Category: Inspirational

Anticipation vs Procrastination

Camelia, photo by PH Morton

Anticipation vs Procrastination

Thought for the Day

Anticipate things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small.  All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they are easy, and all great things from one in which they were small.  Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things.
Lao Zi

The Chestnut Tree – A Parable

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Photo by PH Morton

The Chestnut Tree – A Parable

Peter told me this parable from a book he was currently reading.  I thought it was very charming so here it is.

A Food for Thought

One day, a king was walking through a forest when  he came  upon an old man planting seeds from sweet chestnut tree.

The King curiously asked the man, “Why are you planting chestnuts when you would probably not be alive to benefit from the sweet nuts of the tree?  Surely it would take years for the tree to grow?”

The old man replied humbly to the king “If no one planted chestnuts a long time ago, I would not have not known and enjoyed the taste of sweet chestnuts.”

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Isn’t that beautiful?  Sometimes we have to think of the bigger picture; our universe is not a one man band.

No Matter Who I Am

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No matter who I am

Or what I’ve been,
No matter what I have done
Or what I’ve seen;

No matter what I have
Or where I go,
No matter what I do
Or how I grow;

God will direct me,
God will correct me,
God will protect me,
God will accept me.

– John Stuart

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I find these simple verse by John Stuart very comforting. The immensity of God’s will is immeasurable. It is very reassuring to imperfect people like me. 😉

It is a great poem to read when at your lowest ebb and feeling all alone and no one to turn to. This poem will invigorate and give you strength to go on and fight another day.

Friday Inspiration

I got this poem from a Celia Haddon book of Courage and Serenity. I think it is so lovely and inspiring.
It is full of hope…
What it means is “Don’t give up!”

The accompanying photos are from the lenses of PH Morton. For more of his fantastically artistic pictures, go to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125221717@N08/

Cheers

Little flowers When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

Little flowersWhen the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,

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Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

Little flowersLife is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,

DSCN6400And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out …

DSCN6945And you never can tell how close you are –
It may be near when it seems far.

DSCN6608 So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit:
It’s when things seem worst you must not quit.

Time for Change

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Time for Change

This is so inspiration to me at the moment.

I find that I am in a bit of a crossroad in my life, work-life that is. Should I just grab the bull by its horn and vault?!!! Something that I need seriously to think about! Perhaps a change, though daunting and scary, might just be the business (no pun) 😉

Time is a great teacher.
– Carl Sandburg

Have a Happy, Healthy & Safe 2014

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And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”
So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night. And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

~~~~~ An extract from God Knows, a poem by Minnie Louise Haskins

Beginning to End

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.
~Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland
New Year’s Resolution
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This is really a top-notch advice.  If we begin something, we should endeavour to follow it through to the end and then move on to something else.

I Am What I Am!!!

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I am what I am
I am my own special creation
So come take a look
Give me the hook
Or the ovation
It’s my world
That I want to have a little pride
My world
And it’s not a place I have to hide in
Life’s not worth a damn
Till I can say
I am what I am

I am what I am
I don’t want praise
I don’t want pity
I bang my own drum
Some think it’s noise
I think it’s pretty
And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle
Why not see things from a different angle
Your life is a shame
Till you can shout out
I am what I am

I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck
Sometimes the aces sometimes the deuces
It’s one life and there’s no return and no deposit
One life so it’s time to open up your closet
Life’s not worth a damn till you can shout out
I am what I am

I am what I am

I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck sometimes the aces sometimes the deuces
It’s one life and there’s no return and no deposit
One life so it’s time to open up your closet
Life’s not worth a damn till you can shout out
I am what I am

I am I am I am good
I am I am I am strong
I am I am I am worthy
I am I am I belong
I am
I am
Who whoooo etc.
I am

I am I am I am useful
I am I am I am true
I am I am somebody
I am as good as you

Yes I am

1001 the Love Thing

Another 1001 list on how best to show love.

Food Preparation:

If you have a great deal of time and want to show your lurve then below is the cutest way to declare it.  What is more romantic than a boiled egg in a heart shape cut into two. LOL

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I must say I prefer a little vase of cut flowers from our garden to go with my breakfast in bed.

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It is in his kiss

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Does he love me?
I wanna know!
How can I tell if he loves me so?

(Is it in his eyes?)
Oh no! You need to see!
(Is it in his eyes?)
Oh no! You make believe!
If you wanna know
If he loves you so
Its in his kiss!
(That’s where it is!)

(Oh yeah! Or is it in his face?)
Oh no! It’s just his charms!
(In his warm embrace?)
Oh no! That’s just his arms!
If you wanna know
If he loves you so
It’s in his kiss!
(That’s where it is!)
Oh,ooh, oh! Its in his kiss!
(That’s where it is!)

Oh, oh, oh, hug him!
Squeeze him tight!
Find out what you wanna know!
If it’s love, if it really is,
It’s there in his kiss!

(How ’bout the way he acts?)
Oh no! That’s not the way!
You’re not listenin’ to all I’m sayin’!
If you wanna know
If he loves you so
It’s in his kiss!
(That’s where it is!)
Oh, ooh, oh! Its in his kiss!
(That’s where it is!)

Oh, oh, oh, hug him!
Squeeze him tight!
Find out what you wanna know!
If it’s love, if it really is,
It’s there in his kiss!

(How ’bout the way he acts?)
Oh no! That’s not the way!
You’re not listenin’ to all I’m sayin’!
If you wanna know
If he loves you so
It’s in his kiss!
(That’s where it is!)
Oh, ooh, oh! Its in his kiss!
(That’s where it is!)
Oh, yeah! Its in his kiss!
(It’s in his hiss, that’s where it is!)
ooh! It’s in his kiss!
(It’s in his kiss, that’s where it is!)
(It’s in his kiss, that’s where it is!)
(It’s in his kiss, that’s where it is!)
(It’s in his kiss, that’s where it is!)
(It’s in his kiss, that’s where it is!)
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It is in the compliment

Make sure the compliments are forthcoming especially before a major social party.
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It’s late in the evening; she’s wondering what clothes to wear.
She puts on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair.
And then she asks me, “Do I look all right?”
And I say, “Yes, you look wonderful tonight.”

We go to a party and everyone turns to see
This beautiful lady that’s walking around with me.
And then she asks me, “Do you feel all right?”
And I say, “Yes, I feel wonderful tonight.”

I feel wonderful because I see
The love light in your eyes.

And the wonder of it all
Is that you just don’t realize how much I love you.
It’s time to go home now and I’ve got an aching head,
So I give her the car keys and she helps me to bed.

And then I tell her, as I turn out the light,
I say, “My darling, you were wonderful tonight.
Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight.”
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