When I was in grade school, they told me to write down what I wanted to be when I grew up.

I wrote down happy.

They told me I didn't understand the assignment,
I told them they didn't understand life

- Unknown

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life. ~John Burroughs
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. ~Vernon Howard
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

June passed......

June of 2014 passed.
It flew by... in my mind.
And I am feeling better
leaving guilt  and hurt behind.

I'm trying not to let my mind go back
and dredge up all the past.
Nor think too far ahead...
but hope long my life will last.

I'm concentrating on today...
and all the beauty it might hold
as though today were all I had
as though today were gold

For time just keeps on ticking,
the seconds fleeting by.
And I cannot retrieve them
of that I can't deny.

Each day that I let pass me
without living to the full...
is a day I can't get back
no matter how hard I pull

Each day I wake up thankful
that my life is so much blessed.
Knowing full well the day
may put me to a test.

It might bring news of sadness
or bring challenges all new..
But it might also bring great joy
And skies a pure clear blue

No time to waste a minute
to have sad thoughts...that just might make me cry
I must make the most of this new day
for soon it will pass by

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