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Posted in Belief, chains, cosmos, Daily Life, Dreams, Emotions, Fiction, Friends, Life, Memories, Musings, Pain, Passion, People, Personal, Poem, POETRY, Ramblings, Ramdom, Random, Reflections, Spirituality, Thought provoking, Thoughts, Truth, Uncategorized on July 26, 2014 by Mandy








an arduous drop

a flutter of  hope

eternal riven

of  promise?

©AvdL 2014



Posted in Daily Life, Dreams, Emotions, Fiction, Hope, Keep love alive, Life, Memories, Musings, Passion, Personal, Poem, POETRY, Ramblings, Random, Reflections, souls, Spirituality, Thought provoking, Thoughts, Truth, Words with tags , on February 7, 2012 by Mandy

Utopian dreams

buoyant in the mist

harbinger somewhere


Posted in Daily Life, Emotions, Fiction, Life, Musings, POETRY, Ramblings, Random on September 6, 2010 by Mandy



Dry tears on my cheeks

spring blossoms new beginnings

on paper I will bleed



Gentle spring rain

In silence and memories

Love requires more


©AvdL 2010


Posted in Daily Life, Family, Friends, Life, Musings, People, Personal, Ramblings, Random, Reflections, Spirituality on August 15, 2010 by Mandy


To “let go” does not mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else.

To “let go” is not to cut myself off, it’s the realization I can’t control another.

To “let go” is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural consequences.

To “let go” is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands.

To “let go” is not to try to change or blame another, it is to make the most of myself.

To “let go” is not to care for, but to care about. 

To “let go” is not to fix, but to be supportive.

To “let go” is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being.

To “let go” is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes, but to allow others to affect their own destinies.

To “let go” is not to be protective, it is to permit another to face reality.

To “let go” is not to deny, but to accept.

To “let go” is not to nag, scold or argue, but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.

To “let go” is not to adjust everything to my desires, but to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.

To “let go” is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.

To “let go” is to fear less and love more.


Louise Hay



Posted in Daily Life, Dreams, Emotions, Family, Friends, Life, Musings, People, Personal, POETRY, Ramblings, Random, Reflections on July 27, 2010 by Mandy

Light of flickering candles

Golden glow all around

Illuminating my face

Closing eyes in this space


Soul searching for you

Soft whisper of movement

Even in my darkest despair

Is it me or do I even dare


Wild beating of my heart

Shocking in its rawness

Could you hold me my love

For you can show me how


I want to live in your love

Walk on the waters of life

Empty my soul in this dream

Hold me….Console me

©AmandavdL 2010


Posted in Daily Life, Dreams, Emotions, Family, Friends, Life, Musings, People, Personal, Ramblings, Random, Reflections, Spirituality on July 26, 2010 by Mandy

I am so lucky to be able to attend Woman’s Empowering seminars on a regular basis, and cannot even begin to tell you what a wonderful and positive influence it’s had on my life.   We live our daily lives, doing what we have to and so easily get despondent when things does not go our way!! What we have to realize is that by following basic steps and be thankful and kind towards others, will have a major impact on our lives. … most importantly, to talk and tell those people closest to us what and how we feel.  If only we can truly see that we were born to SHINE in this lifetime….to really make a difference, to believe in ourselves, the world will be a better place.



 Thanks for everything you’ve done. – Say it to your mother, father, grandmother, or sister; whoever deserves it. Say it when it’s least expected and when it will make the most impact.

 You’ve changed my life.

 I need you.

 I’ve only got one life to live. – This will give you tremendous motivation.

 Nothing can stop me.

 I love my life.

 There’s nothing I’d rather be doing.

 I can 

 I will 

 I have 

 I’m rich with love in my life.

 I’m doing what I was meant to do.

 I conquered my biggest fear.

 Glad to help you.

 I have all that I need.

 I don’t care what people think.

 I’m honest.

 I’m going for it!

 I’m proud of myself.

 I’ve learned from my failures.

 I have no regrets. – Many people believe everything happens for a reason. So why would you have any regrets?

 I’ve never had more fun in my life.

 You hurt me.

 There’s more to life than this.

 I love you no matter what.

 I’ve accomplished a lot.

 You’ve been successful.

 I’m listening. – Sometimes it’s more important to listen than to talk.

 I’m here for you.

 Words can’t describe the way I feel.

 I’m not giving up.

 There is no place like home.

 It was a pleasure to talk to you.

 I have all the time in the world.

 I need a hand.

 You’re my best friend.

 I’m glad you were here.

 I’m just going for it.

 I can’t thank you enough.

 I’m trusting my inner feelings.

 I follow my own path.

 What a wonderful world.

 I take full responsibility. – Own up to your mistakes, people will respect you.

 I came, I saw, I conquered.

 I haven’t said enough.

 I’m not afraid



Posted in Daily Life, Dreams, Emotions, Family, Friends, Life, Musings, People, Personal, POETRY, Ramblings, Random, Reflections on July 18, 2010 by Mandy


When I started this blog 4 months ago, I did not know what I was going to write about.  All I knew was that I had so much in my heart and soul to share.  I also did not know that there are people (in the blogosphere), with such strong emotions and love, and would become  a part of my daily life…a friendship that will grow and lift my spirits every single day…with beauty, joy and such grace!!  I am talking about YOU, YOU and YOU!! 

The respect, warmth and love in our community blows my mind every single day!  We have not met face to face, we live miles apart, we have our own lives to live…yet…we come together here and share our hearts which makes the world we live in a better and happier place.   I want you to know that I treasure every single one of you, your friendship is my greatest gift, you put laughter in my eyes, you are my pillar…and your friendship and encouragement means more than I can ever put into words.

Jingle has rewarded us with so many AWARDS before, (thank you for all your love and support Ji) and want to share each and every one with YOU!!..If you are HERE, please go to my AWARDS PAGE, pick what you want, because YOU deserve them. We recently had the beautiful Pink Award sent to us…I received it back over and over again!!  That is how much love there is.  Thank you for making me feel so special and to YOU who has sent it back.  I am honored and proud to be among such talented writers and poets.

I wanted to write

I got YOU

I wanted a minute

I got YOU

I wanted Love

I got YOU

I wanted an angel

And got ALL of YOU

Thank you…from my heart.



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