Good Day!

April 16, 2014

I fell yesterday.  My feet did something out of my control and down I went.  The tile is hard, but at least I was able to hit with less impact than if I were unable to think!  I laid there and didn’t move for a bit.  I burst into tears and they fell until I had lines of tears across my face.  Then I turned, got up and got the ice.  I rested on it for thirty minutes or so, and then continued making dinner.

I wasn’t happy, but I was able to get up and I knew I would just be sore in the morning.

This morning I awoke and opened the door to let my dog out to say good morning to the world.

I looked and the trees moved gently swaying to the rhythm of the wind. The cross between the chil of winter and the entry of mild spring days made the air perfect and I felt grateful still. The fragrance of the orange blossoms is lush and soft to inhale.

Glass chimes welcomed the breeze and ever so gently they swayed with the new green dotted across the yard. Even the wild weeds were graced with flowers and had a place of beauty and importance in my view.

An orchestra of birds sang a song of newly found places to build their nests. I am seeing through the eyes of the child still within me. Though I have seen it many times, I cannot crease to find the beauty of what I see so intense.   I want to run and lay in the grass and look into the trees from a different view.

I thank God for every little leaf and flower, for the mocking bird, who is not mocking – but singing the song of every one of his neighbors. He sits and proudly fills the air with music. Every once in a while a burst of wind comes, and the rhythm of the branches and the sound of invisible wafts of wind fill the air. It seems the birds stop to listen too.

I may never climb a tree again, or stand at the top of a peak with arms out praising God for His majestic gift of this world. I may never run in the sand and pull a kite behind me, with the longest tail I can make. I may never again spin in circles and move across the floor with grace and elegance.

But I can IMAGINE. I can remember. I can still see and hear. I can still raise my hands and thank my God for all the beauty within my very reach. I can still raise my voice and sing my song of words.

And who knows. I believe in miracles. If I can just remember how – I may fly again!

I would like to thank you all who have been with me since I began this adventure so long ago. I particularly would like to thank my family in India for the prayers, and thoughts, and constant support. It is still, even though I am no longer physically one hundred percent – a wonderful world, and a beautiful day! I will walk with my ever so wobbly gait and use my legs to celebrate for someone without legs; I will be grateful. I will never sour, nor be hard of heart, and I will love, love, love, as long as I am able!

Please Lord, give me, and give us all HOPE.

April 10, 2014

Renew my confidence in your promises, and let your Spirit enfold my heart and hold it towards your love and steadfastness.

I am humbled and ready to finish this tapestry of my life in a fashion that will imbue the majesty of YOU.

Let me increase my light from a flicker to burn brightly, filling whereever my essence is seen or heard, with your magical and majestic love.

Let my love increase, permeating all that is part of the moments I am given to live on this planet earth.

Even in pray meant to praise I am still a child asking for your Glory to fill that part of me reserved within, that is especially meant for you. Without you I am an empty vessel.

With you, my love and peace overflow. I am filled and renewed and able to move onward and upward.

 

On those days when I feel so far away, and my prayers feel like empty words, forgive me. I know that you know, because of my tenacious yearning for you, even when I am overwhelmed with sorrow and pain, you are near, waiting for the moment once again, that my faith in my unseen Savior and God will draw me home.

If it is thy will, let me touch hearts and spirts and speak with thy love.

If it is thy will, let me fly in my dreams once again.

All these things I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, whom I love and adore.

 

 

 

 

 

Say what?

March 20, 2014

If you cannot do what you used to do – do what you can.

A good cry washes the eyes and lets loose of sorrow withheld, to begin anew.

If you want to see trust – look in the eyes of your dog.

You cannot heal if you refuse to think you will.

Never listen to words from a man with a heart of stone.

Remember God, and He will remember you.

Stop long enough to say hello to the person standing next to you in line.  You may see an unexpected smile.

A sincere “thank you” is a gift worth more than gold to the receiver.

