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I CHERISH YOU...

I am still working on my book of sapphic poems so here is the latest installment: I CHERISH YOU Trust in me and take my hand, You know that I will understand; I'm here to help you see the light, It's time for us to reunite; You have shown me who you are, I trust you now, no room for scars; The truth in life will set you free, Woman to woman I'll help you see; Let's reconnect, heart to heart, It's time to make a brand new start; Life is short so live it true, Stay with me, I cherish you. Thank you for taking the time to stop and visit and please, if you like what you've read, leave a comment. Also, please respect the copyright/trademark rights of the artist's work. Copying and using any work posted here is forbidden without express permission. If you have a blog or website of your own I would love to visit it. After your comment, make sure to post your link and I will stop by and leave a comment as well. Happ

THAT IS SO NOT FAIR…

How many times in life, from your earliest childhood memories to now, have you uttered the phrase, “It’s not fair?”   I can honestly say that for me, especially having been born an extra-sensitive soul, it has been a lot .   I noticed it more when I was raising my son as I would have him do something or not let him do something he wanted and he would always reply, “That’s not fair, Mom.”   And, of course as parents, we all respond with the phrase, “Life’s not fair,” which, to a child is just not satisfactory answer.   I never liked that answer when people used it on me either, but it is the truth.   Fair is a word that belongs in sports or board games or areas of life to which rules apply.  Life however, has no rules and no bounds so when we try to apply fairness to any part of it, it generally does not work out.  It is messy and exciting and extremely unpredictable and while we are in one area planning it all out and counting on things to go a certain direction, it often comes

HOME ALONE...

Sometimes sitting home alone can feel so peaceful. I got off of work today, came home, got into my snuggly jammies (there is a storm brewing up outside, which I love) and built a fire. I then spread a blanket on the floor, poured a glass of wine and made a hot bowl of soup, both of which I brought down to the blanket with me, along with my computer, waiting for the trick-or-treaters to arrive. I used to hate being alone so much but the older I get the more I value the time to get to know myself better and spend time enjoying the things in life that are important to me. I use the time to craft and reflect and write, composing the occasional poem or two. If you don't enjoy being home alone, ask yourself why and reflect on the possibilities. Take the time to really evaluate your life and take notes (mental or on paper) as to what direction your life is headed. Maybe use this time to understand whether or not you need to make some changes and if so, how to go about them. I

YOU'RE BORN WITH IT...

From time to time on my day-trip excursions I encounter awesome conversations with people I meet along the way. During my last journey I met a retired couple on the trolley in Astoria and our conversation led to the topic of happiness and how you find it. My point on the subject was that you don't need to “find” it because you are born with this joy in your heart. It is always inside of us, but we sometimes lose sight of it along with what truly matters in life. Sometimes it is necessary for us to make the conscious decision every day to bring that happiness to the surface and nurture it through the day. We all have this ability and this choice but, because it requires effort...some of us will choose to leave it buried. As we continued our conversation the woman added that she was raised by parents who always seemed miserable and she thought that that was how you were supposed to be and that you should worry and fret about every little thing in your life, trying and stru

ANOTHER SAPPHIC POEM...THE SPACE AROUND ME...

(C) 2015 Kimberly D Miller THE SPACE AROUND ME... As the space around me grows, I need the touch of your skin, Let me just envelop you and literally take you in; I miss your breath against my back as you spoon me from behind, I miss our bodies tight as one, I love our legs entwined; I need the talks, the looks the touch the blending of our souls, When our lives are meshed as one I feel like I am whole; We share our dreams, our truths our time, we even share our minds, We share our love before the fire, while sipping on our wine; Let's clasp our hands, let's ride the wind, let's totally come undone, Let's break the mold with stories untold, let's bask within the sun; I need to know that you can feel the love I have for you, I need to know that you want me and that you feel it too; Let's cherish the time we get to share when you are one with me, Let's blend our hearts our souls are twin, let's be th

WALK, WALK, WALK...

  I took some pictures of my walk this evening...notice how each picture is more beautiful than the last as the sun set behind the trees... Thank you for taking the time to stop and visit and please, if you like what you've read, leave a comment. Also, please respect the copyright/trademark rights of the artist's work. Copying and using any work posted here is forbidden without express permission. If you have a blog or website of your own I would love to visit it. After your comment, make sure to post your link and I will stop by and leave a comment as well. Happy blogging.

THE OREGON COAST NORTH TO WASHINGTON...

This past Saturday I decided to drive to the Northern-most part of the Oregon coastline.  I made it all the way up to Astoria and the whole time I was discovering this beautiful city I kept glancing over at the bridge that crossed the Columbia River into Washington.  I just couldn't resist because I had never been to Washington before.  I left the house at 7 a.m. that morning and made it home by 10 p.m.  I had such a beautiful day.  Here are some pictures of my adventure. What I loved most about visiting this factory was the reminiscence this cheese brought to me...when I was growing up my mother would only use Tillamook cheese and when I learned to drive and she would send me out for groceries she would always tell me to make sure I got the Tillamook brand...ONLY!!! Tillamook is also pretty famous for this Air Museum, which I didn't have the time to stop and see (next trip). I never did learn what this was but as you enter the outskirts of Astoria it is in

EVEN A BAD DAY IS A GOOD DAY. ..

Why do we let ourselves get stressed over stupid things like work.? My coworker was so stressed out this morning and therefore very crabby and I know how that feels as I have it happen to me more often than I would like. I managed to help talk him back into a better mood but in the meantime he had already snapped at so many people and the important people in his life.  We talked about how stress comes from down inside  us...a place where we're not happy about something that we're not changing in our lives and how it can be difficult to make those changes but necessary.. it can be scary as well. After we talked I could see he felt much better and had different perspective on his day. When your day seems to be stressful or just unsatisfying in general remember to reach way down inside of yourself and pull something out that makes you extremely happy, for example thinking about your child or children or upcoming events that you are looking forward to etc. This will help yo

ACCEPT ME FOR WHO I AM...

