Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Telling the Truth Tuesday - posse
Several weeks ago we all met at her attorney's office to find out what each of us is responsible for legally as personal representatives or health care representatives. The lawyer said she considered us all MA's posse and that MA was the sheriff. It is a brilliant concept, because many of us tend to "take charge" of our elders, forgetting that even though they are slower and might not be able to do the same things they always did, they are still present and, if they have all their mental faculties, still capable of making decisions for themselves. It keeps us, her friends, in line and with a proper perspective.
I am beginning to think about who I would want on my posse when I get to that point.
How about you?