“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
“If you’re climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don’t look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don’t think you’re progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone.” – Donny Osmond
There are moments when life appears to be nothing more
Than the mirror image
Of a wall of chipped paint.
It may be the sorrow experienced through loss, anger, or rage.
Or maybe the surge of pain that made you faint.
But do not despair,
For when life feels fragmented or blue,
And we need another hue,
There is something we can do;
Scrape off the broken pieces,
Pick up a brush,
And dip into the paint,
For it’s never too late for our hearts to reacquaint.
Perhaps our brush can be found in the form of a hug,
Or a prayer that we say while kneeling on the beside rug.
Could it be as simple as a natural brush,
Immersed in warm color that allows anxieties to hush?
No matter your brush, your stroke, or your faith,
My prayer is for you to gain strength from the
Chips that land in your way.
copyright Robyn Graham
“Lately I’ve begun to notice that the more I give thanks, the better my life goes. When I become ungrateful, things tend to fall apart.” – A Coworker
The sight of an old barn moves me. Why? I am not completely sure, but it must have something to do with the Sunday afternoons I spent on my great grandfather’s farm as a child. The sight, the smell, the size, the history, all move me. I want to take in every inch of the structure. Today’s post includes two images of the same side of an old Buck’s County barn. The sun was setting and gave such warmth to the barn. It reflects the heritage of the barn, the families who worked in it, the animals who lived in, the labor of love that went into maintaining it.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson
I saw this quote today and thought of an image I recently took. The image includes a wall of an old barn. The barn will never again be in it’s original state – built in the 1800’s, but it can certainly be refurbished and be used to create new endings. The quote above reminds me to think positive, not to focus on the past, or on mistakes, nor to look back. It won’t do any good. I can’t go back and start over. What I can do is renew my mindset and make a fresh start today, and every day. It’s never to late to create a new ending!