Home is where the heart is and being thankful on the path least traveled…

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..

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( “I do not do, say or write something to been seen or heard… I do, say or write something because it needed to be done, said or written…” , no nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 ).

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.” T.S. Eliot

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” Pope John XXIII

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” Langston Hughes

“Just because you feel someone does not love you as much as they should, does not mean they don’t give you all the love they have”..

Hello Diary,

It is a Tuesday morning, two days before the Thanksgiving holiday begins… a somewhat pleasant day for November… spent the last few days preparing for the holiday, penning some thoughts, living life… thought I would pop in briefly to share some thoughts, perhaps a memory or two before venturing on down the path…

As I said, while doing daily activities, I were preparing for the holiday as Thanksgiving is usually the start of the holiday… prepared my holiday feast…

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Having chicken instead of turkey with all the fixin’s…. 🙂 I also opened the Kindle, browsed my library and download ebooks to read over the holidays…

Xmas Kindle

Have near 3 years of holiday novels downloaded, a good read on a wintry evening with a glass of wine… 🙂 I also got the holiday cards out of storage…

xmas cards

Will spend some time tomorrow sorting and making a list (and checking it twice.. 🙂 ), already have the holiday stamps… and speaking of holiday meals, as it is known I am a sustaining monthly contributor to the E. I. Foodbank.. during the holidays I team up with Bank of America and the number of meals triple ..

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And I also donate a bit more over the holidays.. hopefully for those less fortunate and facing difficult challenges their days will be a bit better and brighter and perhaps have a holiday of pleasant memories… I also got my little “Charlie Brown” tree out of storage…. 🙂

charlie brown tree

It will have a place this holiday also.. and it brought back a memory of the time my brother and I were giving the task of finding a Christmas tree for his family.. well, we ventured out and over time came across some friends and we decided to chat a bit and have some holiday cheer to celebrate the holidays.. Now, we did not overdo with the cheer, but chatted about the good old days and time got away from us and we had to hurry to find a tree, my brother found one he thought would be appropriate and we ventured to his house.. well, once home and after careful scrutiny, the lower part of the tree was so crooked it could not be set in a base and be straight… sooooooooooooooo, being determined, and in order to have the tree straight, my brother put a eye hook in the ceiling and “hung” the tree, the base of the tree would just touch the floor… he use the bucket at the base for decorations and to keep the tree from swinging.. 🙂 needless to say, from that day forward my brother and I were forbidding to go tree hunting together.. 🙂

Yes, Thanksgiving is suppose to be a day to give thanks and I penned some thoughts….

Being Thankful….

Thanksgiving has arrived
Another year as gone bye,
Been busy chasing dreams
Living life..time did fly,

A time to contemplate the past
A time to give thanks…they say,
To relive treasured memories
Of each and every passing day.

Thanks for letting me feel love
Be it joy, or be it heartache,
To know someone’s love
A treasured feeling, their love did make.

Thanks for letting me live life
To explore, to follow one’s dream,
To seek out and live every adventure
Not enough time in the day… it did seem.

Thanks for letting me meet friends
To share thoughts of love, hope..perhaps a tear,
And by going down the path together in friendship
Doing away with hate, anger….and fear.

Thanks for giving me the courage
To follow my own path…to be me,
To not follow someone else’s path
To live my own….. reality.

Thanks for giving me an open mind
As I venture down the path… allowing me,
To gaze upon life’s treasures, large and small
That many others do not see.

Thanks for giving me an open heart
Able to love, understand and forgive,
And when I grow too old to dream
A place where my memories will live.

Yes, I have much to be thankful for
And every day the list gets longer… you see,
As I venture down the path least traveled
Searching for what destiny… has waiting for me.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller 11-18-2018)

Well, Diary, I had better close, venture down that path to discover myself and the universe.. “It may take a lifetime for one to discover oneself and perhaps there are those that never do”… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

The “home” where we grew up may change (the house, neighborhood, family, friends, etc), may even be gone, but home lies in the heart, home is where the heart is and no matter where we are, we will always be home for the holidays… 🙂

14 thoughts on “Home is where the heart is and being thankful on the path least traveled…

  1. Such a beautiful Thanksgiving post, Larry… I so loved your ‘tree hunting’ story 🙂 and just keep smiling as I picture the two of you on that infamous day. Your poem and thoughts are perfect reminders of what this season is all about. May your blessings abound during the holidays and on all days. ❤

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    • Thank you for taking the time to visit and your kind words!!… my brother and I had a number of those “infamous days” while growing up on the farm and left to our own devices… 🙂

      Happy Thanksgiving and may you and yours know love and happiness today, and every day!.. 🙂

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  2. Contributing to the foodbank & making other donations as you can are wonderful things to do, that speaks for your kind soul. Glad to see you’re well prepared on the reading front (I’ll be stocking up on countless library books over the Christmas period myself). Enjoy the yummy food, good books & time to relax – Have a lovely thanksgiving! 🙂

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    • Thank you for visiting and your kind words… I do have some books but mainly use the Kindle as I do not have room for actual books as I have, over the years, accumulated over 2000 books.. 🙂
      You and yours have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love and happiness.. 🙂

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