21 Days

21 days since I laid eyes on you
Three weeks of cleansing your love from my thighs
Heartless waves crash me deep into blue
Still I hope the sunrise delivers a piece of you

The emptiness in my bed twists your words into lies
Leaving me wondering if you even miss being here

Closing off this heart of mine
To begin the recovery one last time

Yes, this really is my last tear
At least I'll try.

Love Thyself = Happiness

No one and nothing can take your joy in life once you realize that your happiness lives within you and only you. The happiness you receive from other people and possessions is only temporary & lasting happiness lives in having a healthy, unconditional love of self.

Withdrawals from Anti-Depressants: Celexa

I had to share this very informative post with you on withdrawal symptoms from the drug Celexa. I was on it for 4 months due to "situational" depression stemming from my knee surgery complications. I weaned myself off the drug as I did not like the side effects. This article helped me understand my withdrawal symptoms. Celexa Withdrawal Article

Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed | Video on TED.com

Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed | Video on TED.com

Great message - short video.

Don't Be Naive about the Death of Bin Laden

I find it hard to rejoice that Bin Laden is dead, not because I mourn his death, but because I mourn the innocent people who died on 9/11 and all the soldiers that have lost their lives since then. I do believe he is NOT with virgins being a celebrated martyr, but he is burning in the lowest pits of hell for all the innocent's he has harmed. Don't be naive, our troops will not be coming home now that Bin Laden is dead. Statistics prove that when the head of a terrorist organization (including drug cartels) is "assassinated", the violence typically increases after his death. We need to remain vigilant and continue to protect our Freedom from this insidious twisted way of thinking that wants to do away with the world's human rights.  We have to work on changing people's hearts but we also must protect our way of life with a vengeance. I also want to address Obama's speech: It was well done. I am no Obama fan, but I don't agree with those of you that think he was taking "all the credit" for finally pulling the trigger on Bin Laden. I believe it was a calculated message to the leaders and terrorists of the world that if you want to blame someone for Bin Laden's death, blame Obama.... He had to approve the decision and he made the final decision. I think it was a smart move and established that he has the guts to make the hard decisions. I'm still no fan of his, but give credit where credit is due.

Carrie Underwood & Vince Gill - How Great Thou Art

Beautiful rendition of this song.

It's not how big your share is, it's how much you share.

Moving song.