“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  🙂 ).. 🙂

 

As my mortal clock is winding down and I contemplate what I can still do,  I, at times,  walk down memory lane and think about my yesterdays…  🙂

As I gaze upon the horizon
Where my Fate waits for me,
My mind gently browses the past
That which has become a memory.

I grew up on a farm
Ohhhhh, the dreams had I,
To save the world from the evil dragons
Once, as a ole Marine, I did try.

I once loved and and lost
Suffered a broken heart, they say,
But now the heart has mended
As love managed to find a way.

With my hands I helped build a nation
Now the back is tired and sore,
But no white flag of surrender here
With a heart of dreams to do much more.

There were those by whom I were scorned
As I ventured down life's highway,
They ridiculed and condemned
As I lived and loved life my way.

Of the life I lived, I have no regrets 
Would not change a thing, I must confess,
And I will continue to be me
As I venture down the path of happiness.

As my mortal clock starts to wind down
One wonders, is there another life for me,
Sadly, I must close, and seek out Fate
For Fate has the answer, Fate is the key.
          (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
There is much that I can still do though it may appear small and like all my yesterdays, I’ll do it my way… 🙂
Hello Diary, 

As I have been traveling down the path over the years, sometimes doubts arise, especially in today’s world… as the aging process continues, the health issues that come with the process tends to require adjustments in the way one lives life… add to that other life’s issues and following one’s dream can become challenging…  🙂
And  when those doubts became present, I would think back in history’s past and how I overcame those doubts… also about the spirit of those who I met over time… when I were helping my late wife, Kathy, battle cancer for 4 years, many young and old, one young lady who were told there was nothing they could do, but they all kept a smile on their face and never quit, no white flag!..  🙂
Have a family member who is in their early 20’s, they have epilepsy.. But they continue to follow their dream, they do not quit..  🙂

Time flies, and memories fade.
People change and new friendships are made.
Only the true remain forever at our side.
Eventually the disappointment and pain will subside.

It is all about the journey and what has yet to come.
Life is what you make of it; you are what you've become.
Life is too short to hold onto regrets.
Forgiveness is key even though you may never forget.

Cherish the good and remove the bad.
Some people don't realize till it's gone what they've had.
Moving on is a way of life.
There will always be obstacles, pain, and strife.

You must believe that you are strong enough to fight.
You have to believe in yourself to do what is right.
Always do for YOU no matter what you do,
Because in the end the only one who has your back is you.

Never be afraid to take a stand,
And always be willing to lend a helping hand.
A little bit goes a long way.
All it takes is a smile to brighten someone's day.

Your chance to live is now, so what are you waiting for?
The world is yours for the taking and so much more.
Endless possibilities are forever at your disposal.
The chance to live another day is life's golden proposal.

Never let anyone tear you down,
And never let anyone steal your shine and make you frown.
So will you sit in the shadows and let darkness win again?
Or will you rise up and make the light your friend?
                                                       (Hollianne Boucher)

So, there is much I can do, however small, and in spite of obstacles that are put in my path I shall not quit…. I shall keep my eyes on the horizon, a smile on my face and a dream in my heart.. 🙂
With that I shall close for now as those dreams are calling, adventures waiting for me...“I  am what and who I am, venturing down the path of life, following my dreams and my heart and leaving safe harbor with sails set full, to boldly go where I have not been before” (Larry “Dutch” Woller)…...but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise.. 🙂

Hope you are able to following your dreams and 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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21 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…

  1. Dutch, I admire your spirit in moving forward through loss, brokenness, rejection, and ill health. Those are wise words from Hollianne Boucher. Our days here on Planet Earth are numbered. I thank you for the inspiration, motivation, and openness you brought to my life in sharing your story and vision ❤

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    • Thank you for visiting and kind words!!.. I am just reminding you of what is inside you and your heart, it has been there always… 🙂

      Hope all is well in your part of the world 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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  2. You have had more than your share of negatives, but you have so many positives that far outweigh them. Your wife, your time as a marine and the fact that you have lived and loved life your way. And at the same time, you have discovered the most important thing…….”Never quit, no white flag”.

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    • Thank you for stopping by and kind words!!.. “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)… 🙂

      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 you world is all that you wish for it to be, filled with happiness 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.
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for visiting and kind words!!… 🙂

      Hope life is all that you wish for it to be 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.
      (Irish Saying)

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

      Hope life is going your way 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!!.. no matter the circumstances, there is much we can do, especially with today’s technology!.. 🙂

      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)

      Liked by 1 person

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

      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 visiting and kind words!!.. 🙂

      Hope life is all that you wish for it to be 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.
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for visiting!!.. not to be sorry for the family member is enjoying life in spite of life’s obstacles… 🙂

      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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  3. Thank you for being so inspiring Larry. The loss of a loved one is painful and you are brave enough to take the load, kudos to you and your strength!

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    • Thank you for visiting and kind words!!.. 🙂

      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)

      Like

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