Walking in the Dark

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‘Twas the Tuesday before Christmas when I had two loads of laundry to heave. I was ready to take on the day plus I needed fresh clothing ☺. After making my trip to the laundromat I headed to the junction area. I live relatively close to it. However, the bus ride was slow as molasses getting to my destination. I realized after I had the same view for five minutes that we were going nowhere near my location. So, I left the bus with my shopping cart and rolled it the rest of the way until I noticed something. Or rather someone out of the ordinary. He was whiter than snow and decrepit holding a walking cane. His waving hand drew my attention and caused me to stop in my tracks. I thought he was waving to someone he knew. Then it was like a well-lit bulb over my head. He was waving at anyone who would stop and observe. I’m all about observing! On his navy colored winter coat lay a button that read: I am deaf and blind. While he waved unceasingly I proceeded to put my right hand in his as he clenched it. As I saw his body wanting to move forward, I guided him across two streets and pulled my folded cart with my left hand. Once he felt comfortable to let go he did so. He signed the words: Thank you. I smiled at the brief encounter and how I was able to help someone in need because I decided to stop and make myself available. It’s amazing the things we can do when we extend our gifts and abilities to benefit others.

Remember your worth and search out what gifts God has bestowed upon you to share with humanity. He’s faithful to complete the work He’s begun.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a blessed, productive New Year!!!!

love,
Kit

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Hey Hurricane

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I’ve been in this house for almost two days due to a hurricane named Sandy. Well, she’s been demoted to “Superstorm Sandy” meaning she’s lost tropical characteristics. My family which includes mom, dad, brother, sister and twin aunts, is safe and sound. I’ve been pretty calm since before the storm hit our area. Yet, I’m eating more than usual. Could that be a means of keeping occupied? Lol. I try to focus on productive activities(paperwork, mainly) and my mind is all over the tri-state area! I am not fond of being in a boxed place for long. I get that caged bird sensation. After having two days off from work, I’m beginning to miss the kids I work with (that’s saying a lot). I’ve been learning to enforce a complaint-free zone(CFZ). Maybe it will catch on. Praying on it! Words need to be used differently around here. Or different words need to be spoken.

Praying for the safety and restoration of power and warmth to those who have none. God bless you all!

Hope you are well in your neck of the woods. What are you doing to make the best use of your time? If you or someone you know is in need of disaster assistance go to http://www.redcross.org/find-help. you can also help by donating blood…here

I leave you with the lyrics and video of a song that came to mind…

Hello Hurricane
by Switchfoot

Ohhh yeah yeah ohhh

I’ve been watching the skies
They’ve been turning blood red
Not a doubt in my mind anymore
There’s a storm up ahead

Hello hurricane
You’re not enough
Hello hurricane
You can’t silence my love
I’ve got doors and windows
Boarded up
All your dead end fury is
Not enough
You can’t silence my love, my love

Every thing I have I count as loss
Everything I have is stripped away
Before I started building
I counted up these costs
There’s nothing left for you to take away

Hello hurricane
You’re not enough
Hello hurricane
You can’t silence my love
I’ve got doors and windows
Boarded up
All your dead end fury is
Not enough
You can’t silence my love
Yeah my love

I’m on fire fighting for control
I’m a fighter fighting for my soul
Everything inside of me surrenders
You can’t silence my love
You can’t silence my love

Hello hurricane
You’re not enough
Hello hurricane
You can’t silence my love
I’ve got doors and windows
Boarded up
All your dead end fury is
Not enough
You can’t silence my love

Yeah I said hello hurricane

Hello Hurricane video

Dry Spell

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I remember loving when it rained. The remnants of the sea brought to me. Landing into bodies of water just for fun. Singing Raffi’s “Down by the Bay” in my brilliant yellow raincoat. I was truly a fish out of water.
Now, I’d rather be indoors than have my socks drenched. Responsibility has killed our fun relationship. We have drifted apart. I’ve gotten fond of dry land like Ariel in her pursuit of love.

Three Little Birds Tweeting Their Hearts Out

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Thursday, I feel like you’re my least favorite tease. The weekend’s outstretched arms always reach out with 48 hours in between us. It gets harder to want to get up even with those free birds outside my window. Where is my passion? Not in my pocket. Oh, God, where is my fire?! I read through books and see my desire in others’ gifts. I must develop my own before I wither away. Set my goals, create the ‘matches’ to set fire to my passion.

Thank you birdies for opening your chorus books and consistently tweeting your hearts out for us. I hear you all LOUD & CLEAR! The pillow is no longer a barrier between my ears and your notes. I’m starting with the pen, recording the strings of my heart and singing my melody.

Last Week

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Hello fellow bloggers and readers. I wrote the following poem after a prompt from World Poetry Movement on Facebook stated: write a poem describing how this week was for you.

where did it go?
One hundred and sixty-eight segments,
Ten Thousand and eighty minuscule minutes.
Glimmers of play and make-believe,
Fullness of work and exhaust.
Bordering insanity while managing creativity.
My weariness consumes me from head to shoulder.
The tension leads to nowhere.
Bound for 360 degrees like an extremist.
Seemingly playing by ear the tune of two years.

….LoVe…..(infinite)

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There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear. — 1 John 4:18

Truly the most talked about topic and least understood as well. I’ve always been a fan of love. I used to write about it when I was a young aspiring poet(elementary school-college age). Ok, I mean not really about it(love) but more so about a particular person whom I had “undying” feelings for at time of a poem. I was a hopeless romantic or simply human. I didn’t know exactly what I needed during those years of my life. But who actually does.

It was not till I realized that my hopelessness came from a void in my spirit that only One could fulfill. No, not Neo from the Matrix but God. All that my heart was yearning for out of love: worth, guidance, peace, kindness, comfort, patience was found in God. There is no falling in or out of love with Him. He is forever faithful to love me the way I need to be loved–unconditionally. He is always available. He waits for my return when I’m away(like the prodigal son). I can be full of emotions(up or down) and He’s not taken aback. He’s preparing my future with His hands while He continues to hold me. As He does all that He promises(in His Word, the Bible) because He is love, I’m reminded not to be afraid. There’s no reason to fear when His perfect, encompassing love protects me even from my own unworthy thoughts.

YES, He loves me (no matter how many petals picked from a flower)! Its for eternity…I’m taken.

Happy New Year Beautiful People!

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Its four weeks into the newest year yet: 2012! Welcome back to this blog I call ‘home‘ 🙂 I love this time when everything is possible. Even chances of any number arise. I have set out with prayer to be all that I was made to be and do. There’s more to do than ever but don’t be afraid to step out and challenge yourself in order to reach the dream(s) and share talents God has given you. Fear not for He’s with you even in the depths…if you trust in Him. Ready for change? Ready to take on new adventures? ARE YOU READY?!

Apologies

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Please forgive me. I have been slacking. Actually, I haven’t been well for the past few days. Now, I’m in better health. So thankful! How is everyone doing? I hope you’re well and spending time with loved ones! Making lasting beautiful memories. The best gifts you can give is your time and heart. I’m still learning from experience.
So I owe you some quotes…I dug deep into my new and old piles of writings and found these two shorts:

Connect
“Your language is like no one else’s. You speak in a way I had to learn to understand. I began to see how you conversed with others.”

Core
“Crimson-colored lava flow pours over me into my pores. Becoming the better source.”