“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett) on the path least traveled…  

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Hello Diary,

Yes, life’s challenges can produce many fears, should one let it… again, by being different and following one’s heart, the fears are muted… and here on the path, with the heart filled with dreams and the mind being open, not dictated to by ideology, happiness is found in spite of life’s challenges… 🙂

 

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)

So I choose my dreams over fears… 🙂 And thank you heart for allowing me to be me, to follow my dreams and to know happiness… 🙂

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)

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness, and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” (Audrey Hepburn)
Well, I had better close for now, some of life’s storms to deal with, “I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.” (Louisa May Alcott) and dreams are a calling… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

Hope all your dreams come true 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)

“When one suddenly finds oneself in a swamp up to one’s armpits in alligators, it is difficult to remember the objective was to drain the swamp” on the path least traveled….   

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The heat wave continues so reducing daily activity somewhat, especially  in the afternoon.. A good time to contemplate about one’s life and the path taken…  🙂

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, there are no alligators or swamp here but with the addition of the heat wave, life has plenty of challenges/life’s storms present to deal with… but here on the path “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” (Louisa May Alcott)…. So, we are adjusting the sails to deal with the change in the wind…  🙂

Not as bad as other parts of the country, yet, but making changes in the daily activity to add to changes already made over time…  some for health reasons but mainly to deal with trying to avoid putting a stain on the resources, etc…. I have ceiling fans to keep home cool, reducing activity, using the air conditioning at a minimum.. 🙂

 

 

I have energy efficient bulbs which generate low heat also… 🙂

I have a energy efficient microwave, I also have a energy efficient convection oven (baking bread)… 🙂

And when I need something different to cook with, I have a energy efficient digital hot plate and when I use the adapter (sitting on top) I can use my standard cookware… 🙂

When needed, I also have energy efficient crockpots.. 🙂
And to clean the dishes, to reduce the usage of water and resources, I have a energy efficient electric tea kettle to heat the water to wash dishes, etc.. 🙂

These are a few of the things I do, heat wave or no heat wave, and I know it is not for everyone as everyone has taken different paths in life… and there will be many who will raise a eyebrow looking at me as if I am different, but I like being 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 )

Well, I had better close for now, the sails need more adjusting and there are adventures to explore even with life’s challenges… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

I hope the path you choose helps build a better future for yourself and life is all that you wish for it to be 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)

“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..   

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Yes, change is coming, perhaps a bit slow for some, rejected by others..but here on the path we embrace change and hopefully help make this world a better place…  🙂

A peaceful morning, watching the sun arise
Thoughts abound, while sipping on a spot of tea,
While taking in Nature’s outdoor portrait
Contemplating, on what Fate may have instore for me.

Change is slowly coming, it whispers in the winds
The door is slowly closing on past history,
With a  new awakening with the mind and spirit
But the future is still shrouded in mystery.

With the freedom of being different, in many ways
No social shackles do this mortal wear,
Do welcome change with open mind and spirit
No fear, no worry or dread do I bear.

Does change stop at mortal death, one wonders
Or does it go on forever and ever,
Will I ask the same at another time and place
Somewhere past the 12th of Never?

Will thought and spirit continue
When, as in all things, my mortal time comes to an end,
Or does all things cease to be, when
To the grave, the mortal body Fate does send.

Alas, but must deal with the present, today’s adventures
So now will store thoughts and musings yet to be told,
For it’s down the path least traveled I do venture
To search and hopefully find….what life, and Fate, may behold.
                ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Yes, change is whispering in the wind and it is there we will find our answers.. 🙂

Hello Diary,

The world is filled with negative news today, that which grabs the headlines… there are many world over who are in the shadows (myself included) who are not making the news, who are working together (following our dreams) using technology and weapons of love and understanding.. not using technology to spread fear, hate and conflict…  in the past I have shared some examples, today I will share some more positive examples..  🙂

 

 

We work together to help science deal with cancer, covid and other issues.. 🙂

Climate change… 🙂

We help those who are unable to help themselves, who find themselves victims of man’s inhuman treatment of mankind… 🙂

We also help those who have encountered difficulties while trying to follow their dream of making this world a better place.. 🙂

The change is rapidly approaching
As I contemplate the tomorrow,
Leaving some memories filled with happiness
A few memories filled with sorrow.

