“It is not easy to find happiness within ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”  (Agnes Repplier ) 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,

Ole Man Winter has come visiting once again and between him and life’s challenges and issues it is not all that easy to find happiness… but, to find that happiness one needs to look no farther than one’s heart filled with dreams… “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett)…  🙂

So, on this cold wintery day, rather than be depressed or concentrate on negative thoughts, with a cup of tea, with some meditation, I  gaze out the window and listen to my heart…  🙂

 

 

I peer out my window
At a winter world..cold and bleak,
A world of conflict, anger and hate
Mortals are suffering as I speak.

But we have a dream
My friends  and I,
That one day there will be peace
No more mortals will die.

And there is hope
Of a world filled with love one day,
A wish that could come true
For hope is the last to die...they say.

Not a world of race, color or gender
Nor closed minded ridicule or prejudice... you see,
But a world that respects another’s dream
Of what or who they wish to be.

So I peer out the window
Not with sadness, sorrow or fear,
But a heart filled with a dream
That everyone.. has a wonderful new year.

Decision made, with eyes on the horizon
It’s down the path least traveled I do venture,
Excitement fills the air, a smile on the face
Looking forward to a great adventure.

So my heart’s compass is pointed to the horizon
Sails set full, safe harbor fading in the distance, a faint glow to eye it seems
And with a pocket full of memories, on the horizon are my dreams, you see
So  down the path least traveled I will venture, a spirit born free
                                                    ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

“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)

And while there may be an occasion where I may adjust or compromise a bit while sharing life with others, while realizing their dreams as well as mine, by following my heart and while having an open mind, I can still be me even though that may make me different… and if being different means happiness, I will choose being different every time….  🙂

 

 

I’m just a free spirit
Open mind and heart is  all I’ll ever be,
Don’t need much money
Being rich is not for me.

I have a pocket full of dreams
My fate, has yet to be told,
As I sail from safe harbor
While watching my destiny unfold.

I am not in a “box”
No social chains, you’ll see,
As down the path least traveled
Adventure waits for  me.

Not interested in a “image”
Reality is my forte,
I am who I am, leaving no stone unturned
Exploring life each and every day.

Waking up to a world born free
With creatures in their daily rush,
Pursuing their own destinies
Before sunset brings, the evening hush.

The morning air smells clean and fresh
As I awake, it always brings a smile,
Can hear the sound of a distant train
That will travel many a mile.

Yes...just color me a free spirit
For most social graces I do not fit it seems,
No matter, as I  choose happiness over ideology 
Guided by my heart, as I follow my dreams.
       ( Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“I am free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.” (Theodore Roosevelt)… 🙂 Yes, the road of life has not always been smooth, I may have stumbled a few times, taken a blow to head and heart, shed a tear or two, gone it alone, but I never gave up and managed to do it my way, and still do.. “Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality.” (Shannon L. Alder) …. 🙂

Well, I had better close for now...have dreams to follow and adventures to explore in spite of life’s “storms”…  “I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.”  (Louisa May Alcott)… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

Until we meet again…. 🙂

Roses are red
Violets are blue,
Thoughts from the heart
I’m sending to you.

Not just another  day, my friend
For in spite of time, distance or whatever,
If only in spirit and thought
We’ll be sharing today together.

So, have a wonderful day, my friend
Wishing you all the best, nothing less,
May today, every day, AND your heart
Be filled…...with love and happiness.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

27 thoughts on ““It is not easy to find happiness within ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”  (Agnes Repplier ) on the path least traveled…  

    • Thank you for visiting!!.. no matter the subject matter, believe the old “normal” is slowing becoming a memory and history and a new “normal” is slowly taking its place… will be interesting to see what the new normal will be like!.. 🙂

      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!!.. the heart is always looking to the horizon for there is my destiny…. 🙂

      Hope all is positive and well in your world, you are able to follow your dreams and 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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  1. I think that you’re absolutely right. Too often we let ourselves be pushed around by our fears, especially the ones we can do nothing about. The older we get, though, the more we should try to follow our dreams.

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    • Thanks for visiting!!… life can put challenges before us to make following our dreams difficult, but I think one will not be happy if one does not follow their dreams… 🙂

      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 visiting and kind words!!…
      Hope all is well and positive in your part of the world and 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!!… Often I take the time to look out the window, while listening to some quiet soothing music to gather my thoughts… 🙂

      Hope all is well in your part of the universe and life is all that you wish for it to be and until we meet again….
      May you always be blessed
      with walls for the wind,
      a roof for the rain,
      a warm cup of tea by the fire,
      laughter to cheer you,
      those you love near you,
      and all that your heart might desire.
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for visiting!!… hope all is well in your part of the universe, life is all that you wish for it to be and every day is filled with peace, love and happiness!!.. 🙂

      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 your home and heart are warmed by the love and happiness of those around you… 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May the dreams you hold dearest
      Be those which come true
      May the kindness you spread
      Keep returning to you
      May you always be blessed
      with walls for the wind,
      a roof for the rain,
      a warm cup of tea by the fire,
      laughter to cheer you,
      those you love near you,
      and all that your heart might desire.
      (Irish Saying)

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  2. Here’s to being different! Trying to be like others is too much work against the grain. I’m thankful to have finally learned the value of being consistently true to myself – the way I was created to be. Thank you for the reinforcement and your beautiful hopes and dreams!

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    • Thank you for visiting!!… follow your heart, you will not go wrong… “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary” (Steve Jobs).. 🙂

      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!!.. just let your fingers do the walking and your heart do the talking… 🙂

      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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  3. I’m reminded of what I read earlier today on a LinkedIn post, I thought it was quite inspiring and encouraging: “The only security that can never be taken away from you is trust in yourself that no matter what, you will figure things out.” Sending warmth and well wishes your way. Thank you for a lovely post and message.

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    • Thank you for visiting and sharing!.. I will make note of the post… 🙂
      Hope all is well in your part of the universe, live is all that you wish for it to be and 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 and kind words!!… hope all is well in your world and 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 visiting and kind words!!.. we inspire each other… 🙂
      Hope all is well in your part of the universe, life is all that you wish for it to be and 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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