alone in the water it stood
tall, strong and fearless
ravaged by wave after powerful wave
as if the water’s deepest desire was to bring her crashing down
she bravely faced each torrent
as the waves wore at the surface
her strength flickered
but her beauty remained
~ wendi, under the pen name Charlie, is the author of Frugal Seeds: 501 Ways to Make, Save, or Stretch a Dollar
As we enjoy the beautiful lights this holiday season, let us remember what this time is truly about. Please take a few moments out of the next month to think about those who are less fortunate and make a plan on how to help. Small actions on your part can make a huge impact on others’ lives.
Those (in need)
Now go let your beautiful inner light shine onto others!
Only when humanity cares enough, will there be less sorrow.
It’s up to us…….
watching the sun fade into the landscape, it leaves my world dark and still,
it is in these moments that my mind starts to question all that I think to be true
it is a time when I begin to rewrite my own story….
as the dawn arrives, I face a brand new day………and I pray,
maybe today I can make it different
in my mind i am running free, like the wild horses, across the land without a care in the world
in my mind my body is capable, and I can freely go wherever it will take me
in my mind, my spirit is strong and independent just like the horses that run free
wild horses running free…..to move with such power and grace…..
…….in my mind…….
a late summer storm
the rain pours down from the gray sky………..
drenching the soil surrounding me……
yet I stand in the middle of the storm, untouched
no refreshing rain reaches me,
will I ever feel its refreshing quench?
moving through life at a slower pace does not make you less important……
it is giving you the chance to see the small, beautiful details in life that so many people miss
…don’t let the fear of the future rob you of this moment’s peace……
in your arms i experience true peace
no place do i feel safer, not even in my own mind – which creates chaos and worry
my chest full of rapid beats – you wrap your strong arms around me
calms my heart
calms my thoughts
calms my soul……
yes…….childlike wonder i still have in my soul
despite the years i have behind me, i still see the would through the eyes of a child
it may seem silly for one of such age to get so excited by a butterfly, a flower, a happy dog with his head out a window, a poem, a sunset, or a friendly comment
but………my heart still skips a beat when i see small tokens of joy present itself
it is as if God is telling me…….i am here……and……i never left……..