I peer out my window
Parts of the 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 will be 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 or a tear, 
But a heart filled with hope and a dream
Of a world  of love and peace, not hate and fear.
                         (Larry “Dutch” Woller) 
“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett )… 🙂

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This ole born again heathen (I have been called worse  🙂  ) knows my mortal clock is ticking down as it is with all mortals, don’t know how much time there is left but using a good deal of that time left to hopefully help others live their dreams,  so I had better close for now and get busy… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

Hopefully you are able to follow your dreams 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)

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” (Abraham Lincoln) on the path least traveled.. 

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Spring has arrived in full force with the warming of the weather… my friends, the little dandelion, are making their presence known… 🙂

Thinking that perhaps in another lifetime, I would like to be like the little dandelion with its zest for life….  🙂

Will to Live
I think of all things that show a zest 
For life, the dandelion beats the rest.
The little winged seeds from its white fluff ball
Settle and grow with no urging at all. 
Settle in most unlikely places
And soon there's a crop of dandelion faces.

They are man's worst pest, but a child's playthings.
Sometimes I wish I had light down wings 
Like a dandelion seed, and could settle at will
On a velvety lawn or a sun-spread hill, 
And live with the eagerness and zest 
Of the wanton little dandelion pest.
(MARY TRIPLETT)

Hello Diary,

With the warm and pleasant weather, the migratory birds are mingling with the local birds and their voice is heard in harmony as they great me every morning when I venture out to observe the weather and this morning they were in full force…  🙂

 

And speaking of the birds, everyone enjoys watching the birds, with their color and voices, from time to time, right?.. Well, the folks at Cornell University has a program called “Ebird” where one can enter their observations… it helps the students gather knowledge, they can learn about the birds habits top help the birds and with that it also helps them to research the changes with the climate and environment… I have seen a good number of changes concerning the birds over the years, telling me that change is in the winds….  🙂

 

 

Soooooo, I get me a cup of Earl Grey and then I sit down and have a leisurely moment relaxing and taking notes with my bird watching ( I do not observe every day like I do the weather)… 🙂

I even spent a couple of dollars on some bird watching books to help me identify species of migratory birds that may be new to the prairies…. 🙂

Once I have finished my cup of tea and taking notes, I venture indoors and open the Ebird website…. 🙂

I then enter my observations… 🙂

I gather more knowledge, the young folks at Cornell gather more knowledge and we help each other hopefully help make this world a better place… 🙂 And anyone can do it, age makes no difference… I am 77 years old and I simply follow my heart.. 🙂
Well, I had better close for now… the excitement here on the path builds as adventures await me.. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

Hope your heart is filled with love and happiness 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)

“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)  on the path least traveled…  

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Hello Diary,

Yes, change is ongoing in many forms, environment, social, etc… new things being discovered… not everyone wishes change as they have found their comfort zone and will deny what they perceive as a possible threat.. change has been ongoing since man stood upright, ventured out of the cave and invented the club…  🙂

I grew up on the farm, a country boy, in the 1940’s. ‘50’s and ‘60’s… that is me standing next to my Dad and sister, Mom… my brother is at the ladder… Dad had grew a tall cornstalk, near 20 feet tall…  🙂

 

Change were coming to the farm in the way of a TV set… I were about 7 or 8 years old before I saw my first TV.. Chicago, Illinois had a radio station called WLS and on Saturday nights the station would have a program called The WLS Barn Dance which we would listen to… one night they had a contest to win a TV set.. They played a song and one had to guess the song… well, Mom and Dad new the answer and at 10 o’clock that night Dad drove to the nearest post office, (mail were slow in the country) to mail the letter.. As luck would have it, they won the tv set… they drove to Chicago (half days journey one way) and brought the tv home… it looked similar to the on in the photo below, about 36 inches tall, 24 inches wide and the screen was roughly 14 inches by 12 inches..  🙂

 

There were only a couple of tv stations and could not get very good reception all the time… another change here on the prairie that not everyone wanted were the telephone… this happened a number of years before I were born… the telephone company was visiting the farms to get permission to set the telephone poles on their land near the road… in those days there were not enough right-of-way to use the road shoulder…  two brothers, Frank and Richard, did not want the telephone or the poles on their land… without those poles, the company could not complete the installation and no one would get a phone…  🙂

The rest of the farm families got together and came up with a idea.. At that time my Dad was part time township road commissioner .. They decided to have a party at a local tavern in the country, Christian’s Tavern, to start a petition for Dad to be road commissioner… free food and beer.. Well, Frank and Richard would not turn down anything that was free and they wanted Dad to be commissioner so they attended the party…  some time after the party started they passed the petition around and Frank and Richard signed what they thought was the petition, when it actually was the form authorizing the telephone company to set the poles in their field near the road… a few days later they found the company putting in poles and they were upset but in the end they were paid a sum of money for the right-of–way and made things better…

