Sunday, 21 August 2011

I thought a picture of stairs was fitting for my blog! Sometimes our journey's take some hard work and it's uphill!  But the positive side of it is that life is always colorful and there is always something unexpected to see along the way!!

I guess then it's  all about seizing the moments we have, grabbing hold of our dreams.
Mixed with being comfortable with what is.
Sometimes we have to do things we wish we didn't have to do.
Right now I would rather be somewhere like this

Of course it would be a cottage on a beach of a lake or the ocean!
But since I am not, I will enjoy the gorgeous pictures
I find online and plan for a vacation!
For those of you who are vacationing now or have been
I drink to you and hope you are having a wonderful summer!!!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Sometimes life just sucks!

I work in a women's emergency shelter.
 I have for seven years.
And somedays the reality is that life sucks.
 Bad things happen to people and they never deserve it.
Children are exposed to things they should never be exposed to.
People feel hopeless, helpless and backed into a corner.
 People sometimes think that suicide is an option.
 And it is sad.
 And it is stressful.
And it is heavy.

But I believe there is always hope.
Even when I don't feel like it
 I choose to believe that there is hope and that things can change for the better.
 I choose to believe
 that people are resiliant and capable of incredible strength and integrity in the darkest of situations.
 I choose to believe
in every woman and child that has ever crossed the threshold of our shelter and any other shelter.
 I choose to believe
 that even when it feels hopeless miracles can and will happen.