My Granddaughter Lilly!

My Granddaughter Lilly!


I wanted to share the smile of the day for me so far… I smile often and perhaps hundreds of times a day I am inspired to do so. This smile for me is one of life’s treasures I have felt its warmth and strength many times in my life… I have seen it on the faces of children covered in dirt that have not eaten for days, I have seen it on the face of a child alone I have seen it on many children with whom I have been given the gift of seeing and sharing such a gift. That genuine smile is one of love unconditional felt through my wholeself as one of my five year old friends once said. That smile like the love it represents is not stoppable nor is that feeling I get when I have one shared with me. I wanted to share one with you…

I know there is never enough of them it seems, as spring is soon to be here this smile  reflected in me the warmth that melts the thickest ice and deepest snow. My heart melts warmly when I see such a genuine smile. I hope you have a smile and that warm feeling that it brings. Thank you for sharing your time and a smile with me. Thank you as well for being the positive change our world so needs making our world a better place for all we share it with. 🙂

A tragedy… A poem



As I watch her sitting

 I wonder where she is in thought

For in the present it seems she is not

The air filled with sorrow

In its dense presence I am caught

Sensing the pain that it brought

Even with the Television on

Or out in the open air

Birds singing joyfully

She has a blank stare

I can’t help but to hope for her

That she will find peace

Comfort from her despair

Though she is still young

She can’t regain her youth

She wallows in the knowledge

 of this undisputed truth

there is no magic fountain

with water

 that brings it back to you

When she was young

she wanted to live a life of dreams

a dream she never lived

 or so it would seam

living waiting to die

 life isn’t what it seems

to do it all over again

and change so many things

I wonder as I watch her

and listen to her thoughts

the words she shares about

 what her actions brought

I ask her to look around

At all the treasures she has got

The kind that can’t be bought

I shared with her as best as I could

The knowing she was beautiful

 And had lived a life of good

When she was out in the world

Or out in the woods

Her love and compassion

shared like no one else could

She looks at the world through a blank stare

Not seeing the beauty that surrounds her every where

Feeling guilt and sorrow when no one is to blame

The beauty of the love for herself

It to me is such a shame

If only for a moment

She could see the beautiful woman

That I see

She would never feel the same

She would savor every moment

 she has left in life

 cherish being her

and find joy as well as love

for who she is

be the love she has inside

the love she always gives

She started searching for her inner truth

And got lost in the tragedy

Crying over her youth

I hope the truth no longer is a mystery

And she sees the beauty that she is

Love will bring her tranquility

All she has to do is see

What with my eyes I cant see

Life is beautiful every moment a gift

Memories are just that

it’s in the moment that you live

leave those memories behind

and be the love you give

cherish every moment

peace there you will find

I wanted to just express the thoughts than were on my mind as I really thought about many of the women I know and have known. One in particular I hold so dear inspired me to write this as I felt the heavy air when I last spoke to her and observed her blank almost lifeless stare.

To me I feel the tragedy of not loving who you are is the biggest tragedy by far. If you don’t like something about you change it and be happy to thine own self be true. If you don’t like the language that you use learn some different words from which to choose. Change it or not you can not lose how you feel and live is only for you to choose. I lived a tragic life in my past I am told in that aspect perhaps it was true yet that story got old. I chose to change that and now I have a gift worth more than gold… I love who I am and my very precious soul, every minute that I live I am the love that I give to all the gifts I am surrounded by without them all I would not exist.

Thank you for taking the time and sharing perhaps a smile with me as I express a thought or two. Thank you as well for being the positive change our world so needs by sharing your smiles and your love you are changing our world making it a better place for all we share it with. 🙂