“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) on the path least traveled..

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“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 )… 🙂

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, )

Hello Diary,

All quiet here on the path this morning, just a few of my cricket friends and a ole owl getting ready to greet the sunrise…  🙂

 

 

And every morning my backyard friends and I follow  our dreams being led by our heart because “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” (Langston Hughes) ..  🙂

 

 

Here on the path, I have a dream
Of a world in harmony it did seem,
Accepting one as to who they believe and are
Of one’s life’s choices no one did bar.

Being free to climb a mountain, to touch a star
Free to search the universe, where answers are,
Free to venture through life, with open mind
Another’s belief, it did not blind.

Being  free to boldly walk the lands, both far and near
To lives one’s life without suffering or fear,
Not to be accepted by belief, gender or race, you see
But by the love, understanding and knowledge of a spirit born free.

And  children could follow their own dream, you see
Not to be denied by another’s ideology,
To follow the destiny of their own choice
Not to be hindered by another’s voice.

I still live that dream, you know
A dream that began a long time ago,
A dream without end, each and every day
Until the four winds, they all blow away.
                          (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
Yes,  this is my world… 🙂

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.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller

And welcome to my world… 🙂

Well, I had better close for now, “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stopped the story.” (Frank Herbert)… the dreams and the heart beckon and on the horizon lies my answers… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

 

Until we meet again…  

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
May green be the grass you walk on
May blue be the skies above you
May pure be the joys that surround you
May true be the hearts that love you.
    (Irish Saying)
And thank you for visiting my world and the memories and no matter time or distance… 🙂

“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…

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Hello Diary,

 

 

It has been a hectic week, dealing with appointments, life’s challenges, weather, etc… may see some more weather later today, so taking this moment to share a few thoughts… difficult to remain positive but positive we are here on the path as we woke up to cloudy and somewhat foggy morning… 🙂

And after a hectic week, decided to make today a relaxing day… believe the furry little knucklehead, the squirrel, is setting the pace for everyone here on the path least traveled.. 🙂

So, with some relaxing music … 🙂 And a spot of wine… 🙂
And perhaps later get out the Kindle.. 🙂

Will enjoy the day and the new adventures, because it will not come again… 🙂

And with the storms, virus, etc. are we happy, one would ask? Yes, indeed because we woke up on the green side of the grass with a heart full of memories and knowing that as long as I have a open mind and follow my heart,  there are more adventures waiting and memories to be made… 🙂

 

Happiness is to have loved
Than have not loved at all,
To share love with another
To always heed one's heart call.

Happiness is to follow one's dream
To be who one wishes to be,
To live one's own life one's own way
Not live the life of another, you see.

Happiness is always waking up on
The green side of the grass,
Even though the day may be stormy
Knowing it too shall pass.

Happiness is knowing another
A understanding, caring friend,
Someone to share life's memories with
A friendship to never end.

Happiness is to pen thoughts
Let the fingers do the walking,
Thoughtful words that come  from within
Because the heart does the talking.

Happiness is knowing when to end a poem
For it is down life’s highway I need to venture,
To gather more memories and thoughts to share
As I live, and enjoy,  tomorrow's new adventure.
                   (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. (Author Unknown)… 🙂

Sooooooooooooo, with thoughts shared (and a sip of wine), will close for now… will stop the world and get off for a bit… meditate a little, contemplate the tomorrows and what destiny may have instore for me and what adventures I am yet to be a part of… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

 

 

Until we meet again.. 🙂

“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow, don’t walk behind me… I may not lead, walk beside me… and be my friend” (Albert Camus ) on the path least traveled…

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Thought before I would start the day, I would take some time, with a cup of tea, to contemplate the tomorrows….  🙂

 

 

Who am I, one wonders
Whether it is race, gender or ideology,
As I venture down life’s path
As a spirit that is born free..

Wondering about being different
Reminds me of words from a song,
Where do I fit in, one would ask
One wonders, where do I belong.

Does the image without
Determine who I am to be,
Even though the spirit within
May be different, be me.

Do I follow my heart’s dream
When heart and mind disagree,
Or do I listen to the mind
While dealing with reality.

Those questions and more
Life’s puzzle to unravel,
To find answers I am seeking
Down the path I must travel.

