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Anticipation

Anticipation
With the changes in technology, I too have learned how to send a text, check my email on the phone, take pictures and post on social networks, but I have realized my expectations lack anticipation. I have lost that romantic era of letter writing and the connection with my feelings, hopes, and dreams as I long for a response. Those days when I would record in a journal how my heart longs, the days seem endless, and my observations of my surroundings.

There was a time when I was told “Patience is a Virtue,” that it had meaning. I was encouraged to learn to be patient, to maintain steady perseverance, a quality to suppress restlessness without complaint. It would become goodness, an admirable quality that would enhance my life and character.

Excuses I would like to list, blame I can place on broad, general categories, but the truth of the matter, I have to take responsibility with change, to accept new things that can benefit and hold onto the building stepping-stones of the process that got me this far.

My grandson turned 10 years old this month, and I have enjoyed sharing with him each year we celebrate. This year he expressed that he was growing up and felt he had out-grown a few things. There are things we out grow, but virtues, morals, and patience should not be on that list. Those ingredients have become the stepping-stones that assisted, encouraged, and offered guidance to the technology we so much enjoy today. That anticipation to build a better tomorrow depends on those virtues of yesterday being used.

I was once told that when someone beholds and acquires patience, then that person will learn to observe, learn to expand new information, and share a sense of calmness, peacefulness to others which gives some stability to one’s community.

Yes, I will admit, I like the convenience of an instant response to my questions when I text, but I also miss those moments when I would day-dream while I waited and came up with new, creative ideas to keep me busy! Those innovative moments when ideas became gifts for others on their birthday, gifts that benefited a loved one and expanded my horizons in crafts, photography and writing!

New Year, Bright Beginnings

Last Sunset of 2011

Another new year to make decisions, view my opportunities, and find happiness within the various struggles and stumbles of life. I know I like the idea of new beginnings. I like that moment to pause and reflect and rethink my goals, so celebrating the New Year with friends offers that opportunity.

As I stood on the waterfront and watched the last sunset of the year of 2011, I will admit it was a beautiful sunset to observe and collect my thoughts. I realized that each year adds building blocks to move forward. I may have some years that I could dwell on the struggles, the troubles, and the regrets, but I have discovered it’s best to concentrate on the achievements, the strengths, and the successes I have made working through the difficult times. I am grateful that each year I become a better person surrounded by the love of family and friends. I have moments that made me laugh. I have experienced events that I will treasure. I continue to have the ability to dream. I have hope that situations work out for the best. I have faith that something bright will be heartwarming.

Many make resolutions and then eventually get frustrated that they couldn’t make the change. That is something I welcome…Change! It can be scary at times, frustrating that it may take me away from my comfort zone, but it always seems to bring something bright. To me, it’s like when I decided to paint the bedroom. It was frustrating to move the furniture and clean. It was scary financially of how much it cost for paint and new carpet. When the project was done, and I was able to rest for a day, walking into that new room, well I was satisfied, and it made me smile. It didn’t happen overnight, and it sure was work, but isn’t that what life is all about? Making the decision, planning the steps, accepting the work and looking forward to the reward of satisfaction and I will add, sharing the experience with those you love.

Yes, the economy has been down, unemployment has been an issue, but the joy I have received this past year with family and friends, the travels I have made, the dreams I have pursued, and the choice to focus on the good, has given me this past year sensational experiences to add to my journey of life. I welcome the New Year and look forward to 2012.

Year to Year
Minute by minute,
Day by day,
The choices I make,
The plans I create,
Give meaning I say,
To live life this way!
SGW

Creativity aids in the Journey of Life!

The Journey

Creativity is within us all.
Ever looked over at him/her and think how they have it made,
And never give our self the credit that deep down we are the same?
Creativity… believes within you that you can imagine, dream, and have confidence that ideas and hopes, give progress to becoming a better me. No better and no worse.
The difference…Creativity happens with commitment and passion and the desire to make something happen.
Creativity reminds me of my son’s favorite bedtime story of the Little Engine that could! We can be creative and bring forth new ideas that develop into new changes in life when we say, “I think I can”.

Journey to Living

Opportunities develop out of storms,
To cope and develop makes new skills,
Gain and treasure the trust of a friend,
Give strength in faith, hope, and love,
Develop me into a better me.

The storms of life may seem strong,
Pressures to rebuild may seem scary,
Feeling… too tired to make the climb,
Seen too much, I will not give up,
Develop me into a better me.

Experiences have come with living,
Some troublesome with a lesson,
Some pleasant with a gift to treasure,
Believing in the passion of dreams,
Develop me into a better me.

The heart has known hurt,
The body has known failure,
The mind has known forgetfulness,
The soul has known loneliness,
Yet, I develop into a better me.

God’s touch has been soft,
God’s hold has been comforting,
God’s hand has been strong,
God’s grace has been lifting,
God develops me into a better me.

Laughter has given strength,
Crying has drained the weakness,
Each day has been a journey,
Each moment of reconstruction,
Develop me into a better me.

I absorb and map the circumstances,
Calmly rejoice for who I am today.
I will witness results of my creativity,
Empowering me to move forward,
Develop me into a better me.

SGW

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