Homeless children are people too on the path least traveled…

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..

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( “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 🙂 ).

“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

“It’s so funny you judge me arrogant after I succeeded. You didn’t help me at all when I was so poor and needy.” Toba Beta

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom”. Isaac Asimov

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark, the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Plato

Hello Diary,

A somewhat dreary Sunday morning… Mother Nature cannot yet decide whether to be winter or summer, had some storms near by yesterday.. 🙂

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Saturday I prepared and froze next weeks meals…

next weeks dinners

And being a Sunday, it is a day of meditation and contemplation, whatever the weather… I were gazing about all the holiday festivities, folks planning big dinners, presents Christmas morning for the children, young and old, when it occurred to me, what about those homeless children who have the dreams but may not see presents, family dinners, etc…
Those children who are homeless and suffering because of man’s inhumanity towards man.. those children who are homeless because of health issues and do not meet social standards.. Those homeless children who are “different” in a world where different is ridiculed and looked down on…. I have shared these thoughts with you before, Diary, but believe it needs to be shared again this holiday season..

Maybe No More Children Will Die

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 every learn?

What’s wrong with this idea?
Let’s give 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, 9-17-2008)

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

I keep hearing the religious faithful talk about their God, how he will protect the children.. “But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3 .. Well, I wonder where he is, because his children could use some help… it is obvious the children cannot depend on a large percentage of the descendants of Adam and Eve.. 🙂

I conjured up a memory of my Dad going to a children’s home in a neighboring city, it were called Cunningham, after the street it sat next to…he would deliver fresh vegetables and other items (donated) from time to time..

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Soooooooo, ole Santa checked the piggy bank one more time, uncovered the sleigh, rounded up as many reindeer as he could (there were grumbling and moaning in the herd but they rose to the occasion.. 🙂 ) and were off…

“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

First stop, the Cunningham Childrens home,,

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Left some Christmas cheer, hopefully a child will have a pleasant holiday..

childrens home

And while in the air and thinking about children in other parts of the world, stopped by Unicef…

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And dropped off some holiday cheer there also…

unicef

It were a small gesture, Santa wishing he could do more but hopefully there is at least a child or two who’s dream may be closer to becoming reality and will have a bright and happy holiday also..

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

Well, Diary, I had better close for now… haven’t covered up the ole sleigh yet and the herd have their cell phones at the ready for a 811 (cannot use 911.. 🙂 )… adventures are waiting for me and dreams to follow… but I shall return again 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)

Diary, as I set here in the comfort of my home, food in the pantry and refrigerator and presents under the tree, I wonder how many children around the world are singing this song…

I was slowly passing an orphan’s home one day
And stop there for a moment just to watch the children play
Alone a boy was standing and when I asked him why
He turned with eyes that couldn’t see and he began to cry

Chorus; I’m nobody’s child, I’m nobody’s child
Just like a flower I’m growing wild
No mommy’s kisses and no daddy’s smiles
Nobody wants me, I’m nobody’s child

People come for children and take them to their own
But they all seem to pass me by and leave me here alone
I know they’d like to take me but when they see I’m blind
They always take some other child and I am left behind

Chorus;

No mother’s arms to hold me or soothe me when I cry
Sometimes it gets so lonely here I wish that I could die
I’d walk the streets of heaven where all the blind can see
And just like for the other kids there’d be a home for me

Chorus;

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Snow, back to school and a open mind on the path least traveled…

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..

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( “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 🙂 ).

“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
 
“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

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”
― Roy T. Bennett

Hello Diary,

A Thursday morning and in the process of bringing the week to a close…has been a week of contemplating tomorrows, doing chores and getting ready to start school… 🙂 thought I would take a break in the activities and share some thoughts…

“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” Gustave Flaubert

Woke up yesterday, Wednesday, morning to a somewhat dreary, cold morning…

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But change was in the winds and Old Man Winter was coming.. Sooooo prepared for his visit and sure enough, taken a page out if Santa Claus’s book, paid a visit last night and when I woke up this Thursday morning, this is what I woke up to… 🙂

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Received about 2 inches of snow and sleet and supposedly more to come… Well, I checked my weather instruments, made sure all were well and then decided to help out my backyard friends.. Took the broom and shovel and cleared the feeders and put out a little extra feed… it were not long before the word got out and soon it was standing room only at the path least traveled buffet… 🙂

standing room only

Getting away from the weather for a time, I had mentioned about getting ready for school… as I have mentioned in the past I have a course here at home for learning Spanish,

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though I did take a basic course online from the local community college..