So I shall  continue down the path least traveled
To seek that rainbow, perhaps around the next bend,
Once found, I’ll have my answers
And that will be the beginning, not the end.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Hello Diary,

Well, my friend, in the past I have shown some of the lovely little flowers that are overlooked or looked down upon and ridiculed…there are other flowers that are a part of the gardens here on the path and they too are different and live in harmony with all on the path… I had thought about cutting a bouquet but rather than destroy the beauty of the flower, thought I would make a bouquet in pictures… 🙂

 

The Lilac.. 🙂

The Clematis… 🙂

The Hibiscus.. 🙂

The Daylily.. 🙂
The pond lily.. 🙂

And the rose… 🙂

A bouquet of flowers from my garden,
Their beauty need not be told,
Their fragrance is soothing and lovely
A pleasant scent for one to behold.

They remind me of you, my friend
Whose beauty from within you do share,
With sunshine, understanding and laughter
Sowing the seeds of  love and happiness in the air.

This bouquet was picked for you
For coming into my world, my friend,
For sharing sunshine, laughter, love and happiness
For which I know  will never end.
   ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )
“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” (Leo Buscaglia)… 🙂

Well, I had better close for now, life is calling and I had better go see what it wants… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

 

Until we meet again…

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
May green be the grass you walk on
May blue be the skies above you
May pure be the joys that surround you
May true be the hearts that love you.
    (Irish Saying)

“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 ) on the path least traveled…

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There are no cherry trees in sight, but in spite of life’s challenges, many forms of love… 🙂

 

And the apple tree bloom.. 🙂

Hello Diary,

Earth day is every day here on the path least traveled.. And I try to do what I can to help Mother Earth and hopefully a bright future for all…. Now, I know that for many reasons not everyone can do what I can do, but I believe that there may be subtle changes that folks can do in and around their home…if everyone would do a little, a few would not have to do a lot…. 🙂

For beginners, when it comes to cooking I usually use a energy efficient crock pot, toaster/convection oven or microwave.. Sometimes I get the urge to fry and with that I use a energy efficient, digital, electric hotplate.. 🙂

 

 

And there is the subject of paper… I love to read and I consider reading my relaxing part of the day… for practical reasons and to avoid cutting down a tree so I can read, I have my little Kindle Fire… I have been dealing with Amazon for over 15 years and have accumulated a library of over 2000 books, they are all downloaded on the Kindle… 🙂

To try to avoid using a landfill, I usually make quick notes on what is affectionately referred to as Boogie Boards (much like a chalkboard with no chalk)… 🙂

I will take what paper I can and turn into notepads, rather than purchase… 🙂

Used notepads and other paper goes through the shredder … 🙂

The shredded paper goes into the compost bin along with leaves I have not used for mulch, no smoke from burning leaves… 🙂

I use energy efficient light bulbs and turn on only when needed… 🙂

I use a energy efficient electric mower to reduce dependency on fossil fuel… 🙂

For a number of reasons I do not drive anymore, one being reducing fossil fuel and carbon emission.. And I need the exercise… I have food and supplies delivered… 🙂

Well, just a few things I do to hopefully help Mother Earth provide a bright future for all creatures and plants, large and small…. Again, I know not everyone can do what I do but perhaps one are able to make changes , even though they may appear to be small, that would be a important piece of the puzzle called helping Mother Earth… and here on the path, and everywhere, it would be a wonderful world indeed… 🙂

 

Well, I shall close for now, get on with the day, adventures to behold, folks to visit and perhaps share a thought or two…  but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Until we meet again…

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)

“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……

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Tomorrow is Sunday here on the path, Easter  for those with faith based ideology, a religious remembrance… and with conflict, illness, etc. it may be trying times for those folks also… just before my late wife passed (cancer) she were visited by a Chaplain… he ask her if she had a religion and she said “No”, he then ask her if she believed in the hereafter and she said “Yes”, the Chaplain said “Good, for it is what is in the heart that matters, not a name above a door”… 🙂

The universe knows I am not into religious ideologies, but am a independent, born again heathen (so they tell me) but I believe there is a saying; “God promised you a safe landing, he did not say the journey were to be a smooth one”, so whatever one believes, nor how dark the skies or life’s challenges, perhaps you should listen to your heart filled with dreams, one can do that anywhere, anytime… 🙂

 

 

Dreams..
There's a place where I go that no one else knows,
Where mysteries abound and excitement grows.
A place out of reach of any man's hands,
Safely secluded in a far away land

Beyond the grasp of those who may plunder
The wealth of its power and its life changing wonder.
I go alone to my secret place, never leaving a trace
For someone to follow and discover my space

Where I keep my secrets, my fears, and my regrets
Away from the world and all of its threats.
It's mine and mine alone!
The only place I can call my own.

