Saturday, October 7, 2006

A few revelations

A few revelations that have washed over me when I wasn't even looking......

I never want to drink or even smell Ouzo ever again.....and another libation referred to as 'Snake Bite' (it bites alright and you feel the sting for hours! lol) The Ouzo revelation was brought upon finding another journal and it reminded me of a night long ago spent with Ouzo and some friends! lol

I finally realized that if someone wants to be acknowledged by God, then one should start acknowledging God (This by no means I am becoming a Holy Roller or Bible Thumper, I personally think religion should be a personal, one on one thing with God.)

When I'm feeling a lil icky, peanut butter and jelly on toast is still a favorite comfort food.

I am no longer fond of the smell of eucalyptus leaves or lilies any longer.......ok and I have to add dill pickles to the list now too!

I have always been keenly aware of how I feel about other people in my life, what I never knew until now was how much I mattered to them......that's a really great feeling.

And last but not least, even though I spent the last few years really trying to live a life worth living and I gained a lot more compassion for the world around me, and I stopped taking life for grant it.....I learned I could still be a lil more grateful and count more blessings and that would make an even better....... me.

23 comments:

mosie1944 said...

Great thoughts!

schoolgal040 said...

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psychfun said...

Oh man I love Ouzo! I haven't had it for years though. I can use it now. I think after being our my sick students for weeks I'm coming down with a cold! Ugh! Hopefully it will be short lived!

my78novata said...

IM glad you feel you matter and are important. Thats a good feeling if you can find it. REligioin and GOD. one thing the jews do not believe in is door knocking. the reason being we feel that GOD is a personal issue and if I live my life so that others want to find him then I am doing my part. Now what kind of relationship they have with them is just that between him and them. I agree so much with what you say. I got so tired of people trying to say what I should and shouldnt do IF i love GOD putting thier rules on me. HE created us all different and Im sure HE has different paths for us. I do not think he wants us to be carbon copies of one ideal plan. as far as drinking nothing works for me like the margaritas I get at this ONE mexican resturant. WOWZA howthey send me. smells yes my smells have changed over the years and I dont know if it age maturity or what But my likes and dislikes have changed.

siennastarr said...

I have no idea what Ouzo is.  I am thinking it must be some kind of alcoholic drink... but, since alcohol is not my friend (It makes me gag..lol), that would probably be why I don't know the names of all those fancy drinks! lol

I remember going through chemo and there were times that it made me feel as though I were pregnant.  Or in the first stages of it, when certain things made you feel queasy, and yet you found yourself craving other things.  Even when I would get a craving though... the chemo takes away much of your taste bud sensation, and then of course there were the mouth sores... so eating really wasn't much fun! :(

We could all stand to be a bit more grateful for the life we have.  It seems that often we don't realize just HOW much, until something traumatic happens in our lives.

I am just so glad that you are here... and continuing to keep up your journal!  I get so excited when I get an alert from you!!

You are always in my prayers, Kim....

Love you
Jackie
http://journals.aol.com/siennastarr/Hopefloats/

pippa1116 said...

blessings are everywhere, aren't they?
tina

chat2missie said...

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lindapaterson177 said...

Went to greece in the summer...I hate ouzooo as it burns all the way down!!!
bella xx

am4039 said...

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inafrnz247 said...

::smiling::  Beautifully moving sentiments, Kim.  Hugs and blessings, Michelle

thisismis72 said...

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rgossett4195 said...

Wonderful sweetheart!  Just today I heard a song on the radio refering to someone asking God something and I wondered why God had quit talking to me. He used to talk to me through people, it was really cool perfect strangers used to come to me in stores, through telephone calls and ask if they could pray for me.  THen I realized that I needed to be the one to do the talking for God for somebody else.  Sometimes I can be so slow!  Glad you're having a great day!  rose~

jmorancoyle said...

    You're absolutely right about religion. You don't have to be obnoxious to believe and to live a worthwhile life. (I think our Irish ancestors cornered the market on mixing guilty and religion.) And I hate Ouzo.
    Hope you're feeling well.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

tendernoggle said...

WHAT THE HECK IS OUZO? LOL
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

plieck30 said...

A very nice entry and some things we could all think about. Paula

rebuketheworld said...

Wonderful positive words here....~Raven

pharmolo said...

Tastes change, Kim, otherwise food for thought

wipforever said...

"I finally realized that if someone wants to be acknowledged by God, then one should start acknowledging God..."

EXACTLY!!!  I've been telling that to someone close to me for years now.  It doesn't come in just the form of praying either.  One has to live their life as though it would be worthy of God.  No cussing, no lying, etc.  Basic commandment stuff.  I was beginning to think that I was the only non-religious person who believed in that, until I read this entry.

As for PBJ comfort food?  ME TOO!!!!  And I pray that chemo will never take away your taste for them.

Love and hugs,
Sheila

shayshaydc said...

We could all do things that would make us a better person!!!!! Thanks for the thought provoking entry!!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

reconcilinglife said...

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schnozbeary said...

It's the chemo....try lilies and jasmine and baby powder and cotton candy and grass( the stuff in your lawn darlin', ( although.....) and the smell of a storm and the smell of freshly mowed grass........keep goin', keep discovering, keep believing, keep goin'... Love, Penny

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thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Ugh!!! I too hate the smell of Ouzo and have had the effects of both it and a snake bit too...neither pleasant!  Thanks for reminding me...I almost forgot!!! LOL...Big hugs,TerryAnn