Optimus Amicus

She sees me when I think I am invisible
Knows where I am when I am lost
She makes me smile when I forgot how
Knows what it takes to make me laugh


She says what I need to hear
Using words I never knew existed
She lifts me up when I am down
Using energies of her own to help


She makes me think I am special
Telling me how I am unique
She pulls me out of my hidden place
Telling me it is not as fearful as I think


She talks to me for hours upon hours
Writes when we cannot speak
She makes up words to make me feel better
Writes them so I can say them back


She is the one person I can always confide in
I can tell her anything that’s on my mind
She listens to me and then makes me laugh
She is my Optimus Amicus, my soul mate, my friend.


Too often people associate a soul mate with a wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, lover. This is not always the case. Someone who is a friend can be a soul mate. It is two people whose souls have touched and intertwined. 

I have known people whose family members are their soul mates, or others who are friends that have never met, but talk to each other a great deal and know so much about each other because their souls connected. It can be friends with people who are married to someone else. Just because someone is a soul mate doesn’t mean there is love/lust situation. It transcends love. Becomes something more.

No amount of arguments or upset can keep soul mates apart. When you have found yours, feel blessed. Some people can go a lifetime with never finding who their one is, or meeting them and not stopping to get to know each other. 

Maybe that moment of “love at first sight” is not that, but more souls connecting across a room and interlocking into place.


Sometimes You Will Never Know The True Value Of A Moment Until It Becomes A Memory

As we go through life, things happen and things change. People happen, and people change. Not all change for the worse though, some change for the better, although sometimes these changes are wrought in a burning fire. You can hurt each other badly, or one hurts the other badly and it seems that it will end. If you are that close though, you will get through it and come out the other side stronger, more resilient and closer than ever. I am not saying to go out and cause a ruckus with a friend as both sides have to be willing to forgive, even though it may take time, strength and energy. It is not something that will happen the next day, sometimes it can take weeks, months or maybe longer. If you are really close to begin with, don’t walk away. Give it time. That is a great healer, truly.

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When you think you are not happy …

I have been thinking over the last couple of days about how this town has changed in the three and a half years since I have lived her. Water levels have risen, houses have appeared, more people have moved in, people have moved out, but most importantly – life … moves … on. Maybe not easily, but it does. Sometimes we have to adjust the way that we live our lives but we don’t have to give up on it. Remember:

When you think you are not happy with your life,
always remember somebody is happy
simply because you exist.

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You Don’t Have To Be Perfect … You Just Have To Give It Your Best Shot

Karen Salmansohn said: “The first step to living the life you want, is leaving the life you don’t want. Taking that first step forward is always the hardest. But then each step forward, gets easier and easier. And each step forward, get you closer and closer. Until eventually, what had once been invisible, starts to be visible. And what had once felt impossible, starts to feel possible.”

This is true. If you are not where you want to be, or where you need to be, keep going. You will get there.

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