Did you see the full moon?  Why not?  How many do you have left in your lifetime?

A good memory needs reviewing on occasion..  A bad one should be dismissed – if the lesson was learned.

Begin to see the series of things that happen in your life not as burdens, but as challenges.

For every kind word you speak to an elderly person, your heart enlarges, and your place in eternity is more certain.

Love children, even if they are dirty and have a runny nose, and are not yours.  They are newcomers to this planet and they learn what they see and hear.  They belong to all of us.

Remember we are all human beings, all flawed, and all overburdened in one way or another. Join together as if someone is invading our homes, as if war is imminent, clasp spirits, and then pray for peace, hand to hand and heart to heart.  We are human.  We are earthlings, here to be a family, to protect the earth, and to forgive, and love one another.

Now stretch your arms up, take a breath, and smile.  CREATE a day worth living!

Always find a way to laugh and be happy.  That’s my plan, and I’m sticking to it!

You may like “Family Guy”- But “Cosmos’ is hardwired to delete God

March 18, 2014

I love having a blog to voice my own thoughts.  I was mad after seeing Cosmos.  I choose to stand up for what I KNOW is TRUE.  From  miracles wrought in my lifetime, from the surges of power I have been filled with from prayer, from the connection and bond believers keep strong around the world – I hold hands and hearts with so many who now find that the “media” (in one form or another) is trying to halt OUR belief in God, and anything we hold sacred.

The stars, the universe, and our magnificent world have always fascinated me.  Innocently I recorded the “Cosmos”, which aired in my town at 6PM on Sunday evening, for all the children and all the families to see!

Seth McFarland and his cohorts presented a show, to wit, the purpose of it was ultimately to push the minds towards the big bang theory.  It was cleverly disguised and even had animated characters within, to press forward to explain “in the beginning”…for them, it was the big bang theory and we came from fish and small mammals.

You can stop reading if you do not agree with me when I say HOGWASH.   I could have stopped watching this show.  My feeling was, if I do not know what the children are being fed, I cannot give the remedy to keep them from getting ill and dying!

You have to listen to the words:  “…there is strong observational evidence to support the big bang theory.”  Of course, the universe just emerged in cosmic fire and gave birth to everything, and I am twenty-two years old, have long shapely legs, and am intelligent and funny! (Well, the intelligent and funny part is true).

There were so full of it they gave specific dates – oh yes – November ninth, life was in the water; microbes.  December seventeenth, and that last week in December, all evolved.  The first flower bloomed on December twenty-eighth.  Of course this was billions of years ago (Seth must seen it in his dreams.

His ancestors may have come from small animals, but mine did not.  Be careful world – those who have the loudest voices are trying to take God away, and that my friends, will be the true beginning of the end.

I do not base my life on strong observational evidence, nor the convincing of the creator of Family Guy.  I do not base my life and my beliefs on the theory of those who make a fortune dumbing down the people of America and the world.  I do not believe there was a “chance nature” that led to existence.

What a crock of garbage, and like so many other pieces of trash presented to millions on television, now it has become a series so they can try to weaken us and fill our little heads with trash that makes them millions and millions of dollars.  Classless, Godless, trivial, dark, spiritual illiterate pieces of the worst kind of fecal matter and garbage, rotting the minds of children and those who have not been enlightened AS YET.

I cannot remember when I have seen something so obviously against God, or any spiritual belief. It was subtle and I will give them that. There are lots of trashy shows in cartoon form, be aware, as they are tapping into the minds of our children.  If you have not yet taken the time to see what your children are watching, or really listened to the words presented in educational form, or in the form of cartoons, you had best be on your toes.  Evil can disguise itself as an angel of light, and you’d better believe it!

This day will be wonderful! I insist!

March 11, 2014

I woke up this morning and wondered if I could handle what lies before me.It was then I realized that all I have to live is this day.I can certainly, even with limitations, live one brief day – purely trusting God.

