menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

choIces

There are certain words I simply appreciate.  I enjoy breaking down their root meaning and finding personal messages within their letters.

One such word for me is CHOICE.  Perhaps because there is a big I in the middle of choIce.  I respect and appreciate that we all make daily choices- where to live, who to spend quality time with, where to work, what to eat, and who to take as a life partner.

7,810,423,756 that is the world population count and you get to choose one as your soul mate.  I found this statistic even more interesting as it was posted on Facebook by my girlfriend,  Hiba  who resides in Egypt. It resonated so clearly that the planet is indeed full of choices.

As I laid down to enjoy the solitude of my Sunday evening, I thought of Lisa Cain..  Lisa was a former resident of one of our family’s apartment buildings.  Like all of us, she had choices to make.  She was a working, loving mother.  She enjoyed quality time with her friends and family.  Unfortunately for Lisa, her choice in the 7,810,423,756 population has left her  hospitalized with severe burns after she was set on fire, by a jealous boyfriend.

http://q13fox.com/2015/04/13/detectives-searching-for-man-62-accused-of-setting-girlfriend-on-fire-in-seattle/

Today, we shine the spotlight on Lisa Cain and keep her in our thoughts and prayers for healing.  And for all of you that in love and life, you make the right choIces.

choices1