Thursday, August 4, 2011


Lately I have felt like I am full of light. Even though I am grieving for my pets who passed, I have found that sadness can reside beside joy, sometimes in the same minute. I have felt buoyed up and very happy. Yesterday, I received very dark news about someone I love very much.
My feeling is that it will be okay in the end, but until then we have to live everyday and see. I thought, " I can respond with fear and more darkness or I can respond by pouring light into the situation. I choose light." In the end I think it is the only thing that can help and change it.
Darkness just makes things more dark and why would I want to add to that?
I am just thinking out loud here and thought it may be worth sharing. Have a light filled Thursday! XOXO


Barbara/myth maker said...

Thank you for shedding some light. :)

Houseelf said...

I think it is good to be as positive as you can regardless of the situation.

kj said...

oooh new beautiful background.

i agree because i'm a hardwired optimist but there is too much too hard for too many for me to stand only on the light side. i don't do it as i used to, even when i feel more centered. as in:
'sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug' (mary chapin carpenter).

i keep remembering this study about how much happier republicans are than democrats. duh! i wonder why!

okay, down from the soapbox and on to the garden. have a great day annie. ♥

Annie said...

Barbara, :-).xoxo
Melanie, Yes, exactly.xoxo
Kj, I don't believe republicans are more happy, nope, cannot be true, and as for the light, I know it helps no one to be dark, not myself or others, so if I really want to help I must, no matter how hard it is(and sometimes it is very hard, no one said it was easy, be light.
As for the back ground, I changed it months ago, LOL :-).Love, xoxo

angela recada said...

I'm so sorry to read that you have heard more sad news. What a challenging year it's been for you, dear friend. I do believe that light attracts light and darkness attracts darkness. I also know that you can't appreciate one if you've never experienced the other.

You are so right, the only thing, the best thing, we can do is just live each day the best way we can. And appreciate what we have, when we have it.

You are a source of light in my life. And I know many others feel the same way about you.

Sending you light and love,

Annie said...

Angela, darling, you are a source of light for me too. Your lovely comment made me teary. Love you and email you soon. xoxo

kj said...

they ARE happier, annie, at least that's so scientifically. my opinion about that is that oblivion and self containment make it so! i know i am at a different place. i have avoided dark places. now, when i sit in them for a while, i am less afraid and more appreciative when i return to the light. does that make senses? maybe some of this is because i can't pretty up what i see in my work, what happens to children and through poverty. i'm not morose or depressed, but i'm no longer afraid of the dark. (not saying you are, annie, just talking about me!) ps i think our dear angela just said a universe of light filled truth ♥

Annie said...

Kj, You are talking about one study, and I don't believe it because how can you be really happy if you are selfish and oblivious?
As for what I am talking about I don't mean turn away from the darkness and try to avoid it or fear it, I am knee deep in it myself, what I mean is LOOK at it full in the face and shine light on it. I know more than most about the darkness that some children have to deal with, I am one of those children. I know doing the work you do is very hard, but I also know that if you don't bring them light (and I think you do), who will? Perhaps I should do another post as I feel I have been misunderstood :-). xoxo

sukipoet said...

i do believe light and dark are just part of the same light in a sense. for example one part of the moon is bathed in light, one part in dark no? and the light/dark compendium is always changing, moving.

so if Republicans are more happy let's all become Republican. LOL.

Teri and her Stylish Cats said...

I am so behind in your visit to our kitty blog made us stop by...It is 'work' to try and not let those we love bring us down. I work hard at not letting things get me down for too long at a time, kind of like waves...