• jonescharyl

You can't stop time, its like a train speeding down the track, and I'm peering through the window trying to see everything in the blur that wizzes by.

I wish I had gone on some trips earlier in my life. My son just walked the CAMINO SANTIAGO in Spain. This is something I wish I had done; alas that is too much walking for me now.

I wish I had walked the magnificent paths in Peru.

My heart feels the pain of regret.

I stop "what am I doing," is my life worthy of only these pursuits ?

Is there not wonder in other places?

These regrets are cluttering my mind and not leaving space to find the magic that exists everywhere . The clutter casts a shadow on my heart .

I'm looking at the image on my computer of the ship LINDBLAD.

Next spring my son and my sister are going on that ship to ALASKA.

I am so excited !

There are destinations out there waiting for us to explore.

Even destinations close to home that we have never explored.

Maybe I can't walk the long trek on the CAMINO SANTIAGO, but I can get into a small boat and go out on the water and see whales !

UNCLUTTER Your Mind Of Regrets, and open your heart to wonders waiting just for you, however small or big!

  • jonescharyl

Why are friends always thinking I would be happier if I was married? Recently at a coffee gathering with my local CCC ladies, who are wonderful women, and all widows, talked about finding a husband because they are lonely? Although I was sympathetic for them, I said that marriage (which would be a second time) was not for me, and to put it shortly, I think I came across as...odd.

See? I was married once...ages ago, and let's be honest. I wasn't good at it. Now I live alone, however, most assuredly, I am not lonely. I like my own company. I have constant interests that dance for my attention being the creative, intelligent, humorous, and unusual soul that I am. I have rather stimulating conversations with myself and probably have solved most of life's riddles on my own simply by being engaged in enjoying...well? Me.

I know true to my heart that I have a destiny that pushes me on. First as a flicker and then when I am ready, it will become a full blown flame. As a health coach, teacher, parent, and writer, I am here to help people see there is greatness in being you...enjoying your company.

Perhaps in my next life I will meet a handsome fella and we will live a long and beautiful life together (as long as I am granted my space on occasion)? But in this life, I walk my own path with some days being effortless and some a battle...such is a journey to our true selfs. For now though, this is my life as wild and precious as it is, my life.

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  • jonescharyl

I long to walk into a church when it is silent, when no one is there, to visit GOD, and ask "how was your day ?" mine sucked yesterday and we have a conversation .

It was 1998, I was in New York visiting my daughter who lived there at the time. We walked into St Patrick's Cathedral , the beautiful silence; I looked up at the stunning stained glass windows , so loving etched and cut by the masters. The afternoon sun rays bursting through the glass, making the brilliant colors , orange, red. gold, dance across the vast ceiling. Images of hills, valleys, angels , seem to move with the prism of colors . I sat there for a long time, knowing I was in the presence of GOD.

Here the church doors are locked. I'm only allowed in when the doors are unlocked, and the silence is broken by chatter and noise; it's not me.

When I feel lost, I sit in nature, close my eyes and I am back there in St Patricks Cathedral, suspended in time, if only for a moment.

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