Month: January 2017

Dear World- The Gift Giver

Dear World- it’s me- Tilly

I love to give gifts, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, or any other holiday, but I also love to give gifts for no reason at all, just because.

Anyone can buy a gift, hand it to the person it is for- easy-peasy right?  However a true gift giver knows it is not only about ‘shopping’ it’s about finding something that represents the person. A true gift giver places this special treasure with tender care in the package, it does not have to be wrapped in layers of tissue, bows and ribbon to make it special, it could be as simple as a white plastic garbage bag!

Hand-made, store bought- re-gifted, it matters not, what matters is the love. Does it matter if it cost lots of money? No, price isn’t what counts. There is a flip side to this statement as well, if I choose to spend a lot of money, that is okay as well, because the price is the price for what I think is the perfect gift. Sometimes buying a smile is in order.

There is a down-fall as well, if the gift is rejected, or you see disappointment, you are heart-broken for you thought for sure they are going to love it, but you can’t please everyone, they are who they are, and want they want, next time I will get it right.

Giving to another is who I am, I love to give, and that won’t change, it is part of me and guess what? I like that part of me!

Sending love on the wings of the wind,





There are Worse Things

Copyright 2005, Tilly Rivers, all rights reserved

There are worse things
I suppose than dyingtillyrivers_2017
Forgetting to live is one
Not remembering
To tell the people you love
That you care is another
Taking for granted
How the sun feels on your face
Not living in the now
Moment to moment

Inner peace

There are worse things
I suppose than dying
Forgetting to smile is one
Laughter is another
Please don’t forget to laugh
Assuming time stands still
Time is neither friend nor enemy
Not caring

There are worse things
I suppose than dying
Forgetting to care
Turned to ice
Don’t forget to love
A chance to bloom
Taking without
Giving back
Not feeling the rain
On your flesh
Inner tranquility

There are worse things…


Dear World- Real Life

Dear World- it’s me Tilly

Have you ever asked yourself why you stopped focusing on real-life, the every day moments that matter? As a society have we really traded in conversations for screens?  Any screen seems to do the trick really, your phone, your computer, your tablet, the television, anything that you can bury yourself in so that you don’t have to pay attention to the people in your life that are real.

I remember as a child growing up that after a certain hour a station on the TV would stop broadcasting and the screen would turn to static, it was called ‘white noise,’ an annoying noise in the background. Is that what real-life is now?  Is a conversation between two people becoming an annoyance? Would you rather watch life, lurking in the background or creeping someone’s profile on Social Media than engage in your own life and build the relationships you have?

Have you noticed that as you spend more and more time with your screen, that the people around you start doing the same thing? Screen life, verses real life.

I get that we need an escape from the everyday, and need to take some time just for ourselves, and maybe that ‘escape’ is a game on Facebook, or reading a funny tweet, or whatever, but when your focus is 98% on screen verses off screen- when you would RATHER watch something or someone else than be present in the moment, when REAL-LIFE is a picture to put on screen, or a video in the hopes of it going viral… I think that can lead to regrets, for no one is in your life forever, and time can not be reversed.

How many times in your life have you heard, or said “If only I had five more minutes, with {a parent, spouse, child, grandparent, lover, friend etc.}?” In your grief, you have come to realize that you have FOREVER lost the opportunity to be with that person and you vow that  you will ‘stop and smell the roses, because life is too short’….but like most promises we make to ourselves, we don’t follow through, not because we lied, not because we are horrible, our intention was honourable at the time, but because….


Because why?




Copyright Tilly Rivers, 2016, All rights reserved
A web of trust is created
Easily torn

The creator has a great task
Spinning each strand
With truth
Against the endless cycle of
Fear or let down

A web of trust is created
Effortlessly in tatters
The inventor has a noble undertaking
Spinning new strands
Upon which confidence in another is built
That we may rely upon
Embracing the eternal sequence of sanctuary

A belief in another

A web of trust is created
With ease ripped beyond repair
The designer must be of gracious heart
Spinning strands with strength
Pure light, untangled
Never to devour-but a gentle touch
Banishing the shadows of failure
Building a foundation

A web of trust has been created
By you
For me
Delicate yet strong
Fragile yet pure

Byin Rlab: Blessing

Copyright © 2005 Tilly Rivers, all rights reserved

The Tibetan word for blessing is “byin rlab” pronounced “Chin lap”. Byin means “magnificent potential” Rlab means “transformed” I have many blessings in my life, but my greatest blessings are my children. Whose magnificent potential grows daily and who have transformed my life to that of unmeasurable love, beauty and inspiration. Thank you for being amazing!

To my miracles: J, S and D

Before my eyes you are:Transforming, little children no more
This world gives you so much potential, you give the world so much more
Everyday you’re my gift,  blessings you give to me
Creating within -Each inner quality, That I had not seen before-Did not appreciate
Increase the goodness with in

Wholesome purity of love unmeasured love
Because of you -My mind -My heart-My spirit- is stronger everyday

To deflect and destroy
The wrong characteristics with in me
That tries to dominate

Each blessing I receive
Strengths me
Until the negative deteriorates to nothing

Each blessing you give-Is as simple as your smile
Yet not simple at all
For as I look into your eyes-I see the unconditional love we share
You are -Mtilly-rivers_hand_2017y sun-My wind-My rain
The three stars -That shine continuously

You are -My love-My hope-My everything
You are each day without fail
My byin rlab
My blessings


What Happens

What Happens

Tilly Rivers Copyright 2005, all rights reserved

What happens when, there is nothing left of your dream–Except the dust on the floor?

What happens when, you just do not care, can not find your way out of the despair?

What happens when, who you believed in proves to be a lie?

What happens when, you can’t fight anymore?

What happens when, you are tired of standing strong, being alone?

What happens when, you need someone to share the load except only your shadow is there?

What happens when, you beg the world to help…help the dream dust become real once more?

What happens when, the answer is silence?

What happens? Damn it! What happens than?


Ladies: Fun Ways to Boot out a One-Night-Stand

© Copyright Tilly Rivers 2005, all rights reserved

It’s an equal opportunity world peeps, women can and do have one-night stands; and this is a  ‘just-for-laughs’ list on how to boot out that guy in the morning that seems a little too clingy.

{Note: for the haters, no I am not advocating one night stands, nor am I saying that you should do it- that choice belongs to the individual}

1. Ask him what his ten-year plan is for your future children…
2. Look him directly in the eye and ask him if he would like to serve you breakfast in bed….for the rest of your life.
3. Wake up with a stretch and say… “Man I had this horrible dream that I was with this guy that”… look over and exclaim, “oh sorry…”
4. Get on the phone and pretend to be looking for the justice of peace in your area…. When he looks at you strangely, cover the mouthpiece and say. “ But you said we were going to elope last night…don’t you remember?”
5. Ask him for his mother’s number so you can set a family meeting…
6. Tell him he is worthy of being introduced to your…ten…cats…
7. Ask him if he thinks the laws for stalkers are too serious….
8. Pretend to be looking for clothes in your closet and mumble that you just know your mother’s wedding dress is in here some where….
9. Roll over and ask your make believe friend Mage if she likes the man in your bed, and than have a fight why he is just the perfect one….
10. Invite him over for the weekend at your place on planet Xaina… the third planet from the tenth sun, in the second solar system….