Frank and Richard never did get a phone or learn how to use one… whenever they needed a phone, they would drive over to our house and ask Mom if she would make a call for them as they knew Mom and Dad would not refuse them… and that is how we got phones here on the prairie….  🙂

 

 

There is change ongoing here on the path and I greet that change with a heart filled with memories, open mind and sails set full as I venture to the horizon a free spirit..  🙂


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, )

And though today may have dark skies and the path a bit bumpy with life’s challenges, I do not worry because there is always tomorrow… 🙂
And I will eagerly greet tomorrow with open arms and a smile on my face because I have a dream.. 🙂
Well, I have shared some thoughts about change in the past and as change is ongoing here on the path I had best close for now… adjusting the sails as I speak and eagerly awaiting the next adventure… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

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)

“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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Hello Diary,

Stopping the world briefly, get off, relax a bit and share some thoughts, some that rhyme…  leave the world woes for the moment, enjoy the day and contemplate the tomorrows…  a taste of spring had arrived, giving a hint as to what the future may have instore… time to leave those winter doldrums and venture out…  🙂

Today is St. Patrick’s day here on the prairie and with visons of leprechauns and  pot of gold at the end of the rainbow… if I were to look for the pot my luck would be the same as Mr. Koch.. “If I traveled to the end of the rainbow as Dame Fortune did intend, Murphy would be there to tell me the pot’s at the other end.”   (Ed Koch)….  🙂

 

The feral cat were out and about, checking the domain.. managed to get a rare photo of the elusive feline… he/she is in the center of the picture walking on top of the fence… 🙂

Also were seeing signs of migratory birds seeking out their destiny… my backyard choir were gathering and starting to practice.. 🙂

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,..gently,.. 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 )

Yes, spring brings love and new life and with that love spring also brings hope… 🙂

Hope is a feather floating in a bright blue sky
Hope is that sparkle that shines in your eyes.
Hope is a butterfly fluttering on the wind
Hope is good times spent with family and friends.

Hope is a newborn baby’s cry
Hope is a Mother’s lullaby.
Hope is the rainbow after a rain
Hope is the harvest of golden grain.

Hope is the light that keeps darkness at bay
Hope is the breeze on a hot summer day.
Hope is ever present and free of cost
Hope is the last thing ever lost.

Hope is staying positive when the going gets tough
Hope is seeking help when you feel you’ve had enough.
Hope is recovery from simmering sorrow
Hope is believing in a brighter tomorrow.
                    (Linda Hotger)

Well, I had better close for now.. the path is calling and with a heart full of love and a pocket filled with dreams it is on down the path I venture… to see what destiny has instore for me.. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

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)

“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?” ( Mahatma Gandhi) on the path least traveled… 

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Hello Diary,

I briefly stopped my venture down the path to gaze upon the world and I do so with sadness… it seems that after centuries of gathering knowledge, all the human race has managed to do is improve on the “club”, and combine the use of fear and conflict to impose one’s closed minded ideology on another…  unfortunately, as history has proven, all conflict does is sow the seed of suffering, hate and anger.. and those that pay a dear price are those who are caught between ideologies and just wish to follow their dreams and live in peace… 🙂

 

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom” (Isaac Asimov) … 🙂
But I have an idea!..  🙂

I set here looking at the news
The powers wanted peace they say,
And while they spoke, bombs were dropped
20 children died that day!

What’s wrong with this idea?
Why not give PEACE a try,
Let’s give it a go, everyone
Maybe no more children will die 

Smiles on their faces, while shaking hands
Arms deals for defense would come into play,
A bomb went off in a crowded market
10 children died that day.

What’s wrong with this idea?
Why not give a world without bombs a try,
Let’s give it a go, everyone
Maybe no more children will die 

 A war to end all wars, they said
Yet to war they always return,
Death, destruction, suffering and pain
Won’t they ever understand and  learn?

What’s wrong with this idea?
Let’s give UNDERSTANDING and LEARNING a try,
Let’s give it a go, everyone
Maybe no more children will die. 

 Anger versus anger, hate versus hate
Seeds sown by war at home and away,
Starvation , sickness, a mother in tears
More and more children die every day.

