“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” (Michel Angelo) on the path least traveled..

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Hello Diary,

What a week this has been so far…. If one ventures out and lives life one finds many adventures and surprises and so far this week has been just that!… Soooooo, today I thought I would do a before and after… 🙂

Before, Monday 4-19-2021; I woke up Monday morning to a pleasant day and as I ventured out to check the weather instruments (still somewhat dark outdoors) I were greeted by my choir in full voice… 🙂

 

 

Once it got light outdoors and it were a pleasant 69F degrees, and keeping a watchful eye on the weeks weather forecast, I decided to mow.. Got the yardwork finished for the day… 🙂

After, Tuesday 4-20-2021; Tuesday morning I woke up wondering what the day would bring, I soon got my answer…. There were no choir greeting me, all I would see when I ventured out were…wait for it……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. SNOW!! 😦

BUT, no white flag here, just prepare for life’s challenges… 🙂

And it is down the path least traveled I shall go.. 🙂

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 )

Just color me unsinkable… 🙂

Well, I has better close for now, more challenges and adventures await and more memories to gather for another day…but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…. 🙂

And as I venture down the path I meet a lot of wonderful people, all unique and beautiful in their own way, to make more memories.. “Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.” (Author Unknown)…. 🙂

 

Thanks for the memories, which occupy my heart for when I grow to old to dream… 🙂

“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 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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Took a break from chasing dreams briefly to see what the rest of the world was doing…sadly it seems the world’s societies are in a conflict of one kind or the other… will they ever learn, one wonders…  🙂

 

 

 

 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 with LOVE 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 PEACE, LOVE and LEARNING a try,
 Let’s give it a go, everyone
 Maybe no more children will die.
 ( Larry “Dutch” Woller) 
  
   
It may be subtle but I’m thinking change is in the winds… 🙂

Hello Diary,

Yes, change is taking place and here on the path for years have followed Barack Obama’s thoughts; “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)…  and here on the path change has been taking place and starts in the not-so-secret garden, where the seeds of love, peace and understanding are sown.. 🙂

 

 

 

 I live in a not so secret garden
 Along the path least traveled,
 Quite unlike the other world
 A world that has become unraveled.
  
 A garden of peace and harmony
 Being different does not matter here,
 All creatures, big and small, living together
 Unlike the other world,  they do not live in fear.
  
 A place where one is accepted as who they are
 A spirit kindred to life, when mortal born,
 A being coming from the depths within
 And not subject to ridicule and scorn.
  
 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.
  
 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.
  
 Together we live the hand that Fate has dealt us
 Not sure, or dwell, on our final destiny,
 But live to enjoy the moment, the hour, the day
 That is what life is about, don’t you see.
  
 So into the not so secret garden I will venture
 Along the path least traveled, 
 To know love, understanding, to follow one’s dreams
 Unlike the other  world unraveled.
                        (Larry “Dutch” Woller  )
   
A not so secret garden that is my world, where visitors are welcome… 🙂

With that I will close for now.. It is back to chasing dreams, dealing with life’s challenges and the weather… but I shall return again on day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

What better way to share peace, love and understanding than with music.. 🙂

 

 

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Plato

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” (Langston Hughes) on the path least traveled…

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“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…. 🙂

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice, and to make an end is to make a beginning.” (T.S. Eliot ) on the path least traveled….

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Hello Diary,

 

Happy New Year to everyone from the path least traveled!!…. 🙂

 

 The new year 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
 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 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, sorrow or fear,
 But a heart filled with a dream
 That everyone.. has a wonderful new year.
  
 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.
  
 So my heart’s compass is pointed to the horizon
 Sails set full, safe harbor fading in the distance, a faint glow to see,
 And with a pocket full of memories, on the horizon are my dreams
 So  down the path least traveled I will venture, a spirit born free
                                                     ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )
  
   
What is my dream for 2021, one would ask?…. 🙂 And no matter what life’s challenges 2021 will bring, we will see it through together, the way friends do.. 🙂 That being said, will see you next year, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise!.. 🙂

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” (Mother Teresa) on the path least traveled…

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Hello Diary,

 

 

 

There will be many who will not have a very Merry Christmas this year..
So will spend some time trying to bring some cheer into their part of the universe “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” (Maya Angelou)… 🙂

In the mean time Merry Christmas from me… 🙂
 

 With Christmas on the horizon, and
 Among garland and bows of red and blue,
 Thoughts directly from the heart
 I’m sending straight to you.
  
 Not just another  day
 For in spite of time, distance or whatever,
 If only in spirit and thought
 We’ll be sharing today together.
  
