As your life changes, so will your circle... and what a ride my life's been! Here you'll find a collection of some of my life experiences, as well as my random ramblings & some things I just find interesting... in no particular order.
Are your shoulds and oughts based on Your own personal convictions and beliefs, or are you blindly following Someone Else's idea of the person they think you must be? If so, climb into the driver's seat. Yeah, get behind that wheel... Now follow your heart. Allow your soul to shine. Feels freeing, doesn't it? Yeah, that's what's been missing all along. Congratulations on reclaiming your life! ~k.h.
Funny, how some of the most ordinary moments turn into the most memorable moments, you know?
The moment I saw him, I thought to myself , "Oh, this one is gonna hurt..."
I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness, to have the patience that love demands, to speak when words are needed, and to share the silence when they are not, to agree to disagree, to live within the warmth of your heart, and always call it home. 'The Vow'
I am here still waiting...
I still have my doubts.
I am damaged at best,
like You've already figured out.
I'm falling apart,
with a broken heart
that's still beating,
but in the pain,
there is healing.
In Your name,
I find meaning.
So I'm holding on...
holding on to You. -Lifehouse, 'Broken'
What a woman is drawn to in a man is his strength, confidence, compassion... the way he makes her feel safe, both physically and emotionally. When she can feel calm and relaxed, entrusting herself into his care, she's able to let her guard down... and for her, that is sexy. She wants a man who knows what to do in a situation, a man who can take the lead. She wants a man who can be strong when she needs him to be, a man who takes care of her with his hands & heart. A man that not only allows her to be vulnerable, but protects her while she is... -J. Clemons
Help me move when I should move, help me rest when I should rest, help me give what I should give... all of me, nothing less. Help me speak with grace and truth, help me fight for those who can't. Help me love the way You love, never holding back... like Heaven on earth. Take my life and let it be. Set on fire for all to see. Break me down, build me up again... don't leave me the way I've been. Take my heart into Your hands. Come and finish what You began, until I seek Your kingdom first.
-Stars Go Dim, 'Heaven on Earth'
Psalm 27:10 When my father and my mother forsake me, the Lord will lift me up.
Of course, she’s winging it... running on playlists, faith, and caffeine. Building her life out of hard work, messy buns, and daydreams. And maybe that’s everything. Because, in a world that’s lost its magic, she’s picking herself up as she goes. And there ain’t a wand in that girl’s way too heavy to carry. -S.L.L.
My next relationship will be my last, so I’m not looking, I’m not worried, I’m not rushing. I want this love to find me, learn me, want me, need me, and love me in slow motion... we have forever to go.
He had stolen her todays, but not her tomorrows. Those were hers... and so one by one, she stole them back.
One morning she woke up different. Done with trying to figure out who was with her, against her, or walking down the middle because they didn’t have the guts to pick a side. She was done with anything that didn’t bring her peace. She realized that opinions were a dime a dozen, validation was for parking, and loyalty wasn’t a word but a lifestyle. It was this day that her life changed. And not because of a man or a job but because she realized that life is way too short to leave the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket. -Lessons Learned in Life
Never play head games with someone who is not afraid to be alone. You will lose... Every. Single. Time. Because they have a 'nothing lost, nothing gained... out with the old, in with the new' mindset. Yeah, they'll get by just fine. -k.h.
I live all around you, in schools and in town.
I live with the rich, I live with the poor, I live down the street, or maybe next door.
My power is awesome... try me you'll see!
But if you do, you may never break free.
Just try me once and I might let you go, but try me twice, and I'll own your soul.
When I possess you, you'll steal and you'll lie.
You'll do what you have to just to get high.
The crimes you'll commit, for my narcotic charms, will be worth the pleasure you'll feel in your arms.
You'll lie to your mother; you'll steal from your dad.
When you see their tears, you should feel sad.
But you'll forget your morals and how you were raised.
I'll be your conscience, I'll teach you my ways.
I take kids from parents, and parents from kids, I turn people from God, and separate friends.
I'll take everything from you, your looks and your pride, I'll be with you always, right by your side.
