It’s OK to Color Outside the Lines… ~BY Gabrielle Angel

Sometimes Autumn and I did color outside the lines. It was OK with our Dad and Mom, too. When we got our first coloring books and crayons, there was a lot of coloring done mostly outside the lines. Could it be some of those pictures just begged to be colored in this fashion?

The nice part was our parents never made a big deal of “perfect coloring” on those pages of a coloring book. Dad and Mom both sat down to color with us, that was always fun. I have such memories of those good times. Autumn and I were both just fascinated with all the colors of crayons to choose from, so many awesome colors! 🙂 We really did share quite nicely I must say, no battles over who got what crayon. In fact, being twins we often helped each other out with this vast array of colors. What would be the best crayon choice, we would discuss these things. It was nice always getting each other’s opinions, it was and still is very nice having a twin sister to do this with. 🙂

Eventually of course we did start to color inside the lines in pictures, that is. Autumn and I seemed to put our own spin on colors and what would look best where.

I was thinking of this earlier today. I had been looking at a collection of pictures given to me over time by my nieces and nephews. I save these things, being sentimental over all their hard works and appreciating the effort they all made. I saw a lot of coloring both inside and outside the lines. Also some very unusual color choices, I liked that. All the nieces and nephews seemed to be free thinkers early on. Yay, that makes me smile and be feeling happy.

The expression “coloring outside the lines”, well to me it means to be free to express yourself. Be different, be unique and be who you are most especially. Dare to dream, think outside the box and of course always stay true to yourself. Those are just a few of the thoughts this expression brings to my mind. I wonder what it makes others think about? Anyone have an opinion or thought? I feel Autumn and I were very blessed from early on in our young twinnie lives.

We had a Dad and Mom who thought it was OK to express ourselves. We twinnies would have turned out so differently if we hadn’t been able to do just that. In chatting with Autumn about that, she agreed.

We also both remembered a birthday card she had given Mom a couple years ago. One of the lines in the card was, “Thanks Mom for telling me it was always OK to color outside the lines”. Leave it to that twinnie to find such a cool card for Mom and one that said such a right on statement.

I think those of us who really do color outside the lines are a bit more happier in this life. That is again my humble opinion only. I am now wondering what  anyone who happens to be reading this happens to think. If you feel like leaving a comment, please do! 🙂


Quotes ~By Autumn Sunshine

On finding new love …

“Ages and stages….and finally there is You …”

“As I braided a red ribbon through my hair … I smiled and thought of you”

“He is everything you are not … He has found my soul”

“Hello … you are the dream I never stopped believing in”

“I am and you are – US – having a new beginning …”

“I never gave up, so I am learning … patience pays off”

“I want to love you perfectly, I will … I’m magic”

“Listen to the music … dance with me and let’s just ‘feel'”

“Take me with you … don’t go without me”

“What were the odds, I wonder? We got lucky …”

“Where were you when I was sixteen? Hmmmm …oh right, waiting for me to grow up”

“Which way does the wind blow … this time it was kind to both of us …”

“You are the answer to my question…feels like I knew you for always…”

“You call me Sunshine … and touch my heart with your caring …”

“You have my heart; I trust you with my life, after all …”

“You were out there and I was here … now we are Us …”

Today~written By Autumn Sunshine


Today I remember


the smiles

and the laughter

and happiness


our future

and now

you are gone,

only a whisper


but on the other

side …

and I am here

and missing you

it’s the waiting

to understand

and the time to heal

that is the worst …

I have made it


the hell …

Craig~ only a whisper away … Forever, Babe! Death did not win ❤

Crushed~by Autumn Sunshine


I never want to see a trace

of you, go run your race

find another place

you are very unkind

it’s not all in my mind

everyone sees you

for what you are

it’s so clear

you are not the one….

no way

just stay


and I will be forever glad

you are slightly mad

possessed by greed

take heed

in my words……

I see the writing on the wall

you can hear my footsteps down the hall

wait on my call

you will be waiting a long time….

I burned it all

every last connection

you can just take the fall….