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Dare To Dream

Restoring My Senses

Our senses are deluged daily and become so over saturated that it numbs them or deadens them I think. We lose the ability to enjoy the things our senses give us with the rushing world today. I love early morning and even middle of the night times for it makes my senses come alive.

I find myself hearing all the sounds of the house…the oxygen machine running, the fans, Jack snoring, the wind blowing, the clock in the living room chiming that I usually never hear, even the click of my own clock as the minutes change. And I start to notice the house with only my night lights on and lay here and look around seeing our home through a different lens. Even smells are stronger laying there in the semi dark. I smell the lotion I put on before I went to bed, the clean smell of my pillow cases, the lingering smell of the peach dessert son made and even the smells of the candles across the room.

With all the sounds blaring at us, the bright and rushing colors and life itself, with one smell after the other and even all the foods we taste in a day…everything becomes blurred. I read once that the first bite of anything was the best bite. After that as your senses became accustomed to it, the taste dimmed. Perhaps that is what life is. The first bite, the first jump into life with both feet is the most exciting and after that we spend our time trying to regain that excitement.

Try some time going outside after dark and sitting there in the sundown dimness and see how many things you hear that you do not normally pay attention to or how many things you smell or see. Allow your senses to come alive to the world around you. It is those senses that allow me to visualize when pain is bad so that I can escape the pain for a while.

Beautiful windy day outside today. Hope you are all having a great holiday weekend.

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May 27, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The River Of Life

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I love this video for it does two things. It talks about how life and dreams are like a river…..they keep flowing if we let them. And it shows the love of someone for their family…also an important part of life. I believe we have to keep moving for life to keep flowing. We have to keep dreaming because the dreams will carry on. Just because we don’t get them answered today, dreams do come true. Remember it took us starting in 2005 to plan to move to Colorado and we did not arrive where we wanted until a year go. We got to Colorado but we did not get to the small town area we wanted until this time last year. It was a lot of hard work and time but oh was it worth it.

In this day and time of everything “instant”, it is hard for people to want to wait on their dreams. I hear people talking about wanting what their parents worked a life time to achieve. Some have even killed to get it. They don’t stop to think that it was their parents dream and they worked all their lives to arrive there. They want it now and don’t want to work for it. Somehow they have lost that ability to dream and to work for a dream.

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I believe dreams keep our river of life alive and fill us with hope if we allow it. But, we can’t sit still and allow our lives to stagnate. Have you ever seen what stagnant water looks like?  All sorts of trash and debri in there and the water becomes poisonous. That is what we do to our lives if we don’t keep moving and striving to live. We let other things in our lives that bring us down instead of the fresh, clean revitalizing water of life that comes with moving.

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Life is like a river. The beautiful clean and vibrant water keeps flowing…never ending. But, along the sides are little inlets of stagnant water just like real life. There are people who keep dreaming and keep working and embracing life and along the way are people who just shut themselves off and refuse to grow…to evolve and to become. No, it is not an easy battle but the outcome is so much better than just sitting still. Yes, there are bumps along the way just like the river flowing over rocks but we can move past them….just like the water does.

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I love the visual that water is alive and free for that is how I feel even with my health issues. My heart…my spirit are free and I soar through the clouds and wade in the waters and I enjoy life. Yes, I had to adapt to do that and sometimes it is all visually and through my senses but it is still beautiful. I am not sure why my senses are so strong. Maybe because I am hearing impaired and so pick up with my other senses. I can hear if you are close and I see your face…just impaired if you are not in front of me and close. I learned to make myself smell foods when I visualized them, to hear sounds when I saw a picture…learning to combine my senses.

Don’t dam your river of life up. Allow it to run free and experience all of life. The rough times will only make you appreciate the good times all that much more. Share your life with those around you and put your rivers together for in number the river becomes stronger and gives you a life-preserver to hang on to when the river gets a little rough. But most of all, don’t stop moving.

April 13, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

   

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