I Love You. I do.

in GEMS2 months ago

I gaze through the downpour of the early morning rain, past the wipers, with their metronome cadence - and realize that I don't find the desire to escape the rain. Instead, I feel obliged to be within it. Oh, the beauty of a cleansing rain.


My head had been filling up with so much garbage this year, I felt that my thoughts were getting dark, but I worked hard to close that door to depressing thoughts. The elections, civil unrest, mayhem in the streets. All I want is a good soaking rain and wash it all away. There is only so much bad news one can take. But, in the middle of all that darkness, there was the joy of friendship that surrounded me. No matter how independent, how strong, how much of a loner you may be, the gift of friendship can never be replaced.It is hard to help someone who doesn't need help, but, the comfort would be nice.

I have always looked for the positive spin in things, the silver lining, the good in everyone. When that gets hard, I know that I am just not trying hard enough or looking at it the right way. I feel different now, life is changing yet again for me and in a very positive way. I think this year will be better for everyone. It is what I pray for.


There are no certainties in life, and illness or disaster can come into your life at any time. Make time for what matters most and simply let go of the rest.

“Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. Just be.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

If we all knew when our time here on earth was over, that finite amount of time, would we put off things? Would we take that class? Ask that guy out on a date?


Ive learned to be grateful, long ago. Accept the things I cannot help and stop whining about the gifts I have already gotten in life. Freedom, love, children, a comfortable life. Today I am grateful and my heart is full of love. Because of the people surrounding my heart, it is easy to stay on track.


I love you. I do.
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All I have are my words, armed in my mind, written in pen, stand by stand. Oh, yes. Still by hand. It has a different feel. Altered not by keys, backspace, and delete, I write, erase, tear it to pieces and start all over again. And again.

It’s my way. I walk out to the deep end of the page and dive right in.





The Naming of Cats

The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.

TS Elliot

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I do like rainy days as there is no pressure to do much of anything. However, I am not as keen on friends. I have never been good at playing with others, so it is not as high on my list.

I hope it is a good year for everyone.

It's not high on your list? Well that is not a very happy thought, and I'm sorry to hear that.

I know you are very close to your family, which is a true positive.

This year has got to be better that last year. I say this as Bridge over Troubled Water plays in the background.

If course.

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Happy Hive PUD @dswigle 💪🐝

nice picture of the Fuchsia flowers and the hibiscus one is also nice.

did you see myu flowers on Monday ?

have a great weekend

I did now! How sweet of your daughter!! Happy Anniversary, Mick! Of course, you made them look even more special with your photos!

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Thank you!! My biggest problem is I power up all month, to get a bigger upvote, in fact, hundreds. Perhaps I need to start saving for PUD?

Might be a good idea... 🤔

Rain drops splashing upon flowers, and love also splashed our life, to understand, sharing, caring and relationship each other. Life becomes more beautiful when you do love!

I couldn't agree with you any more! Kindness sounts, wherever you go, whatever you do.

A cat must have at least 3 different names...

It is a famous poem which I happen to like a lot. :) Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! It is a beautiful day out!

Like the rain, your words washed over me

I too have learnt to be grateful for things I have, and I keep my blinders on (for the most part🙃)

I am going to give my energy to this year being better for you, me and everyone <33

That sounds like a perfect idea! What better way to bring positivity to the masses? I can only hope that we continue in the positive mode as it is too depressing to do anything other. xoxo

Thank you, my friend ! Enjoy the weekend!

How interesting @dswigle, I also wrote about water blobs on my garden this morning. I love the rain, we have had 130 millilitres of beautiful pure water fall over the last couple of days. The plants are telling me how much they love the rain.🌺

You live inside my head, don't you? :))

Awesome beauty of a cleansing rain on flowers of your photography.

Thank you! I hope you are having a most wonderful day!

Yes, we all do to favour for love and get returned many more, love is another reason to live in this planet.


You always outstanding photos.

True, we should think positively only even though we are suffering from the pandemic. Let's pray and for sure this year will be good to us.

I cannot help but to think in the positive, because the alternative would be too depressing. I hope all is going well as can be expected in your world. We are on a continuous lockdown, freedom... rinse, repeat.

The first flower looks so awesome. What's it's name?🌸

The first flower is a fuscia.

Thank yu for stoppping by. Have a great weekend!

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