Sunday, January 16, 2011

My Blog

Sometimes I read my posts, and think oh wow........I do not write much in the way of entertainment.....the reason though, that I write much of what I write.......I know that there are many who suffer, who are hurting, who are searching.

I don't claim to have answers, just thoughts. My thoughts come because of how I spend most of my days, teaching yoga at a drug/alcohol rehab center. My students teach me more than I ever teach them. They share their thoughts, their feelings and views on life. They talk about their struggles, but also about their victories. We laugh and cry, get angry sometimes and wallow in guilt.......but everything they share with me.......teaches me a lesson.

I go into class some days full of myself, and those are the days I learn my lessons in humility.
I walk in, thinking that my life is difficult and overwhelming, that is when I hear the saddest story I have ever heard in my life. Some days I stand in the class room and wonder why I am there, and that is when some one tells me that I have helped them to make changes in their life.

I share my thoughts on this blog, hoping that the words I write are words that some one needs to read......that maybe just one thing will comfort, will inspire, will give hope or encouragement.
During my life, words that I have read have inspired me, to pursue my dreams, to have courage, the written word has lifted my spirits, brought a smile to my face and made me think. I have spoken before about how important words, how powerful words are. I want my words to have meaning and substance, not to be shallow and thoughtless.

My blog may not be cute, or amusing. My blog may make some of you uncomfortable and stir feelings that you had pushed into the darkness long ago, or it may remind you of things forgotten. My blog may cause a tear to fall or a smile or maybe make you swear. It is my blog....
my thoughts, my reaching out to anyone I can help. My blog.......comes from my heart.
My blog is....... my transformation, my information.


  1. Couldn't say it any better Jilda. Nice post.

  2. From reading your blog, I know you are one of the lights of the world. We all write for different reasons; that is why I enjoy reading all types of blogs.
    I love variety: in nature, reading, people etc. You are truly yourself on your blog, Jilda. And that is what you should be.

  3. I like your blog. You do a good job and I think accomplish what you describe.

  4. I just had to let you know, Jilda, how I feel so unsure of my blog. Many times I think, "Oh dear, I should never have started this." But I love all the friends I have made and I just ask God each day to give me ideas. It is scary for me, so I think I get what you are saying.

  5. Your blog is beautiful, as are your words. Jilda, you just keep doing what you are doing. The words are and do make a difference my big hearted blogging buddy :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  6. You sound like a lovely person, Jilda.


  7. My blog is just my story, and sometimes stories have their ups and downs, so all I can tell you is keep on writing, you do have an impact!

  8. thanks to all of you for the kind words, You all have made my night!