Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Quotes to ponder

Someone I loved once gave me a box of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift. 
-Mary Oliver 
"As I interpret the passage, baring any other reference, it seems to mean that someone has given their loved one a great deal of pain and personal trauma. Upon reflection, however, the speaker realizes that in learning to deal with the pain they have become a much more enlightened and nuanced person, overall, better off for having had the experience." -Unknown 

I read this and think of myself. I'm a patient and a caretaker to my mom. Presently, my *life* is on hold— will all my pain ever get better before I have no life to live? 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Peter Shankman's Recipe:

Easy: brown a pound of ground turkey with onions, peppers, and mushrooms. Add a jar of tomato sauce. Ten minutes in the pan. Spread a box of cream cheese on a casserole dish. Pour the turkey stuff onto it. Add cheddar cheese over it. Then add mozzarella cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust bubbles. Then take two long rolls of bread. Slice at the ends, scoop the bread out, and spoon the casserole into the holes. Brush butter, garlic, and parsley flakes on top of the bread. Add more mozzarella cheese on top. Bake eight more minutes. Slice, serve.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Good day, always.

Today is a good day—
*any day* above ground is a great day in fact.

When it seems like you have no friends— something unexpected happens, and you then realize that you *do* have (friends). 

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Live Life

She's probably trapped living a life that isn't her choice... because of life's circumstances. Someone like this needs spiritual guidance, and/or a GREAT friend. 

I say, live with passion and when life throws you lemons...make lemonade! Happiness is Fleeting! 
Overall, it's best living life happy than miserable. 
Everyone has a black cloud over them sometimes, but one has to focus on the silver lining... it's beautiful. 
LIFE is Precious! 


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Just A Reminder by @petershankman

Just a reminder -Going through rough shit doesn't mean you're weak, it just means you're going through rough shit. If you feel overwhelmed, talk to someone. A counselor, a clergy, a friend, even me. It gets better, and it does improve, even if it doesn't feel like it will right now. One year ago the world lost a comic genius to the devastating effects of depression.
There is help out there for all of us, and it truly can and will get better.
Please - Talk to someone. 
And worth repeating, the number for the suicide hotline in America is 800-273-TALK.
Let's take care of each other.
Follow @petershankman  on Twitter.

*As I am struggling myself, it does help to talk. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Clown's Prayer

Lord, as I stumble through this life, help me to create more laughter than tears, dispense more happiness than gloom, spread more cheer than despair. Never let me become so indifferent that I will fail to see the wonder in the eyes of a child or the twinkle in the eyes of the aged. Never let me forget that my total effort is to cheer people, make them happy and forget at least for a moment all the unpleasant things in their lives. And, Lord, in my final moment, may I hear You whisper: “When you made My people smile, you made Me smile.”

Friday, June 19, 2015

Something to ponder

[by my IRL friend--JG
"We really do not want to embrace relationships that does not reflect back the same emotions we feel. If we try to do that expecting the person to change, then we are heading to nothing more than frustration, anger, resentment, and sadness with feelings of no self worth.

When all along it is simply you both are not meant to be friends, and need to simply walk different paths in life."

"The second you stop caring about things that bring you down is the second you start living." 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sharing— About Ms. Darian...

From Geoff Notkin (sharing)— ©2015
Ssssssh! Don't wake the lion . . .
When I was a teeny little boy, approximately the size of a newt, the first song I fell in love with was The Tokens' "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." I listened to my mom's crackly 45 hundreds of times in a row until both my parents went completely mad. Decades later, the incandescent vocals of guest soprano Anita Darian rival a Theremin in perfect, soaring clarity and remain the single most beautiful thing I've ever heard committed to vinyl in my entire life. Unofficially (not another lawsuit, please), I've always felt they influenced the theme from original "Star Trek." The stunning Ms. Darian left our telluric dimension on my birthday (Feb. 1) this year, but she will live in my heart, always. Give this your full and undivided attention for 2 minutes and 41 seconds (no cats, kids, texts, neighbors, car problems, Vimeo, Twitter, falling meteorites) and your ears will fly with delight.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Worse feeling...

"The worst feeling ever... No matter how old you get: rejection."
May 5, 2015 ANM–CyberDust 

It could even be a friends rejection. Worse feeling—ever!

I don't know till when will I feel this hurt inside, time will only tell. 
As they say, time heals all wounds—although scars always remain.

ღ Be kind, always. Have courage.