Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Thoughts and Meanderings

I stopped by my friend Vinny's website this morning. He posted a lovely tribute to a friend who recently passed away. It got me to thinking.

It got me to thinking about how blessed we are to be on this earth for whatever given time we have. My parents both passed at and early age, Mom was 53. Dad was 69 and my sister was only 29 when she passed away. I've had a a lot of heartache to deal with over the years. Each time I lost someone close to me, I would question God, The Universe. It's taken some time, but I do truly believe what I wrote in my comment to Vinny:

"We often ask ourselves why this happens...but in my heart I know for sure that the ultimate plan included this. Angels are sent to this earth to touch and enrich our lives...then they are called on to an even greater good. This is the case with your beautiful friend as well. I am sure."

As I was typing that out..it dawned on me that these were not mere words of comfort..although I hope they are..but this is what I do truly believe. I have been given some harsh lessons over the years and believe I have arrived at a place in my heart and head where I believe. I believe in those words..and I find can find comfort in loss, knowing that it is exactly as it should be at any given time.

This revelation has been working in positive ways for me in many situations in my life now. Daily struggles or events. Relationships old and new. I am open to whatever comes my way and I finally realize that its not always the best idea to "force" an outcome. There is indeed a bigger picture and I feel that I am able to finally understand and embrace that.



HUGS! and smiles today!

12 comments:

Bond said...

My friend..Beautiful words this morning. Your comment touched me deeply and I do agree with you totally, unequivocally. I have also had changes in my life, especially the last three years.

My world has been turned upside down with both good and bad. I was speaking with my aunt a few minutes ago after calling her for her 81st birthday and she asked "how are you doing". A question many people ask us almost daily. The tone of her voice touched me. She wanted to know..she cared.

I have learned, to 'let it happen'..whatever IT is...no sense in swimming against the tide. It wears us out.

PERFECT song for this morning. Wish it had come into my brain and I may have used it for Donna's post.

leelee said...

yes, yes and yes...I knew you would "get it" Vin.

As far as this song...Not be maudlin, but I've asked my husband and daughter to play this song if they should have the occasion to have a service for me..it's the only request I ever made about that..

Its sad but it warms me..and your choice for Donna was lovely...

BIG HUGS my friend..big hugs!

Matt-Man said...

Sweet post Lee. When I die, I want the closing, Good Night theme song from the Lawrence Welk Show played. Cheers!!

VE said...

When I die, I will set my gnomes free...

Bond said...

psssst... I got half naked...

leelee said...

Obviously you guys were not affected my my bittersweet post...I love that you are all smiling..

Lawrence welk, gnomes and half naked..now I am smiling!

thanks! and HUGS!

elena jane said...

well said and very timely for me as well, thanks :)

leelee said...

HUGS for you elena jane

!!!!

dianne said...

Leelee haven't dropped by for a while to say Hi but have noticed your comments over at Pugs.

Lovely words to comfort & live by, very nice Van Morrison song. :)

leelee said...

Hello Dianne.. I too have seen your comments at pugs...it's a fun place to visit!

hanks for dropping by..

HUGS!

dianne said...

Hugs to you too!
I love visiting the pug, it sure is a fun place to be!

leelee said...

:-)