My Thoughts – Is it Just Me??

My Thoughts – Is it Just Me??

I try not to watch too much TV and especially the news.  It is always so much of the bad in this world shown.  I would like to see news about all the good things that happen.  I know there is a lot of good  still left in life and  for once it would be nice to see the news report the good things especially during the up- coming holidays.

Yes I know that some news has to be reported but I think they could do that very quickly and focus on all the good stories for most of the show it would have some good results.

I wonder how people’s moods and attitudes would change if they heard mostly all good positive stories in all the news shows.   I would love to challenge all the news shows and stations to try it for the holidays and see if it makes a difference in attitudes and frame of mind.   Would stories of hope and helping others and other random acts of kindness lift spirits? Would people be nicer to each other while waiting in lines or in traffic?  Would people feel better?  Well if stories of crime and negative stories constantly can make you look at things with more negative outlooks, maybe positive stories would help make everyone feel more positive.

We still have everyday hero’s who do things that should be acknowledged.   We still have so much good in this world I am sure of it.  So why isn’t it reported more?  I know I feel so good when I see some of the stories of someone doing something for someone.    And I know that many people feel that way. What a nice way to start the holidays if news was reported this way!


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A Poem for Fall (Reposted from last year!)

Fall  Slips In

Fall slipped in and it means many things.

The colors starting to peak out to see,

if they are ready to explode into the art that they will be.

It is about putting away your summer toys, shorts and tanks.

And also about giving thanks.

Ghost and goblins and pumpkins in there too.

Being careful the kids don’t scare you!

The colors POP right out of the night,

When you wake up it is everywhere in sight.

Reds and browns all around,

Vivid oranges can be found.

What a sight to behold.

Fall is my favorite if truth be told.

A mist or fog starts the day,

It is very soothing in its own way.

The air is crisper with a freshness that tingles you breath,

Subtle changes and making of nests.

Some birds leaving some birds stay,

Even some people go away!

Tucking away things for the nights so cold,

Going  for walks on fallen leaves with colors so bold.

Sweaters and hats coming out,

School kids everywhere giving a shout!

The weather near perfect for such a feat,

As everyone getting ready for their winter sleep.

The nights cool down more and more.

Now you find you must shut the door.

Plants die or go and hide,

New ones planted for next year’s ride.

It also brings to your mind

Did you finish or make that find?

Of what you planned in the newness of the year,

Now that the end of it is coming near.

Can’t let it go, must attempt the goal,

It is stimulating for your mind,

And a must for your soul.

Yes fall is to finish, prepare and renew.

Some of the things you already do,

Some more adventures are on the way.

There is still some time to go out and play.

There is nothing like a crisp and sunny fall day!

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What’s the date today?????

The other day I was talking to someone and they asked the date.  When I said the date I was shocked.  I realized the year was almost gone.  Did I get my to do list done?  Did I still want the same things?  No things change.   But bottom line is did I pay attention to each day as it is here or did I waste it?   I still have four months left in this year to work on my to do list and to  appreciate each day for itself.

Another year almost gone

After all four more months is not that long

Where did the year go it seemed so fast

Now it is almost in the past

Did I accomplish all I planned to do

Hopefully I got done even a few

I still have some time left

For those goals to attain that I set

A bit of wisdom I have gained

That some things I thought are not the same

So still some time for changes to be made

Now that the view is a different shade

I have to start watching each day

I need to pay attention before it goes away

Enjoy each one as it is here

Because everyday should be clear

To enjoy as it comes and goes

Because if we get another one no one knows

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Letting go is sometimes one of the hardest things to do.  But there are things and people and circumstances in our lives that may call for such a drastic move.  Sometimes something can be so important for you and to you but can also be best to let it go because it causes more harm than good.   It can take years or it can take a day but when it happens it frees so much wasted time and space in your life. 

Most of the time it isn’t as hard or as painful as we would expect it to be.  After all something or someone that is critical to our growth and can control us so much it changes us and not always for the better, you would expect pain and trauma.  And yes there is some of that maybe a lot for some and not so much for others, but it is the relief of the burden of it and the releasing of the guilt of hanging on to something so tight. That will unlock that door of freedom.  The power of that is what helps heal any ill effects of what we so greedily hang on to even as we see and feel the destruction it may cause. 

The effect of letting go is on the most part in most cases a wonderful release of clutter, interference from enjoying life to the fullest, and a waste of time and space and energy.


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I sometimes catch my thoughts come out in rhymes. I was working in my garden and these are thoughts that just popped out!

May all your gardens get plenty of rain and sun to make them grow healthy and with abundance. Have a great day!

