Monthly Archives: July 2013

The promise of future accomplishments

The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.  — Gustave Flaubert

Wishing you grace, peace and simple abundance…and the promise of future accomplishments.

Wisdom for sometimes

Sometimes smiling is the greatest act of defiance, and sometimes asking for help is the most meaningful form of self-reliance.

Sometimes the best medicine is just to laugh until you cry, and sometimes the greatest wisdom comes from accepting you will just never know why,

Sometimes just going to bed is the best antidote for trials and tribulations, and sometimes just being blessed to get up and face it all for one more day is worth celebration.

I’m not sure who wrote the lines above otherwise I would certainly give her/him credit. However, they do seem worthy of putting in your life tools tool box so I am passing them along to you.

Wishing you grace, peace and simple abundance…and wisdom for this day.

Spring heart cleaning

I found this poem by an unknown author in an old out-of-print book titled You Unlimited.  While obviously written in a different age than ours, this little poem’s message is timeless. I hope it encourages you to do some spring heart cleaning…in July.

I found a selfish little cloak

   Worn thin at all the seams.

I found some folded memories —

   A hoard of tarnished dreams.

 

Among them were some tattered quarrels

   And chips that spoiled my sleeve;

A few black embers still,

   That died one winter’s eve.

 

I found a box of rusty thoughts

   I thought I’d thrown away;

A number of unfinished tasks

   Begun on youthful day

 

Some good intentions cast aside

   Forgotten in a chest;

And countless bits of this and that,

   Which I remembered best!

 

I found my heart an attic room

   With clutter past all meaning.

Then April brought her bright spring days

   To help my good heart cleaning.

 

I carted heaps of rubbish out –

   Hung some good things in the sun.

And while I shined a golden rule,

   I had a lot of fun!

Wishing you grace, peace and simple abundance…and a good heart cleaning.