Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Acceptance, sounds easy. Just accept what has happened and move on. Not so easily done in reality. Every Day I start my Day with the Serenity Prayer : God Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can and the Wisdom to know the Differance.

This Prayer has been around a hundred years or better . It has been said many times by many different People for many different Circumstances in Life. It fits my "everydays".

Having to Accept Brandy's Beloved Dog Zedd unexpected death,

Having to deal with my Father in Laws hospitalization for Renal Failure, hie Dementia. My Mother in Laws hopelessness.

All of that is hard to accept. That was last week.

... Grace to Accept the Things I cannot Change
That is a Hard one.." If I had only should'a, would'a , Could'a then things would be different. Well, what is done is done. The past is the past, it is over I find that when I am upset over something,it is a person, place or thing that is upsetting me. For some reason that person ,place or things is not what "I think they /it should be". If I sit back and realize everything happens due to a series of events. some out of my control, and that everything is exactly how it is meant to be at that moment. I have to accept that we all have choices, and I can only try to make the right choices for myself. Everyone one else responds in the way that they respond.If each Day I can say to myself " This is how it is ", and Accept it. the day goes Smoother.

... Courage to change the things I can
Whoa ! That means some action of some kind on my part. MY PART.. no one else's just my own. To be willing to be honest, to be open to a new way of viewing something or doing something different. the willing to react in a different way. To stop and think before we say or do something. Willing to do what is right, even if it is not easy in order to make a Change,however small and insignificant it may seem. One little action links to another little action, and another , and another till one day they all of a sudden are a very big action that you may have had just a little part in. But you still made a differance.

...and the Wisdom to know the Differance
Ah Wisdom ! The ever eluding to me Wisdom. It comes to me in little bits and pieces. Then about the time I "think I know it, I HAVE IT"... I realize that don't really know it all.I need to watch and listen a little more. There is always Something to learn.
The things to know what to walk away from, the ones to choose to become involved
with.The Wisdom to turn it over to God (as you understand God ), and say " I can't do this on my own"
~Breathe~ Breathe~ and Breathe some more. Sometimes just Healthy conscious breathing seems to be too much. Relax~ Relax~ Relax~ start relaxing each muscle of your body one at a time, being mindful of just how it feels. Just do your best. When you do your best, it may not be perfect, but life is a Process, a journey which everyone of us is on at our own individual pace. We are all trying to reach the top of the mountain, the view just looks different to everyone, the scenery is never exactly the same.That is ok.

Acceptance, Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom that is my wish for you this day.
<3 Mary Ann

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday Musings

Remember you are a Mirror to the World. "When the World  looks at you what does it see?"

"Do you reflect Love? Do you reflect Joy? Does your Light Shine?"
And I ask myself , " Does mine?"

When you think about someone, " Is it Kind?"

When you want to say something, " Is it Necessary?, Is it True?"
And I ask myself, " Do I always ask myself that?"

Everything has purpose, it's reason for being. That is why it was created that way. Will we ever really understand Why? Probably not in this Lifetime. But everything deserves Love and respect.
And I ask myself, " Do I always remember that?"

I know that I do not always remember these things. I forget that I do not Control anything, not really, even though I wish most of the time that I did. I know that i am not always Kind or understanding, even though I can justify my "reasons" to myself.

Words can cut deeper than any knife, and stir emotions like a Storm when chosen unwisely. Words can help heal wounds, and they can express Love when chosen Wisely..

These are the things I am thinking upon this day.. I am just Musing.. just sharing.

I hope your Day is much Blessed, and Filled with Positive thoughts and action and Love. ( and I hope mine is too)

Mary Ann

Friday, December 16, 2011

December Evenings

Good evening everyone,

I tried to post a earlier blog, but somewhere I lost it. Perhaps it is out in Blog land, however it is out of my Blog site for the time being. I guess it was not meant to be.

a Quiet peaceful night


Ancient Trees

Memories of Christmas Past


Blessings to Everyone

Happy Holidays to one and all

Mary Ann

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Birthday thoughts

Hello everyone,
It is 12:15am on October 31,2011.

