A Thought on – – – YOU

Be

       what you

       want others

       to become!

 

Be Still and Know

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Your thoughts are always welcomed.

We can all grow from one another.

Leave a comment if you wish.

 

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My Final Days – poem by OTL

“So old so soon,

                    so smart so late.”

I remember my grandfather saying those words to me one afternoon when I was a child of five.  Those words have been in my mind since that day.  They move in the shadows between so many thoughts.   – – Thinking of him, now thinking of me.

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As a child when I heard my grandfather make that statement,

I really had no idea what he meant.

                                          – – – only knew he was now old.

As a man now having reached his sixties,

        I understand – well,

        very well,

Their meaning.

I have had experiences

        Wonder

        Adventure

        Learning

        Achievement

        Struggles and failures

        Pain

        Growth and success

        Embarrassment

        Even shame

        Self discovery

True sense of my true self.

I have part of the answer to the question –

Who am I?

I am blessed.

I am gifted.

An eternal learner.

An eternal student of life,

        With much more

        Yet to discover

        Yet to learn

        Yet to embrace.

However, even this day well before my last,

I can stand “grounded”.

I look back over many years of life.

I have a history.

With that history

               I look forward to the next chapters of this life

               However many may yet be left.

That I don’t know,

Nor ever will.

Only after I pass, will others be able to tell you.

Now standing here,

At the head of “my parade”

Built upon the richness that all of my personal history affords me,

        The paths I have walked,

        The miles I have traveled,

        The energy of the universe

                    Urges me

                              To be a contributor,

                              An active participant,

                              A co-creator,

                                       of my remaining days.

And so – I commit.

Poem by – – OTL 8.16.12

Be Still – – – and Know

 

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Take this opportunity to “teach” all of us who seek deeper truth in life.

 

 


One Singular Sensation #7

 

One  Singular  Sensation

Special never before seen photo from

Gardens at Waters East

 

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Plus – one sunrise photo celebrating a new day.

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 October Sunrise over Lake Michigan

 

If you enjoy looking at garden pictures without many words, you might enjoy any of the many past postings found in the archives of Gardens at Waters East, especially the    Blog Shots.

Lots of photos – few words.

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Worth a Thousand Words #7

It is often said that- – –

“a picture is worth a thousand words”.

This series will be postings of a single picture.   May you find that the following photo “speaks” volumes and makes your mind travel deep within.

See & Listen

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REFLECTION:

What words does this photo “speak” to you?  –  Within you?

About you?    About how you live?    About how you spend your time?

About your past hopes & dreams?    About your plans for the future?

About the beauty you have experienced,

and the beauty you want to experience – in your life?

What are you doing to make all of that happen?

Be Still – – – and Know

 

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If you want more “inspirational” photos of nature and flowers and water,  check out any of the past postings from the archive of:   Gardens at Waters East    click on:   www.gardensatwaterseast.blogspot.com

 

Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.

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Take this opportunity to “teach” all of us who seek deeper truth in life.

 

 

 


Worth a Thousand Words #6

It is often said that- – –

“a picture is worth a thousand words”.

This series will be postings of a single picture.

May you find that the following photo “speaks” volumes and makes your mind travel deep within.

See & Listen

Sunrise – a new day

REFLECTION:

This photo is a sunrise over the lake.  It is early morning.  It is a new day.

What words does this photo “speak” to you?

 

About you?    About how you live?    About how you spend your time?

About your past hopes & dreams?    About your plans for the future?

About the beauty you have experienced,

and the beauty you want to experience – in your life?

 

What are you doing to make all of that happen?

 

Be Still – – – and Know

 

< < < < < < < ———–> > > > > > >

If you want more “inspirational” photos of nature and flowers and water,  check out any of the past postings from the archive of:   Gardens at Waters East    click on:   www.gardensatwaterseast.blogspot.com

Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.

Write a few words to share.

Take this opportunity to “teach” all of us who seek deeper truth in life.

 

 

 


Where are you? – Poem by OTL

Where are you

          When I need ?

          When I ache ?

          When I hurt ?

You always seem to be into me

     Day or night,

     When you need a friend.

 

How about me?

I turn to you

     For a simple visit

     A simple phone call.

You don’t hear me,

     Crying inside

          For love,

          For help,

          For healing.

Had our friendship

          Never been ?

Was it me loving you,

          Nothing more ?

 

I have the feeling

          I was loving,

          But no one returned.

Be Still – – – and Know

Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.  Write a few words to share.

Take this opportunity to “teach” all of us who seek deeper truth in life.