Daisies

Daisies

Jan's Journal, My Reality
There are times when I realize I'm living vicariously through my friends, and one of those times has come to light more and more often recently as my friend cares for her husband who has been sick for a long, long time. It isn't the care giving, or the acknowledgment of his illness that gives me pause, but rather the tender constant love he gives to her.  She's an absolutely amazing friend, and I could NEVER ask for a better friend. Beyond that, I've noticed that her husband is a generous and caring friend as well. And having the ability to count him as my friend too, gives me great comfort. Recently, when I learned of their concern for a health issue that I just couldn't acknowledge or offer voice…
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Define Success

Define Success

Jan's Journal, My Reality
What is your definition of success? Can you define success in your life? What does it mean? This thought came to me over the past few days, as I traveled back in time, through a storage unit, attempting to close the door on a time of my life that has been gone for a while. I thought at first that I could close the door by just emptying the shelves, sorting through the discarded belongings, and eliminating those things that no longer are part of me. Then, as I continued to go through the stacks, the boxes, the vast amounts of stuff that had filled up hours, days, weeks, months, even YEARS of my life, I realized that closing a door really isn't possible. Sometimes you just have to accept…
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