“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” (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… 🙂

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Sunday sunrise

A Quiet Sunday Morning…

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

A quiet Sunday morning, life is calling
Beckoning on the path, its mysteries many unfold,
Each to explore and treasure
One day to become a memory to behold.

A quiet Sunday morning, birds chirping
Another day to learn and explore about me.
It is my life.. only I can live it
So will do it my way.. don’t you see.

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

A quiet Sunday morning, here on the path
At the end… on the horizon… lies my rainbow,
It is there my answers lie… the truth is known
Until then, only Fate and destiny will know.

Yes, a quiet Sunday morning, spirit, body and mind at the ready
To seek that rainbow… perhaps around the next bend,
Once found, I’ll have my answers, destiny known
And that will be the beginning, not the end.
 
                           (Penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Hello Diary,

It is Sunday, weekend finally here… haven’t been online much the last week, took advantage of the unsettled weather outdoors and spent the week multi-tasking, chores, some house cleaning and moving furnishings and technology around the house, making change preparing for summer… “For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” (John F. Kennedy ).. 🙂

Even thought being busy, busy, busy, I did take a break from activities and relax with one of my favorite pastimes, coloring (sometimes referred to as pencil art) using adult coloring books and colored pencils..

coloring

It is a inexpensive way of relaxing anytime and all that is missing is the artists imagination.. 🙂 keeping the summer spirit, I purchased a new electric teapot…

tea pot

It has some flowers on the pot and perhaps help the kitchen be bright and cheery on those rainy days…and I don’t have to water the flowers, clever, eh?… 🙂

Yes, I woke up to a sunny morning with a gentle breeze and while sipping on a spot of tea, I was thankful.. In fact, I penned some thoughts about being thankful one Thanksgiving…

Being Thankful….

Thanksgiving has arrived
Another year as gone bye,
Been busy chasing dreams
Living life..time did fly,

A time to contemplate the past
A time to give thanks…they say,
To relive treasured memories
Of each and every passing day.

Thanks for letting me feel love
Be it joy, or be it heartache,
To know someone’s love
A treasured feeling their love did make.

Thanks for letting me live life
To explore, to follow one’s dream,
To seek out and live every adventure
Not enough time in the day… it did seem.

Thanks for letting me meet friends
To share thoughts of love, hope..perhaps a tear,
And by going down the path together in friendship
Doing away with hate, anger….and fear.

Thanks for giving me the courage
To follow my own path…to be me,
To not follow someone else’s path
To live my own….. reality.

Thanks for giving me an open mind
As I venture down the path… allowing me,
To gaze upon life’s treasures, large and small
That many others do not see.

Thanks for giving me an open heart
Able to love, understand and forgive,
And when I grow too old to dream
A place where my memories will live.

Yes, I have much to be thankful for
And every day the list gets longer… you see,
As I venture down the path least traveled
Searching for what destiny… has waiting for me.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Well, I had better close…have a day to live though relaxing..will enjoy it because, like everyone, it is unique, one of a kind and will not return again.. but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Yes, Diary, I woke up this morning on the green side of the grass (not under it) with a smile on my face, being me, and “Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” (Kevyn Aucoin) so it is going to be one of those zip-a-dee-do-dah days… 🙂

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
My, oh my, what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headin’ my way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay

Mister Bluebird’s on my shoulder
It’s the truth, it’s actual
Ev’rything is satisfactual
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day, yes sir!

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
My, oh my, what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headin’ my way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay

Mister Bluebird’s on my shoulder
It’s the truth, it’s actual
Ev’rything is satisfactual
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
Wonderful feeling, feeling this way

Mister Bluebird’s on my shoulder
It is the truth, it’s actual… huh?
Where is that bluebird? Mm-hm!
Ev’rything is satisfactual
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!

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“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… 🙂

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A Wednesday, spot of tea in hand, thinking about friends and

As the dawn approaches
One contemplates not the day,
But all the years of memories and thoughts
That one acquired along the way.

Some filled with sadness, sorrow perhaps
Some with happiness, love and without fear,
Some to bring out the laughter
Some to bring out a tear.

A special day and one to treasure
And not because of the calendar age,
Because the book of memories and thoughts
Will be adding another page!

Even though a distance and time apart
It will be a day that we will share,
Our love and understanding knows no time or distance
Be assured, have no doubt, I will be there!

