Life Stories

I guess I started this blog to share my photos and a few tales from our little ranch.   Showing the lives of little donkeys, chickens, dogs and horses is so light hearted and fun.   I always enjoy the farm and animal stories of other bloggers.   I also love reading blogs where people tell a little more about their own life stories, the joy and deep thoughts they have.   I have considered writing more about some of mine, but the ones that I think about are from the previous chapter in my life, and involve others who are grown and living their lives out in the world.   Telling their life stories through mine could be an intrusion.   And so maybe writing life stories and calling them fiction would make sense.    Or would recalling those times end up bringing on too many memories better left alone?   That is what I think.

For example, they might include a stepson who drained the trust accounts of younger siblings for his own selfish purposes.   They could include irresponsible, arrogant actions of that same someone that led to a chain of events resulting in the tragic death of a young man, his own brother....at least in some opinions.   That young man had been a Marine and returned so very broken.   Such life stories might include a first time mom raising two needy stepchildren, both with diagnoses that make the days much more difficult than she would like.   She tried so hard to make a difference in their lives, to teach them things they would need to know in order to live as productive adults.   She took on more than she could handle at times, having made the choice to leave her career and let her husband work the long stressful hours to support the family.   She wondered about her future, not realizing that in ten years time, that family would be gone.   

And she would begin a new chapter in her life, and paint it on a canvas through a blog.   

 Remember the joy, leave the past where it belongs.   I think it's a good choice.


Comments

linda eller said…
I think all of us have pasts that we wished hadnt happened, but they did, and you are right, leave the past behind and look to today and our futures.
Tabor said…
We cannot ignore our pasts as they have formed us. We just cannot punish ourselves for lost opportunities and misplaced energies. We look forward for sustenance.
You have made the correct decision. Look forward, never look back.
Mary Ann said…
"Remember the joy, leave the past where it belongs". Denise, those are wise words, and I'm glad you've reminded us of them today.
Lynne said…
The past in each of us sometimes comes up and rattles itself around a bit . . . sometimes I squelch it back down . . . but more so of late I grab ahold, take a look and ponder on how it all has somehow come together. Not perfect for some, not always perfect for me . . . but not all bad either.
Comfypjs said…
Wow, that is a very insightful post. I believe that our past makes us what we are today. But I also believe that our past can be a help to others. I use what I have been through from my past to help others who may be going through a similar situation. I believe in my heart that people should not let their failures or anything that may have happened to them in their past define the rest of their lives.
Daryl said…
an insightful touching post ...
Nancy said…
I'm like you Denise -- I prefer my blog to be a happy place for me and my readers. Sometimes I'll describe my day or what my husband is up to -- but I don't ever post anything that would hurt another person's feelings or intrude on their privacy. Great food for thought. xo
Terri Buster said…
I would choose the same- leave the past in the past and remember only the joys. Have a wonderful weekend!
Rain said…
Oh how true Denise -there are so many stories in all of us-some need to come out- others not-..... The wisest of us may know....... But most of us just try simply to live it and continue on as best we can..... Wishing you happy moments and days with no struggles....
Rain :)
Lin said…
It's a tough call on what to blog about and why. The blog, while it can be cathartic, is also posting about other people and it's a tough call on what to write. I think some stories are best left to our memories or for discussions with those who are close, but I don't find it good to write about dark things on my blog. But...that's just me.

I like to find the good and the funny in daily life and that is what I usually blog about. Sure, sometimes there is sad or crabby or bad to report, but I try to keep it light.

Sounds like you tried really hard in your life, and I think that counts for a lot. I'm hoping there are points for trying at the end. God knows, I've racked them up too. :)

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