The Bluebell Sounds

We hear that we must see gratitude in all things, but that is a tall order when the tide turns against us. Being grateful to the Powers that Be, when the chips are down, is near to impossible for anyone. This thought raises the question: Does living a life of gratitude mean merely saying thank…

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Everyday Blessings

Gratitude is about being appreciative of all our experiences, whether significant or small. You can find reasons for it in all things, no matter how unpleasant they may seem. It is in the everyday things we see and do. Everyday Blessings The little pet that licks your face Overwhelms you with his grace The little…

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Waterfall

Life is unpredictable, full of twists and turns. Controlling it is impossible, and so is adapting to change. All said, it is a breathtaking waterfall that takes you to the unknown. It may plunge you hidden depths, or send you to a lake of cleansing water. Either way, go with the flow and see where…

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A Heartfelt Ode to Laksa

For those who are not initiated,, Laksa is a dish of spicy noodles with origins in Malaysia and Singapore. Comprising white noodles, thick, spicy coconut gravy, cockles, and cockles, it stirs the palate and is a firm part of South East Asian culture. Here is a short Rondel to this dish. A Rondel consists of…

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The Heart Within

Innate Compassion is all about giving kindness freely, completely and above all, naturally. But what does it take to do so? This poem may have some answers.  Door Unlocked Opens Wide ajar To the heart within That drums its beats without reserve Open it with Strength and  Without idea of How its soothing tune may…

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Tresses

Change is easier to cope with if we learn how to flow with it; adaptation is key. You cut your hair to adapt to different situations in your life: some willingness to adjust goes a long way. Tresses, straight and extended, Combed and cut to suit days warm With weather harsh or cold now blended;…

Peaks and Valleys

There may be a reason why Providence or Evolution (depending on which theory you may subscribe to) has structured the Earth to have peaks and valleys. For all of us, life has straight throws and curveballs, its ups and downs. As Clark from The Wakefield Doctrine wisely says, life is a mix of experiences that…

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Pure honesty

Snowfall White, untainted Crystals reflecting truth Gracing the-the ground with compassion And care.     Like individual crystals of snow, honesty is rare indeed. When someone tells it as it is, that person’s words overwhelm you like snowfall sometimes does. That said, they are pure and untainted.    Honesty is a bitter pill to swallow. The truth is…

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Hidden Blessings

If you’ve had hard knocks but are thankful for the bruises, this post is for you. The Powers that Be often showers us with gifts that are so well-concealed that we don’t notice them even if we try. Something may have crushed your hopes for your dream home, but it turns out that the smaller…