You know family....sometimes it's so hard to grow, to know when it's time or where your path may lead. With all my knowing and not knowing, I have often refused to acknowledge what I do know in terms of doing what logic dictates must be done. Why?....cause growth is painful, that's why. It often means leaving so much behind for horizons unseen and unknown. It means too much for me to write about because life for me has been and still is a journey that will not allow my mind or spirit to rest. My death will be a lonely one for I do not long to have others cling to me or to have myself clinging to anyone. What will the remainder of my life be?....I do not know, for I haven't written it yet and my hand trembles with the pen today. Since the number 9 is the number of completion I want to leave you with these for the wise to acknowledge. 1. History is good to look back on so as to bring the best into the future but not to go back to. 2. No one can fight your battles for you although many may help you to win. 3. No one can ever do for you what you refuse to do for yourself. 4. Your friends are clearly seen in times of adversity. 5. Those who do not support their own is worse than a disbeliever. 6. God/Goddess helps those who help themselves. 7. Since two energies can not occupy the same space at the same time, the choice of positive or negative energy existing within yourself is up to you. 8. Since we all are living to die, it makes no sense for us to be dying to live. 9. Success comes to those who know when it's time to get out of your own way. Have a Joyous Day !!