It will become our memory, and share we will
Today, and every day…… forever,
Because of our free spirit eternal
Beyond…………. the 12th of Never!!
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Hello Diary,

Multitasking again today… 🙂 woke up this morning to red skies…

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A indication of future storms here on the prairies “red skies in the morning, sailors warning” confirmed by the weather service of possible severe weather tonight and tomorrow… add to the fact that I got the new refrigerator Monday…

new fridge

Soooooooooooo, presently scurrying around doing tasks and chores before I “batten down the hatches”.. 🙂 all a part of life here on the prairies while searching for ones destiny…

Destiny sits upon the morning horizon
Always in site, but never clear
And as I travel along the road I have chosen
Destiny remains forever in place
Sitting upon the morning horizon

But as the years pass
And the road spans the distance
Between yesterday and tomorrow
I know my destiny will arrive

For time alone will close the gap
So yesterday becomes dust filled memories
And the horizon of tomorrow
Will be the road of today

For then, there will be no yesterday or tomorrow, only today
And when that day arrives
I will find peace and be complete
For I will be one with my destiny

(Favi F)

One day here on the path will find that destiny and it will be the beginning, not the end… 🙂 and there will be days with sun and days of gloom for “One will not know success without failure, one will not know happiness without sorrow, one will not know love without heartache”.. (Larry “Dutch” Woller) and there will be choices to make..

CHOICE
I’ll be what I must be, in spite of me
as life won’t always give the things I choose
and so I have to make what has to be
into the things my life and I can use.

All roads don’t lead to Rome, as it’s been said,
but some to Paris, and a little fun,
so I will change the path where I would dread
to go to where I choose, when I am done.

I’ll not be forced into a better scheme
if I can’t see the end result my way
if it’s not part of what my heart can dream
it never will come to the light of day.

All things can change, if I have any voice
in what they are, and I will make the choice.
(Vee Bdosa 2014)

And make those choices I will by following my heart “Never look left or right, Always look straight ahead, Always listen to your heart, Pay little attention to your head” (is that groaning I hear??.. 🙂 )

Well, I had better close, have more choices to make before finishing the day, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

Venturing down the path least traveled while waiting for that one moment in time …”For then, there will be no yesterday or tomorrow, only today, and when that day arrives I will find peace and be complete, for I will be one with my destiny” (Favi F)

Each day I live
I want to be
A day to give
The best of me
I’m only one
But not alone
My finest day
Is yet unknown

I broke my heart
Fought every gain
To taste the sweet
I face the pain
I rise and fall
Yet through it all
This much remains

I want one moment in time
When I’m more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I’m racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will feel
I will feel eternity

I’ve lived to be
The very best
I want it all
No time for less
I’ve laid the plans
Now lay the chance
Here in my hands

You’re a winner for a lifetime
If you seize that one moment in time
Make it shine

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” (Helen Keller) 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… 🙂

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“When we begin to build walls of prejudice, hatred, pride, and self-indulgence around ourselves, we are more surely imprisoned than any prisoner behind concrete walls and iron bars.” Mother Angelica

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Hello Diary,

It is a Saturday, a somewhat cool but quiet start to the weekend (at this time snow is in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow… 🙂 ) after a wild three days… Wednesday had thunderstorms and heavy rain, Thursday had gale winds (gusts to 50-60 mph), high wind warnings, tornado watch and Friday had snow… 🙂 … but managed to get through it unscathed…

Looked outside this morning and saw Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Squirrel getting a snack before the morning rush…

rabbitsquirrel

Also saw a robin this morning (perched on the neighbors metal fence)…

sat robin

It may be entertaining thoughts about going back south… 🙂 while the weather event were going on decided to check out my supplies for starting and planting tomatoes…

seeds

I save seeds and have different varieties of tomatoes but I mainly plant Roma tomatoes… when they become ripe, I will clean the tomatoes real good, put in a zip-loc bag and freeze them..

froazen tomato

(The tomatoes you see are two years old)… of course, when they are thawed the tomato cannot be sliced but is good for stews, soups, salsas, etc.. the skin practically falls of and they have the texture of a canned tomato…

tomato basil

I eat the tomato as is with a dash of sweet basil… 🙂 …

Again I were ask the other day what I thought being a friend meant.. well, I have posted this in the past but believe it bears repeating.. my thoughts are much like those of Adam Clarke:

“Portrait of a Friend”

I can’t give solutions to all of life’s problems, doubts,
or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will
search for answers.

I can’t change your past with all it’s heartache and pain,
nor the future with its untold stories.
But I can be there now when you need me to care.

I can’t keep your feet from stumbling.
I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.

Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine;
Yet I can share in your laughter.

Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
I can only support you, encourage you,
and help you when you ask.

I can’t prevent you from falling away from friendship,
from your values, from me.
I can only think of you, talk to you and wait for you.

I can’t give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,
room to be yourself.

I can’t keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces
and put them back in place.

I can’t tell you who you are or who you will be
I can only love you and be your friend
(Adam Clarke)

And here are my thoughts that rhyme.. 🙂

My Friend The Lady

The garden roses are red
The backyard violets are blue,
Brightness, delicacy, and warmth to behold
That starts me to think of you!

Your beauty, inside and out
That brightens the darkest skies,
Can feel the glowing warmth
Of your lovely, soft, eyes!

Your lovely soft hands
Used with passionate gentleness
Delicate nimble fingers
With a touch of tenderness

And there are your thoughts
That I cherish and treasure,
That I value so highly
They are beyond measure!

One who ventures ever forward
Facing life without dread or fear,
Yet not letting go of the precious past
Holding on to all that is dear,

A few thoughts of you, my friend
Coming from the heart
Thoughts that will never end
Even though in life, we may part.

(penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller, )

Well, I had better close.. venture on down the path looking for that elusive rainbow… “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow, don’t walk behind me… I may not lead, walk beside me… just be my friend” ― (Albert Camus)… but I shall return one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

“I am what I am, venturing down the path of life, following my dreams, chasing rainbows and leaving safe harbor to boldly go where I have not been before”… (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“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… 🙂

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“As my world is in a constant state of change, tomorrow my world will change, my future world will still be a mystery and today’s world will become history and a memory…” (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

With a hint of spring in the air, giving some thoughts of my garden… 🙂

A Not So Secret Garden

I live in a not so secret garden
Along the path least traveled,
Quite unlike the other world
A world that has become unraveled.

A garden of peace and harmony
Being different does not matter here,
All creatures, big and small, living together
Unlike the other world, they do not live in fear.

Together we live the hand that Fate has dealt us
Not sure, or dwell, on our final destiny,
But live to enjoy the moment, the hour, the day
That is what life is about, don’t you see.

So into the not so secret garden I will venture
Along the path least traveled,
To find love, understanding, to follow one’s dreams
Unlike the other world unraveled.

(Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Hello Diary,

It is a Tuesday and for a change a somewhat pleasant day weather wise with a hint of spring in the air… no snow, no winter present at the moment with some warming sunshine…

tues morn

Starting to see a few migratory birds also so another hint as to change… “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past and present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy….. keeping in the spring spirit, decided to check out my flower seed inventory..

veggie seeds

“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” Leo Buscaglia… while not ready to plant, did contemplate planting the garden… 🙂 .. and speaking of contemplating, I did some contemplating as I saw the “clouds” in the sky…

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Those “clouds” are referred to as “Contrails”, created by mortal’s flying machine as they seek out their destiny.. while I was contemplating their Fate, I also contemplated my Fate.. “Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come”….

I was not a king or president,
No powers did I hold,
I wasn’t a preacher or a pope,
No sermon for the fold.

So tell me , fate
You hold the key,
What is my destiny
Suppose to be?

Can no longer build cities
The back is tired and sore,
I was a soldier once
No longer have the heart for war.

So tell me, fate
You hold the key,
What is my destiny
Suppose to be?

I’ve tilled the soil as a farmer
Fed the world is what they say,
But I see the faces of hunger
Still this very day.

So tell me, fate
You hold the key,
What is my destiny
Suppose to be?

I’ve donated time and money
Ask for nothing in return,
I see nothing has changed
Will they ever learn?

So tell me, fate
You hold the key,
What is my destiny
Suppose to be?

I’ve tilled the fields and went to war
Built cities and bridges and much more,
Has my destiny run it’s course
Fate, is there any more?

So tell me, fate
You hold the key,
What is my destiny
Suppose to be?
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Well, I will never know my destiny setting here so I had better venture on down the path least traveled.. 🙂 .. see what adventures lie ahead… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

I will be me, will follow my dreams and one day will find my destiny because……… I were born free… 🙂

“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

Born free, as free as the wind blows
As free as the grass grows
Born free to follow your heart

Live free and beauty surrounds you
The world still astounds you
Each time you look at a star

Stay free, where no walls divide you
You’re free as the roaring tide
So there’s no need to hide

Born free, and life is worth living
But only worth living
‘Cause you’re born free

(Stay free, where no walls divide you)
You’re free as the roaring tide
So there’s no need to hide

Born free, and life is worth living
But only worth living
‘Cause you’re born free

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) on the path least traveled….

