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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Carpenter Mary Chapin Song: Your Life Story Album: The Calling

Maybe love is all anybody
Ever should believe in
Maybe life is just something
That employs us till we die
Maybe all we know
Is that the sun will come up every morning
Maybe time can choose
Whether to be earthbound or to fly
Everybody thinks they've got it down
I won't worry, the truth's always been found
In your life story
Maybe you're the one waiting
For the ship to find your harbor
Maybe you're the one looking
Past the forest to the trees
Maybe you still think
The older that you get
Life just gets harder
Maybe you would trade everything
For just one moment's peace
Everybody strains to hear the sound
Of their heart's calling
Now you can write yours down
It's your life story
Gather up your telegrams
Your faded pictures, best laid plans
Books and postcards, 45's
Every sunset in the sky
Carry with you maps and string, flashlights
Friends who make you sing
And stars to help you find your place
Music, hope and amazing grace
Maybe what we leave
Is nothing but a tangled little mystery
Maybe what we take
Is nothing that has ever had a name
Maybe love will fade
Like the parchment pages of our history
Maybe life is made of flickers
From some brilliant, burnished flame
Everybody's waiting for a sign
I won't worry, I think we'll be just fine
Surprised you with a song today - thought I'd try to do something different.
Your life story - it is unwritten starting this moment on. Isn't that way cool? I feel so lucky and blessed in my life. Sometimes when I think I should be down for some reason, I may get down for a day or two, but it doesn't last. Life is too damn short. There's much more good to concentrate on then there is bad to think about. It perks me up every time. Make sure your life's story is a happy one when you come to the end of it. It's a choice.
The following is from a very, very, very dear friend. She is a part of my life's story (which the Blog is a part of my story too). So I'm putting this letter in here - to always remember . . .
"Hi Chatty,
We all love your blog...... I'm glad you're following your heart. When you need a break, you rest and do other things....when you need to write, you write, which I LOVE!!!!
By the way, I love what you write about BREATHE...it's always such a wonderful reminder....so healthy....along with bananas!!! I sent it onto the kids and just sent it to you .....I was eating a banana as I read it. Do you like bananas?
Just a thought....wouldn't it be fun to be in Tuscany together......breathing AND eating bananas??!!! ....:)
You saw Under the Tuscan Sun right? Beautiful area....there is SO much beauty on this earth!!! Some of it's right in our backyard....as we drove down our street a couple hours ago and saw our cherry tree all abloom, as well as our tulips!!! We just left Friday afternoon around 3 p.m....so much can happen in the flower world in such a short period of time! Did you see Music and Lyrics? Saw it again last night with the kids...Hubby laughed SO HARD....we all were laughing together...another gift!
Love,
J. Angel S."
Now isn't she a gift? She is so positive and wonderful. Hey, she sent me an article on bananas - all you guys out there - eat your bananas.
Chatty

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