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Old 04-15-2019, 03:25 PM   #421 (permalink)
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Your photograph is stunning Ann, it would look good on canvas.



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Old 04-16-2019, 05:50 AM   #422 (permalink)
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My favourite spring poem...

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud
~William Wordsworth


I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.


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Old 04-16-2019, 05:58 AM   #423 (permalink)
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Running late today but better late than never. xx

Most of us expect far too much from ourselves and never give ourselves credit for all the things we’re doing right.
You’re trying your best, facing challenges that would likely overwhelm anyone, and learning and growing every day.
And you’re doing it while feeling a range of messy, confusing emotions and healing from pains large and small from the past.
Stop and give yourself a little credit.
You’re stronger than you know, and you’re doing better than you think.
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:03 AM   #424 (permalink)
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That's one of my old favourites too Anne, love it and the beautiful photo. Thank you. x
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Old 04-16-2019, 03:35 PM   #425 (permalink)
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:44 PM   #426 (permalink)
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"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places..." Ernest Hemingway

"It may be raining, but there's a rainbow above you..." The Eagles, Desperado
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:10 AM   #427 (permalink)
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Good morning all and a happy 'top of the hill' day to you.

You can search through the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.


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You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
So true, Daisy, and worth remembering.
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:43 AM   #429 (permalink)
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Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless in facing them.

Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain
but for the heart to conquer it.

Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield
but to my own strength.

Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved
but hope for the patience to win my freedom.

Grant that I may not be a coward,
feeling Your mercy in my success alone;

But let me find the grasp of Your hand in my failure.

~rabindranath tagore - 1916
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Day is over, night has come,
Today is gone, what's done is done.
Embrace your dreams through the night,
Tomorrow comes with a whole new light.


Goodnight, sleep tight. xxxx
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:26 PM   #433 (permalink)
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Goodnight, Daisy, sleep well.

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Old 04-17-2019, 11:51 PM   #436 (permalink)
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Oooh Ann, I love ginger's, I love little grey tabbies too, so cute.
Sorry if my first post last night was a bit small, I'll blame it on the tiredness.

Don't compare yourself with others,
just compare your today with your yesterday.
If there is an improvement,
that's your achievement...


Good morning, have a wonderful day. xx
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It has always been a dream of mine to one day see the Valley of the Winds, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia, for myself. It is doubtful that I will but this poem has always stayed with me and given me a sense of what a spiritual place this must be.


Perhaps I shall return someday
Once more to stand before this
Valley of the Winds

And the
Guardian of the Night
will fill my Cup and bid me drink, once again
of stygian nights in half remembered dreams
and
Sacred Barren Ground.

But my heart will still remember those
Ageless Hymns of old.
Which stirred my soul with their
Deeper Truths
and made my spirit bold.

For my task is not to seek some
Higher Ground,
nor make the darkness bright.

It is to walk with Faith amidst the gloom
Undaunted, Unafraid & Undiminished
by the darkness
of the
night.

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That looks such an amazing place Ann, thank you for sharing it. It sounds perfect to me. The poem is beautiful too. xx

Good night and if you take the time to look,
you will find beauty all around.
Allow it to bless you
and end your day thankful. xxx
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:21 PM   #439 (permalink)
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I love that part.

Good night, Daisy, sleep well.
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