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Sitting, staring off into space, wondering what life has in store for me, where will I end up, how long will my presence be known on this earth? I have no answers for these questions I ask myself day in and day out. I guess all people have the same questions, it's just human nature I assume, we are definately creatures of habit, saying, doing, and acting the way most others do, never caring if it's the right way, only doing what the "norm" is. But is that right? Should we only do things because others do, or break out of the pattern and make a statement? I know I am a special person, a loving caring individual, a person that tries to make a difference , a person who makes a statement. I want people to think they have gained something special if they have met me, a soft warm spot in their heart. A Place where thoughts of me, make them smile. That is what I feel is my purpose on this earth. I have met so many people in my life that have brought me much joy and laughter. No matter how long it has been since I have seen them, thoughts of them make me smile, that is the kind of person I have so strived to become.

As I have gotten older I have learned that life is so short, and that we must live each day to the fullest. My Dad always said to live each day as if it were your last, and probably one of the wisest pieces of advice came from my 10 year old daughter. She said to live each day as if it is your last, live each day as if it were your first and live each day as if it is your only . That touched my heart, and my soul, it was so true and yet so wise from such a small person. However she was more right about life than most adults ever are. I try very hard to heed my Father & Daughters words, although it seems so hard at times not to let the daily trials and tribulations get me down. I always try to think of a way to make my life better as well as to make others days seem more special too. We take so many things for granted, and that is a sad thing, days go by so very fast, we get older, our children get older and soon we are old and there is no way to turn the clock back. Time is gone, never to be found again. Our youth is gone and the youth of our children is gone as well.

Life to me is like a pie, each day you take a small slice, savor it, enjoy it, because tomorrow that slice of pie is gone forever. Sure there will be other pies, but never a piece identical to that particular piece. I want to enjoy every day that way, every experience, every moment.

I have a funny side to my soul I think, a side where I let myself go, carefree with no inhibitions. Almost a place to escape to, to take time for myself. A place where special people go with me, a place I don't think they forget either, it's deep within my soul, my secret place. Laughter, love and sometimes romance fill my secret place. Its so wondeful to have a spot where within yourself you can relax, to chill out, to gain back the control in your life that seems to slip away during trying days. They too will pass, and you will meet the next trying day more equipped to deal with it. More refreshed, feeling better about life in general. I have some very special people in my life, and they know who they are ... These people I hold close in my heart, close in my secret place, I love you very much. You have brought me so much happiness and laughter. You have been there for me when I have been up and down, through thick and thin, making the hard times easier to bear. That again is the kind of person I have strived to be as well. A friend who listens and truly hears.

So to all of my dear special friends I hope I have brought some love and laughter and very special memories into your life.

Much love and warm wishes.

~~Author: Nikki~~

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