All the below quotes, photos and poem are by my Uncle Gunnar Timothy
To let go doesn’t mean to stop caring
It means I can’t do it for someone else
To let go is not to cut myself off
It’s the realization that I can’t control another
To let go is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural consequences
To let go is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands
To let go is not to try and change or blame another,
I can only change myself
To let go is not to care for, but to care about
To let go is not to fix, but to be supportive
To let go is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being
To let go is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes,
but to allow others to affect their own outcomes
To let go is not to be protective,
It is to permit another to face reality
To let go is not to deny, but to accept
To let go is not to nag, scold, or argue, but to search out my own shortcomings and correct them
To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires, but to take each day as it comes and cherish the moment
To let go is not to criticize and regulate anyone, but to try to become what I dream I can be
To let go is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future
To let go is to fear less and love more
—My dear sweet Uncle Gunn sent this to me 9-23-11
UNCLES AND NIECES, THAT LOVE TO PIECES~ by GUNNARD ANTELL
UNCLES AND NIECES, THAT LOVE TO PIECES
FAMILY AND HAPPY HOMES.
WHEN ONE GETS WEARY, THE OTHER ONE IS CHEERY
AND SAYS “IM HERE . . .YOUR NOT ALONE.”
WARP SPEED WORK BY DAY, THEN AT NIGHT WE JUST PRAY
LET GOD SEEK REST IN OUR BONES.
FORTURNES DISGUISED, ARE PERCEIVED IN OUR EYES
AS MIRACLES BROUGHT FROM ABOVE
SO WORTHY ARE WE, FOR IT IS OUR CREED
TO LIVE AND SPREAD ABOUT LOVE
TIME KNOWS NO BEGINNING OR END WITH US
FOR WE JUST SERVE SPENDOR – AND THAT IS ENOUGH
OUR HEARTS ENLARGE AS MINDS BECOME OPEN
THE SPIRIT WE SPREAD – IS OUR LIFE LONG TOKEN
SO AS UNCLES AND NIECES STILL LOVE TO PIECES
LOVE UNCONDITIONAL AS US TO IT IS KNOWN
IN OUR TIME IN OUR SPACE – WE WILL COME TO EMBRACE
THE ETERNAL DREAMS WE HAVE SOWN
Sunrise from my Uncle Gunn
Left Uncle Jack, Aunt Sandee, My Pa, Auntie Karen, Uncle Steve, and too cool for school Uncle Gunn. Doesn’t he look so cool?
This makes me smile! 😀
Little stones make big mountains~Inspirations from Uncle Gunn
Silence in God’s Land
and anything that makes noise is for many unthinkable.
to do, and next to dreadfully boring? Non-sense!
let your mind go to the silent, find the kinderd spirit of God
within you! Let it be loud in the silence of the awkwardness.
love inside of YOU!
Discovering the silence within you is a whole new plane,
and we may just want to go there with HIM again and again.-GTA
Glimpse of glimmering trails
caught the rays as they sail
Across the partially trimmed sun
No time~No place
No season~No space
Will ever let me forget you
In those clouds that swirl of pinks & grays,
In those clouds that swirl of pinks & grays,
sometimes helping lost ones find their way
Makes me humble He has spared me trouble,
set me free in so many ways
Next time I’m feeling life screaming very loud
I think I’ll look up with kindred spirits to the clouds
Gunnarisms Two~Inspirations from my Uncle Gunn~“Take This Job And LOVE IT ! ! !
Find contentment not in wishing for ALL of what you want,
But in the realization of how much that you already HAVE.
Loose the Closed Mind to watch the world open up in blossoms before your eyes,
While the weight off of your shoulders become feather light.
Great service in establishments are plentiful. Our great service to ALL other human beings is
Found in those rare humans that treat EVERYONE as God’s miracle in giving contentment.
Being sixteen again and young at heart is not something we try on now and then,
It is an ongoing mindset in contentment.
