Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Serious Wednesday: The Craziness of Writing



On Passionate Writing

It is a writer's greatest pleasure
to hear that someone
was kept up until the unholy hours 
of the morn
reading
one of his books.
--B. Sanderson




Writing is the strangest
and most interesting,
besides the most misunderstood,
craziest and hardest
most frustrating--

yet satisfying talent--
or is it a curse?
career?
hobby?
job?
                                                                          purpose?

A writer will certainly dwell in stages of 
despair
discouragement
hopelessness

yet writing affords deep . . .
satisfaction and pleasure,
determination
happiness and joy 
by one act of a reader, in reading.

To the real writer, 
that is enough.


Blessings!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sunday Morning Peace: Sailing

Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until we have been stuck,
incapacitated, or blown off course for awhile.

Plain sailing is pleasant,
but you are not going to explore many unknown realms that way.

--David Whyte

Friday, May 17, 2019

Rambling Friday: Puppy Time!

Major Cuteness Alert!

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Why would anyone want a Bullmastiff dog?
Just kidding.
This adorable pup came into our lives just days ago
because son Dan wanted him; had always wanted a Mastiff.
Since son Dan is traveling for work,
Mom and Dad are dog sitting. :)

Being a typical puppy,
he has toys and whatever he wants to chew on scattered all around.
He's a fast learner:
Climbs the stairs.
Learning to "go" outside.
Teaching him to heal and not sure if he's learning that, 
or giving in to the big bad woman. Lol

Anyway I describe, he's annoying, yes,
but oh, so cute and adorable.

My older two dogs don't care for him much...
but I love him.  


Do you own a pet?


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sunday Sunshine: When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
You hung my first painting on the refrigerator
And I wanted to paint another.

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
You fed a stray cat
And I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
You baked a birthday cake just for me
And I knew that little things were special things.

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
You said a prayer
And I believed there was a God
that I could always talk to.

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
You kissed me goodnight
and I felt loved.

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
I saw tears come from your eyes
And I learned that sometimes things hurt--
But that it's okay to cry.

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
You smiled
And it made me want to
look that pretty too.

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
You cared
And I wanted to be everything I could be.

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
I looked...
And wanted to say thanks
For all those things you did
When you thought I wasn't looking.
--Mary Rita Schilke Korsan


Happy Mother's Day!!



Sunday, May 05, 2019

Sunday Sunshine: The Daffodils

Daffodils

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd--
A host of golden daffodils
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I, at a glance,



Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced, but they
Outdid the sparkling waves in glee;
A poet could not but be gay
In such a jocund company;
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought.

For oft, when on my couch I lie,
In vacant or in pensive mood,
The flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
--William Wordsworth

Friday, May 03, 2019

Rambling Friday: Everyone Wants to be Loved

Everyone Wants to be Loved

I think.

Here are a few suggestions on how to accomplish that:
  • Don't contradict people, even if you're sure you're right.
  • Don't be inquisitive about the affairs of even your most intimate friends.
  • Don't underrate anything because you don't possess it.
  • Don't believe that everybody else in the world is happier than you.
  • Don't conclude that you have never had any opportunities in life.
  • Don't be rude to your inferiors in social position.
  • Don't repeat gossip, even if it does interest a crowd.
  • Learn to hide your aches and pains under a pleasant smile. Few care whether you have an earache, headache, or rheumatism.
  • Learn to attend to your own business.
  • Don't try to be anything else but a gentleman or woman, and that means one who has consideration for the whole world, and whose life is governed by the Golden rule, "Do unto others as you would be done by."

Quote:
Do not fear to step where God leads.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Sunday Sunshine: Promises

For God said:

Call upon me in the day of trouble,
and I will deliver you.
--Psalm 50:15



They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
--Isaiah 40:31



His mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.
--Lamentations 3:22, 23



Ask, and it will be given to you:
seek, and you will find;
knock, and the door will be opened to you.
--Matthew 7:7



I am with you always.
--Matthew 28:20



Never will I leave you.
never will I forsake you.
--Hebrews 13:5




His words never  fail!
His words forever remain true.

Blessings!

Serious Wednesday: The Craziness of Writing

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