Some of its magic, some of its tragic…but I have a good life

Today I was pondering while listening to my favorite Jimmy Buffett song.  By the way for those that dont know my husband and I are die hard Jimmy fans aka Parrotheads.  I was listening to the song “He went to Paris” and it really resonated with me. The words, “Some of its magic, some of its tragic, but Ive had a good life all the way.”  There has been some tragic times in my life  as well as many, many magically moments.   Tragically, I lost my parents whom I was unbelievably close to way too early in life.  They were literally some of the best people I have ever met and I miss them so much sometimes it hurts deeply.  Despite the pain I know how incredible blessed I am to have such a great family.  Two wonderful healthy kids, a great husband, a roof over our head, food and ability to travel and make great memories.  Life is not perfect but you have to take it day by day.  You can’t dwell on the past or what you are missing but instead focus on what you have and what you are blessed with at this very moment. You can tell I have been reading a lot of Eckhart Tolle, “thank you Oprah!” lol.  Those lyrics while simply are incredibly true.  We all have had our fair share of tragic moments but really just being alive and being blessed with what we have is MAGIC.  There has been many times in the last 10 years between deaths in the family, illness and various other stresses that I haven’t always practiced this philosophy when I wish I would have.   I think with age (yikes I’m almost 40) there definitely comes clarity, learning to live without EGO and judgement and really just an overall appreciation for life.

This is one of my first paintings.  Inspired by my mom.  She would say this before she left anyone that she loved.

This is one of my first paintings. Inspired by my mom. She would say this before she left anyone that she loved.

I am new to this blogging thing but I love that this is a great way to express myself.  I am a late bloomer I guess as I am waiting until the ripe ol age of 38 to start my creative journey.   I hope to find it through my painting and journaling/blogging.

Peace and much magic to you all.