Green is the color that I truly love,
Green is the color that I often think of.
So precious of a sight to see
The tiny spouting inner leaf.
Just when I think that I have mastered “the know”
That is when it is time to grow
Just as the inner leaf has taken form
That is when I am forewarned
For to be fully grown is a master plan
When I am fully grown, I will be in HIS hands
For my work here will be done with toil and pride
And forever I will be by HIS side
But till then green is what I want to know,
When I am green, I will always grow.
I will seek out progress, and not perfection
For I will not know all, nor all the directions
Show me the way that HE would have me go,
For I have not the answers, nor do I know
To HIM I beg for knowledge and dream
That I will be Forever Green.
Believe that your powers, and your potential have no limits,
And believe always in your own goodness.
Wake each morning with the awe of just being alive.
Discover in each day the magnificent small miracles,
Displaying awesome beauty of the world.
Explore and embrace life within yourself,
in awareness of everyone you see each day.
Reach within your spirit to find your own special being.
Amaze yourself and arouse those around you,
To the potential of each new day.
Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect;
For this is the essence of your humility and humanity.
Let those who love you help you.
Take down the WALL to trust enough to take what others offer.
Look with hope to the horizon in each new day,
For today is all we really have.
Live this day like it were your last.
Let a little sun shine out as well as the sun shinning in.
Create your own rainbows, even if it is for yourself.
Be open to all possibilities.
Believe in always, and in always…. believe in Miracles!
Author Unknown re-write by Gunnar Timothy
People come into your life for a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime.
When you know which one it is for a person, you will know what to do
for that person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need
you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty,
to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically,
emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a Godsend, and they are!
They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrong
doing on your part, or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do
something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die.
Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a
stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire
fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered,
and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has
come to share, grow, or learn. They bring you an experience of peace, or
make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They
usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real!
But, only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons: things you must
build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to
accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use
in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love
is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
Thank you for being a part of my life.
Some of us have rarely been allowed to stand alone as ourselves, breath, touch our inner soul,
think, reflect, take deep breaths of our OWN….and simply “BE!”
Work like you don’t need the money, Love like you’ve never been hurt,
And dance like no-one’s watching—ALWAYS in everything.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never in nothing,
great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Cherish your wishes and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul
and the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Like the light in the dark of a dismal night, let your self STAND OUT as glowing,
warm, and welcome, PROUD in the unmistaken truth, that YOU own YOU!
IF YOU DON’T
If you don’t run your own life, somebody else just might.
Get busy living, there are too many other people who are busy slowly dying.
If you don’t stop questioning, you may never start resolving.
Don’t look down on anyone, unless you’re helping them up.
Don’t find the failure path that everyone else does, success may lie in making Your own path.
Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong.
Don’t be a pessimist who sees the difficulty in every opportunity, be an optimist that sees the
opportunity in every difficulty.
Don’t be lonely in life building walls, build bridges instead…and connect with others.
Your treasures in life are not hard to find.
Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful, and soon you will see,
Your Inner most being will always be happy.
A glowing warmth will surround your soul,
As you bream through the best transition of all.
When you become willing to share what is within,
You will find that your fervent search for riches will end.
So join me in this transformation so AMAZING and new,
Begin looking for the priceless treasures in YOU!
5 thoughts on “My Father’s brother~Gunnar Timothy”
So many things of deep beauty!! God bless your uncle!!
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This is a lovely page full of inspirational words. I like the most “I m free” it’s just wonderful.
Convey my regards to your uncle.
Thank you so much for sharing his beautiful and inspirational thoughts with all of us.
Sending you lots of Luv and Blessings
Wow a lot of bueatiful written words, thoughts, poems. I loved the one about letting go. I have two sons 22 and 18… It’s hard to let go, but they have to make their own life, their own mistakes, their own experiences. Thanks for staring your blog and sharing your art with he world. It is delectable!!
I love how you created this page!