In My Life

Kasteel; Oak Harbor, Washington

My friend Andy invited me to spend Thanksgiving with him and his family in Oak Harbor.   It was great to be able to spend the holiday with a family, since mine is 1800 miles away.

On the drive back to Bellingham, I was going over ideas for today’s blog when this Beatles song started playing on the radio.   It reminded me of all the places I’ve been, people I miss, and memories of holidays past.    None of those things will ever lose their meaning to me, but what’s right in front of me and what is to come I need to love more.   The way we celebrate and who we celebrate with evolves over time.  Sometimes the rooms overflow with people and other times we sit quietly alone.  

So today, I am humbly thankful for what is right in front of me.   I am grateful for my friends, my family, and the abundant blessings in my life.  I want for nothing, and I love this life more each day.

There are places I remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
In my life I love you more

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13 Replies to “In My Life”

  1. Beautiful photo and post. “The way we celebrate and who we celebrate with evolves over time. Sometimes the rooms overflow with people and other times we sit quietly alone.” Well said and so true.

    1. It’s interesting that you picked that piece of text. There’s actually a picture in my head that I want to somehow represent and photograph for Christmas. I’m just not sure how to do it yet…

  2. Thanks for a thought provoking post!

    What the last couple of years (of struggling with chronic pain) have taught me is to appreciate every good day, and those that are there to experience it with me. I think it’s really important to be “present” in the ordinary days, and not just for the highlights.

    1. I agree 100%. It’s those ordinary, everyday things and people that really sustain us. Your positive outlook on life really shines through in your blog as well, Lisa…one of the reasons I like reading it. (Well, that and all the cute little animals and stories.) 🙂

      1. Thank you! It’s so nice to hear that that is coming across. I really struggle with depression, but wanted my blog to be my “happy place”. It’s also where I want my family and friends to be able to experience me on a good day – they see enough of the bad ones!

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