 So, have a wonderful day (and every day)
 Wishing you all the best, nothing less,
 May today, every day, and your heart
 Be filled…...with love and happiness.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
   

“It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.” (Agnes M. Pharo) on the path least traveled….

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Christmas is on the horizon and the New Year is soon to follow.. As I sit here with a spot of tea while browsing holiday memories, I am hoping for better New Year for everyone…
 

 The new year 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
 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 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 fear,
 But a heart filled with a dream
 That everyone has a wonderful new year.
                          (Larry “Dutch” Woller) 
  
   
My wish for 2021 (and 2020)… 🙂 Hello Diary… Got some snow overnight… 🙂

Yes, Christmas is a week or so away, New Year soon to follow.. may pop in Christmas and New Years Eve briefly but thinking I will stop the world and get off for a couple of weeks, return after the New Year.. relax the ole fingers for a time, maybe write some thoughts that rhyme… 🙂   drink a glass of cheer while strolling down memory lane… but before I do, sharing another memory of a Christmas when I lived on the farm… 🙂

 

(I am standing up)… 🙂

It were a ole drafty two story farmhouse and my brother and I slept upstairs and my Mom and Dad slept downstairs directly below us…. 🙂

 

 

 It’s twelve days till Christmas
 And as I look around,
 Checked every package under the tree
 No toys for me were found.
  
 But I’m not one bit worried
 The sadness it won’t last,
 Because I have some memories
 Of many of Christmas past.
  
 One Christmas eve in particular
 For the night my brother and I retired,
 It wasn’t long into the night
 The imagination was fired.
  
 We had train track all over the floor
 Much to Mom’s dismay,
 All night long, sending messages back and forth
 Wondering about Christmas day.
  
 But in a blink of an eye
 All got quiet real quick,
 There was a shadow in our door
 And it definitely wasn’t ST. Nick!
  
 It’s Christmas morning….wait there’s a honk
 And I looked out the window to see,
 It was just my neighbor in his car
 Bringing me back to reality.
  
 But that’s ok, I haven’t grown old
 And I’m not even gonna start,
 I’ll be forever young, don’t you see
 With Christmas in my heart.
              ( Larry “Dutch” Woller    )
   
Yes, I can remember those holidays when family gathered from the four corners of the earth on Christmas day to enjoy that Christmas dinner… 🙂 Well, with that I shall close for 2020 (is that cheering I hear??… ), relax a bit and take in the holidays, but I shall return again in 2021, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂 In the meantime, have a mostest wonderfulest holiday ever and a very Merry Christmas and New Year filled with love and happiness… 🙂
 

 Christmas Is Coming, White Or Not…….
  
 Tis rain and fog, not a snowflake in sight
 Looks more like Christmas in Hawaii, and this I fear,
 With the weather forecast in hand
 May not be a white Christmas this year!
  
 The tree is trimmed, not as many lights this year
 The presents are fewer, but tis the thought that counts,
 Maybe not as plentiful, but food is prepared
 As Christmas draws near and excitement mounts!
  
 The spirit is in the air, the weather not to matter
 And I am caught up in the spirit, I must confess,
 So white or no, Merry Christmas to ALL!
 And  may all your presents be filled…. with love and happiness!!
   ( Larry “Dutch” Woller, )
  
   

“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) on the path least traveled…

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Unfortunately, decorations and wrapping presents is not the only projects needed doing this holiday.. 🙂

 

 It were a few days before Christmas
 With a half decorated tree,
 It were all quiet in the house
 All still in slumber, you see.
  
 Still in my pajamas
 All snuggled in bed,
 With visions of winning the lottery
 Dancing in my head…
  
 There were a loud noise
 And I awoke with a start,
 I shuffled to the windows
 The curtains I did part.
  
 Was it 9 tiny reindeer
 With a jolly elf dressed in red?
 Disappointment in the air
 It were the garbage collector instead.
  
 I ventured to the kitchen
 For a spot of tea and some toast,
 Opened the fridge to find
 A turkey and dressing to roast.
  
 Ventured to the room with the tree
 Being warmed by the morning sun,
 At a glance I realized with a frown
 That there’s dusting to be done.
  
 In the corner were the vacuum
 Looking so forlorn,
 It needs to be run
 Some time before Christmas morn.
  
 Presents needing paper, ribbons 
 Bows and all that matter,
 I stand outside with rake in hand
 A yard full of leaves to gather.
  
