Quote Tuesday


tree (Photo credit: Sheila in Moonducks)

Today, instead of a quote, I have a poem for your day. divider4         Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
Can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity,
To every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work for only the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of your others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past.
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize one another.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words, but in great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best in you. ~ Christian D. Larson


A Monday Thought

A Sunny Day in Cornwall

A Sunny Day in Cornwall (Photo credit: nosha)

“Today, this day…
It is a once in a lifetime day.
Let’s live it, beautifully, gratefully and passionately.” ~ Unknown

Have a great day!


Week 30, The 52 Project


The Passing

Well, it’s week  30 of The 52 Project. This face is of my beautiful g’daughter, D. Lately, I’ve been melancholic because of this little girl. You see, I feel that I’ve known her since the womb. I met her the day that she was born and I’ve loved her ever since. The thing is that this photo represents a passing.

D. is almost 8 and the bond between us is, though still unbreakable, I feel the tugs that come with her moving towards girlhood. She is no longer a baby, she is a little girl living in a world all her own. Although I miss that baby who always had time for g’Mom and loved to say ‘let’s cuddle.” Yet, I can’t help but be proud, as I watch this strong, amazing little girl head out into the world, armed with the confidence and assurance that she is unconditionally loved, knowing that whatever happens in her life, in addition to her home with her parents, she has another home where the doors are always open and she is always welcome.


Creative Writing Saturday

Two Paths

Two Paths (Photo credit: Robert Hruzek)

This poem never fails to place me in a reflective state of mind. In fact, I discussed it, for the first time, way back when in this post. LKW


The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. ~ Robert Frost