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Dagmara Almand

About Dagmara

 

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…welcome to my blog.

Life is full of unexpected changes. Changes measured by experience and  attracted by fate/ adversity. Experiences that have shaped our future. The impact of those experiences is defined solely by the ability of our imagination.

The biggest change in my life happened three and a half years ago when my husband died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 34 and life would never be the same.  There would be no more loving conversations, gazes, no more soft and tender kisses. My true best friend for life was gone. That future was changed forever. That’s the part that was hardest to come to terms with. The knowledge that life moving forward would be without him and his love.

It took a great deal of self-reflection and self-conversation about the true value of life to move on. To realize that life comes from inner happiness and knowing the treasure every day is what you do with the time between going to bed and waking up. That it is solely up to you!

I have been so blessed in my life. To live it from a place of happiness!

That’s why I started the All Love Always charity.  I want  children who have lived through loss to find a way to live in a place of happiness and beauty. Grief is a natural part of loss but seeing the beauty and joy in the world and experiencing that is what it’s all about! Life is about living and moving forward. It’s about loving every moment you are alive and sharing that love. For me it’s the value of humanity that holds the strongest bonds of why we are here. The value of laughter, friendships, seeing the beauty of the world and what it has to offer.

Death is a reminder of how truly preciouse life is. How beautiful it is. How every moment is to be lived fully. Without hesitation.

It is better to live and make mistakes than not do anything!
To experience and to feel. Not to be numb and protected from life. The journey is in the living to the fullest. And in sharing life from a place of true love with those around us. Life is too short to hold grudges, to dwell on what others think, or to be stuck in a place of  no.
I believe in loving deeply and having the courage to throw caution to the wind.
And in making the world better. Putting a smile on someone’s face today for tomorrow is never guaranteed!

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What brings me the most joy?…

First and foremost I am a mom…
I love my daughter and schedule work life so that mine is the first face she sees outside her classroom door and kisses goodnight
I love deeply passionate people who never say no to any possibility
I love the All Love Always charity and the great potential it has to help kids

I don’t believe in labels and although you could call me a widow I prefer being thought of as a person, a woman, a girl, and a liver of life…

Please take a moment to support the charity and like us on Facebook 🙂

Have a beautiful day and enjoy it to the fullest!

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17 thoughts on “About Dagmara

  1. Thank you for dropping by Malcolm’s Corner and liking ‘Look Closer, See Me’.

  2. Thanks for dropping by! I truly appreciate what you’re doing here. Pain is an interesting thing, at once creating solitude in a wide sea of others who have felt the same or similar pain. It is something universal and yet individual. After only reading this page I thought you might appreciate this poem, if you hadn’t already read it: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/177118. It’s one of my favorites.

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog! Great to read about what you are doing! Know that God loves you and He will strengthen you. Many blessings 🙂

  4. Thanks for these inspiring words and your actions which mirror so much of what I observed in my sisters and my second wife when they made similar choices in the midst of their times of grief. I chose to follow your blog and was moved by your words to pen and post a poem, “Choosing To Live On” where I acknowledged your inspiration and linked therein to this page. I hope you don’t mind and I also hope it will bring others here to read your words that sparkle with love and life. Thanks again….Don

  5. i think that hardest part of life is to live. i think most of the time, people get by on surviving, laced with some happiness of keeping the company of good friends, sometimes having a job they like or even love, but it’s usually the same old thing – 40hrs put in, at least, hang out for the weekend and then back to the same old grind. it’s as another blogger i love to follow discussed, we get in a routine and forget to shake it up. really living means stepping out of our comfort zones and that’s difficult for many of us. i know im in a place now where im working to fix that. i need out of my comfort zone so i can really live. i’ll make other sacrifices i haven’t before so that i can start having real experiences. i’ve already told family that as far as birthdays are concerned i don’t need stuff anymore, i want experiences. thanks for sharing this and i always love it when people become the phoenix and are reborn if you will and rise above the ashes. it’s amazing and beautiful.

    • thanks so much for sharing that
      the realization of the place we are stuck in is as hard as moving out that space
      but actually moving beyond that is where the thrill of life is
      you are so right… we as people get so stuck
      have a beautiful day 🙂

  6. Beautiful. I too was a widow. For me it was at 34. I felt that half of me had been ripped away, never, ever to be seen or felt again. But my life has gone on and I’ve experienced new love and a new life. I am now the person I always should have been. I would have never gotten here from there without him.
    Thanks for your ‘like’! 😀

  7. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking my post! I appreciate it very much. 😀

  8. A high five and a haiku for you…

    My love has passed on,
    Only thoughts to remember,
    As time passes by.

    Compliments of Humorous Interludes
    http://ronyaroshauthor.com/

    © 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh

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