You know , I have always been a little to good to be really, really bad… but then too, I have always been a little to bad to be really, really good.
The fact of life is this, sometimes no matter what we do in life people are going to assume, make judgements and falsely accuse others. When people point fingers at others, what is really going on in their mind? After all, don’t we try to change, and don’t we criticize in others what we don’t like in our own mirror reflection?
Yesterday I sat down at the desk to send my beautiful grandsons a video from G’m TT. I was a little emotional afterward, my grandson Zea Rafael is growing up fast and I had watched him play guitar and sing on FB, Cruz is having surgery on June 28 and he is just a baby and the Kota oh he is giving his mom a run for the money. As I loaded it on FB for the girls to show the babies, I saw a message from Beth aka Melting Mama…. Teresa Where Are you?
O-o You must understand, Beth and I have history. This year the ASMBS convention was held in Orlando, only a few hours from my home. This was my first year not going in the last 5 years, and in the past 5 years many friendships and bonds were created. So I sat here over the past week and thought about friends and acquaintances of course I was happy for them being there, but wanted to see them all the same. So when Beth posted that? I answered and when I found out she and Rachel were driving South, I was so excited. She typed wanna meet up? They were on their way to Miami, SOUTH BEACH.
I turned to look outside at my car, that is sitting there on EMPTY and said to the Universe ohhhhh I need a ride. Next thing I knew our friend Haven was online ready to meet up, too. Trust me when I say I am so blessed to have people in my life that I can say… CAN I BUM A RIDE PLEASE?
Pretty soon all 4 of us had gotten together so we could ride to Miami, when we realized there was no plan… this was a total random meet up. We talked for a few minutes then Haven’s Orange Chakra colored Camero with the stick shift to find us an ocean for photographs.. and well… lets just say…
Four post ops all at at different stages of their journey, all with things going on in our lives, feelings trying to surface yet wanting to dive beneath the surface, our only addiction is coffee and that doesnt really medicate our life lessons. So we laugh in the car, we talk in the car and we lean on each other. We pull up to a redlight and a homeless man holding a cardboard sign laughs with us, and we give him a dollar. The four souls in this bright orange camaro recognize that this situation could happen to any of us. Being homeless does not define the man, his personality shines through. We laugh with him and send him well wishes.
Then off to the ocean we go. Rachel and Beth laugh they both say FLorida is not what they expected. They have heard all these stories of the lush and lavish and fancy, but yes… we have the poor, poverty stricken and homeless too. Fort Lauderdale is a melting pot and you find everything from Millionaire Mile to Homeless Park Bench attendants. It’s amazing each of us in the car, has our own story playing out in our lives. Yet, we have the capacity to extend to not only the 4 sisters in the car, but the other people in the Universe we are coming into contact with.
As we cross the Intracoastal waterway, we see a restaurant called The Bearded Clam.. and oh my do the camera’s start flashing and I realize before the day is over… Immgonnabeeatingfish…
No one was prepared for a swim really, but as Rachel stood on the edge of the water allowing the waves to crash against her feet she just sort of fell on in… so what’s us girls to do? We don’t want Rach to fill out of place being the only one wet and all, so one by one we take the plung. 🙂
After frolicking around, laughing like children and letting go of a LOT of build up stress… playing in the sand, writing in the sand and letting the waves wash it all away we realize we only put 4 quarters in the meeter and if they tow the car.. we are all walkin!
It was hard to leave…
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you …there. When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
We dropped some more change in the meeter and walked to a dive and talked for hours. The food definitely not 5 star, but the company we keep got 7 stars. When sisters come together to hold a space in their heart, others can heal and make a fresh start.
Some say we must drink way to much to act like such fools, but we laugh and giggle as we realize those who point their fingers and talk this way are just in their own little prison. Not a sip of alcohol was to be had, no trouble or problems not even a slight ruckus was raised. Matter of fact, we gave a dollar to a homeless man, and fed a stray cat. So if you chose to believe we do bad deeds, maybe if you look in your mirror the villian in your thoughts you will see. Is your life filled joy, your heart beats with love and with light? If you say that its so, and you feel that its true, you understand in your soul that our spirits are free. The best friends to have are the ones who listen and hear, without judgement and fear..
We Celebrate Mind, Body and Soul so our hearts can mend and our lives become WHOLE!