Tuesday, December 3, 2013

OK to be Sad Sometimes

A  L  O  H  A ! 
Come Inside and Rest a Moment
 Let Yourself Catch Up With You

 "I love my past. 
I love my present.
 I'm not ashamed 
of what I've had 
and I'm not sad 
because I no longer
 have it." 


 At Year's End 

we naturally think 

of loved ones passed

 Old feelings arise, 

old demons

 Emotions can become vast,

 busy, confusing


we have the Rock,

 the Light, the Guide

we need

to avoid the rocks

Each Year
we cling more wistfully
to lovelier,
more fleeting


One of my main 
daily lights
is this blog,
especially YOU
the amazing souls
who find Your way
here to visit.

' Take Peace & Smiles - Leave Your Comment '
Thanks for EVERYTHING!
                                       Warmly, cloudia


Giga said...

Koniec roku, to podsumowanie go. Czasami jest miłe, ale nie zawsze. Cudowne zdjecia z kotkiem. Pozdrawiam.
End of the year, a summary him. Sometimes it is nice, but not always. Wonderful pictures of a kitten. Yours.

Elephant's Child said...

And you are a beacon for me - and I am sure for many others. Thank you.

Brian Miller said...

it is hard a the holidays to see the empty chairs once full...even in seeing those still full....def true

aloha from va

Anonymous said...

The good memories fill one with pride. The bad memories are not good enough to do that.

Hilary said...

You're a bright light also, Cloudia.

Gunn said...

I keep many good memories of people who are not around anymore.

TexWisGirl said...

you speak the truth, dear.

LOLfromPasa said...

You add something special to my day, Cloudia. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Make memories! Run around crazy makin' lots of good and funny memories. It's amazing how simple, funny, unplanned events make such wonderful memories to to relive a jillion years later. Did I tell you about the time I was riding in a car, and tried to throw melting ice from my soda cup out the window?...but the window was closed when I thought it was open.
Profoundly, maybe painful, but pleasant to remember good times with peoples and pets in our lives.
Mahalo for sharing another photo of Pirate Kitty gettin' fluffy in the sun.

Charles Gramlich said...

Emotions are an amazing thing, and a two edged sword

Karen S. said...

Aloha Cloudia, You and Carmi's post today, have me singing again! You always have the touch to reach out on a person's blue moments! It's good to see your sweet kitty, who as my little grand-daughter says, "Is in the stars!" Yep, I'm so thank-you (well for so many things) but that you are here too! Enjoy spreading you!

Young at Heart said...

inspiring....as ever....and warming on a freezing London day!!

Cloudia said...

Thank each of YOU!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

We need to avoid the rocks...and avoid throwing them at each other!

(Was a typical fambly Thanksgiving, you know...)

Fireblossom said...

There's my favorite kitty EVER!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Such beautiful pictures and thoughts, Cloudia! Thank you for visiting my site!

Cloudia said...

Great seeing YOU 3


Merlesworld said...

It's always good to remember the past and people who are no longer here, mostly happy but a few sad ones often creep in it's all part of the life we live.


Oh such gorgeous thoughts for this time of year, and the images warmed me! (For some reason, I've been having trouble leaving comments the past week - I think it's time to take my computer to the computer doctor:)

Kay said...

Your beautiful post has me wistfully smiling. It's a busy, hectic time of year and it's good to stop and appreciate everyone around us. It's good to count our blessings past and present.

Teresa said...

How nice to remember Miss Kitty! It might be bittersweet, but better to have love and lost than never loved at all...

Cloudia said...

oh thanks for popping in, Dears!

Pallavi said...

Beautifully written and illustrated my dear cloudia :)

Lori Skoog said...

Hey Cloudia...as usual, you are right on with your words. That is your cat?
Thanks for checking in on my Journal.

Adam said...

nice photos

Bob Bushell said...

Good things that you've said.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very nicely expressed Cloudia and lovely to see and remember your old friend.