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 🙂 )..
It is difficult in these troubled times to follow ones dreams… with life’s challenges, sometimes one may feel the odds are against them, doubt rears its ugly head… that is when one needs to listen to one’s heart and not quit!.. 🙂
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road your trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and its turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When they might have won, had they stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victors cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when your hardest hit,
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit!
Taking a break in the activities to share a few thoughts.. been preparing for a heat wave next few days while dealing with other tasks and adventures… feeling more and more like living in the Amazon… 🙂
Yes, with life’s changes at times it may seem difficult to follow one’s dreams but one needs to keep those dreams “for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” (Langston Hughes )… and while the road of life may have some twists and turns, I still follow my dreams being me… 🙂
For happiness comes from within, not from another source… and that often times makes me different in some eyes…. 🙂
And why do I wish to be different, you may ask,
The freedom to choose, to explore, to learn a lot,
Dictated to by a prophet chained to a ideology…. not
Maybe so everyone can shout and point at me
And say, “Hey, he’s different”, don’t you see.
My mind is clear and open, gathering knowledge every day
My spirit is young, adventuresome and floating free,
Not confined by those social chains, no box, no mold for me
I am what I am, I am me, what I wish to be,
So that makes me different, don’t you see.
Don’t always fit, in most society’s thought and mind
It is the only road to happiness I did find
So sail against the current, pull on Superman’s cape, I shall
Spit into the wind, with courage, face adversity with glee,
How and why?? .. only Fate has the answer for me..
With a pocket full of memories, on the horizon be my dreams, that I know
The sails set full, safe harbor fading in the distance, becoming a faint glow,
My course is set, my ship, the Free Spirit, is loaded, my destiny awaits
On down the path least traveled I will venture, to follow my destiny
Why the path least traveled?..Well, I am different, don’t you see.
(Penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller )
Yes, my heart filled with dreams are gazing at the horizon… when and how will I find my destiny?.. only time knows….:)
Well, I had better close for now, have much to do and prepare for life’s challenges….. but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂
Yes, Diary, you can wake up every morning and follow your dreams, but only if you want to… 🙂