Friday, March 5, 2010

Positive Thoughts

~~~Positive Thoughts~~~

I have the "Positive Thoughts" application on my Facebook page and this morning when I read it I felt like it was written just for me. We've had a lot of changes in our life the last few months and so much has happened so fast I'm just trying to keep up with all the changes. Isn't it funny how life can just go alone in a routine for awhile and then out of nowhere all kinds of events begin to take place. Usually ones I didn't see coming!

My Dad who is 88 years old just lost his third wife. He has outlived three wives, my mother, his second wife he was married to for 25 years and his third one he's been married to for 12 years. Every time he took care of them until the very end, never complaining and now at the age of 88 he finds himself all alone. It has been a really sad time for him and for me. He is an amazing man and every woman should be so blessed to have a significant other as loyal and dependable as he is. I've spent all week with him, just me and him and we've talked more then we have in the last 10 years! Being back home in Texas has been emotional for me, so many memories. I will be so happy to go back to my little cottage and gardens in the Ozarks. He is giving me my beautiful piano that my parents bought for me when I was 16 and lots and lots of daylilies, hybrid day lilies that he and his wife have grown. (Anyone who reads this that wants some just give me an email, he has hundreds!!!!!!!!) So considering the circumstances when I read the following Positive Thought this morning it fit perfectly!!!

"Every experience that you've ever had-everything that's been done to you and everything that you've done to others-has been necessary for your spiritual evolution. All of your experiences have been an important part of your soul's journey. Remember: It's not good. It's not bad. You don't know the whole story."

Wishing all who pass by today a beautiful day!!!


Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of your Dad's loss...What an amazing man.
Positive thoughts is a wonderful little quote as just when you think you are being persecuted for some unknown reason you get a jolt of reality that it isn't all about me.
Thanks & good luck with your Dad's adjustment!!

Marie S said...

I am so sorry for your dad's hurting heart. What an incredible man.

Thank you for this post and thank you for the positive thought. It is beautiful and something to keep in mind always.
Stay strong with the changes, may you be given loads of grace.
Blessings all over you!

Brenda LaBell said...

Sherry, so glad to hear you and your Dad are having a great visit. What a great positive thought and post, thank you for sharing it with us!!


Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Thank you Sherry for this beautiful thought! I hope your Father heals, with your help I have no doubt that he will.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

This is such a difficult time for your dad. The older we get the more loss we see in our lives and it doesn't get any easier. But I really love the quote you have at the bottom of this post. Do you know who wrote that? It is such an important thought to remember. Blessings to you and to your father...Coralie

Sherry Byrum said...

Thank you ladies! All your comments helped! I printed them out and showed them to him so he'll know people that he doesn't even know are praying for him. :)

Tery~Dreamwriter said...

Great quote!