What’s wrong with this idea?
Why not give LOVE a try,
Let’s give it a go, everyone
Maybe no more children will die.
( Larry “Dutch” Woller,) 
Here on the path conflict and fear are NOT used as a weapon but peace, love and understanding reigns supreme… and on the path we ride the peace train, all aboard!… 🙂

So, let us bury the sword, pick up the pen and let our fingers do the walking and heart do the talking, let our voices of peace and love be heard and together we can make a difference because we are the world… 🙂

I shall close for now… prepare to venture down the path and hopefully help make this world a better place before my time in this mortal world comes to an end.. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

 

 

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)

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” (Jimi Hendrix).. And with our love and our dream of a better world, one day the world will live in harmony… 🙂

“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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Hello Diary,

Before I start relaxing with a cup of Earl Grey and the Kindle, thought I would pop in and share a few thoughts…  ole Man Winter decided to visit last week and added snow to the rest of life’s challenges… not only did Phil, the ground hog, not see his shadow here on Ground Hog’s day, he could not get out of his home…  🙂

 

If he did mange to venture out, this is what he would have found… 🙂

Not to be denied, I spent the last couple of days moving snow, taking my time…. Unfortunately, with climate change I traded my snowblower in for a air conditioner, so had to use a shovel.. 🙂

BUT, we did not get depressed, we did not raise the “white flag”, for in spite of the storm outside, we put our dancing shoes on.. Thee first thing we did were turn on the energy efficient convection oven and made some blueberry muffins (on the left) and Dutch’s pancakes ( I eat the pancakes with apple butter)…. 🙂

Once we finished that baking, decided on making some sweet bread to have with my Earl Grey… 🙂

And speaking of food, once the storm stopped, I cleared a area and helped my backyard friends with a bit of food.. 🙂

Also, over time a feral cat started visiting… a feral cat being a wild domestic cat that was looked down upon and rejected by society and left on its own (sound familiar?? 🙂 )… well, seeing as how we are different here on the path, I made the cat a den on the deck to protect it from the harsh winter should the cat choose to and I also put some cat food out in a container.. and the cat can still be free to be what and who the cat chooses to be.. 🙂

Soooooooooo, no depression here, no sadness or sorrow in spite of life’s challenges..  For here there is always hope..  “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.” (Emily Dickinson)..  Or as John Paul Jones said “I have just begun to fight” and “Victory is not always winning the battle, but rising every time you fall” (Napoleon Bonaparte)..  🙂


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, being different
Reminding me of words from a song,
Where do I fit in, one asks
One wonders, where do I belong.

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 )

Well, had better close for now… Kindle is at the ready and the tea kettle is reminding me the water is ready… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

And remember “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), so put those dancing shoes on and  don’t give up…  🙂

 

 

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)

“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…….

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…

The new year has arrived and together we can make this a better world, a world where everyone can follow their dream in peace and love and without fear and have a wonderful ending…  🙂

 

Have been enjoying every day, as each day is one of a kind, unique (like people, creatures, etc) and will not come again.. have not ignored and turned my back on others who are struggling to follow their dreams “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)…..  🙂

 Just stopping in briefly to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and may each and every day be filled with peace, love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!..  🙂

 

The new year has arrived
As I contemplate the tomorrow,
Leaving some memories filled with happiness
A few memories filled with sorrow.

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 ideology...you see,
But a world that respects another’s dream
Of what or who they wish to be.

To be 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.

So I peer out the window
Not with sadness or fear,
But a heart filled with a dream
That everyone has a wonderful and Happy New Year.
                         (Larry “Dutch” Woller) 

And no matter what challenges life may bring, we will face it together a old friends do.. And hold fast to your dream because “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)… 🙂
Going to close for now, the day, the new year and life, is calling… but I shall return one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

Until we meet again, today and every day in the new year.. 🙂

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)

“May your day be merry and bright with the greatest gift of all; LOVE” 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,

Thought I would stop by briefly as I had not planned on the visit but with today’s life’s challenges being what they are, thought I would share some cheer..  in spite of how gloomy and bleak life may seem, if one follows one’s heart, one can make the day your day,  bright and cherry and what one wishes for it to be…  🙂

Sooooo, from the path least traveled, no matter who you are, where you are or what you believe, may it be the mostest merry and bright day ever, filled with love and happiness… 🙂

 

It is suppose to be the season of giving, and no matter the circumstances, there are two gifts that anyone can give, from the heart, not only on this holiday but every day… one is the gift of love…  🙂

The gift of love
A world of  love that is without end
Through an eternity it will endure,
A love that knows no boundaries 
A love beautiful, caring and pure.
         
The other gift is the gift of hope.. 🙂
        
The gift of hope
Where 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.
           
Especially for the children and youngsters..  🙂
Well, I had better close, check out some  presents that life has given me… I will see you next year, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..  🙂

My gift for you, today and every day…

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)