Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday Sitar - Three things

Poet and author Maya Angelou has said many brilliant things, but my recent favorite is the following.

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"It has been said that we need just three things in life: Something to do, Something to look forward to and Someone to love."  This the ultimate bucket list.

Something to do - Based on my interest to [and often call to] write about my past and current experiences pre and post stroke, I often have something to do.  Resulting in this blog you all know that about me.  I am freelancing now so add that to my check list.

Something to look forward to - Given my prolonged holiday [the first in over 10 years] for months, I had something to look forward to.  I have met so many new friends in mother Africa I will have this on my check list for the rest of my life.  Having a connection to the African contentment is something that can not be described.  I can only liken it to when folks tell you that after becoming a parent how no one can describe the love you will feel toward that baby.  Well if you are a black American, an you've traveled to the mother land, no one can describe how it feels to be there.  No one can ever ask you to share enough about it, no one can ever vicariously experience it, and no one can EVER take it from you!

Someone to love - Well we always search for this right?  God is always at the top of this spiritual list.  Regarding the carnal list our family counts here.  Our friends count when we are in harmony.  However regarding matters of the heart - a lover, a companion, a spouse, the person with whom we choose to procreate, this is the ultimate search.  Who will love us for all of our unlovable and fabulous traits, habits, thoughts?  There is a notion that there is someone for everyone on the planet.  With 7 billion people on the planet now, truer words have never been spoken. In fact I think that there is more than one person depending where we are geographically.  The question is when, who, how and for how long?  Don't obsess just relax and let those anxious thoughts go from you.

It tickles me that God Winks during the most bizarre but perfect times in my life.  Coincidences happen to me [and to us all] to remind us that we are on the path of our unique lives.  Nothing happens by chance, no one comes into our lives haphazardly.  When we are on an airplane, on the street, in class, at church, and on the job things happen ans we encounter people for a very specific reason.  None of us are exempt.

ALL OF US have purpose.


  1. Hi! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick
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    1. Gamekey, Thank you for reading SOL. I don't know of any other stroke based blogs. You must research that topic in the Internet. But keep reading, your band looks very talented. I appreciate your comments. Have a great weekend!



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