Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Penny for My Thoughts by April Gerard

There's something about following
what you always felt you should do with yourself,
that brings out a confidence thats hard for others to shake off. 

If I had a penny for all the times I said to myself,
"I'm gonna do these things; these things I've set out to do",
I'd have already made myself a millionaire.

It takes a certain courage to do what others deem crazy, irrational, 
or what some even call irresponsible.  Don't give up.

Don't you give up! You keep your faith solid 
and your mind on the road ahead of you.

just 'cause you got to keep telling yourself
day in and day out where your going- 
don't you dare try to take the easy way, you hear me?

Don't let others make your destiny for you. 
Dream Catching is not an easy road,

"A dream is something that doesn’t awake until you drag it out of bed, get it dressed and feed it your desires. And when it is fully awake, it can make the sunrise in your eyes and the sunset in your heart. It is not enough to dream if you don’t breathe air into it's nostrils and watch it come to life."



~Alexys Fairfield






"Heaven wheels above you,
displaying to you her
eternal glories,
and still your eyes
are on the ground."

~Dante Alighieri 




“Do not spoil what you have
By desiring what you have not.
Remember that what you now have
Was once among the things
You only hoped for.” 

~Epicurus


THE SERENITY PRAYER

GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY
TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE;
COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN;
AND WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME;
ENJOYING ONE MOMENT AT A TIME;
ACCEPTING HARDSHIPS AS THE PATHWAY TO PEACE;
TAKING, AS HE DID, THIS SINFUL WORLD
AS IT IS, NOT AS I WOULD HAVE IT;
TRUSTING THAT HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS RIGHT
IF I SURRENDER TO HIS WILL;
THAT I MAY BE REASONABLY HAPPY IN THIS LIFE
AND SUPREMELY HAPPY WITH HIM
FOREVER IN THE NEXT.
AMEN.

--REINHOLD NIEBUHR