Think before you discourage a dream

Born with no arms, rejected by his native home and placed for adoption.  Showed an interest in music?   As his adoptive parents what would you do?   He is now fully grown and a musician accomplished on the piano, cello and guitar.  He has...

A well earned Nickname!

          One of our presidents from the 20th century held the nickname "Give 'Em Hell Harry".  According the man himself, who was if anything plain spoken and blunt, "I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was...

Tuesday Adventure?

With teasing glances and taunting words Offering tempting glimpses of  treasures hidden The lure is cast before the prey Leading and hiding stirring the hunt Yet who is the hunter and who is the hunted For each are both ...

OSW: Wistful

Along the byways Thinking of what was What could have been Had you come along This road with me Some warmth Some excitement Some conflict yes But together Some bliss Companionship  

Scribbles & Bits 137: Endurance

As the steady drips slowing The still steady rhythym of life sings The hurts and fears dim For tempest did not win Returns our heart's bringing For the triumphant enduring Coalesces and begins to sparkle In the returning light...

Toothsome Tuesday

 When dimpled apples blush     with sparkling liquid glances        as pearls glint from between strawberry hued lips            warmth of sun honeyed skin in silky smoothness                 when tasting of delight tempts              ...

A provoking quote (6)

“Above all, don't lie to yourself.  The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others.  And having no respect he...

An ability of Love

  Compassion, the sympathetic ability to be awake to and to understand another’s distress together along with a desire to alleviate the distress.   It is the ability that allows us to reach outside of ourselves to touch another in their...

Forgiveness & Reconcilliation

Something that we are supposed to strive for, yet we just seem to fall short of the mark all too often.  Fall short of the mark, one of the definitions of sin.  Ouch! But to truly forgive (release another from the debt of caused pain) we need the...

OSW: Friend?

There are some with hearts of gold surrounded with thorns There are some who make shrinking violets look bold There are some who mask gentle hearts in sarcastic words Then there are those who are what you see is what you get All of good...

Tuesday Tenderness

To the steady beating of synchronized hearts The warmth of sunshine in the soul The anticipation of discovered delights Creeps over the horizon of our lives Gently stirring Beckoning Come be within my arms Whisper honeyed words...

Sunday Soothing: Rest

  We all seek it, desire and need it. Yet are strangely dissatisified with it many times. Could it be that we've left off our efforts when we got our own? Could it be that others we strove with have yet to achieve theirs too? For if...

Thought for today

With our propensity for living our lives on social media, I think this is more so now!   Today's gossip is tomorrow's headline.  ~  Walter Winchell   Hmmm, I wonder if - - - -