In The Wake Of Me

You see…

I don’t want to be

The kind that leaves

Utter despondency

On the hearts of the thee

In the wake of me.

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43 thoughts on “In The Wake Of Me

  1. jmgoyder says:

    I am in tears re my friend going blind – just spoke to her on phone so scary!

  2. dogear6 says:

    So many people do that and just suck the joy from other people. I heartily agree that I’d much rather leave people happy to have seen me and spent time with me.

    Nancy

    • Amen Nancy. Considering there are billions of us on this earth maybe our over all footprint in humanity is not huge, but for any individual we meet, we have the potential to leave a large swath behind us. I wouldn’t want mine to be destructive. I’m with you!

  3. Don’t think there’s any chance of that happening!!

  4. mewhoami says:

    Spread joy, not despair. Great words here with an equally great lesson.

  5. Thinking that won’t happen! πŸ˜‰

  6. tric says:

    You’ve never done that on my blog anyway!

  7. I don’t believe it have that in you, Colleen. ❀ ❀

  8. Mustang.Koji says:

    Wow… Did something happen to spark this wisdom?

  9. inmycorner says:

    It is impossible to not leave a wake, me thinks. It is evidence that one has lived. I love the analogy and my mind wanders to so many different waking moments. what a unique perspective on “being”. bravo, colleen.

    • Thank you Stacey! I hope you are having a lovely day and behind you flows a lovely wake of gracefulness today! πŸ™‚

      • inmycorner says:

        I am indeed awake (ish) and today was a good day, thank-you. Cool that you are going to get an “ish” tatoo. Love the cartoon you drew – you are sooo talented. I absolutely admire you!

        • I have not yet committed to the tattoo. (Mostly because I don’t have a tattoo place to go to!) But I have been thinking of getting one, and this would do it, it just….says it to me.

          And I way overwhelmed that anyone would admire me!!!! But thank you! πŸ™‚

  10. markbialczak says:

    I am so tired of you spreading your dang niceness wherever you tread, big foot Colleen Brown …

    Sorry. that was me leaving a nasty wake …

    I’m getting in deeper. OK. No more joshing.

    MDB Colleen: You are so kind-hearted. It is amazing to me that you have a self-check such as this blog today to make sure that you keep the splashes of your life pure. But it does not surprise me. You got it going on.

    • Ha! You, a nasty wake? Doubtful. Here’s the thing about niceness and kindness, if I am writing “it” than I am not writing nastiness. πŸ™‚ So the more I write it, the less I write the other. So, while I practice that, it helps me to be more mindful of the spoken word as well. Which is a little harder to reign in. πŸ˜€

  11. Well….hmmm… let me think… seems I remember… oh nevermind! I was just trying to comment something different than everyone else! Bawahaaaa (did I do that right? Never laughed that way before). You are too kind and sweet. You have nothing to worry about, except…..

  12. reocochran says:

    In the wake of you, there would not be any despondency, just all the ripples you left upon all of our hearts and the lives of many who you have served… no crying just celebrating YOU, Colleen!

    • You’re too kind Robin. πŸ™‚ But I assure you, I am not perfect. And I want to be cognizant of my wake. I told Mark, the more I write about the awareness of it, and being ‘nice’ the less I write of negative. Which is more of a reminder to be verbally aware as well. So hopefully it all works hand in hand to leave a better wake. Does that make sense? πŸ™‚

  13. April says:

    Whether you believe it or not, you are a wonderfully inspirational person. πŸ™‚

  14. niaaeryn says:

    I could never see you as leaving behind a major negative. Just sayin’.

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