Sometimes…

Sometimes bounds get broken and friendships fall apart, some relationships just aren’t meant to last ! Then there are fairy tales that are abruptly ended or places where fate stroke people hard. Sometimes people have nothing in common anymore or nothing else to say, so each goes his own way. Sometimes time nor space can drive certain people apart !

Sometimes people change for better or for worse and they suddenly find themselves doing things they never believed they could have done. Sometimes you are the one who has changed and what was once attractive to you now feels like a piece of dust.

As an era comes to an end and you continue your journey amongst new faces and familiar ones, you will realize that each ending is a new beginning aswell and that you eventually can’t be alone !

Sometimes mothers need mothers to care for eachother, sometimes brothers need brothers to get things done. Sometimes it will be strangers who put their lives on the line for you, trying to save you from harm. Sometimes it’s a friend who helps you carry on.

Sometimes all it takes is one single move in a different direction, sometimes it all starts with one to hold on.

The fifth and last Belgian Sea King helicopter made its last flight on 21 March 2019. The five search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopters had been operating from Koksijde on the Belgian North Sea coast since 1976, having saved 1,757 lives, according to the Belgian Ministry of Defence website. Their missions also included responding to aircraft accidents and recovering pilots lost behind enemy lines. The board commander on this flight lives in my hometown. Thank you for your service !

Phuro! Be inspired!

Rebirth !

We all tend to highlight big changes in our life and share our moments of glory and grief with our loved ones. We celebrate endings and new beginnings. We bring out a toast to the new born and the just married. We raise our glasses to the death and the divorced…

Now imagine : you’ve invited your family and friends for a drink…No one really knows the reason why you are throwing this party or what kind of news you are about to tell them…

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But at a given moment you demand their attention and state :

“I have a confession to make…” All eyes on you off course…

“I’ve been deceiving all of you for quite a while now….” The curiosity of your public raises…

“All these years I pretented to be someone I wasn’t and I covered myself up to meet all your needs and expectations…” Rumors all over the place….

The guessing has started…A friend shouts : “Don’t tell ! I know ! You are coming out !”

You (kind of) ignore the tumult. You bring your audience back to silence, raise your glass and you continue your speech :

“Today I would like to bring out a toast to life ! Real life ! I mean : Life as it was meant to be. Today I invite all of you to celebrate the birth of a new me.”

Auntie Claudia already gives you that look as if you’re coming from Mars. Some of your cousins start quarreling : “What the hell is she talking about ?”

Uncle Bill displays his wisdom : “Have you lost your mind, girl ?”

“Well, uncle Bill now that you come up with it. It actually feels quite liberating !”

Some have lost their tongues, unable to speak ; all they can do is stare at you…

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Courageously you continue :

“It means that I am putting an end to my self-inflicted pain and I now choose to go pain-free. I no longer sustain the belief in my negative thoughts. They can no longer count on my participation, I let them go and choose truth instead.”

“It means I am stripping off the lies that I have been told and I no longer resist or deny my own creative powers. I no longer put effort in things that cause me to move away from my essence, leaving me in pain.”

“It means that today I choose life instead of death and I clear my perception of anything that is less than perfect. I now transcend the long time trauma inflicted on me.”

It means I am completely free from the shackles of the past and choose to live in the eternal now !”

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Phuro! Be inspired!