“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. (Author Unknown) 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  🙂 ).. 🙂

Hello Diary,

Before I start relaxing with a cup of Earl Grey and the Kindle, thought I would pop in and share a few thoughts…  ole Man Winter decided to visit last week and added snow to the rest of life’s challenges… not only did Phil, the ground hog, not see his shadow here on Ground Hog’s day, he could not get out of his home…  🙂

 

If he did mange to venture out, this is what he would have found… 🙂

Not to be denied, I spent the last couple of days moving snow, taking my time…. Unfortunately, with climate change I traded my snowblower in for a air conditioner, so had to use a shovel.. 🙂

BUT, we did not get depressed, we did not raise the “white flag”, for in spite of the storm outside, we put our dancing shoes on.. Thee first thing we did were turn on the energy efficient convection oven and made some blueberry muffins (on the left) and Dutch’s pancakes ( I eat the pancakes with apple butter)…. 🙂

Once we finished that baking, decided on making some sweet bread to have with my Earl Grey… 🙂

And speaking of food, once the storm stopped, I cleared a area and helped my backyard friends with a bit of food.. 🙂

Also, over time a feral cat started visiting… a feral cat being a wild domestic cat that was looked down upon and rejected by society and left on its own (sound familiar?? 🙂 )… well, seeing as how we are different here on the path, I made the cat a den on the deck to protect it from the harsh winter should the cat choose to and I also put some cat food out in a container.. and the cat can still be free to be what and who the cat chooses to be.. 🙂

Soooooooooo, no depression here, no sadness or sorrow in spite of life’s challenges..  For here there is always hope..  “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.” (Emily Dickinson)..  Or as John Paul Jones said “I have just begun to fight” and “Victory is not always winning the battle, but rising every time you fall” (Napoleon Bonaparte)..  🙂


A quiet morning to wake up to
Sitting, gazing out, with a spot of tea,
Contemplating my tomorrows
Wondering, what will the future be.

A quiet morning, a open mind
Thinking about the path, its mysteries many fold,
Each to explore and treasure
Soon a treasured memory to behold.

A quiet morning, a open heart
Another day to learn and explore about me.
It is my life.. only get one chance
Will have to do it my way.. don’t you see.

A quiet  morning, being different
Reminding me of words from a song,
Where do I fit in, one asks
One wonders, where do I belong.

A quiet morning, on the path
At the end of it, on the horizon, a lovely rainbow,
It is there my answers lie... the truth is known
Until then, only Fate will know.

A quiet morning, spirit and mind at the ready
To seek the rainbow... perhaps around the next bend,
Once found, I’ll have my answers, you see
And that will be the beginning, not the end.
                    (Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Well, had better close for now… Kindle is at the ready and the tea kettle is reminding me the water is ready… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

And remember “The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.”  (Joel Brown), so put those dancing shoes on and  don’t give up…  🙂

 

 

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 heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

21 thoughts on ““Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. (Author Unknown) on the path least traveled…  

    • Thank you for visiting!!.. I understand…. it were a bit early here for a pint of Killian’s Red… 🙂

      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 visiting!!.. I could have ventured out if I wished to battle the elements but decided on having a “snow day” and had a box of muffins that said “bake me”… 🙂

      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 visiting!!.. I would not be near as concerned about the cat if it were summer, did not wish for it to suffer because of the actions of others… the squirrels are mainly interested in the sunflower seeds so I put out extra sunflower seeds for them…. 🙂

      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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    • Thank you for stopping by!!.. hopefully you will find the time to make some homemade bread one day!!! …. 🙂

      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 visiting!… it is not likely the community cat will be on my couch any time soon, seems to like its independence.. 🙂

      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 and kind words!!.. not going to turn my back on the cat because he is who he is… as Popeye the sailor said “I yam what I yam and that is all that I yam”.. 🙂

      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 you for stopping by and kind words!.. glad you enjoyed your visit!!.. hope you can take the time to bake one day.. 🙂

      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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  1. So lovely to read such an uplifting post. I love all the lovely things you’ve baked to keep warm in that very cold. I also feel uplifted in reading how you do so much in keeping your spirits up, taking care of the cat is also very heartwarming. Sending warm wishes from a very hot South Africa.

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    • Thank you for stopping by and kind words!!.. glad you enjoyed your visit!!.. hope the weather cools off for you a bit and you can venture out and enjoy your world… 🙂

      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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  2. it’s a wonder the kitty didn’t decide to come indoors, given all the lovely baking! it’s nice here in Los Angeles, when you get tired of battling the elements…

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    • Thank you for visiting!!.. I appreciate the thought about the warm but in 1963 I were in the U.S.M.C and stationed in San Diego going to communications school… during a break in class, I went to the restroom and I had just sit down on the stool when the building started shaking…. Snow or earthquakes, hmmmmmmmmmmmm ??… 🙂 🙂

      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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