I cannot see Him, nor can I see the breeze…but I can feel the breeze!I cannot touch Him, but I can touch a child, and feel the miracle of life.

I cannot hug Him, but I can feel the warmth of the sun, nurturing me, and sustaining my life.

I cannot prove to you that He exists, but I can rise above whatever tries to hold me down,

And show you by my Faith that His power resides within us all, and abides with us if we just ask…

I will stand tall, even though I lost height when I was injured, and my feet are unsteady.

I will breathe in the breath of life because I can, and it empowers me, to see the stars I seek.

I will forge through all the muck and mire, and never tire of pushing on,

Because I somehow KNOW He loves me, and I want you to know,

HE LOVES YOU TOO!

It may not seem like it to you right now, but I am certain we have shared similar pangs and pains of being human.  If I am able, YOU are able!

You are NOT alone.  If you must, “play” for the day.  Pretend you believe.  File those hard times with a “grain of salt”, as they say.  This too shall pass, so PLEASE, ENJOY YOUR DAY.  It is a one of a kind.  It will never be again.

Insist on love and happiness – Just for this day put all those giant concerns to rest – promise to tackle them tomorrow!  Life changes so quickly.  My life is changed forever – who knows what may be tomorrow – Fill your life with joy today, laugh and sing, and the best will come your way!

Go on now, do it, I dare you.  Laugh!  Sing out loud!  Do you think all will be lost if you actually force yourself to rest and regenerate?  Even just a little will change your day.

Do not give in to hell. Loosen those chains you manifest from what seems “unchangeable hardships”. Make heaven resound from within YOU, and the angels will sing around you.

You think I am silly?  You think this impossible?  I can almost hear them now!

 

 

 

 

 

Rambling from the heart

February 21, 2014

Beautiful is a friend who always there for you, even if she should be taking care of herself.
Beautiful is kindness that comes directly from the heart, and is unending for those in need.
Beautiful is a smile that doesn’t have to be pasted on, but one that reflects joy and sincerity.
Beautiful is character that molds itself from life’s experiences, and grows in quality and positive traits.
Beautiful is being able to face someone and look them in the eyes and know they love you too.
Beautiful is faith that is recognized, and credit given to He that paid the highest sacrifice.
Beautiful is genuine motivation to purse something in life that shares healing with others.

Beautiful is a word that cannot be fully described, yet you know when you see real beauty
because there is a vibrance, and a shining glow that can only be captured with the word beautiful!

Be beautiful  – it’s possible for all – for beauty lies within the heart, so open yours and let your light shine.  When you love, love will come to you bountifully.

Learn to give, and you learn to live!

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Outside my window

Life goes on

Little Bird still sits on a branch close by

He peers into look at me and I look at him

Little wings and beak

Human limbs healing, but still weak

Red berries in the bush

Posion to humans

Delight to feathered friends

Life goes on

It never really ends

On to something new

Change is imminent

Guaranteed

God bless those bound to home

Never freed

Life goes on

Still all is new

CREATE this day

And ……God bless you!

Have you ever eaten dog food?

February 17, 2014

I have.  Of course it was by accident!  Still trying to “be good” and let my body heal as it should.  That takes time.  So even though I am much better (my hip surgery-new joint), it has only been three weeks and I have some healing to do.

This morning I got up and did a few things and then got back in bed with a paper towel holding a couple of handful of Cherrios, and one holding a bit of dry dog food.

The next thing I knew both towels flew out of my hand and there was a mix of both on the bed, on the floor, in my hand, and surprisingly on the blanket where the dog lay.

Those did not last long.

Since I cannot really bend down yet, I took the now invaluable “grabber” and started to pick the little things up one by one, separating them into (once again) two paper towels.

Did not take long so I climbed into bed to sit and do a bit of studying, and I poured out the goodies for the dog (who was on her blanket on the bed too).  Then I popped some Cherrios into my mouth and began to chew.  Do my dismay, I realized I should have put my glasses on before doing so.

