A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear (that results) from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we could not produce the pearl.
Other than my parents, the most influential people in my life has been my two children. They have been my happiness and my priority, and of course my faith. I am most thankful for my two children, my family, and my friends.
Some of my best life skills are raising and caring for my children (not really children any more), using humor to make friends laugh, and achieving personal goals.
The most important qualities that I am looking for in another person is that they are Genuine – Honest – Down to Earth – have Faith – Respectful - Hard Working – Sense of Humor – Empathy for others.
The first thing that people notice about me is my smile and sense of humor (even when things are tough), my uniqueness, and my empathy for others. The one thing that people don’t notice about me right away that I wish they would is my undenying faith.
I have been through many trials and tribulations and I know that my faith will provide the path of happiness for me and my family. I typically spend my leisure time going to the park for walks, or working out on my treadmill, I prefer to be outside. I thoroughly enjoy motorcycle and bike rides, hikes at the park with my kids and just enjoying each day that has been given to me.
My friends describe me as funny, genuine, energetic, and hard working.
The things I am most passionate about are my kids, family, friends, faith, and music. I am best described as usually taking care of others. Words that describe me are, understanding, unquestioning, humane, selfless, gentle, and kindhearted.
I have a tender heart. but I also know that others need to learn to take care of themselves. I know they need to accept the consequences of their foolish or bad behavior. And sometimes, even when my instinct is to help them, I will let them fend for themselves and let them suffer the consequences of their choices or circumstances.
But most of the time I am there to help when they need me. If they are in trouble, I offer compassion and go out of my way to be helpful. If they need someone who will listen, I am trustworthy and sympathetic. And I am direct with them; when they need advice or counsel, I offer it in a straightforward, direct manner, without beating around the bush.
I am also smart enough to know that I cannot take good care of others if I fail to take good care of myself, so I try to listen to my own wants and needs. If I've run out of sympathetic energy, I spend time restoring myself. If I've ignored my own pain or frustration, I find a friend who will listen well, or go into my own private healing place and give myself permission to focus on me.
But before long, I am back at it with my friends, offering a sympathetic ear and compassion on which they learn to trust, also giving straightforward advice and counsel when they ask for it. I do know how to take care of myself, but my genuine interest is in taking care of others. Mine is a genuine compassion, because I truly have a tender heart.
"So I wrote to the paper, took out a personal ad. And though I'm nobody's poet, I thought it wasn't half bad. "If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain. If you're not into yoga, if you have half-a-brain. I'm the lady you've looked for, write to me, and escape."
"Yes I like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain. And the feel of the ocean, and the taste of champagne. You're the one that I've looked for, come with me, and escape."