it touched me

Before I went to bed last night, I watched an hour special program about the recent tragic events here in the United States.

I woke this morning and performed my usual activities; coffee, exercise, mediation, smoothie, reading a couple of posts from fellow bloggers.

A post I read touched me deeply.  My very good friend Osyth from Half Baked In Paradise published a post ‘In my mind I am free’.  Please read this post – I hope it touches you as it touched me.

After I read that post, I felt the need to record a video.

Have a happy day everyone.

58 thoughts on “it touched me

  1. I’m so glad you recorded this video this morning. I’m hoping that our collective love can combat the hate in this world. I’m holding a warm space in my heart for you as you and many others (including me) ride the waves of sadness this morning. Alexis

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    • Thank you Alexis. I normally would not do a video like this, but I felt compelled this morning and so I just did it. Thank your for listening and responding today, it does mean a great deal to me. 🙂

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    • Thank you Sarah – there was a time I was a negative person about everything. I overcame that negative person and now try to be positive with everything – does not always happen, but I try. Thanks for stopping by today. 🙂

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  2. Really moved by your video and totally echo your sentiments. Life is too short for hatred and violence. Although you say you are only one individual but if we all band together, show support, empathy and treat everyone with the love and respect they deserve then we can make a difference to this world. On the news I saw footage where people in the club were helping others to safety. When horror happens look for the helpers. There is always people helping others, this helps to restore my faith in humanity. Hoping that America will start to regulate gun control in order to prevent ( as far as they can) tragedies like this. Scotland is flying the flag of pride at half mast today over the government headquarters in Edinburgh in solidarity.

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    • Thank you for relating to my thoughts and feelings. And you are correct many individuals together can make a difference. Thanks for watching, and commenting today – it means a great deal to me. Happy Day my friend! 🙂

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  3. So touched by your beautiful heart and soul Terry! Yes – you are only one – I am only one – we are each only one – but together – one by one – we can make change – we can choose love over hate – we can choose joy – we can embrace grief and learn from it. We can support each other. Sending loving hugs from Mars to one of my favorite guys on the planet! ❤

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  4. Thank you for sharing your kind heart and soul. You may feel like one little person doing your own little thing but you have a ripple effect on those around you. Your blog touches many of us. It is a sad, sad, day and when we hear people speaking using hate speech and trying to justify what has happened we all need to stand and say no. I hope and pray your pain lessens and that maybe there is some sunshine for all of us around the corner.

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    • Thank you for the very nice comment! My issues and pain will be taken care of soon and then the adventure will start. I always appreciate your support and I am hoping your Monday is a good one my friend! 🙂

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  5. Good Morning….My heart is heavy, and I sit here shaking my head with no answers to why people can not accept others for who they are….thank you for the touching video…as tears of sadness still stream down my cheeks for those we have lost to such a useless act of terrorism, I know my heart has yet another crack in its armor…may peace with those we lost and the families now dealing with their loss…..thanks Terry…kat

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    • Thank you kat for a very heartfelt comment. I have been shedding some tears of my own as I do every time lives are loss. I appreciate you always stopping by – you are a very good person to know – you really are! 🙂

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  6. Terry I need to thank you for posting this video. It is not easy to share a heavy heart. Much easier to just gloss over and be the fairy-dust spreader. Your words are absolutely striking a chord in my heavy heart. What you say about acceptance, about tolerance about getting along together is spot on. We spend too much time in this ruptured fractured damaged world dwelling on the differences but you are right we are far more similar than we are distinctive from one another. I’m a bit of a beauty queen on the quiet by which I mean I dream of world peace. I dream of a world where people just turn the other cheek and walk by if someone disagrees. A world where no-one wants or needs to hurt others. I think it almost impossible to have a light heart today. Our collective hearts are wounded and trying to reach out to those that have lost, those who suffered in the unspeakable, unthinkable attrocity on Sunday morning. That you were brave enough to share your feelings when you yourself have a heavy heavy plateload of practical and health issues and worry and uncertainty ahead. And pain. Let’s not make light of pain. That you were brave enough speaks volumes to me about you and reminds me of just why you are one of my favourite humans on the planet.

    Thank you also for honouring me by asking people to read my little post. I am humbled, my friend. Really, I am humbled. In fact – I am virtually speechless which puts you in a league of two with Professor Stephen Hawking.

    Love and hugs to you

    Namaste

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    • Oh dear Osyth, you are very welcome for the referral to your post. It really did touch me this morning – in a good way. I guess expressing my feelings comes from years of therapy! I usually do not put them on a video for all to see, but felt compelled this morning. Happy Day to you my dear friend! 🙂

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  7. Terry….I loved your video. I think we’re all sad today (for the most part.) There is so much hatred in the world and for what reason? It just doesn’t make sense to me. The idea that a person would slaughter a group of people because they didn’t agree with their life choices is something that I cannot wrap my arms around. I try not to ever discuss politics here but if people hate us so much…and hate some of our lifestyles so much….why don’t they leave and go somewhere their beliefs are shared?
    Much love to you and yours.