I treasure the moments spent in this realm
Where anything is possible and I'm at the helm.
This place I describe is all that it seems ...
It's a magical place I call my dreams.
                                              (John Raines)

And maybe follow the advice of Judith Durham of the Seekers… 🙂 Or perhaps ABBA… 🙂

Hello Diary,

Yes, tomorrow is  Sunday and a Easter holiday here on the prairies…a pleasant spring like Sunday to behold… unfortunately, here on the path there may not be any Easter eggs this year as it appears the Easter bunny will be taking the day off, being a holiday and all…  🙂

 

And here on the path the only eggs are powdered… 🙂

Sooooooooooo, the only coloring will be from a book… 🙂

BUT, I will enjoy the day anyway…. why enjoy one would ask?… because the sun will put in an appearance… 🙂

And hopefully will wake up on the green side of the grass and because I can…. 🙂

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, 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 )

So, will enjoy the day with a cup of tea…. 🙂

And some help from my favorite orchestra, Andre Rieu… 🙂

So, I had better close for now  make ready to enjoy the day, for it won’t come again… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

 

Until we meet again, Happy Easter wherever you are...

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)

“The greatest challenge in life is to be our own person and accept that being different is a blessing and not a curse” (Kilroy Oldster) on the path least traveled…

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Yes, “It is not easy to find happiness within ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” (Agnes Repplier ) so I choose to be happy being me, even if it makes me 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.

Not another like me, I am one of a kind
Don’t always fit in, with most society’s thought and mind,
But will sail against the current, pull on Superman’s cape,
Spit into the wind, with courage face adversity with glee,
How and why?... because I am are 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 in spite of challenges being different may bring, there is happiness within because of a heart and spirit born free, being me… 🙂

Hello Diary,

In spite of the storms of conflict, illness, climate change, I venture down the path without fear because “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” (Louisa May Alcott) and as I gaze upon the horizon (photo take last summer) contemplating what adventures await me…. 🙂

 

And I asked myself “When Is The Right Time?”…. 🙂

To climb a mountain
To fly a plane,
To hug a friend 
To run naked in the rain.

To stand up tall
To make your thoughts known,
To blend with a crowd
To go it alone.

To till the field
To sow the seeds of peace and more,
To pen a poem of love
To write a musical score.

To take this path
To maybe take the other,
To open ones heart
To  share it with another.

Today, tomorrow perhaps?
The answer is in the heart, you see,
So when is the right time, one asks?
When your heart wishes for it to be..
       ( Larry “Dutch” Woller ).

Yes, only the heart and time holds the answer… 🙂

And now the heart is telling me it is time to close as there are adventures waiting, more memories to be had… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Yes,  even though conflict, illness, climate change, etc. are presenting dark days at the moment, we shall see brighter days because we know our love will see us through, knowing our dreams lie ahead, somewhere in time…  🙂

 

 

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” (Douglas H. Everett) on the path least traveled….

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In spite of life’s challenges and those who will say you cannot do it , “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett ) for Life Is Now….

 

 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 stick to the fight when your hardest hit, it’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit” (Wade Watts) and this is our fight song… 🙂

Hello Diary,

Yes, one doesn’t quit in spite of life’s storms “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. (Author Unknown), unfortunately for the Valentines Day holiday it were a snow storm…  🙂

 

But,  learned to dance (in the snow) and woke up this morning and words of Mark Twain filled my thoughts; “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover, acquire new friends and  gain knowledge of yourself and the world”  (Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain), so I gathered what I needed to venture into the world, when the need and opportunity arises, all the while keeping in mind the safety and welfare of others so they too can follow their dreams… 🙂

 

Floppy flowerdy hat (check), walking stick (check), Banana Boat (check), face mask (check), camera (old phone, check)… 🙂 And what I needed to venture into the Cyberworld… 🙂

 

 And no matter what life and Fate has put in front of me, it is down the path of life I go… 🙂
  
 I awoke one morning, alone, in history’s past..
 Left with a heart full of memories, a decision to make,
 Confronted with two paths to my destiny..
 Heart and mind to decide which one to take.
  