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I am not fluent in Spanish and know just enough to get me in trouble if I am not careful… 🙂 and when I am online or out and about and I see writing in Spanish, I will take a few moments to read what words I can understand and perhaps try to speak others.. I have a little difficulty in “rolling the R’s”.. 🙂

All that being said, Tuesday when I were at the post office, I checked out the little bulletin board and they had some notices that were in English and Spanish.. Soooooooooooo I stood there for a few moments practicing when an individual, who shall remain nameless, came up to me and said “when in America, you need to speak English”… at that I promptly turned, looked him in the eye and said;

and I quote: “I will speak to whomever I wish, whenever I wish and in whatever language I wish… when MY business becomes YOUR business I will speak in a language your brain is capable of understanding… until then, YOU may assume that MY business is none of YOUR business and I would appreciate YOU keeping YOUR nose out of MY business”… unquote… 🙂

Needless to say, the individual left with his underwear in a twist because I rained on his parade… 🙂 I do feel a certain amount of sadness for those with closed minds, personally “I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief” Gerry Spence ….

And while I will communicate with someone who has a closed mind, I will not spend much time communicating because “ I have dreams to follow and maybe be someone’s rainbow, I will not waste that time trying to talk to someone who will not listen”… Larry “Dutch” Woller

Of course, as history (past and present) has proven, few become more closed minded than a certain element of the world’s religious society… this ole born again heathen with a open mind and a open heart simply do not qualify and there’s another story to that… 🙂

“We should begin by setting the conscience free. When all men of all religions shall enjoy equal liberty, property, and an equal chance for honors and power then we may expect that improvements will be made in the human character and the state of society.” Founding Father John Adams, letter to Dr. Price, April 8, 1785.

Well, I have rambled enough and had better close… get on with the day and live life in spite of the snow.. There are rainbows out there, just have to look for them… 🙂 but I shall return one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise….

I believe that Johnny Paycheck has some thoughts about the closed minded also, it is called “The Outlaws Prayer.. 🙂

It’s all about love on the path least traveled…

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..

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(No nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 ).

“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

Be yourself, follow your heart 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 “

Hello Diary,

Near end of the week…still a bit like summer with rain and storms looming in the distance, but all is well here… ready for ole Jack Frost whenever he decides to put in an appearance… 🙂 thought I would pop in briefly and share some thoughts…. Were going to pen some about eating healthy and avoid waste but after a quick read of the news, decided to post something bright and hopeful to counter the news…. I have witnessed leaders and others pass laws (religious, social, economical, etc..), ultimatums and the end result has been conflict, anger, hate, suffering etc for the most part… I wonder if they ever considered something else….

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 every learn?

What’s wrong with this idea?
Let’s give 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 )

Well, here on the path least traveled the world is viewed differently, through the eyes of the open heart occupied by hope… inside there are lovers who are in the secret garden…

kissing statue

Ewwwwww get a room… 🙂

“Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.” Felix Adler

And there are these two young ones, wonder what they are thinking… 🙂

plate

“Loving someone is giving them the power to break your heart, but trusting them not to.” Julianne Moore

Venturing on down that path, happen to look up and caught them in the act… it’s everywhere, I tell you… 🙂

kissing angels

“If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t, they never were.” Richard Bach

And in a little nook I spied this young couple dancing while looking each other in the eyes… wonder what waltz they were dancing to… 🙂

dancing couple

“True love doesn’t happen right away; it’s an ever-growing process. It develops after you’ve gone through many ups and downs, when you’ve suffered together, cried together, laughed together, loved together.” Ricardo Montalban

And, of course, outside we cannot forget the lovebirds, right?… 🙂

lovebirds

I believe they had a family… and there is Attilia and friend….

Attilia and friend

They had a family also… well, Diary, if you haven’t guessed by now, the force here on the path is love… 🙂

Whispering world, a sigh of sighs,
The ebb and the flow of the ocean tides.
One breath, one word may end or may start
Hope has a place in a lover’s heart.
Look to love and you may dream,
And if it should leave then give it wings.
But if such a love is meant to be;
Hope is home, and the heart is free.
( Enya)

A invisible force that bonds spirits, creatures together in some form of relationship…

“A house that is built with patience, understanding and love will withstand the strongest winds of difficulties and conflict , a house built with haste and insincerity will collapse in a mere breeze of discontent.” (Larry “Dutch” Woller )

It cannot be seen or touch, it is not delivered by normal means, but an invitation sent by the heart..

A Invitation..

I received a invitation one day
Oh, not your regular kind,
The words not spoken or written
But were in the heart and mind.

To share a love and happiness
A love, that is precious and true,
A happiness that is eternal
That only lovers and dreamers knew.

The invite did not come the regular way
No cards, no letters, no phone, no email.. you see,
It just appeared one quiet sunny day
In the depths, the spirit and heart of me.

The invite came from an unknown
A unknown too great for me to behold,
But it is to be a precious beginning,
Of a story, one day to be told.

( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Perhaps if love and compassion guided by an open heart would rule the day, this ole universe would be a lot better place and the news would be filled with happiness… 🙂

Speaking of the path, I had better close and venturing on down the path, adventures waiting for me… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

Now, I know that due to religious, economic and social pressure you may think little of yourself as you are.. You should not look down on yourself, you are wonderful just the way you are… if only you could see you the way I do…. 🙂

Life’s a puzzle on the path least traveled…

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..

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(No nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 ).

“I have a greater peace of mind by being straightforward and truthful about myself, knowing the outcome being uncertain, rather than to wake up tomorrow morning and have to deal with a falsehood I told yesterday.” (Larry “Dutch” Woller )

A house that is built with patience, understanding and love will withstand the strongest winds of difficulties and conflict , a house built with haste and insincerity will collapse in a mere breeze of discontent. (Larry “Dutch” Woller )

“Life is complicated and not contained to a few ideologies or beliefs, therefore in order to better understand the universe, and me, I need to explore all of the universe, not just the parts I like..…” (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Hello Diary,

Here it is near middle of the week, time moves along when one is on an adventure… 🙂 thought I would stop the world, get off for a few moments and share some thoughts… has been rainy, hot and humid here past few days, like living in a rain forest in the Amazon…. while not necessarily the best for prairie folk, good for some…. wild mushrooms are not that common here but with the climate, appear these days…. saw these in the back yard..

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There are some in the sun on the left also… also saw this strange looking one nearby…

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Be interesting to see what it becomes…again not necessarily edible for humans, but the backyard creatures love them… after a morning in the backyard, before the heat, I thought I would relax and work on the puzzle for a bit…

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But instead I got a bit philosophical while looking at the puzzle… it is a great deal like life and the world… when I first saw it, it were mysterious and full of adventure, each piece different in its own way yet a necessary and important part of the puzzle in spite of the differences… just like the world… each creature is a important individual piece of the puzzle of life, each has their own special spot in the puzzle…

“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

However, it seems there is a element of the human race that is determined to put the pieces of the puzzle where they do not belong (more often than not against their will) thereby creating conflict, hate and needless suffering…

“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

But I do believe that thanks to technology, the multitudes are able to gather more knowledge about themselves and the world they live in and in time will create a better world for all… it may be slow in coming, but believe change is in the winds… 🙂

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 3/26/2016)

Before I leave, I believe by now that the universe is aware I am not into religious beliefs…however, there are a multitude of folks in the universe that do have beliefs of one kind or the other…that is as it should be, everyone has a right to their beliefs and should not be ridiculed for it and I hope all their dreams come true… now, they will have some days that are a little darker than normal, perhaps a bad hair day, things not going quite right, things looking a little bleak at the moment..
Well, it is to my understanding, that “God promised you a safe landing, however, he did not say the journey would be a smooth one”… 🙂 “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

As a chaplain once said “it is what is in the heart that is important”, so follow your heart…“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

That being said, I had better close and get on with the day, venture on down the path and see what adventure lies ahead.. but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

I suspect the Seekers have some better advice (than this ole heathen has 🙂 ) for those with personal beliefs, or for anyone perhaps… 🙂

Speak to the sky whenever things go wrong
And you’ll know you’re not talking to the air, to the air
And the world will look better from up there

Speak to the sky ’cause things can get you down
And you’ll know when you’re talking to the Lord, to the Lord
The world will look better then before

And if I stumble and it seems that I am blind
Or if the road I’m on seems awful hard to find
And though my conversation doesn’t always rhyme
I always try to find some time

To speak to the sky and tell you how I feel
And you know sometimes what I say ain’t right, it’s all right (it’s alright)
‘Cause I speak to the sky every night

And if I stumble and it seems that I am blind
Or if the road I’m on seems awful hard to find
And though my conversation doesn’t always rhyme
I always try to find some time

To speak to the sky and tell you how I feel
And you know sometimes what I say ain’t right, it’s all right (it’s alright)
‘Cause I speak to the sky every night
Yeah, speak to the sky whenever things go wrong
And you’ll know you’re not talking to the air, to the air
And the world will look better from up there
And the world will look better from up there
And the world will look better from up there

Life without the internet on the path least traveled….

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(No nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 ).

“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Goodness knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.” E.B. White

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again”.. William Penn..