One thing I value in a person more than certain qualities they possess is whether or not they will accept me for who I am. Now, ultimately the only acceptance that matters at all is that we accept and love ourselves for who we are, but it speaks volumes to me when people get who I am and love that about me. Literally thousands of articles have been written about self-love, self-confidence and self-trust and in my research from time to time, I come across one of these articles that just says it all...fortunately, today was one of those days. I stumbled across an article by Jessie Hays at Lifehack.com entitled, "30 Ways to Practice Self-Love and Be Good to Yourself,” in which I found several untapped methods that I have not yet tried. It is a very well-written piece and I wanted to share it with you. You can find the entire article by clicking on the link above. 1.Start each day by telling yourself something really positive. How well you handled a situation, how lov

A CHANGE OF SEASONS...

A CHANGE OF SEASONS... The air is crisp again, moist and cold. I reached for my cobalt-blue neck scarf as I dressed this morning, bundled up in warm clothes and realized that it is again time for a change of seasons. Oh how I love the Fall/Winter transition as it sets in motion the desire to hibernate and bask in front of a warm, cozy fire with a glass of wine as I wait a few minutes more for the zucchini soup I made to be ready to eat. I study the flames as they dance and change before me, lost deep in thought, feeling their generous warmth against my face. Outside my window the leaves have turned from greens to browns and golds and various shades of orange. The hours turn to dark more quickly now and I long for the light. Life is like this...like seasons that change as we grow and change. We move through the Spring, Summer and Fall until we reach the Winter of our lives, which is where I am now, teetering between Fall and Winter. I was fortunate enough to have be

ANOTHER SAPPHIC POEM...I SEE YOU...

***I SEE YOU*** You hide yourself inside your world you never let them see,  the who you are within yourself that you revealed to me; I'm so touched you let me in and trusted in me too,  please let yourself feel close to me, It's safe for you to do; Sometimes you're scared, I know you are, I feel you pull away,  but always know I'm here for you, I'm asking you to stay; You know I couldn't hurt you even if I tried,  you know I give my all to you, to you I've never lied; Give me your hand and let me lead, the truth is oh so near,  I'll take you there and show you love, I'll keep you from the fear; Time stands still when we are one I need you in my heart,  connect with me let's meld our souls, this is a brand new start; (c) Kimberly D Miller - 10/2015 Thank you for taking the time to stop and visit and please, if you like what you've read, leave a comment. Also, please respect the copyright

WHY??? JUST BECAUSE...

You know those kids..and some adults, who are always asking you why this and why that, but if you ask them a “why” question they say, “Just because?” I had such a realization today and because of that...an emotional growth spurt. It was a day in which, toward the end of it, I realized a habit that I have that does more harm than good. I ask “why” in most situations about most things. Whatever is happening to me or around me, I seem to want to know the “why” of it and in most cases in order to know the “why” of it, I have to delve deeper and don't always find the answer I want or need or that will serve me in a positive manner. I have come to appreciate the answer, “just because,” as it is a very wise answer. It is an answer that says, “it is because it is and that is all that it is.” What a great way to accept change as it happens. Change can be so hard to accept for so many people, me included, and this answer just really hit home as an easy device with which to

LOVE YOURSELF AND ALL FALLS INTO PLACE...

There is no love more important than that of self.  If you love yourself you can conquer everything else in life that comes your way.  When you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that everything will be alright because even during those times that you find yourself feeling as though no one else on the planet cares, you know that you love you and you accept yourself for you who are and are in your own corner.  You know that you will no longer judge yourself harshly nor will you try to live up to the expectations of others.  You will not settle for less than you deserve in any area of life and you will not take yourself so seriously that you create drama in and around your life.  I find that the more I accept myself and stop judging myself so harshly that I can handle the tough times even better.  I know they will pass and I will come out on top.  I just have to remind myself of this sometimes and had to do that today.   Life is short and I am making it my goal to not only love and acc

BREAK YOUR HEART WIDE OPEN...

I was watching a movie the other day and the lady who was dying of a heart condition said to her daughter, “...and when your heart breaks, I hope it breaks wide open,” trying to stress upon her the importance of living and loving to the fullest...so you feel life and live it. I loved this line and the idea it conveyed. You can be a conductor for many parts of your life, but you cannot orchestrate it in its completion. It is destined to be what it is destined to be. The most important thing to remember in living life to its fullest is that it means cutting out all of the worry and trying to control everything all the time. It means letting go and letting life just spontaneously happen as it will. It means not wasting time on the small stuff and learning how to savor all of the wonderful, joyful, happy moments and making those count for more than the bad stuff. It means saying, “I love you,” to everyone that you love in every capacity, no matter the fears you may hold onto ab

IT ALWAYS WORKS OUT...

Yesterday I had one of those trying days, you know the ones...you try so hard to stay positive and happy and just live in the moment and other factors keep trying to muck it up for you like four days worth of toothache pain that the dentist caused and pms symptoms during menopause...oey vey!!!  However I did not let that stop me in the end.  As soon as I got off of work I drove myself to the nearest beach, which is a mile long, put my headphones on and walked vigorously on the rain-soaked sand.  It had been raining all day and was still a little drizzly but I'm one of those people who like to walk in the rain, drink cold coffee on cold mornings and eat Popsicles in the winter.  Just some of the quirks that make me proud of who I am...lol.   The walk, which I did three times, soon turned from a vigorous walk to a stroll as I began to notice the sun starting to set into the rain clouds and take in the breathtaking smell of the fresh, rain-enhanced air.  There were maybe 5 other