Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking while being different, being me… 🙂
( “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 🙂 )..
In today’s world with turmoil, it is unfortunate that there closed minded elements of the world’s societies using turmoil and conflicts for their own personal gain, caring little for others… not so here on the path as here there is a dream and hope.. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” (Emily Dickinson)… 🙂
I peer out my window
At a world cold and bleak,
A world of conflict, anger and hate
Mortals are suffering as I speak.
But we have a dream
All my friends and I,
That one day there will be peace
No more mortals will die.
And there will be hope
Of a world filled with love one day,
A wish that could come true
For hope is the last to die…they say.
Not a world of race, color or gender
Nor closed minded ridicule or prejudice…you see,
But a world that respects another’s dream
Of what or who they wish to be.
So I peer out the window
Not with sadness, fear or sorrows,
But a heart filled with a dream of love and peace
For all the world and all its tomorrows.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)
“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett )..
Yes, a world in turmoil and conflict at the moment… and here on the path have been slowly preparing for changes in the future, but not forgetting those that may be less fortunate than me.. As I gaze about the world, I saw many “in the trenches”, on the “front lines” trying to help as best they can… While I am unable to help them physically, I decided to open the piggy bank and share what I could to help those help others… “When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy the friend by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.”…
Planned Parenthood… “When we begin to build walls of prejudice, hatred, pride, and self-indulgence around ourselves, we are more surely imprisoned than any prisoner behind concrete walls and iron bars.” (Mother Angelica)….
Unicef….“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
Salvation Army… “What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?” ( Mahatma Gandhi)…
E.I. Foodbank… “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” (Helder Camara)….
DSC…. “At the end of the day people may not remember what you said or did, but they will remember how you made them feel.” (Maya Angelou )….
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” (Barack Obama )..
Well, I had better close for now… life’s challenges, adventures and my destiny are all waiting for me, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” (Abraham Lincoln )