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Life can become pretty “Ho, Hum”.  We go about our days filling it with the necessary.  We make plans for interaction.  We plan for the future to do something ” interesting”.  The daily monotony can get old fast.  When I was a younger woman, it seemed that I had less monotony.  With the raising of three active children and managing my married life, I felt at times as though I had very little time to think of thinking or doing anything beyond my daily obligations.  Now, as I am in “middle age”, single and my children are grown,  I can find myself feeling stuck.  I am not a person who enjoys “ho, hum”.  I really like challenges and am so excited for another event to come to town.  I love to go see any Art openings, Symphonies, Operas, Ballets, Concerts and I usually have tickets ready to take advantage of some new adventure.  One of my recent favorite things that I am doing, is taking classes at the Denver Art Students League.  It is a wonderful place and for 3 hours each week, I can draw in charcoal and loose my thoughts.  Today, I was thrilled to hear of the story of the young man, Sage Kotsenberg, who, inspirationally, won the Olympic Gold Metal at Sochi, in Slopestyle Snowboarding.  When asked he replied ” I never even tried it before” speaking of his routine, and then he said ” I never tried it in my life.”  Of course, we know he tried snowboarding, and would not have been where he was, if not already a champion, but how amazing that he showed up, took off and did something original! We each get that opportunity everyday,  to do something original.  Walk through that gate and make a change.  It has nothing to do with anyone else.  It is your life!  What is keeping you from starting your new adventure?  Time is marching on.Image

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I was given a gift.  A little book.  Called THE DASH,written by Linda Ellis and Mac Anderson. This is something for everyone to remember.

I read of a man who stood to speak

            at a funeral of a friend.

He referred to the dates on the tombstone 

                  from beginning….. to the end.

He noted that first came the date of the person’s birth

          and  spoke of the following date with tears,

But he said what mattered most of all….

                              was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time

                   that he spent alive on earth

And, now only those who loved him 

                             Know what that little time is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own, the cars, the house, the cash…

                                  WHAT MATTERS IS HOW WE LIVE AND LOVE… AND HOW WE SPEND OUR DASH.

SO, think about this long and hard:

                    Are there things you’d like to change?

   For you never know how much time is left

                                that still can be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough,

                to consider what’s true and real…

                                           and always try to understand the way other people feel.

                                 And be less quick to anger

                                      and show appreciation more

                                 and love the people in our lives….

                                           LIKE WE’VE NEVER LOVED BEFORE.

IF WE TREAT EACH OTHER WITH RESPECT

               And more often wear a smile….

       remembering that this special dash

                     might only last a little while,

SO WHEN YOUR EULOGY IS BEING READ…with your Life’s actions to rehash…

would you be proud of the things they say…      about how you spent your dash?

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Please let me introduce myself.  My name is Elizabeth.  I live in Denver, Colorado.  Passions?  I have many.  Henceforth, the desire to blog.  I love all things creative.  A floral designer in my past and currently I work luxury retail.  When I am not working, I am traveling, painting, reading, dating, eating cooking, antiquing,  entertaining, interior designing, and just living and loving life.

I plan to write about my many passions.  I will write about Flowers, Interior designing, Relationships, Places that I have traveled, Places that I want to travel, Style, DIY Ideas, Music and Personal Experiences.  Life is a wonderful journey. Won’t you join me?