Monday, June 20, 2016

Through The Eyes of A Child 
Ah, to see the world through the eyes of a Child,
They seem to make life so simple!
It is through their eyes that there is such a pure honesty in life!
It is their simple understanding and love that one should seek.
They hold no grudge or anger that lasts.
They show their sadness when they are sad,
And they show their love to everyone.
Their minds are not cluttered with trivial things.
To them life is simple and they see it for what it is!
And ah they accept us for who we truly are!
They have the power of knowing who really is true to them.
And when they quarrel everything is said and gone and all is forgiven !!
Their needs and wants are simple,
And they bury the past and go on.
They heal quickly from tragedy as they see it for what it is!
And they smile with delight with all their happiness.
I see their needs are small and but their joys are great!
Ah through the eyes of a child,
We could learn so much.
by MaryP 

Being ill and then spending a week with my grandchildren helped to put life into perspective. 

I was very disappointed when we unloaded my things from North Carolina last week. I realized that yes, the woman who had tried to steal all of my personal property, had indeed stolen many things, and what she hadn't stolen she had done her best to destroy. 

Gone or smashed was most of my great grandmother's china that had been brought over from Germany in the late 1800's. Gone was the beautiful cut glass dish that my grandmother had received as a wedding gift and then lovingly passed on to me when I was married. My furniture was beat up and I literally threw away half of what had been in storage.

I was still able to give some things to my daughters and keep a few things for myself. The truck has arrived here in Kentucky and will be unloaded tomorrow. I will have my work cut out for me working on the furniture, but as I looked around at my family last week I realized I had the most important things. 

So like a child I will bury the past and go on, because the only person I would be hurting by holding a grudge would be me.

Life is meant to be lived with joy, in the moment, and with gratitude. I will be trying hard to do just that.


  1. I'm so sorry about your things, Laura. Well, at least now you know and that part is over and you can work on moving on.

  2. Oh Laura, I was so very afraid your things would be destroyed. Still you have a few things and memories, no one can take those from you. Yes, through the eyes of a child I see my world more clearly also. I let go of the things that really don't matter and treasure the times with family and friends that I do have. Sending you hugs.

  3. Oh Laura I am so sorry about your family heirlooms being destroyed. I know they are just things but they were your things that meant so much to you. I am so sorry you had that taken from you. I learned to this past year that sometimes even when your life is upside down and important things are taken you can still find the blessings in what you do have. Glad you see that with being near your family too.
    Good luck with moving all the furniture.

  4. Hi Laura, been missing for a while but I'm back. I remember the story about that nasty woman. I have learned to look at the glass half full. At times I can be a challenge but it works


  5. I know exactly what you are feeling. The same thing happened to me in 2011. Still to this day, I feel the frustration whenever I go to look for something ad realize its gone due to the fact someone stole whatever it was. I have moved on however, bought another home in another state and filled it with new memories. Sorry to say, the loss remains with me, but God blesses me each day with his love and guidance. As they say, you can't take it with you, however, its nice to have it while your here.

  6. So sorry to hear about your things, but hopefully now the situation can be put behind you.


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