A SINGLES MEETUP GROUP

SO LAST NIGHT I ATTENDED MY  FIRST MEETUP GROUP. IT WAS BEING HELD AT THE COPPER CANYON GRILL, A RESTAURANT,  IN DOWNTOWN SILVER SPRING,  ABOUT 12 PEOPLE SHOWED UP. THEY WERE ALL FROM  DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE.  I WAS LUCKY TO GET A RIDE WITH THE ORGANIZER OF THIS DINNER. AN ELEGANT WOMAN, WHO WAS VERY KIND TO PICK ME UP. WE DROVE TO THE RESTARANT. I LEARNED THAT THIS WOMAN HAS LED A VERY REMARKABLE LIFE. ...more

A WISE TEACHER =ONCE TOLD ME....

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME THAT.....  TRUE FORGIVENES IS THE GIVING UP OF THE HOPE THAT THE PAST COULD HAVE BEEN ANY DIFFERENT....  I DID IT... .. IT HAS BEEN THE ACCUMULATION OF A LIFETIME OF PASTS THAT I HARBORED GREAT ANGER AND RAGE. AND THIS ANGER AND RAGE HIT A GREAT BIG BOIL AND WAS DIRECTED AT ONE PERSON IN MY FAMILY. THIS WAS ALL TRIGGERED AT THE TIME OF MY LATE HUSBANDS DEATH.  ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME.....

A WISE TECHER ONCE TOLD ME...  MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONES LIFE. IT ONLY TAKES ONE ACT OF RANDOM KINDNDESS.' THIS COULD IMPACT THAT PERSONS LIFE IN A VERY POSITIVE WAY. AND POSITIVE ENERGY IS VERY CATCHY...  THIS ONE ACT OF RANDOM KINDNESS COULD PUT THAT PERSON DOWN A MORE POSITIVE PATHWAY. AND WHAT WOULD BE MORE IMPORTANT IS THAT THEY WOULD MOST CERTAINLY BE MORE WILLING TO DO THE SAME FOR SOMEONE  ELSE.  ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME.....

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME   SOMETIMES THE MORE RISK THAT WE AS HUMAN BEINGS ARE WILLING TO TAKE, THE MORE ALIVE WE FEEL IN OUR LIVES.  SIX MONTHS AGO, MY TEACHERS ASKED ME A QUESTION... ARE YOU WILLING TO GO INTO THE UNKNOWN AND EXPERIENCE YOUR ADVENTURES? I REPLIED THAT YES I WAS, BUT NOT IF IT MEANT FOR ME TO CROSS OVER. THEY ASSURED ME THAT THAT WAS  NOT WHAT THEY MEANT. ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME.....

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME THAT...  IT IS OUR DIFFERENCES AS HUMAN BEINGS THAT MAKE US VERY SPECIAL AND UNIQUE INDIVIDUALS. REVEAL IN YOUR DIFFERENCES.. EMBRACE YOUR DIFFERENCES...  IT IS GOOD TO BE DIFFERENT....  WE PRETTY MUCH LIVE IN A COOKIE CUTTER SOCIETY AS IT IS...  MUCH LIGHT AND LOVE TO YOU ALL LAURIE...more

The In-Betweeners

I feel like there are a lot of us out there.  The women that had extraordinary childhoods with incredible mothers who told us we could rule the world.  The hardest part for me becoming a mom was the absolute fear that I wouldn’t be as good as my mom.  It was/is terrifying.  My mom decided to stay home with me after I was born.  She was planning on going back to work but quickly told my dad that she just couldn’t do it.  On paper it financially wasn’t going to work out.  But they prayed and somehow all ends met.  We grew up in the traditional sense....more
MariaTomas-Keegan Reading your comment this morning touched my heart.  Thank you so much for ...more

ONE YEAR AGO.....

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY, MY HUSBAND JEFF DIED, FROM A MIS DIAGNOSED PERFORATION OF HIS COLON. HE HAD CHRONS DISEASE.  HE WAS THE FATHER OF MY THREE CHILDREN, I WAS MARIED TO HIM FOR 34 YEars. he was truly my soulmate.  i learned many things from jeff, like how to drive, he encouraged me to go to rn school and become a nurse, he encouraged me to become a financial advisor. and was the best boss i have ever had.  ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME.....

THIS IS FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE RECENTLY WIDOWED OR DIVORCED, AND ARE BEING FORCED INTO CHANGING THEIR ENTIRE LIVES. I TOO, AM GOING THRU THIS.  MY WISE TEACHER JUST TOLD ME THAT I CAN WAIT TILL THE SUN TURNS PURPLE, BUT THERE WILL NOT BE ANY KNIGHTS IN SHINY ARMOUR ON WHITE HORSES THAT WILL FETCH ME UP AND DELIVER ME TO MY NEW CHANGED LIFE.  I WILL HAVE TO LOOK FOR MY NEW LIFE, AND ONCE I HAVE FOUND IT, FIGURE OUT HOW I WILL LIVE IN IT. IN MANY CASES I WILL HAVE TO FIGHT FOR IT. ...more

A NEW YORK ADVENTURE

 THIS PAST SATURDAY, MY DAUGHTER, BROOKE, AND MY TWO SONS, BRAD AND BRETT, AND MY GRANDSON, JAYCE, AND MYSELF, WENT TO NEW YORK CITY BY CAR. THE TRIP WAS 3 AND 1/2 HOURS.  WE TOOK THE TRIP BECAUSE WE PLANNED TO SCATTER THE ASHES OF MY LATE HUSBAND, JEFFREY, WHO DIED LAST YEAR ON DEC 2RD.  JEFFS BROTHER STEV E, HIS SON MICHAEL AND DAUGHTER NICOLE, WERE THERE ALSO.  ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME.....

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME....  IF YOU DONOT BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, THEN HOW CAN YOU EXPECT THE OTHERS IN YOUR LIFE TO BELIEVE IN YOU?  THINK BACK TO MATRIX NUMBER ONE... KEEANU REEVES DID NOT BELIEVE THAT HE WAS THE ONE, WHEN HE FINALLY BELIEVED, HE BECAME THE ONE....  WHEN YOU BELIEVE, THEN YOU BECOME.  HAVE A BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY SEASON  LIGHT AND LOVE TO YOU ALL  LAURIE...more
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