 Take the one most traveled, the logical safe choice…
 The one chosen by the multitudes..the human race,
 Like sheep, following a path determined by another…
 No self identity, all bearing the same face.
  
 A most traveled path whose direction is chosen by a few
 The rest to follow, ever so blind,
 Their destiny not chosen by their own hand
 Their fate determined, by a closed mind.
  
 The other path less traveled, mysterious and unknown
 Where one can be different, like me I confess,
 Without fear of ridicule, bigotry  and hate
 A path filled with love... and happiness.
  
 A path less traveled where one can follow ones dreams
 An open mind to see what others do not,
 To live a life guided by one’s heart
 While the other path one cannot.
  
 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.
  
 My fate will be unknown, what lies ahead unsure
 I do not know…. what my destiny will be,
 But one thing will be certain, written in stone
 I shall venture down that path …..being “ME“.
           ( Larry “Dutch” Woller)
   
Yes, excitement fills the air and heart as here on the path it is a new age, a new year and a new dawn… 🙂

And as Jimmy Buffet would say “ I don’t look back too often for there is too much in front of me I wish to see” so I shall close for now, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

I have friends to visit, adventures to find, so the sails are set full, heart’s compass pointed to the horizon and so it is… 🙂

“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.” (Martin Luther King, Jr.) on the path least traveled…

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 “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” (John F. Kennedy)…. 🙂
  
 Winds of Change…
  
 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 )
   
Yes, change is taking place here on the path and even though “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ( Maria Robinson ), but only if you want to… 🙂 Hello Diary, Tomorrow is Monday and is a holiday celebrating Matin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, and his dream, a dream that lives today here on the path…. 🙂

Taking a brief break from following dreams, thought I would share a few thoughts… have been busy preparing for new adventures once leaving safe harbor, as Jimmy Buffet said “I don’t look back too often, there is too much in front of me I wish to see”… 🙂

 

 

My last visit I mentioned hopefully helping others follow their dreams.. that also goes for my backyard friends who are with me while dealing with life’s challenges… there is always the squirrels… 🙂

And, I cannot forget my feathered friends… 🙂

And, after taking care of my friends, after having luck baking bread, thought I would try my hand at making a sconce… so, I gathered up some Bisquick cheese and garlic batter and topped off with some bacon bits… 🙂

Popped them into the toaster/convection oven and Voila!.. 🙂

Now, I know that they are not going to win any baking prizes, but they sure taste good with a bowl of soup… 🙂

On a cold winter day…. 🙂

 

 Yes, changes have been made, mind and heart at the ready, for… 🙂
  
 It is down the path least traveled I shall go
 To a rainbow filled horizon I  venture,
 To seek, to learn, know peace, to enjoy life
 A path filled with wonderful adventure.
  
 A place where one is accepted as who they are
 A spirit kindled to life, when mortal born,
 A being coming from the depths within
 And not subject to ridicule and scorn.
  
 A place where I know freedom of thought and being
 I am what I am, don’t you see,
 Neither this one, neither that one, but all the above
 In a mortal world, a free spirit, that’s me.
  
 I do not travel the path alone, you see
 There are memories and spirits to behold,
 Those that share... the joy and sadness
 As I gather more memories, down that least traveled road.
  
 So how long will my journey be, one would ask
 Will I see the end of the path...ever?
 The answer, I believe, lies on the horizon
 Somewhere past... the 12th of Never….
  
 So I shall bring my ramblings to an end
 For there is one fact that I do know,
 To reach the horizon, the 12th of Never
 It’s down the path least traveled I must go!
       ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )
  
   
And with new adventures awaiting on the horizon, the sails are at the ready, the compass set, fingers poised at the keyboard and it is down the path I venture… 🙂

And with that, I believe I shall close for now…. going to follow Enya’s advice, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

 

With all the conflicts and anger in world’s societies at the moment, think I may get off the path briefly and join my friends on the peace train for a time, what do you say, Diary, all aboard?… 🙂 And perhaps we can share some love with others along the way… 🙂

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” (Langston Hughes) 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  🙂 ).. 🙂

“Every morning your have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.” (Author Unknown)…. 🙂

 

 

 

Life Is Now….
  
