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Posted on November 20, 2010
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<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Hello All, I'm trying something new, This Blog!&nbsp; I've never done this before, so... we'll see how it goes!</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">I've been away from the computer for a while and don't know how often I'll be back.&nbsp;&nbsp; This is a new option to my website and so I thought I'd try it out!&nbsp;&nbsp; So, how do you blog?&nbsp; I don't know. &nbsp;I've been told you just write out what you are thinking.&nbsp; Well, I'll try it out.&nbsp; Here goes..&gt;&gt;&gt;warning&lt;&lt;&lt;&nbsp; I've been very serious lately.&nbsp; </span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">I've been thinking a lot about life ....&nbsp;A friend passed from this realm.&nbsp; At times like this,&nbsp;&nbsp;you think about your friend, your life, the people you've known, &nbsp;It's all very sobering.&nbsp;&nbsp; I feel like writing.&nbsp; I want to talk to my friend but that won't ever be again until we're both on the other side.&nbsp;&nbsp; So, I'm writing this blog...this is what I've been thinking about today: </span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">I've been on a very long journey.&nbsp; We all&nbsp;are.&nbsp; &nbsp;I'm sure when I reach the end, when it is all said and done and the last step is taken....&nbsp;I'll sit, look&nbsp;back, smile, light a cigarette and quote some song about the trip,&nbsp;&nbsp; as I have always done about everything.&nbsp;&nbsp; The song....&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">'Is that all there is' ... the Peggy Lee version, of course.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The song is an existential song&nbsp;about the disappointment of life, but to this day, I've never heard anyone point out that&nbsp;it's a disappointment about life that&nbsp;NO ONE&nbsp;gives&nbsp;TO you,&nbsp;YOU&nbsp;choose that emotion all by yourself!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Long ago, when&nbsp;I realized you could choose&nbsp;which perspective/emotion you wanted to experience&nbsp;life from, &nbsp;the meaning of this&nbsp;song (Is that All&nbsp;There Is)&nbsp;changed for me.&nbsp; Now, when I listen to this song&nbsp;it doesn't mean disappointment, it means....&nbsp; There is much&nbsp;more to be experienced, Look around...open your mind, don't miss it, Listen... Dance to the music, the music of life that you dance to is your choice, no one else's! </span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Yes,&nbsp;the song, "Is that All There Is", &nbsp;is&nbsp;Bitter/Sweet.&nbsp; Ahh,&nbsp;such a fine combination in a song.&nbsp;&nbsp; But for real&nbsp;life,&nbsp;if there really were&nbsp;only two choices I'd choose Sweet&nbsp;for the emotion to&nbsp;experience&nbsp;life!&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">;-)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Life is a musical after all, haha !&nbsp;&nbsp; Yes, Grasshopper, there&nbsp;are songs that express just about everything, and then there are those songs with 'Special' meanings.. like "Is that all there is".&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Which leads to&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">"How would we know and appreciate the&nbsp;sweet without the bitter", We've heard&nbsp;the poet&nbsp;say.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"> Bitter&nbsp;it's just bitter to me and I want nothing of it.&nbsp;&nbsp;But sweet?&nbsp; Sweet is what really motivates me onward!&nbsp; It's addictive more than anything I know.&nbsp; I'd know sweet even without the bitter, wouldn't you?&nbsp;&nbsp;Regardless, &nbsp;everyone's&nbsp;journey seems to be a mixture of bitter and sweet,&nbsp;despite what&nbsp;one does to avoid the bitter.&nbsp; It's on the&nbsp;journeys route for each and everyone, it is&nbsp;unavoidable as surely as the destination.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">We can't change some things but... we can change our perspective, we can choose our emotion about the experience, which changes the whole overall&nbsp;experience and memory of the trip!&nbsp; We can choose whether or not we are a being of love or a being of hatred.&nbsp; We can be&nbsp;a being who 'gives' or who doesn't 'get' enough.&nbsp; Or.. a mixture of anything or everything in-between.&nbsp; We can be anything we choose to be, it really is just .... choice and staying with it.. or not, I suppose..&nbsp; </span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Recently, a dear, beloved&nbsp;friend&nbsp;departed for&nbsp;another journey and so, today, I'm thinking of my friend.&nbsp; When I think of my friend, I think of many things:</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">I first realized a profound truth about all of the relationships we have in our life, because of this&nbsp;beautiful soul, my friend.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Our friends and all of the people in our lives (the good and the bad) help us, influence us in countless ways,&nbsp;to become the people we are today.&nbsp;&nbsp;I could write a book about my beloved friend, but I won't do that here.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I'll just say, &nbsp;if not for this beautiful soul I would never have&nbsp;considered writing and&nbsp;recording my own Goddess&nbsp;music!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I am so grateful to have had this joyful friendship and the gentle&nbsp;encouragement in my life.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">I had a NDE years ago after a car accident,&nbsp;I have a post about it on&nbsp;this site somewhere.&nbsp; &nbsp;A near&nbsp;death experience is a&nbsp;preview of what is to come.&nbsp; I know without doubt that each of us will be gifted with what we gave to each other in our lifetime.&nbsp; No,&nbsp;I'm not talking about&nbsp;the material gifts.&nbsp; I'm talking about&nbsp;the emotional gifts, what we did to and for each other, what we said to each other and the intent behind it.&nbsp;&nbsp;Some "gifts" given were unintentional and some "gifts"&nbsp;felt as "bad" were really an unconscious&nbsp;choice of perspective by those who received them...and&nbsp;these kinds of gifts&nbsp;don't count, it's the intentional gifts that&nbsp;are given back to us&nbsp;and relived in detail,.... each and every one.&nbsp; It can be a beautiful experience or the opposite.&nbsp; it depends upon what you gave in the first place.&nbsp; </span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">I think of my friend now... I&nbsp;never knew my friend to ever do or say an unkind, untrue&nbsp;thing to anyone at any time.&nbsp;&nbsp; I think my friend knows what paradise and heaven are because this is what&nbsp;my friend&nbsp;gave&nbsp;in small doses to everyone, always.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I know I'm a better person for having known&nbsp;this rare soul, but our paths would never&nbsp;have&nbsp;crossed had&nbsp;my&nbsp;mind not been&nbsp;open enough&nbsp;to see what was possible in this world. I'm so glad my mind was open and so grateful to have had the blessed&nbsp;opportunity to&nbsp;come to know&nbsp;this beautiful soul as&nbsp;a&nbsp;friend.&nbsp;My friend is&nbsp;gone now, but we'll meet again, on the other side someday.&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">In the mean time I'll&nbsp;continue asking....What comes next?&nbsp; What's around the corner?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Is that all there Is??&nbsp; ahh...well.....I'll keep dancing and&nbsp;break out the booze.... and have a ball .... &nbsp;if that's all...&nbsp; there is.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;:-)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">I'll be keeping my mind open for the many&nbsp;amazing things yet to come, for this world is a place of wonderful, magical things.&nbsp; Anything is possible!&nbsp; I don't want to miss it! </span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Thank you for stopping by. &nbsp;I don't know if I've done&nbsp;the blog&nbsp;right or wrong, but... I'm on the road to find out.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It really is "all about the&nbsp;Love", to quote two very wonderful people..</span></span></p>
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