Twenty six years ago I became a Mother the second time to my Beautiful daughter Samantha. I remember being in the hospital for a scheduled C-section. However I started contractions about 3:00am, so she was going to be born that day scheduled or not.

I am not sure where the time has went. Each year when my Daughters have a Birthday I ask myself the same question. the Sleepless nights turned into Preschool days, then Grade School, Middle School and High School days. Birthday parties, Sleep overs,Dates and Dances, Throw in a Wedding and College, new Jobs and moving experiences...well it all continues to travel very fast.

I am learning to stop and smell the roses.

Take it One day at a Time.

to Learn from the Past, Don't worry about the Future ( the Future never does "get here" ) and to keep trying to do the Next right thing.

Why did I Push myself at "Breakneck Speed" for years? for what? Sometimes I was so busy, I did not stop to "play a game", "watch a movie", once I missed a Concert ( I had to teach a Dance class) but at what price? There are many times I did do those things, but sometimes I didn't stop to do the little things. Now I wish that I had.

I am so very Greatful to have two Amazing Daughters. I could not be a richer or more blessed Woman. On the Eve of the Youngest daughter's Birthday..it is nice to remember that

Thank you for letting me share , and if you have children or children in your life.Take time for them. You won't regret it.

Mary Ann

Saturday, October 1, 2011



We are so excited about hitting 1,000 likes. To celebrate, we are doing a '1,000 likes give away!' Wanting to enter?? Here's what you do.

Below will be a picture of a jar of beans.

To enter, go to the announcement post of this give away on our Vintage Whispers Wall on Facebook. The post will begin as "ANNOUNCEMENT POST"

Secondly, post your guess! You can only post your guess only ONCE. Place it as a comment under the Announcement Post.

Lastly, tag Vintage Whispers in a post on your wall!

Sounds easy right? Now what is the prize you ask? The winner will receive the very first pillow of our NEW "Dream Pillow" line! Scented with lavender, this heart shaped pillow will help you drift off into the land of dreams. There is even a pouch on the front for you to put a piece of paper and record your dreams when you wake! How fun is that?!

Remember you can only guess once. If someone guesses the winning number after a previous person guessed it already, the first person who guessed it will win. If no one guesses the right number, the person CLOSEST will win. Should two people be off by one number, low or high, the low guess would be the winner.

(Example: The winning number is 8. Someone guessed 7 and another guessed 9. The person who guessed 7 will win.)

The winner will be announced Sunday Night, October 2 2011, by 10PM EST if we hit our 1,000th like. If we haven't hit it yet, the winner will be announced when we hit 1,000.

The winner will be declared via Facebook Wall post! The winner will have 48 hours to send us an email to Vintagewhispers2@gmail.com to claim their prize. If the winner doesn't contact us within that time frame, the runner up will be announced.

Everyone is welcome to partake in this give away no matter where you live! We are only 10 away so get those guesses posted!!

GOOD LUCK and thank you so much for the support!

Brandy and Mary Ann
Vintage Whispers

Friday, September 30, 2011

New October

Pitter Patter, Pitter Patter, The Rain raps at the Window.

I can see the Wind Blowing the Branches of the Big Pine Tree out in the Back Yard.

The day looks a bit mournful. It has been this way for 3 days now. Rain , rain and more rain.

The Dogs come in from their outside time, and patiently wait to get their Feet dried off. I think they are tired of the rain. The Chill of Fall is in the Air.

However, on the upside of a rainy day it is a Wonderful Day to Knit.

Read a Few Magazines

Or Sew

Cuddle up with your Loved ones
And maybe read a Spooky Book , in a Comfy Chair

The day is full of opportunities !

Hope your day if fully Blessed,
Mary Ann