Tuesday December 16th 2014

Not.

“You are not your age,
Nor the size of clothes you wear,
You are not a weight,
Or the colour of your hair.
You are not your name,
Or the dimples in your cheeks,
You are all the books you read,
And all the words you speak,
You are your croaky morning voice,
And the smiles you try to hide,
You’re the sweetness in your laughter,
And every tear you’ve cried,
You’re the songs you sing so loudly,
When you know you’re all alone,
You’re the places that you’ve been to,
And the one that you call home,
You’re the things that you believe in,
And the people that you love,
You’re the photos in your bedroom,
And the future you dream of,
You’re made of so much beauty,
But it seems that you forgot,
When you decided that you were defined,
By all the things you’re not.”
~ Erin Hanson (E.H)

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Sunday January 5th 2014

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
~  J. R. R. Tolkien more

Favorite Thursday October 11th 2012

Thought for the Day

Little Things

Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand.
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land. 

So the little moments,
Humble though they may be,
Make the mighty ages
of eternity.

So our little errors
Lead the soul away
From the path of virtue,
Far in sin to stray.

Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Help to make earth happy
Like the heaven above.

Julia Fletcher Carney
(1823-1908)

Today’s thought dedicated to bebe

Sunday September 16th 2012

Thought for the Day

VALUE OF FRIENDS

Give me kind friends, true friends in need,
Who don no idle, winning wiles,
And who will be true friends, indeed.
If storms abound or fortune smiles.

I care not for lavish praises
That oft come from the vacant mind.
Nor the empty, studied phrases
Which leave the heart and soul behind.

True friends will more than press my hand,
And more than cheer in time of bliss,
And more than empty words extend
When multitudes grow cold and hiss.

Trustworthy friends will help and cheer,
Will make the timid spirit brave.
Will light the path, though dark and drear,
Which leads from sorrows to the grave.

Give me true friends and let me be
Throughout this life, from day to day,
As true to them, as they to me—
What pangs of anguish ‘twould allay!

Our joys increase as friends increase—
They cause us more to love mankind,
And joy and gladness ne’er will cease,
If we ourselves in friendship bind.

~ Bernhart Paul Holst
(1861-1940)

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Favorite Sunday September 9th 2012

Thought for the Day

The Clock of Life

The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.

To lose one’s wealth is sad indeed,
To lose one’s health is more,
To lose one’s soul is such a loss
That no man can restore.

The present only is our own,
So live, love, toil with a will,
Place no faith in “Tomorrow,”
For the Clock may then be still.

by Robert H. Smith,
copyright 1932, 1982

Do you know Robert H. Smith?

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Favorite Wednesday August 8th 2012

Thought for the Day

“For years
I have been dreaming
of turning
writing into a sport
in the Olympic Games
that is called, tentatively
Wordlifting
in which I’d give
my simplest performance
by lifting
the lightest and
the liveliest
 word:
Love

till it flies
lifting me, weightless
into a sky
of loving
eyes.”

~ Lifting by Ouyang Yu
(1955 – )  more