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Posted on Sat, Dec 15, 2007 06:09

Since we are closing in on the end of another year, I thought I would share part of my reflections from the past year and what I have learned. It has been a year of great love, great loss, pain, joy, discovery and growth for me........and through it all I always came back to the wonderful people on the blogs for comfort, joy, laughter and love. I realize now that you have become a part of my family.....separated by many miles though we are. I have touched your lives and you have touched mine. I left BK after finding what I had hoped was the last love of my life.....came back after that happy ending vanished........left again to find that honest, loving man...the one who would love me for me despite the life lines on my face. I didn't find him.....and I realize now that I am still standing....still productive....still happy ....and still fulfilled and talented and loved by many. I met my soul sister who was there to make me laugh, to cry with me and offer her best advice (Thanks Teach). I believe now that I can be happy and look back on my life when I am 90 and NOT in my rocking chair (I'll still be a rockin' though) and be satisfied with what life has given to me.......one great love in my life, wonderful children and grandchildren, many talents to share, a quick wit and a kind heart. I am at peace with my life...probably for the first time in many years.......2008 is a new beginning.....and I am looking forward to it. What are your reflections of the past year and what have you learned....and are you at peace........I hope so.


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Posted on Thu, Dec 27, 2007 10:50

Dare we ask if there is anything we want to repeat? I have a couple of ideas. lol


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Posted on Wed, Dec 19, 2007 06:08

2007 was a very tough year for me.Thanks dad for teaching me how to survive it all alone.See ya at the end of the road..

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Posted on Wed, Dec 19, 2007 05:38

Re:You look fine to me. demoman write: hahaha life lines are great. its all a part of who and what we are. I always felt that people shouldn't get there body's redone . I say that Ive earned every wrinkle, and every scar has a story to tell. I worked hard to earn the title "Dirty old man" and I'm not gonna give it up. I look older, more beat up and a lot worse for wear, and I'm that way because of the life i lead.



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Posted on Wed, Dec 19, 2007 05:18

i can write a novel with what ive learned.. this year i was resiliently silent... without me being me, i wouldve fallen into the abyss.. i may be a lil muddy but im on all fours waiting for my moment to strike.. one thing ill blurt out is that i know more about myself as each year passes.. some years it scares me, this year, it shined down for me a direct light.. no time for refractions anymore..


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Posted on Tue, Dec 18, 2007 18:24

Patti, your hospitality was what we came for and that was awesome. Forget the dusting, but could you get a cushion for the tub and a ladder so I can get out of it? on second thought I think I will put my tent over it next time and just sleep in it. Move over Sher, you are snoring!!!lmao Hey Mark, when we ride this time, could we please schedule the sun and warm temps at the same time?


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Posted on Tue, Dec 18, 2007 18:21

I would have to say that the birth of my grand daughter Callan Victoria was the ultimate highlight of 2007. Our family reunion in MA with my family coming from Ireland, England, California and my family flying to Boston to watch my niece get married was awesome. Welcoming my BK family to my cabin for the Blessing of the Bikes in May followed up by meeting more of my BK family at the rodeo was spectacular. I know that 2008 will be even better. I promise that I will ahve dusting done this time at the cabin! LOL Sher, come help!LOL


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Posted on Tue, Dec 18, 2007 08:54

REFLECT? Can I have enough alcohol ot forget? DAMM!!I can't drink makes me poorly. Lots fo good things fro others and many of my prayers for others have come through but personal world - don't start. 2008 here I come. Birthday on the 27th Jan. so fivers in an envelope from all of you. junie


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Posted on Tue, Dec 18, 2007 08:51

Re: longtallsally write: I learned that when you betray yourself, you get betrayed. I learned that everything can change in an instant. I learned that my friends love me more than I ever dreamed, that real love never gives up, that the world is a manifestation of what we hold inside and therefore we can choose to be happy or not. Mostly I learned that forgiveness is the only way to liberate ourselves.

I was told by a very good bf before he went back to his country that if someone loves you they will not ask you to compromise yourself. and anyoen who asks you to lower your standards when they are good standards is again not someone you should consider. junie


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Posted on Tue, Dec 18, 2007 02:20

Demo....don't ever change. We love you because of who you are......a man with a heart. Teach...what can I say. Your drive, heart and positiveness keep many of us on the right track...and your sense of humor is like the sunshine. Pixie....good for you. It all starts with us and how we feel about ourselves. We have to be happy with ourselves first....then we are truly happy. Junie...your sense of humor gets many of us through tough times....and you are usually right on target......maybe they all want to look like Samantha on Bewitched with those turned up noses. Ah Blait....you are beautiful on the outside and the inside...you are much loved by many. LTS....tough life lessons to learn...but very valuable ones.


