's toll on her but she does not give up. sadly she fell and can no longer live by herself and has dementia she is very stubborn when it comes to her independence! and now lives in an assisted home. and just last week she had lost her only surviving sibling ( she has out lived 3 sisters and 1 brother) I spoke to her and she reminded me of what these three things that are most important in any life time.

LOVE- love the Lord, Love your life, Love your family & friends.
Prayer- Always have faith,
Forgiveness- always have a heart of forgiveness because not forgiving can only hurt you.