Wednesday, March 24, 2010

100 Things About Me # 53 ... David's Daughter And I Are Friends

I know you are feeling upset and hurt. I would like to remind you that you already have all of the inner strength and wisdom you need to get the things you want in life. Maybe you don't have all of the answers at the moment, but it's probably because you haven't taken time to figure out what the questions are yet.

I'm not as concerned as some folks are about what you are going through I recognize it ... I've been where you are, I've felt what you feel and I know that it's your authentic self calling for a sense of direction.

My hope for you is not that you hush the voice because it seems a bit out of control, tucking away the yearnings until the timing seems right ... instead I hope that you listen closely to it and learn to let it guide you to a life filled with more contentment and less distress.

Be careful though, not to take out your discontentment on those around you, I don't think it's time to run, instead open up your awareness and reflect on how much is already yours.

xoxoxo Coy

Friday, March 19, 2010

100 Things About Me #52 ... My Closest Childhood Friend is Lisa ...

You and I were young girls together ... best friends, inseparable, sharing so many secrets and dreams. My memories and your memories are so in twined. We went to school together, both played the clarinet in the band, we joined Civil Air Patrol together, sometimes we skipped school and went to the beach instead together. The very first Manatee I ever saw in the wild was on the dock in your back yard while I was waiting for you to finish dinner. I'm glad you didn't hurry that night.

It took forever, but finally we grew up and went our separate ways. I moved from Florida to New Iberia and was delighted to find you moved to Lafayette just 20 minutes away, at least for a little while. We became mothers together, paths crossing on occasion you with 5 and me with 3 we nearly had enough for a baseball team. I came home, then you moved away. How Ironic!

Children are grown now, we are both career women with deeply grounded lives of our own. You there and me here ... separated by so much distance and time. But for two hours last night we had the rare opportunity to visit. Barnes and Noble and then dinner at Carrabbas ... laughing hard and sharing memories from a life time. Thanks for making time to catch up, we will have to do it again soon. North Carolina isn't all that far away.

* Coy *