Monday, November 27, 2017

Cherish Your Family

"Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family."
- Joseph Brodsky


The holiday season is among us; the weather is cold now and it is time to take part in traditions that you have developed over the years. I recently went to a musical with my brother and his family in Trenton. My father, the kids’ grandfather was also there.

We all have the ability to love and I encourage you all to be giving with your love. The ability to love and to be loved is an incredible notion that we should all strive for. I am in contact with many support groups and I realize that there are often many people that do not take an interest and do not try to understand. My niece and nephew I feel have never noticed that certain things about me are different. I adore them and I am going to try and remain a positive influence on their lives. Maybe my issues are a bigger issue to myself then the rest of the world? I wonder; who else feels this way? I know that I am not alone and that others feel this way as well.

As I am getting older I realize that each one of us has things that we are insecure about. We are all on our own journey and we each have the ability to be there and support each other. Remember that positivity is contagious. You can help to improve somebody’s day with your only effort being a smile. You never know what people are going through. Always know that regardless of what anyone is going through, you can only help by sharing a warm hearted smile.

Thanksgiving was lovely and the Sunday following was fantastic. It is always wonderful to be surrounded by family. Friends are great but your family is for life. It is my wish that everyone would feel the same desire as I to truly love to be surrounded and connected with family. I am aware that many do not have as understanding a family as I, but I have to believe that family is so important and at the end of the day they are what matters. People will come and go in each one of our lives, but we only get one family. At the show with my niece and nephew I got to see the utter joy that came over them as we saw the different characters come into play. I am going to include a picture from this previous weekend. As my brother’s children get older I am going to try and assume more of a role. Thanksgiving is awesome because the kids do not get distracted by the presents. With Christmas coming there is so much more emphasis on presents. I am happy to say that I already got presents for my family. I don’t really have any wants for this year. I just want things to keep going as well as they have and I wish for true contentment for all of us. I will continue to take advantage of places to go and people to see even in the colder weather. My eyes are open to different activities to do.

Everyone has different ways of passing their time and I love to learn from everyone that I meet. I would love to hear ways in which you find ways to pass your time. I am trying to incorporate my right arm as often as possible in my various activities. This injury has given me an abundance to work on as I am continuing to live my life. It is my hope to continue improving this arm as often as I can. I would so love to one day connect with someone who lives with a tremor as I do. I will continue to reach out and hope that one day somebody living with a similar tremor to myself will reach out. I am open to any suggestions for ways to improve this arm. At the end of the day even if this arm never gets substantially better I am able to live a very full life. I will never pursue a career as an artist, but I am able to use my right arm in certain ways. What I have learned is that the more you use it the better off you will be. All the while I am ensuring that my human connections remain strong forever. I thank you very much for reading and I would love to hear any thoughts or experiences that you have had.

~ Noelle

1 comment:

  1. Every festive has its own charm. The only common thing we find is being with the family. These are the most cherished moment for anyone. they are festive in themself.

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