Uh-huh – dog food mixed in!  Yuk.  I am glad I am not a dog.  It made me begin to gag and I thought I was going to need a bucket.  I made my way to the bathroom, did some spitting into the toilet, and quickly brushed my teeth.

Now I have seen some showoff guys do this for fun (after a few drinks), but my palate must be really selective.  It was disgusting.

Though I admit, not half as disgusting as the Preparation H I once brushed my teeth with (no glasses of course).

Did I get mad?  Not on your life.  I started laughing after I quit gagging.  There is so much to be miserable about today, and I will endeavor to be joyous, even if it means, “laughing WITH myself!”  By the way, I shared my yogert with the poor dog!

Haven’t told my husband yet, as he will be tired tonight and I thought I would share it after his shower so he can have a good laugh too.

Find the humor in life and you will find the joy!  God bless you all!

Third time is a charm

February 10, 2014

I do not know why but today I am having trouble posting.  So I will practice my patience and stick with it.

Yahoo, I have a few minutes to write a bit again.  I have been doing my exercises two times a day (no one ever gets better by “thinking” about doing exercises), so I am highly motivated!

I hope you are “CREATING” a beautiful day.  Remember, no matter what happens to you, you always have one hundred percent control over your RESPONSE!  Take a breath before you speak, and remember YOU ARE in charge of your response to ANY scenario.

Never let life drag you to a pit – at least, if you wind up in the pit, start the ladder upward by being in charge of you!  Trust me, I have been to hell and back (more than once), and when I finally realized I was “in charge” my life began to change.

If someone flipped me off, I just said a prayer for him/or her, because they probably needed it.  I kept my happy feeling, and in turn, my day was not diminished!  No matter what happens….YOU are the most important boss in your life.

I tried being miserable.  It sucked, so I literally gave it up!  If I have a pity party or am down, I allow myself those emotions, then I switch from emotion to intellect, and move onward and upward.

I know you can change your life just by being the kind of “boss of you”, that you would be for someone else.  You are a very important person!  You are a one of a kind.  Now hug yourself and smile!  All is not lost!

Here is a fact that we all should know:  if you have just one latte a day, in three hundred and sixty five days, you will have eaten thirty-nine pounds of sugar!  Use moderation and you can still enjoy the things you like.

Will close this post now with a reminder, you REALLY can turn your life around just by the CHOICES you make in response to life’s mountain that challenge us all.  Take a breath, and God bless you!

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening! Welcome to my blog!

February 7, 2014

It seems like it has been forever since I wrote on either of my blogs.  I had a full hip replacement and am in the healing mode.

This is the surgery I had (not my surgery):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0hgO8F1BCs – anterior hip replacement surgery.

I watched it before and after (just to remind me of why I still hurtJ), but at least I can have moments without pain, and within a few months I will be walking liberally again, with little pain.

Praise God!  Man was given Intellect, and in some cases actually uses it!  I am grateful I was privileged to have the surgery, and grateful for it’s creation.  I am doing as much walking in our home, as I am able, and some exercises to help me along.  I have to keep in mind, eleven months ago I had a burst compression fracture, and emergency surgery.

For this reason my healing may take a bit longer.  I have to modify certain exercises as I still have many residual problems from the incident.

I will be writing on my stressmanagementmagic.com website soon, and sharing some things I hope will help any of you who have to work through surgery or healing of any type

I also have been retyping and updating a manuscript I wrote about ten years ago.  It is about caring for an elderly mother until death.  I was foolish and signed a contract with a publishing company who said they wanted the book.  The contract was for seven years, and all they did for seven years was sit on it!

So soon I will be republishing it with some alterations, a new cover, and a ton of love in hopes it will help ease the job of care giving.  Over ten thousand baby boomers are turning sixty-five every day, and the need for caregivers have jumped expotientally.

