Hello Everyone,

October 2015

I love October, not just because it is my birthday month but because the air changes, the season changes, the time changes.

It is when we must embrace the fact that the time change will have us seeing the dark sooner. A time when the trees begin to let loose the leaves, orange, brown and yellow leaves flying about.

It is the time when the ghouls and horrors are seen in decorations, shows, movies and parties.

It is the time when we say farewell to the summer heat, smile toward the cooler weather and wonder of the winter to come.

Happy October! May there be light within you to shine upon the earlier darker hours. May the ghouls and gremlins that ring the door bell make you smile and partake in trick or treat.

May you embrace the change in season knowing... it will bring us back to Spring soon enough.

I have added a tab - Whisper my words, which is a link to my site where I post stories, poems, AndMore events and the Watcher's Journal. Take a peek and enjoy.

Enjoy!

~g

September 21, 2011

Inspiration me...I miss you Dad, Happy Birthday

Today my dad would have been 75.  He passed away 4 1/2 years ago.  They say time heals all wounds, I truly don't believe that.  The pain of losing him is as harsh today as the day he died.

I spend a lot of mind time thinking of him.  He always had good things to say that kept one thinking.   He had one of the best sense of humor of anyone I ever met.  He loved comedies, ham and egg and telling jokes.

Here are some of things he taught -

If you have nothing good to say - say nothing.  (Still working on that one, but I have gotten better)
If a man doesn't respect you once, he never will.
Don't dress to please another, please yourself the rest will follow.
If you don't have a sense of humor life will be harder on you.
Kiddo, let go of your son when it is time.  It will be hard, but do it.
Don't stay mad at your sisters, you don't get to pick new ones.
Forgive your mother.  She's your mother.
Always tip the gas attendant near home and work, a woman may need help and they will remember you and say yes.
Never complain about food before they serve you. If you complain don't go back.
Don't make a scene, have your disagreement in private.
Love yourself, when someone stops loving you, you will still be loved.

Most of the above he said throughout my life, however much was said the last 2 years which were his hardest.

Happy Birthday Dad.  I love you and miss you.  My heart aches for your jokes and smile.

Tu hija, Graciela