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[b][c=#000000]I think I'm a bit of a perfectionist, whatever I do in my life it's got to be done properly, meticulously and with detail. Whether it's writing, taking photographs or doing something that brings me joy. I know intuitively I inherited those certain qualities from both my grandmother and mother.

After I lost my Mama a few months ago, I found that I was starting to appreciate the more simpler things in life. I could almost feel her gentle hand on my shoulder at times or her soft voice whispering in my ear. "Love, laugh, smile, give generously and always be the person you know you are inside."

Life has to have purpose, you learn to accept the changes after a loss and look around you, almost as if you're seeing your surroundings for the very first time. Sometimes I'll admit that that there's times that I wonder why one has to experience pain to become stronger.

Your strength gives you courage to move forward reflectively. The self doubts are normal for most of us. Everyday one learns something new and we learn to trust our instincts. Maturity comes with a cost, we never seem to be fortunate enough to go through our lives unscathed.

I told my lovely daughter last night that the rejuvenation process from our childhood to maturity is a beautiful and wondrous thing. It almost feels as if you're reborn, a totally new person, inside and out. The impetuous impulses and rash decisions of youth, allow us to think more rationally as adults. There's a finer balance, as we become more comfortable with who we are as a unique entity and individual.[/c][/b]

rjc36 · 56-60, M
Sorry for your loss. I looks like even with the loss of her she keeps on giving to you. We all handle things in our own way and if we can make the hard times in life give us positive lessons we gain so much more from it. And that is not always easy to do.
[@810330,rjc36] Thanks so much my friend. I've learned to appreciate life even more since my Mama passed away. The one thing I'll always remember is her giving and compassionate nature, how material things meant absolutely nothing to her. She loved and cherished her children more than anything else in this world.
Oster1 · M
As always, beautiful shots and prose. Yep, OCD can be very productive 😊
Oster1 · M
[@1657,sensualbeauty1] It’s really great that we share our common feelings. Yes, that sun is really shining!😎🤗.....brightly!
Oster1 · M
[@1657,sensualbeauty1] Thank you, so much, for all your very kind words:)
[@400392,Oster1] You're very welcome, I know how difficult it is to lose someone you love so much.
Take care and thank you as well. 🤗
luctoretemergo · 61-69, M
Good Morning!
Lovely sentiments as always!
Although I’m still hanging on to my “impetuous impulses”...I think I have one or two left 😊.
Have a wonderful day my lovely friend.
Stay You! ❤️
[@910835,luctoretemergo] Good morning my friend, as always thanks so much truly appreciated. I will definitely strive to be me and not allow the haters to get to me. 🙄

Have a fabulous day, happy Friday.💓🤗
Snyderp69 · 51-55, M
Great pics B. And such a lovely message not only to your daughter but to us all.
You are a very special lady.
I love you
P
[@517376,Snyderp69] Good morning P
Thanks so much, leaving a legacy and some sound advice for our children is important. Hope you have a wonderful time today. 💓🤗
heavyone2 · 61-69, M
Beautiful!!
[@2476,heavyone2] Thank-you appreciated my friend. Have a wonderful day!
heavyone2 · 61-69, M
[@1657,sensualbeauty1] Hey,, you too!
[@2476,heavyone2] Thanks my friend, hope the sun comes out as promised. 🤔
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Lovely. Take care
[@14688,Nunos50] Thanks so much and you as well my friend.

 
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