 A present under the tree
 Could it be my favorite toy?
 Then a thought came to mind
 I may be too tired to enjoy… 
            (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
   
One cannot have holidays without a bit of humor, correct Mr. Stevens?.. 🙂 Hello Diary, Getting away from then holiday festivities briefly, while enjoying the spirit of the holiday, here on the path one still keeps in mind responsibilities.. and one has to do with the environment and dealing with paper… I have been a volunteer observer C.O.O.P for the National Weather Service for 19 years… instead of paper, I use a small recorder..

When I venture out to gather data, I turn the recorder on, put in this handy little pouch, hang it around my neck and have hands free operation… 🙂
Also, when I wish to make quick notes indoors I use what is referred to as “boogie boards”.. They are battery powered, erases by pressing a button and remind me of the old chalk board.. This one is 10 inch…

I also have a smaller board that I carry around at times…

Now, the world still uses paper.. What do I do with the used paper one would ask?.. I make note pads, I recycle the paper and it gives me something to do on those cold winter days… first, I get out the cutting board and cut the paper to the size notes I wish to make..
I then gather the supplies I need to make the note pads…
I then assemble and glue the pads…

And once the glue dries, I have note pads… the one on the left is approximately 3 inches by 4 inches and the one on the right is approximately 2 inches by 8 inches…

So, that gives you a brief idea of what else is happening in this corner of the universe this holiday besides the holiday festivities.. And with that being said, will quit rambling and close for now, but shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

 

 

And in parting, some humorous of COVID-19 by Mr. Stevens… 🙂

“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) on the path least traveled…

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Hello Diary…

Taking a brief break in the holiday festivities to share few thoughts… in spite of the holiday cheer, there are many who are having to deal with life’s challenges and the holiday may not be so cheerful… perhaps in need of a friend… “A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.” (Maya Angelou)….. 🙂

 

 "Portrait of a Friend"
 
 I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts, 
 or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will 
 search for answers.
  
 I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain,
 nor the future with its untold stories.
 But I can be there now when you need me to care.
  
 I can't keep your feet from stumbling.
 I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.
 
 Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine;
 Yet I can share in your laughter.
 
 Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
 I can only support you, encourage you,
 and help you when you ask.
 
 I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship,
 from your values, from me.
 I can only think of you, talk to you and wait for you.
 
 I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
 But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,
 room to be yourself.
 
 I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
 But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces
 and put them back in place.
 
 I can't tell you who you are or who you will be
 I can only love you and be your friend
                                       (Adam Clarke)
  
   

Soooooooooooooooo, following Adam Clarke and Bill Wither’s advice my door is open… 🙂

Well, I had better close for now, destiny is waiting for me and I don’t look back too often because there is much in front of me that I wish to see… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Remember, no matter how dark the skies, always keep a dream in your pocket.. “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” (Langston Hughes )… 🙂

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them. “ (Louisa May Alcott) 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  🙂 ).. 🙂

 

 

It is the holidays and the one thing we have more of here on the path than anything else is HOPE… 🙂

 

 HOPE IS
  
 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)
  
   

Hello Diary,

 

The last time I visited I shared a holiday memory of little Bree.. Well, we had two Jack Russell’s, Bree were considered a short hair Jack Russell, my late wife Kathy had Miss Daisy (Miss Daisy passed away in 2014) and she was considered a long haired Jack Russell… 🙂

 

 

She were the oldest, the head of the pecking order and in charge and preferred the title of “couch potato”… 🙂 and at Christmas, even though they both got the same present, Bree and Miss Daisy wanted what the other had so they would exchange gifts… 🙂

Yes, another Christmas memory remembered and hopefully many more to be made, not only with family but perhaps friends and others.. “Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.” (Author Unknown).… 🙂

 

 

 

 As Christmas approaches
 One contemplates not the day,
 But all the years of memories and thoughts
 That one acquired along the way.
  
 Memories filled with sadness, sorrow perhaps
 Memories with happiness and joy, not fear
 Memories to bring out the laughter
 Memories to bring out  a tear.
  
 A special day and one to treasure
 And not because of the calendar age, 
 Because a life of memories and thoughts
 Today will be adding another page!
  
 Even though a distance and time apart
 It will be a day that we will all share,
 Our spirits knows no time or distance
 Be assured, I will be there!
  
 Today will become our memory, and we will share
 Christmas day, every day…... forever,
 Because of our spirits eternal
 Beyond…………. the 12th of Never!!
  
 Merry Christmas!
                (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
   
And, no matter where we are we will always be home for Christmas because home is where the heart is… 🙂 Well, I had better close for now, more adventures in the wind and memories to be made… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night, no matter life’s challenges, wherever your heart is this Christmas, have a