Sunday, September 30, 2012

Thirty-One Things

  1. I'm sitting on a bed, legs crossed, sipping on a glass of red
  2. The summer is fading away. The leaves are changing color
  3. The breeze coming in from the open window behind me gently caresses my skin
  4. I officially did my first Fall hike this morning. I set out bright and early to brave the trail just before the sun started scorching
  5. Its been a beautiful summer, full of lessons, love, laughter and heart stopping tears
  6. I've gone through some significant, life changing experiences for the last six months
  7. Oh Pandave, I'm happy to announce I'm the proud bearer of a few new scars
  8. I find scars to be refreshing, they tell tales
  9. Silently, discreetly, sometimes invisibly
  10. Some scars are evident to the natural eye
  11. Others only to the soul
  12. I've traveled quite a bit this summer
  13. I had the pleasure of visiting a dear friend, Rita. Our intentions were to sit at a streetside table and have lunch. But the sun and humidity forced us to sit inside in a cozy booth. 
  14. Our lunch was full of candid conversations from the heart
  15. A quick shopping spree, if you will, and a cup of coffee hours later
  16. Yet our parting was a tear jerker
  17. I've enjoyed a few good reads this past months
  18. Nothing beats that curiosity that accompanies tearing through pages
  19. Fall is my absolute favorite season
  20. I have pairs of boots lined up in my closet and scarves begging to be wrapped around my neck. Yet my neck of the woods won't cool down fast enough
  21. Regardless of where you go, what you do, whom you become, no one beats or even comes close to family or at least my family HAHA
  22. A God-sent S.O. is a close second. Falafel with steak @130am. I think I chose a winner :)
  23. I'm nothing without God. And everything with God
  24. Regardless of a very scary, heart wrenching six months full of uncertainty with joy my heart can say that never once has God left me on my own or let me walk alone. HE has been so exceedingly abundantly faithful it blows me AWAY!!!
  25. One day while lying on a procedure table, weeping like a baby, I found out the divine meaning of unfathomable peace
  26. Even if my loved ones were waiting JUST outside the door, they couldn't be allowed into the procedure room, they couldn't be there to hold my hand or wipe my tears
  27. Despite all their love and prayers, in that very moment I realized only God was/is omnipresent. And I was overcome by an overwhelming sense of peace
  28. And my life hasn't been the same since
  29. No matter how long we resist it, there comes a point when you just gotta let flaky friends go
  30. Life is beautiful. Enjoy it. One day at a time.To the very fullest and with whatever you have. Don't wait for tomorrow
  31. Nothing beats a well orchestrated GNO. I can't decide if it's the silliness of laughing at nothing and everything, or sitting quietly in reflection, sharing five rolls of spicy sushi, watching a comedy show together or even just the spontaneity of it all