I am going to publish it on Amazon Books and Kindle.  My full name is Marsha J. O’Brien, and the title is “Lessons of Love.”  I am almost ready and will post when it is on.

In the meantime I wrote a post about a situation for you to ponder!

First I will preface this with saying, I am not prejudice.  I am no judge of anyone – we are all born, without choice, to a human being.  I was born, I believe, to worship God, and love my fellow man.  But I had no choice of place or culture, or color.  We are all human on this planet earth, and we all share so many emotions and matters of the heart.

I heard something on the news, though, that has irritated the heck out of me.  There is an ILLEGAL alien who was brought into this country when a child, attended high school, and graduated college.  I give accolades to him for those successful endeavors.

He studied to be an attorney and has passed the bar.  The state of California has allowed him to become an attorney.  Here is my problem.  He had YEARS TO STUDY AND BECOME A CITIZEN OF OUR GREAT COUNTRY.  Decades.

Here is my question.  How can someone who is an ILLEGAL citizen, represent people as an attorney, defining the legality of laws and scenarios in question?

Illegal means: il·le·gal – contrary to or forbidden by law, esp. criminal law

1. 
Contrary to or forbidden by law, esp. criminal law “

synoynoms : unlawful, illicit, illegitmate, criminal, fraudlent, etc.

Noun:  illegal ailen

So think about it.  What do you think? Per

Please stay well.  My friend’s husband, who just got over the nastiest two-week broncitis, just came home sick again today.  He is not normally a sick guy.

Wash your hands.  Cover your mouth with the inside corner of your elbow, if you are sick.  Wash you hands!  Wash your hands!

A cough travels over sixty-five miles an hour, and so does a sneeze.

Some virus and bacteria infections stay active for half hour or so, even after someone touches a computer or hand-ail.

God bless you all!

I hope you have had a wonderful week!

January 11, 2014

Mine has been rough, but……

God loves me unconditionally.

The love of my life is still the love of my life.

Every time my doggie comes to me, she is happy to see me.

The stillness of the day reminds me of quiet naptime in kindergarten.  I loved that time.

The glass chimes barely move but resound sweetly in my ears.

I heard my granddaughter burst into laughter and then yell loudly “I love you grandma”

I remember nestling my children in my arms.

Do I have regrets?  No.  Regrets are the past, and I am grateful for lessons learned.

The past cannot be changed and so I look onward and upward.

The sixth was my birthday and I do not feel my age.  Not even on bad days!  This year has been a year full of bad days and pain, but I am grateful to have lived so many lives, and made it through -landing always on happiness and peace.

I am so grateful for all the love that comes to me, and for now having to have the wisdom to know – there must be a reason.  I always felt, from the time I was a child, that I was born to LOVE and have FAITH.  I knew that was why I was born.

 It is so easy to love, and so easy to forgive….I have been forgiven so many, many times!

I am grateful for learning to laugh in the womb with my twin brother.  He still makes me laugh.

What a gift it was for me to, I think, be born happy.  It was not always easy to stay happy – but I am grateful I knew the choice of pursuing it, and making it grow and blossom was mine. 

There is NOTHING wrong with aging.  There is nothing wrong with claiming the prize that comes with the trials.  There is a peace within me. That “peace beyond understanding” permeates my Spirit.

So I claim my age, in time and space – whatever that age may be!

Judge me if you will, we all are flawed in and disrepair,

We all can improve…..if only a hair.

I find it hard to believe, but I know it’s true, for my brother, my twin, is aging too!

Our age seems a fine number to be.  

My mind feels like thirty, I still have that eight year old trapped somewhere inside, I love to play and do so each day.

I stand before God and thank him still – I “could be” an old sourpuss,

with a negative will.  But I am not.  I am happy and have a soft heart, and still seek all the answers with a strong and fierce intellect.

 The only thing missing is a good pan of fudge! Ahhhh, but that can be fixed!  CREATE a beautiful day, and a beautiful life.

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