Monday, April 20, 2009

I love

that i was there to capture this moment. . .

that my parents are still in love with each other after 33 years. . .

cool looking statues

graffiti (guilty pleasure. . .)

morning coffee, freshly ground

finding this picture that I didn't know my mom took

being a ray of sunshine

soft tender kisses that mean how they feel

smiling at people on a hiking trail

the moth pod casts

love notes scattered around my apartment

dreaming about Scotland and Ireland. . .
someday, we will make it there!

inanimate objects with smiley faces

where soul meets body video. . .

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spending the day with my dad

My dad came to visit me this weekend. We went here for breakfast. If you are in Pittsburgh around 10 am on a Sunday morning, make the Coca Cafe a stop on your trip!

He had lump crab and asparagus quiche

and I had wild mushroom and brie omelet. To drink carrot apple lemon juice. YUMMM!!

Dad glowing in the sunlight of a beautiful spring day.

Then we got lost trying to find Hartwood Acres, but we finally found it. We walked all through the woods and around the mansion.

Dad made a new friend.

Doesn't it look like there is a skull in this tree? Weird!

I feel so fortunate to have a Dad who loves me. The time we spend together is precious to me.

As I grow older I realize more and more how short life is and just how important it is to let people know that you love them. It is time to let the past go, to look at today as a gift and to heal. Time to stop criticizing ourselves and judging others, love them as they are. I have made a promise to myself to have peace in my life, and to try to fill it with as much positive energy as I can. We become what we fill our minds with, so we might as well fill it with good things as much as we can. If I can be a light, then maybe I will shine for others and I won't bring darkness to anyone that I love.