Hello Diary,

Well, Diary, internet is fixed and I have returned (is that moaning and groaning I hear????.. )… life, and the heart, continued on without technology…… 🙂 it is the end of the week again, time is moving on, especially if one is like me and “over the hill and picking up speed”… 🙂

Over the week, ventured out into the gardens for a bit… observed a swallow tail butterfly had stopped for a snack before continuing on its journey…

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Saw some activity nearby with some bees and other insects… a hosta was in full bloom and had the attention of the backyard insects…

blooming hosta

Also observed some mushrooms growing near a stump…

mushrooms

I am reasonably certain that these mushrooms are not for human consumption but there are backyard creatures that do consume them… I do not use chemicals on the yard, plants, etc so they are safe for all my friends in the gardens and yard… I also use a electric mower…

mower

I use it to decrease the dependency on fossil fuel and to decrease releasing chemicals, etc into the atmosphere.. There are plenty of folks that talk about it but I make every attempt to do it… may not make much of an impact but I will go to my grave knowing I tried… 🙂

Also talked a bit about pets and nostalgia … we had two, both Jack Russell terriers.. they were like family.. My late wife and Miss Daisy….

miss daisy

They were joined at the hip… 🙂 Miss Daisy passed away in 2014 (20 years)…. My shadow were little Bree…

Bree and popcorn chicken

You see her with me at the Walmart with her favorite meal, popcorn chicken… I got her when she were 6 months old and I was her fourth owner… like me, she were different… 🙂 she passed away in 2017 (17 years)…

Well, I had better quit rambling on and close, life is calling and I had better see what it has in store for me…. 🙂

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)

But I shall return again one day, fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…. 🙂

One final thought… “When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy the friend by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.” and my friends can count on me… why one would ask? because that is what friends are for… 🙂

Just being me on the path least traveled

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Hello Diary,
It is a Saturday morning, a fine day but unfortunately no internet… however, as Jean de La Bruyere would say; “no road is too long for him who advances slowly and does not hurry, and no attainment is beyond his reach who equips himself with patience to achieve it.”

So using my phone, will not be the usual, but will share a few brief thoughts… Sundays I usually contemplate my tomorrow’s…in history’s past I penned some thoughts…

Just Color Me A Free Spirit

I’m just a free spirit
Open mind and heart is all I’ll 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 said 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 destiny’s
Before sunset brings the evening hush.

The morning air smells clean and freshman
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 grace’s I won’t fit,
Society wouldn’t approve anyway
And frankly, I won’t lose sleep over it.

(Larry “Dutch” Woller)

“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

Sad to say I have to close now, but I shall return again one day, Fate (and the internet) willin’ and the creeks don’t rise….

May be midweek before internet returns, but we will meet again 🙂

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A pocket full of dreams and being a free spirit on the path least traveled…

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..

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(No nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 ).

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming; “Wow! What a ride!” Hunter S. Thompson

Hello Diary,

A foggy, rainy day to be had, staying indoors for the most part working on projects and chores… have laundry in the washer so thought I would pop in and leave a few thoughts… near the end of the week and my “to do” list is getting larger… 🙂 I did manage to clean and blanche the beans and got them ready for the freezer…

green beans for freezer

Put them on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer so they would not stick together, got them out this morning and put in a bag…

green beans in baggie

Put in the freezer and ready for when I need green beans… ventured out this morning (around 4 AM, still dark) to collect data from my weather instruments when I saw a spider had his “ambush” set up….

spider 1

It is a good thing I had a flashlight and were watching for spiders or I would have walked into the web… 🙂 after it became daylight I went back out and seen that the spider had taken the web down….

spider gone

I will have to be alert tomorrow morning for who knows where the spider will set up the next “ambush”… 🙂

I believe the last time I popped in I chatted a bit about Hope… well, today will pen some thoughts about being oneself and happiness… “It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” (Agnes Repplier )

One day in history’s past, I sat down with a spot of tea (green tea with a bit of honey) and contemplated the path I should take to be myself and know happiness (which is why I took the path least traveled)… and I agreed with John Rohn; “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” (Jim Rohn)

Of course, the ever present social and religious ideologies sometimes will put pressure on oneself while one tries to live the life they wish to… I had thought about that when the words from two people came to mind Robert Frost; “Never be bullied into silence, never allow yourself to be made a victim, accept no one’s definition of your life, define yourself”… (Robert Frost)…

And, of course, Eleanor Roosevelt; “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realize how seldom they do”.. (Eleanor Roosevelt)…. Well, armed with resolve I ventured forth making subtle changes, tweaking this and that, experimenting, etc… soon people were looking at me somewhat confused and perplexed… 🙂 “When someone tells you “you’ve changed”, it might be because you have stopped living your life their way”.. (John Pence)

Knowing who I am and wish to be “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 ) and armed with dreams in my pocket, a open mind and heart, own down the path I ventured… some years back I penned some thoughts about it actually… 🙂

Just Color Me A Free Spirit….

I’m just a free spirit
Independent 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,
Society wouldn’t approve anyway
And frankly, I won’t lose any sleep over it.

(penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller, )

Well, better take my dreams and attitude on down the path least traveled, that life I have been sharing thoughts about is calling, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

The Seekers have some thoughts about keeping ones dream in their pocket also… 🙂