a bit of this and that

June 14, 2015 at 2:43 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

the four elements of wisdom-

I am sorry

I was wrong

I need help

I don’t know

these seem like no brainers, but just in case, here they are:)


Othello- “i have no wife.”

this struck me in fact due to a man i have come to not only admire but also respect, lost his wife a few months ago.  he had cared for her throughout her illness. he was with her when she left this journey.  one of the things he said to me (no names as this is his story) that will stay with me til i leave this story, “i don’t have a wife.”  to be a part of two that seldom is out of each other’s company to suddenly be ……. without that person. stunning to say the least and even more so to live through.


A couple of things from the movie THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

The young girl says ” that is the truth, we die in the middle of a sentence.”

of course not literally but i certainly hope to go in the middle of a sentence rather than just waiting for that last period at the end of the last sentence.  have you ever wondered what that last sentence would be? what do you want it to be?

mine will not be “rosebud” that is for sure. i don’t want those i love spending years trying to understand what i was trying to say or what i meant.  my greatest hope is that it will be 1) how much i loved 2) how grateful i am for the life i have had 3) how much i love to dance.


where there is hope there is life-Anne Frank.  this doesn’t need much explaining.  i will hold out hope until the very point where in order to leave my family with hope i will give up this life.


the last good day you don’t know is the last good day.  well i certainly hope not! otherwise it would not be the last good day. although i believe or hope that i could know and still have a good day.  i don’t think they are mutually exclusive.  although to be fair i can’t say for sure.  i know that i would hope to spend each moment with those i love laughing about the old days along with some of the new.  listen to music, make prank calls, you know the sort of things.

the meaning of life can be found through these words:








love-( is an invitation)

i invite you to love with all your heart, hope with all you have, be generous whenever possible (this includes kindness and love). never lose your wonder at all the amazing bits in this thing we call life.  believe in something, start with yourself and go from there. knowledge is power and it can never be taken from you. oh yes there are those who will say what about brain dis-eases? somewhere in the fibers of your being is everything you ever knew throughout your life. courage comes in many forms, you didn’t have to serve in the war or rescue people from a fire to have courage.  gratitude is one of the easier ones.  each day you wake up, you have the chance to live these words.



  1. prenin said,

    I have learned that my happiness does not depend on other people as they always betray you in the end.

    Just live, love and be happy! 🙂

    Love and huge squishy hugs my friend!!! 🙂


    • s blake callahan said,

      i wish you much love and joy in your life!!

      you are the sweetest man (aside from chris of course) i have ever known.

      sending you much love and hugs!

  2. jmgoyder said,

    What an absolutely amazing post. I feel as if I have always know you!

  3. Terry said,

    What a beautiful story and post. I loved and enjoyed reading it. Hugs dear friend

    • s blake callahan said,

      i am so glad you liked it! since you are a real writer it is inspiring to hear you like what i have written.

      sending you love and light, with big warm hugs!

  4. Judy said,

    I copied this post and printed it out. The wisdom here is priceless and every person on earth would benefit from reading it. Thank you, Sandra, for elevating my life!

    • s blake callahan said,

      i have to say that of course i am flattered by your praise and in truth a bit embarrassed. thank you so much for your kindness and i am still looking forward to the time (if you can work it in) we meet again.

      sending you big warm hugs and love my dear friend

      • Judy said,

        Oh, yes! In the fall I would love to come. Please clue me in as it gets closer as to when it would be best.

      • s blake callahan said,

        Fall here is beautiful in our mountains!

  5. appletonavenue said,


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