“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ( Mother Teresa) 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 🙂 ).. 🙂

A bit more about observers, I am a National Weather Service S.W.O.P observer (local, significant weather) and a Cooperative Observer (national, daily weather observations), there are many observers worldwide, there may be others that I am not aware of.. 🙂

There is also a national observer organization that works closely with the National Weather Service known as CoCoRahs (I am not a member of, similar to SWOP)… 🙂

And of course the W.O.W. (weather observer website), Met Office, U.K. home and away… 🙂

I watched that heavy door begin to close,
all the while the winds above me rose.
The years whisper and whistle back into my ear,
the memories haunted by sorrows and fear.

With a new day it finally dawned on me,
the past needed locking and I had the key.
Leave it behind, leap and fly away free,
let the winds of change blow and carry me.

Feel them lifting my wings now able to soar,
up to an open sky and caged no more.
Flying so fast to where no hurt can find,
a place of peace now inhabits my mind.

This heart full of courage never ceases to beat,
knowing my history is not destined to repeat.
Clear paths now lead me to a new destination,
for my life, my future and the next generation.
                                  (Kelly Deschler )
Hello Diary, I know that everyone cannot be a weather observer but there are small things that I do, that anyone can do within their lifestyle in some manner, to some degree… I use energy efficient light fixtures and do not turn them on unless I need them… reduce cost and impact on the environment.. 🙂

I also use energy efficient appliances which not only help to reduce cost but reduces the need for natural gas, fossil fuels and reduces the impact on the environment… 🙂

While I now not everything can be purchased online, I also do significant shopping online (about 95%), I have greater access to different shopping sites, more access to save money, allows more time to devout to other projects and reduces the use of fossil fuels and emissions… 🙂

I save correspondence that has at least one blank side… then during the winter doldrums, I will set down with a spot of tea and make notepads… the notepads reduces the need for a landfill, I do not have to purchase notepads thereby saving money and no one has to cut down a tree so I can use notes… once done, the paper gets shredded and then into my small compost bin which the earthworms love, ends up compost for my plants and backyard.. 🙂

And then there are my Kindles… I have two, one is a 7” Paperwhite which I take with me when I am traveling (on the left) and the other is a 7” Kindle Fire which I use at home, the Fire is in color, has more settings and speakers for audible… 🙂 I like books as well as another, but the Kindle does have many advantages.. the Ebooks are often less expensive than the paper… I do not have to worry about storage and damage to books ( I have my library downloaded on both Kindles with over 2000 books), I can access my entire library whenever and wherever I wish to and no once has to clear a forest so, on a gloomy Halloween night, I can sit with a cup of Earl Grey and read one of my favorite mystery/thrillers The Hound of the Baskervilles.. 🙂

Perhaps there are things one can do around the home that may seem small and insignificant but working together we can help create many more ripples and make a difference, but only if you want to… 🙂
And there are those who would ridicule me, make fun of me, look down upon me and even bar me from their world, but after observing how they think, feel and do, believe I would rather be different…  🙂

And why do I wish to be different, you may ask,
The freedom to choose, to explore, to learn a lot,
Dictated to by a prophet chained to a myth…. NOT
Maybe so everyone can shout and point at me,
And say, “Hey, he’s different”, don’t you see.

My mind is clear and open, gathering knowledge every day
My spirit is young, adventuresome and floating free,
Not confined by those social chains, no box, no mold for me
I am what I am, I am me, what I wish to be,
Perhaps that makes me different, don’t you see.

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
On down the path least traveled I will venture, with spirit free
Why the path least traveled?..well, I’m different, don’t you see. 
                                  ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

And when I leave this mortal world, as all creatures will do, I will leave with a smile on my face and a happy heart knowing that I did what I could to help make this a better world for those who will remain after I leave, and I did it my way.. 🙂
Well, I had better close for not, adventures await along with the laundry and the sweeper.. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Hope your world is a wonderful world 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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18 thoughts on ““I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ( Mother Teresa) on the path least traveled…..

    • Thank you for stopping by, glad you enjoyed your visit!.. 🙂
      “When you are truly inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project… your mind transcends its limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world! Then those dormant forces, faculties and talents inside you become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” Patanjali “

      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!.. together we will make this world a better place, if not for the present, for the future… 🙂

      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)

      Liked by 1 person

    • 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)

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    • Thank you for visiting and kind words!!.. perhaps I am just reminding you of who you are and, “When you are truly inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project… your mind transcends its limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world! Then those dormant forces, faculties and talents inside you become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” (Patanjali )… 🙂

      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)

      Liked by 1 person

  1. That’s one of your very best poems. It is the curse of human beings that we are programmed to be social, co-operative animals, yet we react so strongly to anybody who is slightly different from what they are “supposed” to be.
    I always remember the words of my hero, Muhammad Ali, “I don’t have to be what you want me to be.” So carry on down the path least traveled and keep coming back to tell us about it!

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    • Thank you for visiting!.. I think that today’s technology has helped us discover who we are and that we don’t always have to “follow a crowd” to be happy!..

      Hope your path is all that you wish for it to be and 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!!.. one would be amazed at how much the “little things” add up.. 🙂

      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)

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

      Hope all is well in your part of the universe 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)

      Liked by 1 person

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

      Hope all is well in your part of the universe 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)

      Liked by 1 person

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