Tuesday, 26 May 2009

My Heart

There are times in our lives when we feel life isn't going the way we want it to.

We have financial concerns, our jobs aren't fulfilling, the boss annoys us. The kids may be at an age where they are a handful and are trying our patience daily.

Perhaps our favourite team isn't doing well in the playoffs. The car needs more work and we hum and haw about fixing it or replacing it.

The house needs updating; the dog is chewing on the furniture; the cat horks up hairballs left and right.

But when you look at the big picture of life, those things are just tiny problems. Those are grains of sand.

When you look at the big picture, what really counts is the love you give to the people who matter to you. The family members you hold dear; the friends you hold close.

Perhaps you are blessed with a family who love each other dearly and get along well, congregating just to be together. And you hug each other when you see each other and tell each one how much they mean to you.

You have a few close friends in your life. Those you have known for almost all of your life and whom you have kept close to your heart despite time and distance. And the ones nearby who have become such good friends in a short time that you know you are destined to be best friends for life.

There are those in your life who struggle with personal crises that involve health and life. There are those whose families are grasping at the fragility of life, who know love is what counts and give freely and intensely and without thought to themselves.

There are those you have never met but have developed a connection with through the interweb fibers that tie the universe together. Those who feel the support and caring of those who are strangers in face only, because the hearts shine through.

For all of those that I am fortunate enough to count as family, I love you all immensely.

For those whom I have never met but with whom I have made that long distance connection, know that my heart aches with every hurt you experience and wishes there was more I could do. I fervently hope that all eventually works out in your favour and life returns to a balance that works for you and your families.

To those who have become my closest of friends, I am so proud to be a friend to you and love you dearly.

And one who is becoming a close friend... PJ... you too are special to me. You have been there for me, unasked, when I needed a shoulder to cry on. Thank you for that.

Because life is an unknown quantity, please show those you love that you care for them and tell them they mean everything to you. There are no guarantees in life. There are no certainties, other than being born, living in some capacity for some length of time, and then the journey here on earth ends.

There has been far more than my share of heartaches and losses in the half century I have spent on this planet. And it seems to have made my heart bigger, more caring, more capable of reaching out.

And that can only be a good thing.


  1. [off topic]

    Cool masthead graphic!

  2. Hi Ponita,

    I like this new blog look of your's! The picture and that purple is such a cool and regal color. I feel as if I'm in the presence of royalty.

    I know we've never met but you are so wonderful to me and I do appreciate your warmth, friendship and our connection.

    It was you who taught me that it was cool to be "comfortable enough with someone to sit side by side in silence". Everytime I think about that, I marvel at how really special a relationship like that is.

    Love and hugs Ponita,


  3. @XL: Isn't it, though? I am so pleased I found it. And it was free download so what more could I ask? (I did tweak it somewhat in Photoshop.) It speaks to me of horses in my imaginings and thoughts, flowing through my consciousness. I'm glad you like it - thanks so much!

    @U: Hello, my friend. I certainly don't think of myself as having royalness, but I thank you for the lovely compliment.

    I have made quite a few wonderful friends through this medium and you (and they) have so enriched my life, for which I am ever grateful.

    Love and hugs right back to you, my friend.

  4. Ain't that the truth!

    A wonderful and beautiful post my friend.


  5. Great pic on the blog heading! You express heartfelt sentiments beautifully and truthfully.

  6. @Map: Thanks, hon! Big hugs to you as well. How's your sister doing? xoxo

    @Eros: Welcome back! And thanks... I love that header thingie!

    You will have to fill us in on all your adventures soon. :-)

  7. Hey Pon, I like what you've done to the header!

    Sis is coping well, better than the rest of us I think.


  8. gorgeous header for a very gorgeous woman, sugar! i love that heart! xooxoo

  9. @Map: Thanks, hon. And I am glad your sister is coping... it's very tough for you, I know that. Big hugs to you. xoxo

    @Savannah: Why, thank you, girlie! That heart is made of glass and my oldest sister gave it to me years ago. It means so much to me as she's been gone 3 1/2 years.

  10. Hmhm ... nice lady there :)


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