You'll give up everything - your family, your home, your friends, your money, then you'll be alone. - Forever & Always, Drugs
The strings were tied, it was freshly washed, and maybe even pressed. For Grandma, it was everyday to choose one when she dressed. The simple apron that it was, you would never think about; the things she used it for, that made it look worn out. She may have used it to hold some wildflowers that she'd found. Or to hide a crying child's face when a stranger came around. Imagine all the little tears that were wiped with just that cloth. Or it became a potholder to serve some chicken broth. She probably carried kindling to stoke the kitchen fire. To hold a load of laundry, or to wipe the clothesline wire. When canning all her vegetables, it was used to wipe her brow. You never know, she might have used it to shoo flies from the cow. She might have carried eggs in from the chicken coop outside. Whatever chore she used it for, she did them all with pride. When Grandma went to heaven, God said she now could rest. I'm sure the apron that she chose, was her Sunday best. -Tina Trivett
I don't crave acceptance, attention, or approval. I am me... a take me as I am kinda girl. Because, I learned that if you live for people's acceptance, you'll die from their rejection. -k.h.
Don't cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it. It was a lesson, not a life sentence.
Don't tell me. Show me. Because actions speak louder than words, you know... -k.h.
I cannot allow myself to be taken back to the place I so desperately prayed my way out of... never again, Lord. No, never again. -k.h.
...........................Our Power to Choose.......................
That girl you called a slut in class today. She's a virgin.
The pregnant girl, walking down the street, who overheard you whispering about her. She was raped. Committed suicide a few minutes ago.
The boy you called poor. He has to work every night to support his family. That girl you pushed down the other day. She's already being abused at home.
That girl you called fat. She's starving herself.
The old man you made fun of because of the ugly scars.
He fought for our country.
The boy you made fun of for crying. His mother is dying.
You think you know them.
Guess what? You don't. -unknown
Your words hold power. Why not try using them to build people up, instead of tearing them down?
Finding a lover and a friend in the same person is amazing. It's the kind of bond that gets stronger with time. Like, when you're out with a group & you glance at each other, and know exactly what they're thinking, what they're feeling, without having to say a word. And with time, the relationship gets even stronger.. like, when they hurt, you hurt right along with them. Yep, a mind / soul connection, the best of both worlds, a lover & a friend, rolled up into one.. your "me" time, becomes more "us" time. And you're okay with that.. and who wouldn't be, really? One free of pretense, a playful relationship, where you can act a fool, be yourself, knowing they'll still love you... just the way you are. -k.h.
Find someone who pays attention. Who runs their fingers over your every scar; and asks where each one came from. Find someone who knows how you like your coffee; what song makes you want to roll the windows down and slam on the gas pedal. Find someone who takes in your smallest details; who notices the things you thought no one ever would.
And then…when you find them… Be their someone, too. -unknown
Went to the river. Carried her picture. No clues, she left us.
Can't find a reason she thought she had to go.
Still, I try to find meaning,
try to make sense of this thing...
where did her soul go..
where's her spirit hiding....
and why couldn't we see... was there pain in her eyes?
The river... apparently,
her only solution. It carried her away, along with the answers... The whys, forever with us... Yeah, we'll never know. I placed a rose in the water, near the last place she was known to go... my final goodbye to this precious soul. God knows.. I loved her so. -k.h.
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-Sadly, Free Will isn't accompanied by foreknowledge. Nope, with Free Will comes the daily grind of Decisions, with its pesky tag-alongs: Anxiety, Indecisiveness, Procrastination, and Uncertainty. Then, there's the occasional Regret showing up unannounced, and uninvited. Yeah, a real Debbie Downer, Regret... guaranteed to follow Decisions down life's highway. Life. It's not perfect... for any of us. My advice: Do your best... with a smile on your face... and your head held high. Because, better days are ahead, my friend. One way, or another... -k.h.
That thing you can't shake, that thing that keeps you up at night, that thing you'll never understand, that thing that you wished could've been, that thing you keep crying over...
Listen, God knows.
God hasn't abandoned you. Think of the worst thing you have lived through, and remember how God carried you through that. It's NOT over, it's a new beginning. Its okay that you're sometimes scared, but just know God's plan is better than your own. - written by Brittany Masters, a young lady, wise beyond her years.
My life is not meant to merely survive, but to thrive... and to do so with passion, compassion, humor, and style. -Maya Angelou
November girls are a different breed... born at a time when the trees are naked and barren. A somewhat sad season, really, where darkness arrives early from a sky that spits cold drizzle... yeah, makes it easy to see why these moody, mysterious girls are so difficult to get to know, yet simply impossible to forget, don't you think? -k.h.