Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Count down to 6 months

Count Down to Six Months

I was visiting my sister who celebrated one year of being cancer free. It was also her birthday and we were sitting at the table just talking. Laughing about things in life, her giving me advice about work, love, and finances. She said something and it struck me. I glossed over it and continued the conversation about work. I couldn't sleep that night because the words were powerful. "If you had 6 months to live are you content with your life?".

I called her back the following morning and she elaborated on what she meant. I wanted to know more about what she meant.  She said if you always wanted to go to the Bahamas. Go to the Bahamas. It made me think if you got the diamond earrings put up for a special occasion get them out and wear them. Lastly if there is something you always wanted to do but was afraid because of what others would think, say, or your own anxiety. Just do It!!! Life is too short and isn't promised to no man or woman. We always walk around saying what if, one day, and I shoulda coulda woulda into my future.

I don't know if it struck because here is someone who wasn't looking for cancer. She was persistent that they run tests and I was requested more than once to come and pray for her. Here was my big sister who I leaned on for strength now leaning on me. The flood gates opened because I am thinking does she know something and isn't telling me? I then had to laugh because with faith there is no fear. I had prayed, left the fear in 2012, and was praising into 2013. I refused to think negative and take the advice from my elder sister who has seen the world, who has been tested with challenges, and came through stating that she is grateful.

I then sat down and wrote out my plans for the next 6 months. I was thinking if it was to end in six months there were some things I still wanted to do. I am getting the jewelry out to start wearing, I am calling my travel agent to book that trip, and I am letting the walls down that have protected me for so many years. If I was to die in 6 months I want to say I am at peace, I am loved, and I did it my way!!!!

Now that doesn't mean that people just spend their life savings because no one knows when they will leave this earth. What I take it to mean is that you have no regrets, be humble, and lastly when it's all over you can say "I am at peace with myself".

Just do it !!!!

Patricia Saunders

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Blessed & Curvy: Scandal or Not

Blessed & Curvy: Scandal or Not: So the craze is Scandal Everyone is glued to their screens to see Olivia and Fritz The outfits she is going to wear and see them sell of t...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Scandal or Not

So the craze is Scandal
Everyone is glued to their screens to see Olivia and Fritz
The outfits she is going to wear and see them sell of the racks within hours
What will happen next where is Jake, will Huck spring into action, and will her Daddy fly her to Brazil
More and more people are at the water cooler talking about Millie being a smart dedicated wife
Fritz dropping her name to Secret Service
Questions about Olivia being a slut because she is having an affair
Are we being influenced to think that it's okay?
Scandal or Not?
Have we become a society where we glamorize power with affairs?
What about thou shall not commit adultery?
Those who have power can have an affairs and be seen as okay?
Are those with power going to call on a Sally to help ease the acceptance
I love Olivia because of her style, I love her for her education, and her leadership
I love Scandal because of the action, the characters that are played, but while talking to my girlfriends they asked me so you like an assassin (Huck), a mistress (Olivia), and a cheater ( Fritz) and I am ashamed to say it but Yes!!!!

I like speeding home to be in front of the TV to see her walking across the street in her Burberry coat, dressed to the nine with her red lipstick on. Chatting on Facebook with my East Coast friends on each interaction.

Give me Scandal but just for TV

Friday, October 4, 2013

Second Chances

Second Chances

Sometimes you have to stop and go back and smell the roses
Speeding through life you might miss things like the twinkle of your love one's eyes
You might miss someone saying I love you
You might rush so much that you miss important things that you can't get back

You have been given a second chance
So take up that hobby you always wanted
Go on that vacation you dreamed of
Start saving for that nest egg
Don't take life for granted

When the world starts spinning out of control
I find that I retreat into my comfort zone
I start cooking
I start inviting family over to be around me
I need more wet kisses from my great nephew
I need my hugs from my lover to comfort me
I stop and take in all that is around me

I find items that I had thought I lost
I come across cards and letters from my deceased Mother
I open up the shoe box with poems and letters from my first love
The sunset has a new glow that I have never seen
The butterflies appear to follow me
I look to the hills from which my help comes from and my help comes from

Taking Second Chances

Be Blessed

Patricia A. Saunders