In spite of life’s challenges, “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” (Louisa May Alcott) on the path least traveled…

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… 🙂

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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 🙂 )..

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” (Langston Hughes) and I am holding fast to that dream…. 🙂

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In history’s past on the path I had a dream
Of the world in harmony it did seem,
Accepting one as who they believe and are
One’s life’s choices, no one did bar.

Free, to climb a mountain, to touch a star
Free, to search the universe, where answers are,
Free to venture through life, with open eyes and mind
Another creature’s belief, will not blind.

Free to boldly walk the lands, both far and near
All the while following ones dreams, without fear,
Not to be accepted by social ideology, you see
But the love, kindness, knowledge within, of a spirit born free.

Free, for ones humanity to embrace
Not being labeled by belief, gender or race,
Free, for one’s dignity not to be denied
Though there’s many a mortal, who has tried.

Here on the path it’s not a dream, but a reality
To follow ones dream, with a open heart, you see,
Free to love another without fear, as it should be
For here on the path, one is born free.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Hello Diary…

Taking a break from life adventures to share a few thoughts, Diary… as the experts say, the weather has been “unsettled” and have had some storms here on the prairie but so far have stayed clear of the path… have life’s storms in the area also but trying to help where I can… and will not give up in spite of obstacles that Fate, and the weather, may put in one’s path… “When one suddenly finds oneself in a swamp up to one’s armpits in alligators, it is difficult to remember the objective was to drain the swamp”.. 🙂

A free spirit am I… 🙂

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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
Follow a dream, the heart would say,
Free to walk ones own path of life
Filled with adventures along the way.

Free to boldly walk the lands, both far and near
All the while following ones dreams, without fear,
Not to be accepted by social ideology, you see
But the love, kindness, knowledge within, of a spirit born free.

Though there are those who would color me different
And many to gaze upon me with dismay,
Unlike them, this spirit found happiness
Because I chose to live life my way.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Well, I has better close for now… life’s challenges on the horizon along with adventures that await me… but I shall return one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

So with open heart and mind it is on down the path I shall venture
With a pocket full of memories, on the horizon be my dreams, a new adventure
The sails set full, safe harbor fading in the distance, becoming a faint glow,
My course is set, my ship, the Spirit, is loaded, my destiny awaits, I know
( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

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19 thoughts on “In spite of life’s challenges, “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” (Louisa May Alcott) on the path least traveled…

    • Thank you for visiting!… “When one suddenly finds oneself in a swamp up to one’s armpits in alligators, it is difficult to remember the objective was to drain the swamp”.. 🙂

      Hope all is well in your part of the universe and all your tomorrows are filled with happiness!..

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  1. Living is learning ,but very few learn as they live and that’s the problem with the lives of such people.Thank you very much for the inspiring post ,where you have said that you are learning to sail your ship.That’s enough for those who are failing repeatedly,if they are trying hard to be successful then they must love to learn..Take care.🌹👍🙏

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    • Thank you for stopping by and your kind words!!.. 🙂

      Until we meet again…
      May flowers always line your path
      and sunshine light your way,
      May songbirds serenade your
      every step along the way,
      May a rainbow run beside you
      in a sky that’s always blue,
      And may happiness fill your heart
      each day your whole life through.
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank your for stopping by and glad you enjoyed your visit!!….. 🙂

      Hope all is well in your part of the universe and all your tomorrows are filled with love and happiness!.. 🙂

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  2. Well, well, my friend, you are a creative and kind soul with the talent to express in words! I absolutely love your stuff. It’s quiet and peaceful, well written, which is a real plus for someone like me who sometimes just needs 5 minutes and some well-arranged words! Bravo.

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    • Thank you for stopping by and glad you enjoyed your visit!.. I just let my heart do the talking and my fingers do the walking!.. 🙂

      Until we meet again….

      May the love that you give
      Always return to you,
      That family and friends are many
      And always remain true,
      May your mind only know peace
      No suffering or strife,
      May your spirit only know happiness
      On your journey through life.
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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      • Oh, that’s just the sweetest thing to end my day! Thank kindly, Dutch.. can I call you that?

        In life filled with struggles,
        there is voice that say’s it’s okay.
        But sometimes the clouds are heavy,
        and you wonder throught that day.
        But then a stranger pauses,
        they reach out in a voice.
        It’s kindness,
        It’s undescribable,
        But now the best part of that day…

        You ended my day with peace. Thank you my friend, it was kind and helpful.

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      • Thank you for stopping by and glad you enjoyed your visit!.. you can call me Dutch if you wish, most do…some call me “hey you”.. 🙂

        Until we meet again..
        May flowers always line your path
        and sunshine light your way,
        May songbirds serenade your
        every step along the way,
        May a rainbow run beside you
        in a sky that’s always blue,
        And may happiness fill your heart
        each day your whole life through.
        May the sun shine all day long
        Everything go right, nothing go wrong
        May those you love bring love back to you
        And may all the wishes you wish come true
        (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for stopping by and your kind words!.. glad you enjoyed your visit!!.

      Until we meet again..
      May love and laughter light your days,
      and warm your heart and home.
      May good and faithful friends be yours,
      wherever you may roam.
      May peace and plenty bless your world
      with joy that long endures.
      May all life’s passing seasons
      bring the best to you and yours!
      (Irish Saying)

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