 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)
  
   

Hello Diary,

The New Year has arrived and  I am baaaaaaaaaack (is that groaning I hear?.. 🙂 ), for now anyway…:)  when it came to the weather, the new year did not start very well… 🙂

 

 

On New Years Day Ole Man Winter gave us some ice… 🙂

And on this Sunday Morning, Ole Man Winter gave us some snow.. 🙂

But no “white flag” here, because it is a new year and in spite of life’s challenges, a opportunity to follow one’s dreams for “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” (Maria Robinson )… 🙂

Of course, the holidays bring back memories and one memory came to my mind was during the time I grew up on the farm in the 1940’s, ‘50’s and early ‘60’s… Mom would always make homemade bread and being the oldest, I was volunteered to help.. well, I decided I was going to have homemade bread this Christmas… 🙂

 

 

So I gathered the ingredients… 🙂

Made the dough and let set for the oven… 🙂

Put it in the oven, in this case the convection/toaster oven… 🙂

And when done, Voila!… ready for butter!… 🙂

While I were waiting for the bread to finish, I prepared for the coming year… for in spite of any storms may occur, life will go on because “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. (Author Unknown), so got the ole treadmill at the ready.. 🙂

Also got the schoolroom (learning Spanish)/meditation area set up…why learn Spanish?.. well, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” (Mahatma Gandhi)… 🙂

With the new near I am preparing for new adventures, so with sails set full, safe harbor fading in the distance, becoming a faint glow, it is on down the path least traveled I shall venture, with open mind and heart, because I am..
 

 Will close for now, much to do to prepare for the new year, but I shall
 return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂
  
 And I finish this with a smile on my face
 For I know one day we’ll meet again,
 And again, together we will follow our dreams
 For it will be a new beginning, not the end.
             (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
   
So whatever path or trail you choose…. 🙂

“Yes, I’m me, I am what I am, and a free spirit I’ll stay, as I look for adventure and follow my dreams, on the path least traveled…each and every day” (Larry “Dutch” Woller ) 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  🙂 ).. 🙂

 

And speaking of adventures and holiday memories, a memory of Christmas past came to mind, when little Bree (Jack Russell) were here (She passed away in 2016, she came into my world when she were 6 months old and I were her 4th owner…) 🙂

 

 I was working on the turkey
 When here arose such a clatter,
 I sprang from the kitchen
 To see what was the matter.
  
 I ventured to the living room
 And there, to my surprise, I did see,
 Standing nose to nose, paw to paw
 Was the Christmas mouse and Bree.
  
 With spatula in hand, ENOUGH, I yelled
 With a voice loud and clear,
 So that the Christmas mouse and Bree
  Scattered, they did,  in fear.
  
 It was back to the kitchen and the turkey
 No thoughts of sugar plums, dancing in my head,
 But thoughts of a Thanksgiving TV dinner
 Cooking in the microwave instead……… 
  
        ( Larry “Dutch” Woller,)
  
   
Yes, with snow (that didn’t make it to the ground)..

And frost on the rooftops…

It is.. Hello Diary, Yes, dogs (as well as other creatures) start out as pets but eventually become part of the family… they have feelings and dreams also… and little Bree would go where I ventured, I am sure keeping a watchful eye on my activities… here she is guarding the auto at the grocery (with her popcorn chicken).. 🙂

 

 Many look upon them as simply dogs, pets, etc. but 
they are much more than that.. 🙂
  
 JUST MY DOG 
 He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; 
 My other ears that hear above the winds.
 He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea.
 
 He has told me a thousand times over that
 I am his reason for being: by the way he
 rests against my leg; by the way he thumps
 his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he
 shows his hurt when I leave without taking him.
 (I think it makes him sick with worry when he
 is not along to care for me.)
 
 When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive.
 When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile.
 When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.
 When I am a fool, he ignores it.
 When I succeed, he brags.
 Without him, I am only another person. 
 With him, I am all-powerful.
 He is loyalty itself.
 He has taught me the meaning of devotion.
 With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. 
 He has brought me understanding
 where before I was ignorant.
 His head on my knee can heal my human hurts.
 His presence by my side is protection against
 my fears of dark and unknown things.
 He has promised to wait for me...
 whenever...wherever--in case I need him. 
 And I expect I will--as I always have.
 He is just my dog.
                   (Author Gene Hill…)
  
   
Yes, another memory as I venture down memory lane this Sunday, but will close for now…hopefully will venture down the path and make new memories… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂 Remember Diary… “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” (Mother Teresa)… 🙂