Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sunday Scribblings - "I come from..."


I come from a place of tranquility that flows from one day into the next. I have come to learn patience beyond my comprehension. The hard edges of me have been smoothed over with empathy and compassion. I have come to let go of my fears, as God walks by my side, giving me his hand when I stumble. I am grateful to have come to a place in my life where I can trust and love again.

I have come to know that friends can become your family and you are not defined by your birth family. I have accepted that I did the best I knew how as a parent and my children are their own persons. I come from a place where boundaries are not selfish but necessary. Listening to that little voice, that I used to shove aside, is always the right answer. I come from a place where asking for help is not a weakness. It allows others to be blessed by giving.

I come from a place of contentment and gratefulness for the journey that brought me here to today.

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26 comments:

Kay said...

This is simply beautiful and beautifully simple. Thanks Tammy! And I am happy to be counted as part of your family! :)

Tumblewords: said...

How perfectly wonderful this post is. Gratitude and pleasure, contentment and patience. Love it!

Giggles said...

Short and sweet! Jammed full of wisdom born of age! Really special...thank-you. I feel so much the same!!

Love Giggles

MeMaw said...

Beautiful words and thoughts!

Tabor said...

Tammy I often wonder how you got so smart. Are people like you just born with a sense of balance and understanding and the ability to see a situation and take the gold from it? Do you keep jars of optimism and humor under your bed and take a swig now and again? Thanks for sharing.

anthonynorth said...

An excellent outlook on life, expressed beautifully.

tinker said...

You come from a beautiful place, Tammy~xoxo

Jay said...

That's very sweet - and how true it is that friends can become your family!

That's something I have learned over the years, myself.

Remiman said...

Tammy,
You come from a good place, with a big heart and that's all the difference!
xxoo
rel

Linda Jacobs said...

You are such a great writer! This post is just beautiful!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Hi Tammy, This is so lovely...in its style/form and in its meaning. It conveys your warmth and beauty. You write so well and touch so many souls with your words. It's been such a joy to stopy in and visit now and then! Hope you are enjoying the 3rd day of Spring ;-)

Nancy said...

I love what Kay said, simply beautiful. And your other comments are my sentiments too. I never quite know what to say...

I just adore you, that's all.

Nance

forgetfulone said...

Beautiful words. You are an eloquent writer as well as a wonderful photographer.

danni said...

tammy - you are a very wise soul and extremely fortunate to have the insight to be able to write so articulately about rough edges and boundaries - tremendous amount of growth needed to arrive at the place of recognizing and acknowledging them - speaks loudly to me --- good on ya!!! ---

Lucy said...

"friends can become your family and you are not defined by your birth family."
so so so true! you are so wise my lovely friend! and so is your little voice within!
may i borrow her sometime?? xoxo

A Girl Named Me said...

"The hard edges of me have been smoothed over with empathy and compassion."

It really sounds like you come from a place of...understanding.

Well written. Well done.

Thank you.

xoxo
AGirlNamedMe

floreta said...

what a great place to be!! you seem very blessed.

"The hard edges of me have been smoothed over with empathy and compassion."

I am still learning how to cultivate these things. But i'm on my way!

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Beautiful words, you're such a thoughtful person.

Geraldine said...

You are a wise and wonderful woman Tammy. This was so beautifully written. Wisdom for all of us to contemplate.


Hugs, G

GreenishLady said...

THIS is why your blog should be compulsory reading for anyone in search of wisdom! Wonderful piece of writing.

Granny Smith said...

This post increases my admiration of you as both a writer and a person of insight and courage.

Hugs, Phyllis

Mary Timme said...

Same thing Paul said. I agree!

TJ said...

Your words are tears on my face.
I love you and have for these years...keep writing! Have they hooked up your computer yet?
XXOOXX
TJ

Lucy said...

Nope, no new post yet.. so I will just throw you some more kisses and hugs!
xoxoxoxox

Tammie Lee said...

the place of tranquility that you come from inspires me and so many others. you are a gift, unending!

emmapeelDallas said...

Wow, this is a beautiful place to come from and be.