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“When someone tells you “you’ve changed”, it might be because you have stopped living your life their way”.. John Pence

A Spirit Born Free…

While dealing with the doldrums
That happen often in wintertime,
And while contemplating my tomorrows
Thought I’d pen some thoughts that rhyme.

As I venture through my life
With each step, all the while being me,
An open mind, a heart of dreams
A spirit, enjoying being free.

A spirit that views another
As another feels, wishes to be,
In a realm of acceptance
So another can enjoy being free.

Free…. to love another
No color, gender or race,
Only to know and feel happiness
No social walls to face.

Free to live life as one chooses
Follow a dream, the heart would say,
Free to walk ones own path of life
Filled with adventures along the way.

There are those who would color me different
Many to gaze upon me with dismay,
But unlike them, I’ve found happiness
Because I chose to live life my way.

(Larry “Dutch” Woller

Hello Diary,

Have been busy the week preparing for the next winter storm later today and another round of weather the weekend… taking some time from the activities to share a few thoughts… have been chatting about helping others, especially the children (there are some that say I am in my second childhood… “remember, growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional” 🙂 )..

One of the big issues is waste, especially with it being just me here on the path.. there are those that are hungry every day and in the meantime the world is getting rid of unwanted food in the refuse… well, in an effort to not prevent someone from having food, I have taken steps here (and still experimenting) on preventing waste with food, and energy.. “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” Helder Camara

By doing so, I not only help others but also me… first, I rarely purchase fresh food or vegetables… with fresh food and vegetables one can have spoilage if one is not careful… therefore, I purchase food primarily online, all the while being a wise shopper… 🙂 and storage is not a major concern to prevent spoiled food…

ingredients

I can mix and match various ingredients and what I do not eat I can freeze… by doing so I can cook healthy and I can also conserve energy… one method I use is my trusty energy efficient convection oven…

toaster oven

And should I need or wish to use a “burner”, I have my magnetic induction cooktop..

magnetic burner

It is digitally controlled and replaces a burner on a stove.. it has been years since I have used the stove for cooking and currently use it for storage and a counter top.. by using the adapter, I can use any of the cookware I currently own… of course, I cannot forget my trusty microwave… 🙂

micro

The uses of the microwave are many and it also is energy efficient… 🙂 using those three devices I made some potato soup..

potato soup

Also, by spending a hour or two on Monday in the kitchen I prepare the dinners for the week….

week dinner

To thaw out and warm up when ready to eat… I did not make the wine… 🙂

T-day dinner

Sooooooooo, for the most part I leave the fresh food for those that can use it rather than purchase it for myself and end up having some of the food spoil and it ends up in the refuse.. and personally I eat healthy, I eliminate energy waste and by doing so, I also save money.. it is a win, win for everyone… 🙂

Well, I had better close and venture on down the path.. “Every morning your have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.” … but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ― Barack Obama

If I had the power of the people and I ruled the world
After all that I’ve seen
And the places I’ve been
Nothing would be better than to make a change here or there
It’s easy to say
But there may be a way

Stand all the people in one line
Paint ’em all in green in the sunshine
Take some chances
Come on let’s find the answers

We may stumble never crumble
Face tomorrow everyone
All together share the load
If we ride our dreams down future road
We can ride our dreams down future road

Talking ’bout the power of the people not a perfect world
There’s a dream we can choose
One we never will lose
Take a look at all the hopes of every little boy and girl
We can see through the haze
Weapons melting away

Turn ’em all into a fun ship
Floating down the river of friendship
Sail forever
You and I together

“Just because you feel someone does not love you as much as they should, does not mean they don’t give you all the love they have” on the path least traveled…

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I Believe I’d Like To Be Different Instead…

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, seeking whatever destiny waits for me
Why the path least traveled?..well, I’m different, don’t you see.

(Penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Hello Diary,

Another Friday morning, bringing the week to an end… it is also a hint as to what is to come for the weekend with the weather… it were a cold, frosty, foggy morning to wake up to…

sunrise fri

Also red skies (“red skies in the morning, sailors warning”.. 🙂 ) indicating moisture in the air… now what does cold temperatures and moisture mean… snow.. there is another Arctic winter storm brewing for here this weekend.. 😦 … but that too shall pass… and speaking of the climate, thought I would take some time from the days activities to share some thoughts about how I try to help deal with climate change and the environment…

First, I do not burn leaves… no smoke in the atmosphere, my neighbors are happy campers… 🙂 nor does it go to a landfill… I have a backyard compost bin…

compost bin

The backyard creatures like it for food, nest material, etc… I will at time bury unwanted vegetables, peelings, etc in the leaves.. I do not use meats or meat byproducts because that can attract unwanted pests and health hazards.. another item I put in the compost bin is paper, cardboard, etc..

shreddar

It is an excellent way to dispose of papers that one would not wish to be public.. again, no smoke, no landfill… now, there are some papers that are not a risk and with those I make notepads….

gluing note pad

I have a cutting board, some glue and I take a Sunday morning with a spot of tea and cut up paper and glue… once the notepad has been used, it then is put in the compost bin… and after a time, the worms and other backyard creatures turn the leaves, paper, etc into compost soil..

compost

And I use the compost soil in my potted plants, vegetable bins (indoors and outdoors)… also, I shop online at numerous places… ( I will go into cost benefits and waste reduction another time)..

ebay

walmart

By shopping online I will reduce emissions because I will not be driving everywhere trying to locate the product that I am looking for… the various delivery organizations are already out there so they may as well do the errands.. 🙂

Now, what I do is not necessarily for everyone.. 🙂 but I do believe that if in some manner “everyone would give or do a little, a few would not have to give or do a lot”… “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” -Mother Teresa

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ― Barack Obama

Well, I had better close for now… adventures and destiny await me (not to mention the laundry.. 🙂 ).. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

Why do I do what I do one would ask?… to help the children, irregardless of each being different, to realize their dreams, to live their life being who they are and however they wish to and perhaps make this planet a better place for everyone.. for they are the future, they are the world…

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” (Maria Robinson) on the path least traveled…

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Ole Man Winter or not, for the residents here on the path, a touch of spring is in the air in spirit… 🙂

I’m watching the sun come up
With a spot of tea in my hand,
Thoughts passing like a gentle breeze
As I gaze upon the land.

Thinking about my garden
As I watch the squirrels at play,
Will this be a good year?
With nature being kind…day by day.?

Or will it be like last year
A struggle both day and night,
Hoping for a better day
With every morning’s light.

Love is in the air
Carried by a gentle breeze,
In the notes of a birds song
As the melody,..genlty,.. drifts through the trees.

The time has come to make ready
To plan and to prepare,
Even though it’s cool outside
A taste of spring, and love, is in the air!

Or is it just me…………..
(Larry “Dutch” Woller, )

Hello Diary,

It is a Tuesday and the sun is shining… fortunate to not have any severe storms over the weekend but did have wind speeds near Category 1 Hurricane winds… but that too did pass and even though ole Man Winter is still in town, the residents of the path are thinking spring.. have seen a few migratory birds, a small flock of geese, and residents here preparing for spring and to follow their dreams… 🙂

The squirrels have been out and about in numbers…

squirrels at play 1

And chasing each other, using the backyard as an obstacle course… 🙂

squirrels at play 2

However, not everyone was in full spring spirit… remember our lovebirds, Diary?..

lovebirds

Well, this morning the number one priority were waiting for the sun to come up to get warm, no time for amore (don’t you just hate it when that happens.. 🙂 )….

love birds cold

While on the subject of love and following ones dreams, I have been cruising cyberspace and the news and it appears there are those, unfortunately, who are having a difficult time dealing with change and following their dreams… well, following ones dreams and living life is not always easy.. “Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. it’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” – Barack Obama

Perhaps sometimes “One cannot cherish success unless one has known failure, one cannot cherish happiness unless one has known sorrow, one cannot cherish love unless one has known heartache.”
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Well, when life appears to be at the darkest, remembers some words from Maya Angelou; “I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” (Maya Angelou) and “No matter the pain or suffering, it is always better if it’s a burden shared by two, instead of a weight carried by one alone”… (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Or, if one has a belief (religious or otherwise) there is a saying; “ God promised you a safe landing, he did not say the journey was going to be a smooth one”….

And it is especially difficult when one is confronted by those with a closed mind and heart… just remember “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” (Michael J. Fox).. And remember this “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ― Bernard M. Baruch

Listen to your heart, follow your dreams 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 “

Well, I had better venture on down the path.. have some dreams of my own and destiny is out there somewhere waiting for me… but I shall return again one day, Diary, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

Remember Dairy, the road of life may be a bit bumpy but don’t let others determine your life for “It is not easy to find happiness within ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” (Agnes Repplier) so always listen to your heart and “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” ( Langston Hughes )