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    • Thank you Laurel for watching and commenting today. I understand about not discussing politics and I do not do it either. This blog is not really about the world in general, just me in the world, you know what I mean? Appreciate you very much. 🙂

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  8. Hi,
    I hope you have had or are having a happy day, I have to admit it made me very sad to see your video today, I totally agree with you, and yes we are all unique, but hopefully together we can make a difference however small that may be, and then we can all smile together, lots of thoughts sent your way, be happy my friend be happy.

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    • Thank you Brooke, I am hoping we all can smile together also. My day actually has been good, started in a sad mood, but all is good here. Thank you for stopping by today, I truly appreciate it. 🙂

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  9. Ah Terry my heart is very heavy this day-being out of the Country at present does not leave me immune to what happened in my State of Florida and especially in Orlando-A city booming with activity, tourists and very good people. It saddens me no matter where this would have happened. If people would just accept and not judge others-allow them to be who they are it is a right for everyone. For that young girl Christine Grimme of the Voice also makes me terribly ill-I watched her compete on the show (The Voice) I watched her give fashion advice to contestants-what a sweetheart at only 22 y.o. and her brother was there-how horrific to witness this. The innocence once again snatched to a sickness that is unexplainable to my brain.My sorrow and heartfelt solace to all those affected by this tragedy. I am at a loss of words to express. As for your health my friend, fight, fight, fight you will be taken care of that I am certain about. You and Gary will journey on the RV you will be well and most important safe! That is my wish for you! Cheryl xx

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  10. It takes a special person to feel the pain of the world when most would be consumed with their own personal physical pain.
    Although unstable minds see murder as a solution throughout the world, their emotional impact on all our lives is enormous. This planet is a magnificent place containing many good hearted, kind and gentle people. We should never allow the limited evil in this world (the media tends to focus on) ruin our perspective and our desires. Instead, we should strive to improve upon that which already exists.
    Stay focused on your future plans and the joy and comfort that will return to your life. Take one day at a time and find happiness and solace in the love that surrounds you. This yields greater wealth for the soul than all the treasures to be found.

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  11. Dear Terry, I feel your pain in your poignant video. We are all reeling with the weekend’s events. I wrote a post but removed it after some negative comments. I need only goodness in my life just now so my next post will be about churches in Charleston. For every bad event or person out there, there are the vast majority who are loving and kind and non judgmental. I hope you feel happy soon. K x

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  12. Hi Terry. Thank you for a moving video and a touching link. This latest tragedy has really affected me. It’s affected me because it’s made me very angry. Angry because our politicians continue to sleep with the NRA. Angry because the gun and weapons laws in this country are atrocious. Angry because the FBI fucked up. Royally. Angry because I know that this incident will fade and be forgotten until the next one happens.
    I’m also angry at the news media. The politically correct news media will repeat and repeat videos and news now of the vigils. And that’s all well and good. But the news media doesn’t delve into the mind of the killer. They won’t because they don’t want to ruffle any extremist feathers but it’s ok for someone to go into a club that is a safe haven for many in the gay community and viciously murder 50 innocent people.
    The news media does not give op-eds about how the gun laws should be changed. The news media sucks because they just want ratings. They are cowards for not taking a stand.
    I’m sickened by our politics. I’m more sickened by those who want the right to bear arms. What about we who want the right to bear a life?
    XOXOXOXO!!!

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    • Thank you Catherine for your comment. Yes, I understand your frustration and most likely nothing will change. I don’t know what it will take to have this world and our country become better – better for everyone. Thanks dear for stopping by today – always appreciated! 🙂

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  13. Dear Terry, I absolutely share your feelings about everything you said in your brave video – thank you so much for sharing it with us! I admire you very much for your will to try to be happy – sometimes this can be the toughest thing in the world. I very much hope your pain will soon lessen!!! xoxo

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  14. Hi Terry. I watched your video twice yesterday morning (Malta time :)) I think you had just posted it on YT. And honestly I have been thinking about your words since then, and I have sent you all the positivity, love, virtual hugs and love since then too. You, my friend, are one of my heroes. As I have told you before I think, you really inspire me to do better. If not, my bad – I’m telling you now. It takes guts and strength to post a video like that. So honest and raw. Stay strong. We are with you x

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    • Thank you very much Roberta for the wonderful nice comment. I do truly appreciate you watching and commenting. I am just a person, living a life as honest as I can. I have no need to hide anything, that is who I am. Thanks again for the comment – I hope your day is a happy one my friend! 🙂

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