Today is Friday... The second day of Lent... No meat... Seafood doesn't count as meat... Its very convenient... I'd rather have seafood than almost anything.... *Smile*  So today is Seafood Okra Gumbo over Fresh Hot Rice...  Yes Cara I am going to make some potato salad for you baby girl....   That always seems like too much starch to me... but Cara always wanted potato salad with her gumbo...   I just feel her close this morning and it is good. A friend on loving arms had posted this... I made some changes... author unknown... so no one should be upset...  I'm in a good mood today....  Had my cry... my eyes are washed... and now I can see the world a little kinder...  Am I naive... Probably... but today is better for it...    Always Near You In my physical body I am no longer with you and yet I am here When you see your reflection shimmer in the water Smile and know that I see your smile and I smile too When you feel the cool grass beneath your feet And the sun's warmth upon your back Know that I feel it also When you hear the leaves rustling in the wind Know it is my voice softly whispering to you When you see a butterfly dancing among flowers Know that I am dancing also When you gently touch a puppy's soft fur Know that I too feel your touch When the wind swirls across your skin Know that it is I who caresses you When you love another Know that I too feel your love These words are truth Have faith As long as beauty lives upon the earth and in the stars And love lives in every beat of every heart So then do I So then do we all. (Author unknown)