“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” (Abraham Lincoln ) 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… 🙂 Me 1 copy

( “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  🙂 ).. 🙂

 

Have been busy this week trying to get outdoor projects taken care of between weather events… one being mowing… 🙂

All the while words of Rose Milligan floated in my mind, sighhhhhhh… 🙂

Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better 
to paint a picture, or write a letter, 
bake a cake, or plant a seed. 
Ponder the difference between want and need. 

Dust if you must, but there is not much time, 
with rivers to swim and mountains to climb!
Music to hear, and books to read, 
friends to cherish and life to lead. 

Dust if you must, but the world's out there 
with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, 
a flutter of snow, a shower of rain, 
this day will not come round again. 

Dust if you must, but bear in mind, 
old age will come and it's not kind. 
And when you go, and go you must, 
you, yourself, will make more dust! 

                         (Rose Milligan)

Hello Diary,

Yes, been a busy week dealing with life’s challenges, and working in the backyard with my backyard friends keeping a close eye on me making sure I were doing it right… but no matter how busy I were, every morning I were greeted by my backyard friends…  🙂

 

 

Another fine morning on the prairie… 🙂 And I would take the time to gaze upon the prairie skies and contemplate how wealthy I am… 🙂

I’m far richer than the rich
Wealthier than the wealthy by far,
I have gold in the sun
I have silver in the star.

I have dreams that I follow
That are more precious than gold,
As I venture through life
Eagerly watching, the dreams unfold.

I have diamonds, too many to count
With each new fallen snow,
As I see each one sparkle
While basking in the suns glow.

The mornings bring nature’s painting
Priceless, a portrait of the sky,
Impossible to duplicate
Even though many did try.

 Each bloom of the red rose
A ruby, one of a kind,
With the bloom of the white rose
A pearl comes to mind.

Money have I little
But wealth I have got,
But  I don’t fit in with
The wealthy and rich lot.

And I’m not going to change
A wealthy dreamer I’ll stay,
Until  the rivers, they all run dry
Until  the four winds, they all blow away.
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller )
“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” (Langston Hughes)… 🙂

Well, I had better close for now, “Every morning your have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.” (Author Unknown) and I had better get to chasing… but I shall return again one day, Fate be  willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

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)

13 thoughts on ““And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” (Abraham Lincoln ) on the path least traveled…

    • Thank you for stopping by!!.. yes, Rose does indeed make sense… 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May your day be touched
      by a bit of Irish luck,
      Brightened by a song
      in your heart,
      And warmed by the smiles
      of people you love.
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for stopping by and kind words!.. glad you enjoyed your visit!!…hope all is well in your part of the universe and life is all that you wish for it to be!…

      Until we meet again..
      May your day be touched
      by a bit of Irish luck,
      Brightened by a song
      in your heart,
      And warmed by the smiles
      of people you love.
      (Irish Saying)

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  1. I really enjoyed reading this post 😊 I, myself, have never been very skilled with outdoor activities and gardening skills so I always admire those who are able to do so. I enjoyed the poetry and quotes too – good on you for continuing to keep your head up despite the challenges you faced in the week.

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    • Thank you for stopping by and glad you enjoyed your visit!!… there are many ways to do outdoor activities and gardening… with a little research I a sure there are a great deal of activities you will find that you can do…“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right” (Mary Kay Ash).. 🙂
      It is not how skilled one is but how much one enjoys the time spent… 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      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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  2. I love both of these poems and the songs. Dusting is not a priority with so many natural riches to enjoy. Don’t work too hard. 🙂 Blessings to you always, Larry.

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    • Thank you for stopping by and glad you enjoyed your visit!… with the right attitude, one can even enjoy work… take care and have a wonderful day today, and every day!!… 🙂

      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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    • Thank you for stopping by!… Hope you are having a wonderful time as you travel down life’s path and life is all that you wish for it to be!… 🙂

      Until we meet again…
      May the sun shine all day long
      Everything go right, nothing go wrong
      May those you love bring love back to you
      May all the wishes you wish come true
      May peace be within you
      May your heart be strong
      May you find whatever you’re seeking
      Wherever you may roam
                        (Irish Saying)

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

      Until we meet again…
      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)

      Liked by 1 person

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