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 🙂 )..
I have shared this before, but in the face of conflict and turmoil, decided to share again…. 🙂
“Portrait of a Friend”
I can’t give solutions to all of life’s problems, doubts,
or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will
search for answers.
I can’t change your past with all it’s heartache and pain,
nor the future with its untold stories.
But I can be there now when you need me to care.
I can’t keep your feet from stumbling.
I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.
Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine;
Yet I can share in your laughter.
Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
I can only support you, encourage you,
and help you when you ask.
I can’t prevent you from falling away from friendship,
from your values, from me.
I can only think of you, talk to you and wait for you.
I can’t give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,
room to be yourself.
I can’t keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces
and put them back in place.
I can’t tell you who you are or who you will be
I can only love you and be your friend
Yes, there is turmoil, conflict and other life’s challenges in today’s world but change is in the air… “For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” (John F. Kennedy )…
And in spite of challenges, here on the path spring has arrived and my backyard friends, and visitors, are busy following their dreams on their journey of happiness… the rose has awakened from it’s winter sleep…
The tulips and daylilies are making their presence known…
And while I briefly ventured out into the gardens, a Mr. Robin paused in his journey to see what I was doing… 🙂
Yes, no matter the storms of life, “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”( Louisa May Alcott), here on the path we are making those changes as we continue our journey of happiness…
Happiness is to have loved
Than have not loved at all,
To share love with another
To always heed one’s heart call.
Happiness is to follow one’s dream
To be who one wishes to be,
To live one’s own life one’s own way
Not live the life of another, you see.
Happiness is always waking up on
The green side of the grass,
Even though the day may be stormy
Knowing it too shall pass.
Happiness is knowing another
A understanding, caring friend,
Someone to share life’s memories with
A friendship to never end.
Happiness is to pen thoughts
Let the fingers do the walking,
Thoughtful words that come from within
Because the heart does the talking.
Happiness is knowing when to end a poem
For it is down life’s highway I need to venture,
To gather more memories and thoughts to share
As I live, and enjoy, tomorrow’s new adventure.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)
Yes, Diary, today I woke up on the green side of the grass and are able to follow my dreams and live today’s adventure and that makes it a zip-a-dee-do-dah day!.. 🙂
Well, I had better close for now.. have a spot of tea and will venture the world and see how my friends and others are doing… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂
A spirit born free, that’s me… 🙂
While sipping a spot of tea
And relaxing in the morning time,
While contemplating my tomorrows
Thought I’d pen some thoughts that rhyme.
As I venture through my life
With each step, all the while being me,
An open mind, a heart of dreams
A spirit, enjoying being free.
A spirit that views another
As another feels, wishes to be,
In a realm of acceptance
So another can enjoy being free.
Free…. to love another
No color, gender or race,
Only to know and feel happiness
No social walls to face.
Free to live life as one chooses
Fallow a dream, the heart would say,
Free to walk ones own path of life
Filled with adventures along the way.
There are those who would color me different
Many to gaze upon me with dismay,
But unlike them, I’ve found happiness
Because I chose to live life my way.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)