What we leave behind …

A friend passed away last Friday after a massive heart attack which took 80% of his heart. I listened to what some of the people said about him and was astounded by what this quiet man left behind. Not just a wife, or family, but an impression.

He was a minister of a small church in a dying town. He never pushed his beliefs on others but encouraged people by his actions. His small church not only handled his parishioners, but friendships, strength, encouragement, support and a non-judgmental attitude. Didn’t matter what you believed in or what your faith, he welcomed you to the community with open arms and took you under his wing if you needed support.

I have seen ministers, priests, rabbis and other religious leaders/preachers who preached your damnation, with hell fire and brimstone. They would condemn you before they would accept you. This man truly walked in the footsteps of the one called Jesus.

I now challenge you to think of what you will leave behind. The Egyptians left their statues, tombs, language. The Greeks left their scrolls and other art. Ancient man drew his/her life on the walls of caves. What do we leave for those who come after us? Even if it is only for our family and friends. Doesn’t matter if you are Christian, Muslim, Jew, Pagan or any other belief that exists. What will you do to be remembered.

Ugly day

Could have been better. Not sure about what is happening and can’t seem to get any enthusiasm for starting a projects. Phone calls, searching for information, being sluggish and not wanting to do much are just a few of the things driving me nuts. Jr. went with his friend shopping yet didn’t tell anyone. Wonder what all he is doing right now. The flurries of white flakes seem to be teasing me into doing something, but the grey skies have won out today.

Hope others are having a better one.

Who am I?

One of my friends on the Blogging sites asked me to be a bit clearer as to who and what I am as a Wiccan. I think he has a point. I have been a pagan all my life, though I was suppose to be raised Catholic I was never truly comfortable with it. I have always been close to nature and never could get my mind around the one GOD theory. I also could not get my head around if the first human was a male and a female came from him, why do all males have only one chromosome and females have two. I began studying ancient religions (both polytheistic and monotheistic) at a very early age and became a closet “Wiccan” in my teens. I didn’t start studying magic until I was in my twenties. I tend to believe that is the best time to start those studies because you can settle down and actually learn something about it instead of declaring you are a witch and play with magic which can prove dangerous. I found that magic is not something I would or will use freely, but I know that I have the knowledge if I need it. As for my personal life … I am married with a son who towers over me and spends most of his time on the computer or sleeping which none of us like but can not change. I have three furbabies, Two dogs, One cat, who also give us a run for our money. I am a crafter which entails working on things that normally do not include modern tools or technology (unless a stove, electric mixer or other homemaker items are needed). Technology is NOT a friend to me, yet there are times when they are necessary. I love working with animals, horses, dogs, calves, cats and the like are my favs. I also enjoy working out of doors, swimming, horseback riding, dancing, music, singing, and want to learn drumming, the harp, the flute. I also do reenactment. Medieval, black-powder and steampunk (a recent idea). I hope this helps know more about me.