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Tuesday, April 22, 2008
She Carries Me Through
Gentle words, caring spirit
touches my heart.
From within the darkness,
emotions swirl, trapping me
behind a cage, with no door.
I see no way to escape, and I
collapse under the weight.
One single hand reaching out,
to soothe my broken, empty heart.
Someone to lean on, someone who
cares, as I take their hand, and release
I feel her arm around me,
as she holds me really tight.
Softly whispering in my ear,
that you are going to be alright.
I am here for you and I will stay
Carrying me, like a mother
does a child. Carrying me,
over the rough edges of hurt
and pain, until I can find the strength
to walk on my own again.
She carries me, as I hold her hand,
and say -
Thank you, you saved my life.
She carries me through.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
A New Idea!
I am trying to come up with some new ways to bring more attention to my blog and hopefully more people will read it as well. I seem to be stuck on what I can do to make it more attractive.
Please, if you have any suggestions, post a comment and I will take it in to consideration.
I hope to continue this blog, but I will see where it goes from here.
I am looking to keep the theme about Inspiration, so I hope to be inspired by your ideas!
Saturday, July 14, 2007
The Power in Words
To help, encourage, and inspire
To give me wings that help me fly higher
To pick me up, when I fall down,
and help me stay on sturdy ground.
To help me calm my inner fears, to be
there as I wipe away all the silent, hidden
To be hope, to be light, lets me know
that its alright.
To share wisdom, and to care
is really just your way, to help me
break free of these chains, so I can
journey on my way, and make it through
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Alphabets of Happiness
Accept others for who they are and for the choices they have made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives, or actions.
B- Break Away
Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to accomplish with your life.
Create a family of friends whom you can share your hopes, dreams, sorrows, and happiness with.
Decide that you will be successful and happy come what may, and good things will find you. The roadblocks are only minor obstacles along the way.
Explore and experiment. The world has much to offer, and you have much to give. And every time you try something new, you'll learn more about yourself.
Forgive and forget. Grudges only weigh you down and inspire unhappiness and grief. Soar above it, and remember that everyone makes mistakes.
Leave the childhood monsters behind. They can no longer hurt you or stand in your way.
H - Hope
Hope for the best and never forget that anything is possible as long as you remain dedicated to the task.
Ignore the negative voices inside your head. Focus instead on your goals and remember your accomplishments. Your past success is only a small inkling of what the future holds.
Journey to new worlds, new possibilities, by remaining open-minded. Try to learn something new every day, and you'll grow.
Know that no matter how bad things seem, they will always get better. The warmth of spring always follows the harshest winter.
Let love fill your heart instead of hate. When hate is in your heart, there is room for nothing else, but when love is in your heart, there is room for endless happiness.
Manage your time and your expenses wisly, and you will suffer less stress and worry. Then, you'll be able to focus on the important things in life.
Never ignore the poor, infirm, weak, helpless, or suffering. Offer your assistance when possible, and always your kindness and understanding.
Open your eyes and take in all the beauty around you. Even during the worst of times, there is still much to be thankful for.
P - Play
Never forget to have fun along the way. Success means nothing without happiness.
Ask many questions, because you are here to learn.
Refuse to let worry and stress rule your life, and remember that things always have a way of working themselves out in the end.
Share your talent, skills, knowledge, and time with others. Everything that you invest in others will return to you many times over.
Even when your dreams seem impossible to reach, try anyway. You'll be amazed by what you can accomplish.
Use your gifts to your best ability. Talent that is wasted has no value. Talent that is used will bring unexpected rewards.
Value the friends and family members who have supported you and encouraged you, and be there for them as well.
Work hard every day to be the best person you can be, but never feel guilty if you fall short of your goals. Every sunrise offers a second chance.
Look deep inside the hearts of those around you and you will see the goodness and beauty within.
Yield to commitment. If you stay on track and remain dedicated, you will find success at the end of the road.
Zoom to a happy place when bad memories or sorrow rear an ugly head.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Inspired by the actions of others.
Next time you see someone who you admire or look up to, let them know. I bet they will appreciate hearing that someone sees them as such a positive influence. Too often people get caught up in negative judgements and stereotypes. I hope more people learn to be compassionate towards others and get to know someone for who they really are. I think that is a great lesson that I can pass on to others that I meet.
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Santa's Secret Wish
"Santa's Secret Wish" by Betty Werth
On Christmas Eve, a young boy with light in his eyes, looked deep into Santa's, to Santa's surprise, and said as he nestled on Santa's broad knee, "I want your secret. Tell it to me."
He leaned up and whispered in Santa's good ear, "How do you do it, year after year?"
"I want to know how, as you travel about, giving gifts here and there, you never run out. How is it, dear Santa, that in your pack of toys, you have plenty for all of the world's girls and boys? From rooftop to rooftop, to homes large and small, from nation to nation, reaching them all?"
And Santa smiled kindly and said to the boy, "Don't ask me hard questions. Don't you want a toy?" But the child shook his head, and Santa could see that he needed the answer. "Now, listen to me," he told the small boy with the light in his eyes, "My secret will make you sadder, and wise." "The truth is that my sack is magic. Inside, it holds millions of toys for my Christmas Eve ride. But, although I do visit each girl and each boy, I don't always leave them a gaily wrapped toy. Some homes are hungry, some homes are sad. Some homes are desperate, some homes are bad. Some homes are broken, and children there grieve. Those homes, I visit, but what should I leave? "My sleigh is filled with the happiest stuff, but for homes where despair lives, toys aren't enough. So I tiptoe in, kiss each girl and boy, and pray with them that they'll be given the joy of the spirit of Christmas, the spirit that lives in the heart of the dear child who gets not but gives. If only God hears me and answers my prayer, when I visit next year, what I will find there are homes filled with peace, and with giving and love and boys and girls gifted with light from above. It's a very hard task, my smart little brother, to give toys to some and to give prayers to others. But the prayers are the best gifts, the best gifts indeed. For God has a way of meeting each need. That's part of the answer. The rest, my dear youth, is that my sack is magic, and that is the truth. In my sack I carry on Christmas Eve day, more love than a Santa could ever give away. The sack never empties of love, nor of joys 'cause inside it are prayers, and hopes. Not just toys. The more that I give, the fuller it seems, because giving is my way of fulfiling dreams. "And do you know something? You've got a sack too. It's as magic as mine, and it's inside of you. It never gets empty, it's full from the start. It's the center of lights, and of love. It's your heart. And if on this Christmas you want to help me, don't be so concerned with the gifts 'neath the tree. Open that sack called your heart, and share your joy, your friendship, your wealth, your care. " The light in the small boy's eyes was glowing. "Thanks for the secret, I have to get going." "Wait, little boy, " said Santa "don't go. Will you share? Will you help? Will you use what you know?" And just for a moment the small boy stood still, touched his heart with his small hand and whispered, "I will."
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!