“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do…”   (Pope John XXIII ) 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  🙂 ).. 🙂  

 

I set here with my tea
And watch the leaves a fallin’
It’s becoming clear that one day 
Jack Frost will come a callin’

Most of my bird friends have went south
In the southern warmth they’ll stay
But I’ll not shed a tear in sorrow
For they’ll be back again some day

All us creatures that are staying behind
To deal with the cold and snow
Are getting our house in order
And waiting for winter’s blow

The squirrels are gathering leaves and such
To insulate their winters nest
The possum is checking every nook and cranny
To find a place for his winters rest

The bee’s are picking up the pace
Gathering nectar with the morning sun
Storing winter food for the hive
Before their work on earth is done

A spider spinning it’s web of silk
I watched as it grew and grew
Soon to become natures work of art
With tomorrow’s early morning dew

This poem could go on and on and on 
But alas, I have things to do
For, like it or not, don’t you see
I need to get ready for winter too.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Hello Diary,

Taking a brief break from preparing for fall and winter to share a few thoughts.. It were a damp rainy day yesterday so were unable to venture outdoors..  had most of the chores finished and decided to work on a project that combines helping the environment and helping me…  now, I try to refrain from using anymore paper than needed but paper is still needed and used (letters, forms, etc. )… instead of sending used paper to the garbage, I try to recycle as much as possible…  🙂

 

In this case, it is making note pads… a good rainy day (or winter time) project… I gather a few pieces of paper, clear on one side, my paper cutter and pad making supplies… 🙂

I then cut the paper down to squares approximately 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.. 🙂

I then clamp the pieces of paper together to form a pad and then apply some Mod Podge to one edge… 🙂

And Voila!!.. I have a notepad that I can write notes on when I am not using my boogie boards… 🙂

And what is a boogie board one might ask?.. It is something like a chalkboard, battery powered and can make quick notes on… 🙂

And what do I do with the paper that I cannot use, first I run it through the shredder.. 🙂

And then it goes under the leaves in my small compost bin I have in the backyard,

The worms and my backyard friends love the leaves and paper and by next spring/summer it becomes compost that I use in the yard and plants.. 🙂

Yes, in spite of the weather and life’s challenges, here on the path we will not let dark skies  and negative thoughts  prevail, we shall continue to follow our dreams and try to help make this world a better place because we have high hopes…  🙂

 

 

Well, chores, projects, the laundry and life is calling so I had better close for now.. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Until we meet again..

May your spirit only know peace
May your heart only know love
May all your dreams come true
May your life’s journey be filled with happiness
And life is all that you wish for it to be….
                       (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

18 thoughts on ““Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do…”   (Pope John XXIII ) on the path least traveled..  

    • Thank you for visiting!.. hope life is all that you wish for it to be as you continue to do your part in helping this ole third rock from the sun.. 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May your spirit only know peace
      May your heart only know love
      May all your dreams come true
      May your life’s journey be filled with happiness
      And life is all that you wish for it to be….
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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    • Thank you for stopping by and kind words!!.. hope life is all that you wish for it to be as you continue to lend a helping hand!.. 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May your spirit only know peace
      May your heart only know love
      May all your dreams come true
      May your life’s journey be filled with happiness
      And life is all that you wish for it to be….
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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  1. That’s a lovely poem about Mother Nature getting her creatures ready for the coming cold. Over here, the most conspicuous thing is the constant fighting among the imported grey squirrels as to whose babies will be born in the spring.

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    • Thank you for stopping by and kind words!!.. there have been a few disagreements here also, but has become quiet for now… may see a few more migratory birds before winter sets in…. 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May your troubles be less
      Your blessings be more
      And nothing but happiness
      Come through your door
      (Irish Saying)

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  2. Hi Larry,
    I also try to use the least amount of paper I can, and often thinking of ways to recycle them.
    I love this: “we will not let dark skies and negative thoughts prevail, we shall continue to follow our dreams”
    That is the best attitude to have and to follow. Inspiring!
    Wishing you a blessed weekend! ♥♥

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    • Thank you for stopping by and kind words!!.. glad you enjoyed your visit!!.. hope you are able to follow your dreams with a heart filled with happiness!!… 🙂

      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!.. I think that in some way we all do to some degree, not matter how small it may seem… 🙂

      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 visiting!!.. not everyone can do what I can do, but everyone can do a little in their own way… 🙂

      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 and kind words!!.. glad you enjoyed your visit!!. we have high hopes indeed!!.. 🙂

      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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  3. Thank you for recycling paper! You’ve reminded me that if I need to print from the computer to print on both sides. Recycling is something within our power – in line with the opening quote which I love.

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    • Thank you for stopping by!!.. yes, there are lots of things we can do to help Mother Earth without great expense or sacrifice… 🙂

      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 visiting!.. we are all part of the “third rock from the sun” and we can take care of it in some manner… 🙂

      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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