“No matter the pain or suffering, it is always better if it’s a burden shared by two, instead of a weight carried by one alone”… (Larry “Dutch” Woller) 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  🙂 ).. 🙂

Hello Diary…

Taking a brief break in the holiday festivities to share few thoughts… in spite of the holiday cheer, there are many who are having to deal with life’s challenges and the holiday may not be so cheerful… perhaps in need of a friend… “A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.” (Maya Angelou)….. 🙂

 

 "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
                                       (Adam Clarke)
  
   

Soooooooooooooooo, following Adam Clarke and Bill Wither’s advice my door is open… 🙂

Well, I had better close for now, destiny is waiting for me and I don’t look back too often because there is much in front of me that I wish to see… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Remember, no matter how dark the skies, always keep a dream in your pocket.. “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” (Langston Hughes )… 🙂

6 thoughts on ““No matter the pain or suffering, it is always better if it’s a burden shared by two, instead of a weight carried by one alone”… (Larry “Dutch” Woller) on the path least traveled…

  1. Beautiful post, Dutch ❤ Adam Clarke's poem, "Portrait of a Friend," makes no false promises. Bill Withers in his song, "Lean on Me," reminds us that we all, at some time in our lives, need someone to lean on. Only the gods know how many people are in such a position during this pandemic!

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    • Thank you for stopping by and kind words, glad you enjoyed your visit!.. expect everyone needs a friend from time to time and hope you have plenty of friends always!.. 🙂

      Hope all is well and 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 love and happiness
      On your journey through life.
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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

      Until we meet again…
      May the dreams you hold dearest
      Be those which come true
      May the kindness you spread
      Keep returning to you
      (Irish Saying)

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