Into the garden I have not been of late

Just too tired to go thru the gate

I get outside and find my tools

I look around feeling how Mother Nature rules.

Just as I finally can come out to play

Mother Nature has to have her way

Rain Rain Rain we have had not

And just as I got started that is what I got.

Now as disappointed as I am

We needed the rain and as soon as it can

So Mother Nature and I worked side by side in the soft mist for a while

But then she took over and poured down hard for that is her style.

Object I will not for the rain we need

Mother Nature came through she did indeed

She could have waited and let me play

But then it is her that has the last say.

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I wrote this in March after another friend passed on.  She will be missed, then my dear Aunt, that one was harder yet.  I notice as I get older I see more people I know and love pass on.   It is just a fact of life that it will all end in death.

This poem contains thoughts that came from observing the common factors they all seemed to share.


I have seen the into the eyes of death through a loved one’s eyes,

Or at least a tease of what could be soon to come in disguise.

Glad to say a reprieve is here,

But I see they see the end in the clear.

So what do I notice of this one who may walk away soon,

they are much closer to their life’s high noon.

Fear, yes I see it there,

but in this circumstance it seems fair.

Sadness, yes of what they will leave.

Glad of the big impact they made they do believe.

Loneliness, yes it is a journey you go alone,

knowing you will never again come home.

A better place we all hope to arrive,

But still most of us want to hang on and survive.

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“I will know what I need to know, when I need to know it, and IF I need to know, why I need to know it, and that is if there is anything really to know!  (LG)


As soon as we can talk the questions begin in life.  They are never ending.  We search for the answers.  We search everywhere if necessary.    Sometimes we find the answers and that is it.  The end!!  Is it a good end, sometimes, sometimes not, but it is the end!

Then there is the answer that brings more questions and grows a life of its own.  The more you find out the less you know or worse the less you want to know.

There are the questions that have no answers, which can bring more questions.  At what point do we decide if it is just a waste of our time and precious brain power to find an answer to every question?  Well I for one have decided several things which again brought on more questions than answers.   So in the end does it really matter?   No it doesn’t most of the time.

Is it really that important to know it?  So many times it is not!

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I now realize that part of my problem with writing or I should say, lack of it  lately is I have not taken the time to slow down and look around and see all there is to see.  I used to be good at that.  The world has so much beauty if we look I think.  And if  I stop to look and enjoy some of  it instead of always being in a hurry,  I will be calmer and more at peace.

This unedited poem was written at sunrise on a beach of Kauai.  A beautiful place to be at 4:30 am.  I am up usually anyway so I took my note book and went out and sat on the beach and waited.  What a great way to start out the day.  Now to make it a habit again.   I hope this is the start of the writing flow again!

Sunrise, Sunset,

every day is the best yet.

Life without them would not be.

Take the time and look and see.

That is the problem,

that is the key; no one stops just to be.

Rushing here rushing there,

no one can be aware.

There is so much in between,

hurrying around it can’t be seen.

Making your vision narrow and hurried,

only adds up to too much worry.

When you stop it appears,

the disappearance of all your fears.

It is all right there in front of you.

Now you have to decide what to do.

Change your ways and take the time.

and so much more in life well be fine


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Sleep Poem (or Lack of)

Good Morning!   Good Morning!

I have been up since four.

The problem with that,

is sleep I need more.

Again another night with this thing I lack.

It seems that I have lost that sleeping knack.

So I open my shades to look outside

and today I am grateful to be alive.

It is a decision I make everyday

because I could be grumpy in every way.

But life is too short and still so much to do

although sleep is a benefit I wish I knew!


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The Spring Bonnet is on!

March 25, 2015

I want to write.   I don’t know why I am so tied up.  This last year or so has been full of unexpected things, some wonderful, some not.  But it has put a block on the writing but I have been doing many things to clean out old “junk” in my life including the block.  But for now here are just some thoughts on Spring.

So today I open the window and let the cold side of cool air blows in, looking at a great view of Mother Nature anxiously removing her winter coat and putting on her Spring Bonnet!   The rain is on the side of a hard drizzle whispering her song.  She sings of the passing of winter which makes her weep she says.  But secretly she smiles; glad to be rid of the old grouch winter.  She thrives on the song of the sun and the gifts Mother Nature puts out when it comes out.  Even the rain wants to be warm and free of the cumbersome things needed and required to do to protect oneself from Old grouch winter’s wrath.   Oh it has its beauty and its wonder and its fun!  It is still so much work and many times rewarded with havoc.

Spring even at its coldest shows hope and promise of wondrous things blooming everywhere shows us the way to summer and fun and games in the sunshine.  Yes the rain is happy.   Miss Spring, no matter how temperamental she may be at times is here!


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