Saturday, July 25, 2015

Don't give up...


Don't give up, you still have time
to reach up and start anew,
Accept your shadows,
Bury your fears,
Free your burdens,
Fly again.

Don't give up, that's what life is
Continue the journey,
Follow your dreams,
Unstuck time,
Move the rubble,
And uncover the sky.

Don't give up, please don't give way,
Even if the cold burns,
Even if fear bites,
Even if the sun sets,
And the wind goes silent,
There is still fire in your soul
There is still life in your dreams.

Because life is yours and yours is the desire
Because you have loved it and because I love you
Because wine exists and love is true.
Because there are no wounds that time doesn't cure.

To open the doors,
Take away the locks,
Abandon the walls that have protected you,
To live life and accept the challenge
Get back laughter,
Practice a song,
Lower the guard and extend the hands
Open the wings
And try again,
Celebrate life and take back the skies.

Don't give up, please don't give way,
Even if the cold burns,
Even if fear bites,
Even if the sun sets,
And the wind goes silent,
There is still fire in your soul
There is still life in your dreams.

Because every day is a new beginning,
Because this is the hour and the best moment.
Because you are not alone, because I love you.

"Don't Give Up" by Mario Benedetti, from unknown source. Text as posted on Peripateia (07/06/12), translated by John Hemingway. English and original Spanish are found at this link. If anyone has further source information, please share.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Guada's Circle is full of fun  and creative people!
Please take a look...you may want to try it.


Guadas Circle

Thursday, July 02, 2015

An Irish artist has opened his heart about why it was so important to him to honour the Choctaw Indians.
The Choctaws demonstrated great kindness to the Irish people during their darkest period – the Great Famine.
The Native American tribe were not a wealthy people, and had suffered tragedy themselves, but they raised $710 for the Irish Famine relief. That is the equivalent of €68,500 today...
Thanks Sue Doran for the link!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

How to make a tufted titmouse nest...

Bring your family of titmice to a cute chick relaxing in a lawn chair watching the birdfeeders.  Sneak up behind her and test her hair.  mmmmmm.... soft, long, nice color, smells good, seems to be willing to weave easily.  Let's go for it gang!  Sure hope she visits more often.  Need some power to yank it out though.  Maybe upside down will do it.  Who are those people giggling at us?

 

Smile today...

"You must learn to forgive yourself as easily as you forgive others. And then take a further step and use all that energy that you used in condemning yourself for improving yourself. After that I really started to get somewhere - because there's only one person you can change and that's yourself. After you have changed yourself, you might be able to inspire others to look for change.  ~Peace Pilgrim~

"Now, please do as she asks. Please forgive yourself completely. And smile today at someone you don't know, yet. Make it a big smile, brighten their day.
Om Shanti. May all know Peace."   ~Swami Sankarananda~

Friday, March 20, 2015

Remember...

God, I am often so sloppy or lazy at my prayers, or, even worse, my prayers are lovely and pure and the
next sixteen and a half hours are a mess.

I do not pray to become holy,
but simply this: to remember.
To be mindful of your goodness,
to remember that you are here,
to be present in the moment you grant me,
to look around me, to listen...
to remember. Amen.
                                                             From Unfolding Light by Steve Garnaas-Holmes