Saturday, July 24, 2010

28 hours w/ no sleep - look at all the pretty colors.

Soooo this is what it feels like to be truly sleep deprived. Been up since 8am friday! Nothing to eat, until about an hour ago(thank you Dre! You are a lifesaver mama! love you!) and a general overall feeling of being hit by a truck.

I will not go into the reasons why right now... i reserve the right to keep certain family things close to the vest. Suffice it to say, a family member was in trouble and is now safe. Thank God. But after 12 hours of pure hell, i find myself unable to close my eyes and sleep.

And so I blog. Life is scary sometimes, things happen that I have no control over but am required to clean up. And i do it with a positive attitude and a semi smile (am i smiling ... is my face melting?? LOL) because i love my family and my friends.

But every time we are faced with a reminder of how precious our lives are, we learn to appreciate things that much more. I may be poor, but it's getting better. I may not be where I want to be in my life right now, but I am so going in the right direction.  I may be single, but i am surrounded by family and friends and so much love that most days I can feel my grinchy heart grow 3 sizes too big.

I have so much to be thankful for, so much to consider myself blessed by that I know in my heart every moment is special. Sleep or no sleep, drama or boredom, I know that when my feet hit the ground each morning  I've been given the gift of another day. Another chance to right my wrongs, give some hugs, dream some dreams, miss some people and love some people and live a wonderful glorious life.

And so tired and a bit beaten up emotionally... I leave you with this quote that says it all. Oh and 1 more thing... tell the people you love how much they mean to you. Treat them like the gifts they are. Life is short my remember-

Embrace indulgence~Play, Play, Play~Get EXCITED~Laugh out LOUD~Love your life!!! ~Stacey

1 comment:

  1. Got a couple questions on the picture attached. My daughter took that pic of a gorgeous rainbow last year 6/20/2009 as the Beef and beer for the Philly Survivor fund I had was wrapping up. Half the bar went out to see the rainbows and take pictures. It was a wonderful way to end the benefit!