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Posted on Mon, Dec 17, 2007 07:10

I learned that when you betray yourself, you get betrayed. I learned that everything can change in an instant. I learned that my friends love me more than I ever dreamed, that real love never gives up, that the world is a manifestation of what we hold inside and therefore we can choose to be happy or not. Mostly I learned that forgiveness is the only way to liberate ourselves.


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Posted on Sun, Dec 16, 2007 20:07

Good for you Pixie. Loving ourselves is the starting point to a great life.


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Posted on Sun, Dec 16, 2007 07:33

Re: demoman write: hahaha life lines are great. its all a part of who and what we are. I always felt that people shouldn't get there body's redone . I say that Ive earned every wrinkle, and every scar has a story to tell. I worked hard to earn the title "Dirty old man" and I'm not gonna give it up. I look older, more beat up and a lot worse for wear, and I'm that way because of the life i lead.

Some people call them laughter lines. But lest be honest nothing is THAT FUNNY. Some say it shows a lived in character. Well i say you should tell the character to get out of your face and go live somewhere else. Yea Dirty Ol Man - the only chance you get to that is when you run out of Swafega. I don't like false, Improvement OK. But they all look the same, and what is it with everyone wanting those ridiculous upturned noses?


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Posted on Sun, Dec 16, 2007 07:32

In 2007 I've learned that I don't need to be in a relationship with a man to be happy. I realized that I need to continue to live alone and find out who I am and be happy with myself before I could ever be happy with anyone else. It's been a slow process but it gets easier every day. Looking forward to 2008 and all the good things that life has to offer. The world is a wondrous place and everything is there for the taking but you have to go out and get it.......it doesn't come to you.


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Posted on Sun, Dec 16, 2007 04:59

Thanks Sue, your words reflect what is in my heart as well. My year has been so full of friends with the Blessing of the bikes at Baldwin and meeting several Bkers there, to CommonGround and partying with Suburban, to Rodeo and the whole damn gang there. Rodeo really was awesome with meeting James(what a sweety, you are so lucky Blait), RK and Hurricane(please come back, but I will be down to see you next summer), Charlie(there aren't words to tell what a nice guy you are, even when you try to be tough), Sweetcheeks(you are the warm person in person as you are on the blogs and I love your sense of humor), Irish(I'm so glad you are in Michigan we will see more of each other), Sher(we already knew we liked each other, so getting together was a real bonus), Mark(don't know if you are reading these still, but you are the most stable man in my life and that is just scarey), Deb(what needs to be said will be said later in this blog). I know there were many more, but suffice it to say, it was an awesome event getting to finally meet all of you. There was meeting my angel in the UP and that forever will change my life. Although he is no longer in my life, I will always have him in my heart. I do love you Bob, for your heart, your spirit, your intelligence, your humor, and for that one night that I shared your passion. All the trips to the Lamb's Ear with Sue and with the other hotties we brought there - Cinnamon and Cruisin. We found that the four of us connected and shared our hearts, our minds, and our love of antiques. Deb, you on that FatBob will forever be etched in my mind. We girls can dream of all the possiblities in our lives. lol Cinnamon, your humor and direct conversation always added spirit to the time and I look forward to many more. Then there are those that I have gotten to know through the email. To Junie, NN, Glideman, HarelyDad, Manny, Blait, TTT, Deep, Phil, and so many more, you bring beauty, passion, creativity, humor, support, and many blessings. Thank you. I met, fought, and conquered cancer and my BK family was there for me. I know it was all of your prayers that brought me through that episode. To my wonderful friend Sue, thank you for giving us this chance to look back and see how far we have come and think of our blessings. You have my heart always. I am so proud of you and happy to call you my friend. To those I may not have mentioned in name and all the rides I left out, remember we are only as good as the people we interact with and I have become a much better person because I am on these blogs. Ride safe and know that if you every make it to the great white north, you have a place to stay, just watch out for the squirrels, right RK? lololol Happy NEW YEAR to all and may your blessings be all that you need!!


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Posted on Sat, Dec 15, 2007 23:46

hahaha life lines are great. its all a part of who and what we are. I always felt that people shouldn't get there body's redone . I say that Ive earned every wrinkle, and every scar has a story to tell. I worked hard to earn the title "Dirty old man" and I'm not gonna give it up. I look older, more beat up and a lot worse for wear, and I'm that way because of the life i lead.


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