Only Love

“Oh, I’d call my mother and tell her I’m sorry
I never call her back
I’d pour my heart and soul out into a letter
And send it to my dad
Like, oh my God, the time I’ve wasted
Lost in my head
Let me leave this world with the hate behind me
And take the love instead Give me
Only love, only love
Give me
Only love, only love”

Brilliant October and You.

There’s nothing better than an impromptu walk with you in the brilliance that is October. The forest mysterious and unknown beckons us. Strolling through the pines we leave footprints under a lilacs sky. We hold hands, and dream in tandem, no words needed. I smile as I catch the blueness of your eyes, canopied by shimmering leaves, the air fragrant with fall, our wordless history comes alive. In this moment, everything feel simple and spectacular. The world brightens in autumn air with the sweetness of old love found anew.

-Tosha Michelle

We recently had some landscaping done to our front yard and a crêpe myrtle put in. Here are the results. I’m looking forward to seeing everything bloom in the spring.

And my new Lob haircut

Invisible Strings

“Cold was the steel of my axe to grind
For the boys who broke my heart
Now I send their babies presents
Gold was the color of the leaves
When I showed you around Centennial Park
Hell was the journey but it brought me heaven

Time, wondrous time
Gave me the blues and then purple pink skies
And it’s cool, baby, with me
And isn’t it just so pretty to think
All along there was some
Invisible string
Tying you to me?“

Jack and The Beanstalk.

For this blogpost I want to focus on growth quotes, not the kind that comes from eating too much cake, but the kind that changes lives and attitudes. I know for me, while my core characteristics stay the same, my mindset is constantly evolving. Ironically, through these transitions my outlook on the world becomes more defined. Maybe, because I’m well schooled in life’s experiences. I’d like to hope that with each new lesson and shift, I‘m becoming a better, happier, wiser version of myself.

Every year I become a little less gullible, snarky and impatience, and more tolerant and loving. Some would say more tolerable too. Ha! However, conversely, I’m less likely to take sh@&, but still not brazen enough to say the word. I’ve also become less concerned with validation, and more into acceptance, (sh@@ aside). It’s so freeing when you finally realize the world doesn’t revolve around you. Psst, someone tell Trump. Ha! Dude, miss the memo.

Okay, maybe, I’m snarky for life. Beats being snaky. By the way, does anyone use the word “Dude” anymore? This question brought to you by Gen X. and Wayne’s World. Hmmm, another thing that stays the same, my ability to ramble on. Oy! Let’s get to those quotes, shall we?

“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” – Abraham Maslow

“Don’t go through life, grow through life.” – Eric Butterworth

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

And now for some music. It fits the theme of my day. ❤️

Weekend Vibes

“I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences, they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you’re still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn’t break, we didn’t burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I’ve got, and what I’m not
And who I am”