puzzle people at nautilus teachings

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i love puzzles
love creating mosaic’s…
as you pick up
each tiny piece
search for the
right spot
the perfect connection
a smile glides
across your lips
and
SNAP!
happiness…
putting my home back
together
after matthew,
cleaning up
throwing out
cutting down
rolling curbside
has been
to some degree
exhausting
but
i have enjoyed
the energy
created
as my fingers
stretch behind plants
and grab
all different size leaves
in multiple colors
layers
and layers
of life
all connected,
all
separated
against their will
from the rooted home
they once clung to…
we do not know
when our time is up
when
our last breath
will be taken…
in an instant,
POP!
you can be gone.
if this storm
teaches us anything
at all
it is
acceptance

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that life is temporary
that laughing
in candlelight
while playing a board game
with your kids
and spouse
while eating
peanutbutter
from a jar
is actually fun!
that all those
important
texts and emails
really were
able to wait
while you sat still
and really
listened to someone
you love talk…
it reminds us
how important
family, friends
teamwork
even strong leadership
really is…
in each family
there is one person
who is the backbone.
the one who
can focus
organize
get it all done
keep everyone
together…
the one who packs
the extra toilet paper
snacks
water
even your favorite
blanky or shirt
just because
they know
what will comfort you…
loosing electricity
meant silence
even the hum of all
the generators
was soothing
in a weird way…
it sent the signal out
we
are
ok…

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cocoa beach
was saved
from the worst
flooding
which drown so many
communities
and towns…
as we all cried
leaving our homes
praying over and over
it would still be there
as FPL, firemen, policemen
and workers of every
fix it profession sat
waiting to come help
once the storm was past
this other little storm
Nicole
gracefully took
Matthews hand
and lead him just
far enough
out to sea,
hence
SAVING us…
why were we spared?
no one knows.
i myself
saw this as a
wake up sign
from God…
my life has been
changing
and i have been
listening
waiting
praying for guidance
as to whether or not
i begin two new paths
which i hope will lead
to more opportunities…
i love my life
my studio
my ladies
and kids
who paint
and that won’t stop
but my true faith calling
is to help women
and children.
my first book
Nautilus: A Message of Faith
was read by over 2,000 people
that i know of-
maybe more, if it was past around…
my next book
is ready to print
“the girl and the box…”
I believe we are all
a mixed up
beautiful mosaic
of the people
places
and stories
of our life,
woven together
with the golden thread
of faith…
so tonight
you have the opportunity
to remember-
life is short.
sit at the table
say a family prayer
eat
laugh
listen
share…
everything can wait!
that 20 minutes
of togetherness
builds memories
and bonds
that last for
eternity…
put simply
“love the peeps you’re with!”

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