• Jill O. Patrick

Oh Yeah, I'm Still Here

Hey! Hey, you! It's me, Jill! YES, I'M STILL HERE....

I know, it's been a while since I've posted a blog, but my intentions are good. I've started a few and either didn't complete them or hadn't started them when I probably should have. Whenever I blog, I need my words and my feelings to match up. I like to write from my heart, my place of expression and creativity.

This morning when I woke up, I couldn't lay in bed any longer. Words and feelings begin to jump on the inside of me. I thought to myself, "Hey, it's me Jill, and guess what? I'm still here!" LOL

There's been a lot that has happened since my last blog, but I'm not going to share the things that have brought on sadness. I'm going to start afresh. I'm going to start with a feeling, a knowing, a satisfaction that I'm still here. There's so much for me to accomplish, dreams that I've yet to dream, hopes that I've yet to see come to fruition. Plans that have yet to be drawn out, more smiles that have yet to be smiled.

I feel joy on the inside. I've got some work to do. I have meaning and purpose ahead of me. My future looks as bright as I anticipate today's afternoon sun shining. I look forward to actions to be acted upon, events to attend, words that have yet to be read and written by me and by others. I feel light and excited. I feel alive. Recently, I felt giddy looking at this old vintage car and asking the owner for permission to stand nearby and take pictures. It sure is a beauty.

Today I look forward to kicking my heels together, if that is possible. I look forward to smiling and I look forward to saying good morning and good afternoon as the students pass me by in the hallways.

I'm feeling refreshed and I know that there is purpose for my life and pain. A reason for me to acknowledge progression, and a reason to stand up as tall as a pineapple. Yes, I'm still here and it feels good.

So, as you go about your day, do you need to remind someone that you're still here? Does a friend or family member need to be reminded that you're still active in your own life? Have you taken a moment to acknowledge the many things that you have to be grateful for? If not, let today be the day. In the meantime, take good care of yourself and have a wonderful day.

Love ya,



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